What is love, let’s hear it from Radhanath baba first:
Do you remember varna asrama? Well, if you are reading Prabhupada’s books, you surely remember that word, since something regarding varna-asrama is mentioned every 10 to 15 pages in Prabhupada’s books.
But the interesting thing is to notice the astounding difference how various Prabhupada’s disciple approach this topic.
Hopefully inspired by my post from yesterday, Jai das decided to write an email to Anuttama das, ISKCON’s public relations officer. It’s a nice letter, and we need more of such letters. This is how you mount pressure. This is how you become relevant.
This letter is not offensive and it was written according to proper etiquette.
This is a story how GBC jeopardized Prabhupada’s mission by putting less-than-ideal people on leadership positions.
I was always wondering how it is possible that I was banned from coming to a local temple just because I don’t believe Ramesh baba is divine and because I couldn’t accept sannyasis with female secretaries. Well, little did I know, that this is standard practice in ISKCON, nonsense is always protected, especially if nonsense is done by “pure devotees”, and those who point out things which are very wrong are called “offenders”. Actually, I am lucky that I wasn’t killed. (more…)
You think that Radhanath baba is disciple of Prabhupada? Well, you are wrong. Unfortunately, this place is already taken by Shannon Gannon. 😀 😀 😀 So, since Radhanath baba is disciple of Shannon, if you become disciple of Radhanath baba, then Shannon indirectly becomes your guru. Is there anything better than having grandma guru who can make a tea and cookies for you and teach you yoga?
Trying to preach like Radhanath baba, don’t try this at home.
According to Radhanath baba, don’t be selective, be grateful for any nonsense quote Radhanath baba serves you. Be grateful for any deviation that he introduces in Prabhupada’s movement. That is the whole idea behind Radhanath’s sheep movement. Follow your counselor, be grateful, and follow Radhanath baba’s nonsense.
This material world is based on attraction to opposite sex. And marketing people seems to know that very well, therefore they use women to sell everything, from needle to locomotive.
Here, Radhanath’s baba is trying to teach us very important lesson. Successful person sees “positive opportunity” in everything. Something to learn. But what is there to learn? This can be whatever you imagine it to be. I mean Prabhupada was very straightforward, he said material world is not a place for gentleman, and that we need to get out of it. Material world is full of danger on every step, dukhalayam asasvatam. And we have only one thing to learn in this material world, and that is that we need to become devotee of Krishna and go Back to Godhead.
What it means to be simple? According to Radhanath baba, simple means to be content with what is meaningful and valuable. 😀 😀 😀 This can be whatever you imagine it to be. Some people thing money is valuable, others think that TV is valuable, and majority of people think their cat or dog are valuable. So, what is really valuable, baba didn’t explain. And therefore this quote is useless.
Prabhupada was very open and straightforward, he emphasised all the time that Krishna consciousness is most valuable thing. And to be simple, that means that you repeat words of your spiritual master instead of becoming circus new age fake guru.
You can be grateful for many things, and with new age gurus like Radhanath Swami, it’s important to feel gratitude. Gratitude for what? For “any little thing”? What a hell is “any little thing”? Prabhupada didn’t come to the west to bring “any little thing”, he came to bring the greatest treasure possible. And that is an opportunity to become pure devotee of Lord Krishna. My God, how this guy ever made it to the “ISKCON guru” list, that list is severely compromised.
I always felt spiritual when I took care for my pig. And now I finally found a guru who confirmed it. Now I know that when I feed my pig, I am walking a spiritual path. Therefore, to become even more spiritual, I took inspiration from this russian girl to feed my pig with flowers. Now, sincerely, tell me, when I can get initiation from Radhanath baba?