4th category of a devotee – Girlfriend uttama-adhikariHanuman das
Here is my response to very offensive video which was made about my website. I tried to make it serious, but I couldn’t.
CLAIM: So, my dear friends and listeners to this video, let me tell you something about this quite contaminating and bad posts and youtube clips about His Holiness Sacinandana Swami.
REPLY: What is contaminating and bad post? I also published some quotes in which Prabhupada says sannyasis can’t have female secretary.
CLAIM: I myself know Sacinandana Swami now for 25 year, and I can guarantee that he is far beyond of having a romance in the way like it is described here in the internet. The only romance he really has is with Krishna and this romance he has really absolutely deep. I personally don’t know one person who is that much attached to really see other persons understand the philosophy of Krishna consciousness, to really see the people chant the Holy name, he is really attached to this.
REPLY: If he has only romance with Krishna, then why is he travelling with an unmarried girl although he is sannyasi. So, if you really have romance with Krishna, then you are following Krishna’s instructions. Krishna said in the Bhaghavad-gita that he created four varnas and four asramas. Krishna never said that sannyasis can have female secretaries. When Krishna personally came 500 years ago as Caitanya Mahaprabhu, he also took sannyas to show by his example how real devotee behaves. Did Caitanya Mahaprabhu traveled with a female secretary? No, he didn’t so, if you have romance with Krishna, then you should follow his example. Did Bhaktisiddhanta travel with female secretary? No, he didn’t? Did Prabhupada travel with female secretary? No, he didn’t. Do, if you really love Krishna, if you really love Prabhupada, then you will follow their instruction, and you will not try to make circus out of their movement.
CLAIM: Now if you criticise His Holiness Sacinandana Swami like this it is actually almost a same thing like you would criticise Ramananda Raya for his activities which you can’t read in Caitanya Caritamrta. And aside of Ramananda Raya now, I was with Sacinandana Swami often in a room, for example I remember one happening which took place in Cologne, Germany where he was with a top model in a room I had to be in the room as brahmacari because indeed it is the standard that a sannyasi should not be alone with a woman in one room. However, when this woman was leaving he was really jumping to the window to open the window because the perfume was just too much in the room and he really did not like that.
REPLY: Ramanda Raya was not a sannyasis, and Prabhupada said that behaviour of Ramananda Raya is not possible for anybody else, Prabhupada says:
Because there was no question of personal sense gratification when Śrī Rāmānanda Rāya was serving the girls, his mind was steady and his body untransformed. This is not to be imitated, nor is such a mentality possible for anyone but Śrī Rāmānanda Rāya, as Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu will explain. The example of Śrī Rāmānanda Rāya is certainly unique. The author of Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta has given this description because in perfect devotional service one can attain such a position. Nevertheless, one must understand this subject very seriously and never attempt to imitate such activities. (CC Antya 5.20p)
CLAIM: I mean if you really stand close to Sacinandana Swami and see his subtle body, I don’t know if you ever did that, if you stood close to Sacinandana Swami and see his spiritual vibration, it is incredibly clear that this person has nothing to do with projections which criticizers throw on him. And even if you would see all the 27 qualities of a devotee, of a vaisnava in Sacinandana Swami, and this incident I remember from John Lennon’s question to Srila Prabhupada who said: “What is now if a devotee is not clean or is not artistic, which are to mention two qualities of those 27 qualities , how we have to see that? When asked, Srila Prabhupada if a devote does not manifest all those qualities. To this, Srila Prabhupada replied, that even a devotee might not have all this 27 qualities, if he is attached to Krishna, then this is the main quality from which we can see the advancement of a devotee.
Same argument, they claim that Sacinandana Swami is attached to Krishna, and in the same time breaking the rules set by Krishna and his pure devotee Srila Prabhupada.
CLAIM: And dear listeners, I can really say you, that regarding attachment to Krishna, His Holiness Sacinandana Swami is beating us all, he is so incredibly attached. And especially he is attached to really, as I said, let other people understand the philosophy or really wants so much that people finally chant the Hare Krishna maha mantra.
RESPONSE: Please see video
CLAIM: So, dear folks, please stay away from this kind of criticism if you don’t want to destroy your own spiritual life and I hope this might help a little bit for those who are visiting these pages and don’t know his Holiness Sacinandana Swami that good. Hare Krishna.
RESPONSE: Please see video
Original video: https://youtu.be/c26PwCsLk0M