Pleasant lion? Not possibleHanuman das
All acaryas in our sampradaya were strong enemies of illusion, and they forcefully preached Lord Caitanya’s message far and wide, and therefore the term “Lion guru” is used to describe their status.
If you want to develop discrimination, you will have to waste 7 minutes of your life to go through this nonsense video, but it is a good exercise for your philosophical knowledge. If you don’t hear an alarm in your head while watching this video, read my analysis which is below.
Tongue – The cause of wars
His Holiness Nice Swami says: “Most of the wars happened because of the tongue”.
This statement is nonsense. Wars don’t happen because of a tongue. Vedic wars such as one in Mahabharata happen because of the clash of Suras – pious beings, or devotees and asuras, or demonic entities. Kurushetra war didn’t start because of a tongue, but because Duryodhana didn’t want to give half of the kingdom to Pandavas. He could have been the nicest speaking guy on the planet, the war would still break out.
In general, according to Srila Prabhupada’s books, wars break out because of the desires of living entities to “Lord it over material nature”. Every individual and nation wants to be the most powerful and influential, and they fight for supremacy, this is the real cause of war.
On a more subtle level of karma, wars break out because of cow slaughter, which causes sinful reactions to pile up.
Mister Nice Guy Swami either never read Srila Prabhupada’s books or is purposefully trying to deceive people into believing that harsh speech causes wars.
His Holiness Nice Swami says: “Uncontrolled tongue causes enmity amongst people” We don’t find this point anywhere in Prabhupada’s books.
If we look through folio, Srila Prabhupada mentioned vaco vegam on more than 50 occasions, and he always gave the same interpretation. Vaco vegam means that person should not talk nonsense, it has nothing to do with enmity.
Prabhupāda: Urge, yes. Just like I am talking some nonsense. That the vāco vegam; it has no value. We should fix something which has value. One who can control, it is better not to talk than to talk foolish. So that is the world. All foolish talking or foolish literature, it has no value. So it has to be controlled. That is called controlling the vāco vegam. (Lecture SB 1.16.20, Hawaii January 16, 1974)
So, Mr nice Swami is giving another imagined interpretation of Srila Prabhupada’s books.
Tendency to criticize
His Holiness Nice Swami says: “Tendency to criticize, to find fault, and to take please in such things is the hallmark of material consciousness.”
Hanuman das replies: Tendency to not criticize, tendency to see everything rosy, the failure to discriminate proper from improper, is the hallmark of retarded, mayavadi consciousness. And I will take please in defeating Bhakti Rasamrta Swami’s mayavadi ideas.
As you can see, this Swami is completely embroiled into mayavadi consciousness. New age mayavadis of Kali-yuga will never discuss what is right and what is wrong, what is an illusion, and what is the absolute truth, rather, they will always insist on smiling, polite talk, and living in the fantasy world where everybody is right and where nobody should confront anybody else.
This is the essence of ISKCON retardation: Everybody is right, nobody is wrong, you should not oppose anybody, you should not fight anybody’s retarded ideas, BECAUSE WE ARE ALL ONE.
If by any chance such person exists, a person who claims that not everybody is right, a person who claims that ISKCON sannyasis talk nonsense, we should never discuss with such person, rather we should mark him as an “offender” and forget about him. The fact of the matter is, you can’t discuss anything with retarded ISKCON members. Because discussing is offensive. Trying to determine who is right is not necessary. What is necessary is to turn your brain off, remain a blind follower, and mark everybody who doesn’t agree with this as an offender.
90% of problems will be solved
His Holiness Nice Swami says: “So if we are careful about our speech, if we control our speech a little bit, 90% of our problems will be solved.”
Hanuman das: This is a complete lie. Nothing will be solved. Because we will still have 4 major problems: birth, death, old age, and disease. Actually, if you are always careful what will you say, that will impede your discussion abilities. You will be afraid to confront people. Krishna consciousness can be established in our hearts only if we are able to discriminate what is right and what is wrong. And the only way we will be able to develop our discrimination is if we discuss with others. Besides, even if we control our speech, the problem of retarded Swamis giving retarded lectures about speech will not go away.
5 elements of speech
His Holiness Nice Swami quotes Bhagavad-Gita 17.15 and talks about 5 elements of speech:
- Not agitating to others
- Satyam – It should be true
- Priyam – it should be pleasing to everybody
- Hitam – it should be for everybody’s benefit
- Svādhyāyābhyasanaṁ – regularly recite words of the scriptures.
However, Swami forgets that those 5 elements of speech, are very often almost impossible to combine.
For example, if I say that attending lectures by Sacinandana baba, ISKCON sannyasi who travels with a girlfriend is very dangerous, that is definitely true and it is definitely for everybody’s benefit, but it is not pleasing to everybody, and Sacinandana Swami disciples will definitely be agitated by hearing this.
So, Swami is not really addressing this major issue. And the major issue here is the answer to the question: “What elements of speech have priority?” Should we always try to be pleasing to others at the expense of the Absolute Truth?
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati and Srila Prabhupada always gave priority to Satyam – telling the truth, and hitam – giving benefit to others, and they very rarely gave priority to “being nice and pleasing”. However, mayavadis in the Radhanath Swami sampradaya turned previous acaryas teachings by 180 degrees, and now they are emphasizing “being nice”, and almost never telling the Absolute truth. Just look at Gaur Gopal’s videos and you will witness an unlimited amount of polite nonsense.
