Dog loveHanuman das
Why ISKCON gurus, the purest of the pure, don’t preach against dog love these days?
We can see that many “devotees” have dogs. And if we preach the truth, “devotees” will be “fried”. And if we don’t preach the truth, we will can keep all the dog lover retards who don’t understand ABC of Krishna consciousness.
Here is a post by Nanda Kumar das ACBSP, he is supposed to be Srila Prabhupada’s disciple:
The shallow requiem
Nanda Kumar writes in his post:
In the past, I have tended to think that feeling sad about something is a negative emotion, and that keeping a positive mindset about everything is always the best choice, because matter follows thought, and if I want positive experiences in my life, it’s up to me to stay positive and do my part in the process.
Night before last, my best friend and loving partner on the path of life, Coral the Yellow Labrador Retriever passed away. I am not only feeling sadness as a positive emotion, I am also doing my best to learn the life lessons she helped me to have, both while she was in her body as well as in her passing.
She was 11, which is about the amount of time that Yellow Labs live, and she had been exhibiting symptoms of old age more and more recently… things like whimpering, inability to jump up on the bed at night, not eating voraciously like she had before, and cataracts starting to develop in her eyes. We had a great relationship, and shared lots of love every day. She would come lie at my feet when I was at the computer (which was too much of the time, honestly) and humbly ask for cookies all the time, which was challenging for me, since she was a little bit overweight, yet I still surrendered to her begging. Labs are the best beggars.
The night of her passing, her symptoms had increased, especially the whining, but I did what I usually did, and tried to encourage her to stop whining for the highest good of all. She was lying outside the back door, and I invited her to come into my room, where her big, comfortable dog bed was, but she had a hard time getting up and moving. She got as far as the hallway, and laid down again. I sensed things were happening, but I didn’t know she would pass away so quickly. I sat with her, praying and chanting the Hare Krishna mantra with her, as we had done before, and checked on her regularly as I attended to some online work. At one point, she made a sound that I hadn’t heard before, and when I went to check, she was gone.
Not only have I been feeling sadness with her passing, I have also been beating myself up for not being there for her in the moment of her passing, and making my own agenda more important. I know that lamentation has no real value, so I am doing my best to learn from the experience, and commit to myself and All My Relations that I will be more aware and make the needs of others more important than my own selfish needs in the future.
Thank you so much, dear blessed friend Coral, for your loving association over the last four years, and especially for all the many things you have taught me about humility, love, service and innumerable other life lessons that us humans can learn from the Dog People. I love what Will Rogers said and feel the same way… “If dogs don’t go to heaven when they die, I want to go wherever they went.”
Thank you so much for being in my life, sweet mama Coral. I will see you again, dear friend.
The real truth
Srila Prabhupada warned us numerous times against having dogs. This first problem is with attachment:
The example is given: just like from a garden, rose garden, the flavor is carried by the air, and it is transferred to another place. So in this life, whatever mental creation we are doing or creating, that will be carried in the next life, and according to that, nature will give us a body. So if we think of dog, maybe we are transferred to the dog’s body. If I think of God, then I shall be transferred to a god’s body. So we have scattered our love for so many things in the material world. We have to collect everything and transfer everything for loving God. That is successful life. (Lecture SB 1.1.2, Caracas, Feb 23, 1975)
The second problem is with cleanliness:
In the Varaha Purana the following offenses are mentioned: (e) to collect food that has been seen by a dog (SB 7.5.23-24p)
Prabhupada: Yes, doglike man’s. We don’t keep dog. But we don’t hate dog also. Let them keep their own position. In India still, they keep dog, but dog is not allowed to enter the room. No, outside. They are trained up in that way. When food is to be given, they will call, “Come on,” and he will take food from outside and go away, always remain outside. Dog is never allowed to enter room or in the house. Outside compound, that’s all. Still. No dog is allowed to enter the room and jump over the body of the master and sit down with the seat. (Room Conversation October 15, 1975, Johannesburg)
Although in modern society the dog is accepted as part of one’s household paraphernalia, in the Vedic system of household life the dog is untouchable; as mentioned here, a dog may be maintained with proper food, but it cannot be allowed to enter one’s house, what to speak of the bedroom. (SB 7.14.11p)
In material consciousness we are trying to love that which is not at all lovable. We give our love to dogs and cats, running the risk that at the time of death we may think of them and consequently take birth in a family of cats or dogs. Thus love that does not have Kṛṣṇa as its object leads downward. (Caitanya Caritamrta Introduction)
As you can see, this is one of many compromises ISKCON created in the West, Gestapo like disciple will be very strong if you say one word of disagreement with their shallow puppy guru, but when they need to preach the real truth, then all of the sudden the lose all courage.
Now, think hard, when was the last time you heard any ISKCON guru write an article or give lecture against owning dogs. An honest reply is: Never.
And what people will think, if “Prabhupad’s disciple” has a dog and mourns for him, then this must be “bhakti”. It must be a bonafide thing to have a dog. While at the same time, Radhanath infested ISKCON gurus will preach about “forgiving” and “love” nonsense so that you can become even more retarded.