Fertile brain disease

Fertile brain disease

I April, I already published video about Bir Krishna Goswami’s concocted bhajan. In the meantime, concocted guru continued singing and publishing concocted bhajan, as it can be seen from this youtube video from May 2017:

 

Additionally, he continued with this nonsense even up to the last week, that is Nov 2017, where he played the same stupid song again:

 

This might happen to you

 

This devotee who is sitting next to guitar player is Gokulendra, he is originally from Croatia and he is disciple of Bir Krishna Goswami. He is prime example what happens if you are not careful in selecting spiritual master, you end up singing concocted bhajan.

Who cares about Prabhupada these days

What was Prabhupada main point? We are genuine movement based on previous acarya, we should not imagine things, otherwise everything will be spoiled. Prabhupada’s was very clear about his disciples imagining songs and playing guitar.

Tridandi Goswami

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

CAMP: “Hare Krishna Land,” Gandhigram Road, Juhu, Bombay-54, India

December 18, 1972

My dear Sankarsana,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 10, 1972, and due to my wandering here and there for preaching work in India I have not yet had opportunity to reply you til now. Your question is whether you can utilize your inclination to play the guitar and write songs about Krishna in devotional manner of activity. Several times I have replied this question, I do not know why you are not learning these things. There should be arrangement for distribution of such information to all the devotees if there is some important question, not that I shall have to continue answering over and over the same thing.

But as you have requested, I am your spiritual master, I must reply you to your satisfaction. So this playing guitar and writing of songs is not very important thing. You can write and play, but one cannot take it very seriously. If any Vaisnava is writing song about Krishna, he should have realized himself what is Krishna, just like our great saints and acaryas like Madhvacarya, Ramanujacarya, Rupa Goswami, six Gosvamis, Bilvamangala, Bhaktivinode Thakur, like that. They are self-realized souls, therefore if they write something song about Krishna that will be perfectly from the transcendental platform, without any tinge of mundane influence or nonsense imagination. Unless he comes in the category of these big Vaisnava personalities, his manufacturing some songs will be misleading to himself and to others. And unless his writing of songs can be accepted as gospel, like Vedas, then such writing is simply disturbance and is diverting the attention from the subject matter only. That songs writing we cannot regard very seriously. That will spoil the whole thing. But you can utilize your propensity to write poems and articles for BTG, for singing in the kirtana, like that. That will make you very happy. Now you just apply yourself for becoming qualified to see Krishna face-to-face, then you will be able to actually write songs about Krishna.
Hoping this will meet you in good health.

Your ever well-wisher,

[signed]

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Sankarsana das Brahmachary

ISKCON Miami.

 

Is Bir Krishna Goswami on the level of Madhvacarya, Ramanujacarya, Rupa Goswami, six Gosvamis, Bilvamangala, Bhaktivinode Thakur. I don’t think so. Even Prabhupada didn’t sing any songs that he composed, he was following previous acarya. So, why his disciples act outside of his example?

Furthermore, imagine in 10 years, if every ISKCON guru would start concocting his own songs and singing them with his disciples. You go to another country, and you have to learn all new songs. That would be a nightmare for traveling preachers, they would have to learn hundreds of new concocted songs. I hope I will never travel to Bir Krishna’s zone, because I couldn’t contain myself seeing this nonsense. I would laugh during the whole time.

Because of this problem, and because of this letter of Prabhupada, you will not see many ISKCON gurus sing concocted songs because they know they represent parampara, therefore they will stick to whatever Prabhupada gave them.

  • Bhakta Stone

    I’m left feeling really sorry for folks who get pulled into such nonsense. The innocent folks who are being told this sort of “performance” represents pure devotional service and the teachings of Srila Prabhupada.
    I am a very poor example of a neophyte, yet I know enough from Srila Prabhupada’s books, lectures, recorded informal conversations and letters to know THIS. THIS is NOT the pure, unadulterated presentation of Krsna consciousness that Srila Prabhupada widely and freely distributed while he circled the planet.
    This is simply a reversion to one’s conditioned state. This recorded display bleeds a “Deep down I really wish I’d been a folksinger instead of a monk” mentality with a bit of rebaked hippy garbage thrown on top as frosting.
    What’s next?
    Everyone sitting around in a circle, eating sprouted sunflower seed, acorn flour muffins and singing kumbaya while the “Swami” (in exchange for a donation) reads the attendee’s “Auras”?

  • bIg hIlL

    Nobody learned any lesson from the Kirtanananda New Vrindavana fiasco? They were singing concocted songs there and then, it was quite terrible by all indication.

  • Vaidyanath

    It is not only a disconnection from parampara but also aham brahmasmi, “we are not this body but spirit soul” is gone. In the Eastern hemisphere ISKCON is considered a movement which was started in US and has his Western headquarter in Los Angeles. Thats why many people in the East figure that by joining this movement they might eventually accomplish to live in Florida, California or Hawaii. So the actual transformation to rise people from bodily consciousness to the spiritual platform, is lost. When in 1998 when Harikes crashed his zone in central Europe, he was celebrated in US like a big hero, given a red carpet and VIP treatment in Alachua. Why? Bodily consciousness. Of course, when the leaders are in maya and blinded by land ownership, how the disciples can advance to genuine spiritual realization?

    Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja said, personally he said that, “When we were living in a rented house, if we could collect two hundred, three hundred rupees… We were living very nicely at Ultadanga. And since then—Jayavidatta has given us this marble palace, Gaudiya-Matha—there is friction between our men. ‘Who will occupy this room? Who will occupy that room? Who will be proprietor of room?’ ” Tirtha Maharaja… Kunjababa was giving one tablet, that, “This is…” Everyone is planning in different way….. (Mayapura, October 6, 1974)