Mister Nice Swami in question is also very much dedicated to pleasant speech, therefore, he will never Criticise his fake guru Radhanath Swami, who is destroying lives of his disciples by glorifying sahajiyas such as Ramesh baba and Shyam das, associating with Mayavadis such as Krishna das. Actually, Radhanath Swami has the biggest case file on my website, never the less, you should smile and pretend that he is bonafide.
See the following quotes and decide for yourself if you want to follow Radhanath’s pleasant nonsense people or those who are telling the truth:
Mākhanalāl: Wasn’t that Ramakrishna who said he gave away everything; he had nothing more except…
Prabhupāda: What Ramakrishna? Don’t talk of these nonsense. Simply they have misled. That’s all.
Dr. Patel: Simply you bhaja Kṛṣṇa and don’t think anything else. And you get all your intelligence there.
Prabhupāda: Therefore Kṛṣṇa has said, mām ekam. “Don’t go to these foolish rascals.” Mām ekam. Otherwise you’ll be misled. Because they are misleaders, rascals.
Dr. Patel: You are so very hard.
Prabhupāda: I must be hard!
Dr. Patel: Hard, harsh, and hard and harsh…
Prabhupāda: The whole world is spoiled for these Māyāvādīs.
Therefore I am very much hard.
Dr. Patel: What… I don’t say hard. Hard and harsh…
Prabhupāda: No, we must be harder and harder.
Dr. Patel: Hard and harsh! Doesn’t matter…
Prabhupāda: I don’t make any compromise with these rascals. No words. No, no. I never made that. Even if I don’t get any disciples, I’ll be satisfied. But I can’t make any compromise like these rascals. I cannot make. Ekaś candras tamo hanti na ca tārā sahasrasaḥ. If I create one moon, that is sufficient. I don’t want many stars. That was my Guru Mahārāja’s principle, and that is my principle. What is the use of having number of fools and rascals? If one man understands rightly, he can deliver the whole world. Morning Walk, March 23, 1974, Bombay)
A chanter of Hari-kirtana is necessarily the uncompromising enemy of worldliness and hypocrisy. It is his constant function to dispel all misconceptions by preaching the truth in its most unambiguous form, without any consideration of person, place, or time. The form to be adopted is that which is least likely to be misunderstood. It is his bounden duty to clearly and frankly oppose any person who tries to deceive and harm himself and others by misrepresenting the truth, whether due to malice or genuine misunderstanding.
This will be possible if the chanter of kirtana is always prepared to submit to being trodden upon by thoughtless people, if such discomfort will enable him to benefit his persecutors by chanting of the truth in the most unambiguous manner.
If he is unwilling or afraid of considerations of self-respect or personal discomfort to chant kirtana under all circumstances, he is unfit to be a preacher of the absolute truth.
Humility implies perfect submission to the truth and no sympathy for untruth. Those who entertain any partiality for untruth are unfit to chant Hari-kirtana. Any clinging to untruth is opposed to the principle of humility born of absolute submission to the truth. (Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, Harmonist 26.249-50, Apr 1929)
Satyam, truthfulness, means that facts should be presented as they are, for the beneﬁt of others. Facts should not be misrepresented. According to social conventions, it is said that one can speak the truth only when it is palatable to others. But that is not truthfulness. The truth should be spoken in a straightforward way, so that others will understand actually what the facts are. If a man is a thief and if people are warned that he is a thief, that is truth. Although sometimes the truth is unpalatable, one should not refrain from speaking it. Truthfulness demands that the facts be presented as they are for the beneﬁt of others. That is the deﬁnition of truth. (BG 10.4-5p)
Prabhupāda: No, judgment is there everywhere. Unless there is judgment, how you can discriminate, “This is spiritual; this is material”? Judgment must be there for intelligent person. Otherwise how you can distinguish? We are distinguishing every moment–”This is good. This is bad”–in the relative world. So there is judgment. So God–the supreme judge. So as soon as there is question of judgment, then what is our position? There must be good and bad, so that if we have lived a very nice, good life, then by the judgment of God we get better position. And if we have not done so, then you get degraded position. Therefore, for human being it is very sanguine to understand how we are going to be judged by the Supreme. So if we are following the rules and regulation given by God, then the judgment will be better. And if we are not following the laws, the judgment will not be in favor. This is natural to conclude. Then we have to judge what is sin, what is piety, how to be pious, how one becomes sinful. So many things will come. [Room Conversation with Yoga Student March 14, 1975, Iran]
Blind following means: “Oh, there is a swami. So many thousands of people are following. Let me become his disciple.” This is called blind following. You do not know what is that swami, whether he is a swami or a rascal. You do not know. But because everyone is going, “Oh, let me become his disciple.” This is blind following, without any knowledge, blind following.” (Bhagavad-gītā 4.34-39, Los Angeles, January 12, 1969)
The fact is that I am the only one in India who is openly criticizing, not only demigod worship and impersonalism, but everything that falls short of complete surrender to Krishna. My Guru Maharaja never compromised in His preaching, nor will I nor should any of my students. We are firmly convinced that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and all other are His part and parcel servants. This we must declare boldly to the whole world, that they should not foolishly dream of world peace unless they are prepared to surrender fully to Krishna as Supreme Lord. [ Excerpt from Letter to Giriraja — Bombay 3 January, 1972]