Radhanath baba introduces feedanamHanuman das
Writing retarded nonsense publicly is not good for your image as a corporate ISKCON guru.
So, Radhanath baba’s retards are stepping up the efforts to preach retarded nonsense in a way that can’t be tracked easily. They are using email lists, WhatApp messages in order to reach retards directly, under the table. Unfortunately, this will never work since a small percentage of people always develop some intelligence and they are able to recognize nonsense. Then, they forward the nonsense to me, and I shuffle to nonsense back to Radhanath baba.
So, yesterday, a small corporate mini-guru who is maintained by Radhanath baba published an email glorifying mundane welfare activities of feeding the poor.
———- Forwarded message ———
From: Dhanurdhara Swami <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, Apr 23, 2020
Subject: A Special Monday Morning Greetings – Bhakti, Feeding the Poor and Charity
A Special Monday Morning Greetings
This entry was sent to me by Hari Pārṣada Dās, who is one of the main presenters at my annual Puri retreat. It’s so insightful and well written that I felt compelled to share it.
Bhakti, Feeding the Poor and Charity
A series of Questions and Answers compiled by Hari Pārṣada Dās
Now, you must always remember Pasandi Das is a member of ISKCON’s Sastric Advisory Committee. But he doesn’t even have a clue about sastra. He is so retarded that he even insults Srila Jiva Goswami by trying to convert him into a mundane welfare worker.
Searching through Facebook, I quickly discovered that this article is being shared through Facebook, although it was written back in 2017.
But, it is important to understand that all these mini-gurus and pseudo-intellectuals have the same goal, and that is to make Radhanath baba look “full of bhakti”.
Let’s shred his article to pieces, shall we?
Bhakti, Feeding the Poor and Charity.
[A series of Questions and Answers compiled by Hari Parshad Das]
Question) Should a devotee feed the hungry and poor? Should a devotee be charitable towards needy living entities?
Answer) Yes, as long as these do not become his primary activities in life. These activities should not overshadow one’s bhajana (personal worship) and pracāra (preaching). A devotee’s primary activity should always be bhajana and pracāra. Charity according to one’s strength must be done compulsorily as a secondary activity.
Yes, this is the beginning of retardation. Srila Prabhupada explains that a pure devotee serves the Lord through nine processes of devotional service. These nine processes are so important that they are mentioned in the Introduction to Bhagavad-gita:
Modern man has struggled very hard to reach the moon, but he has not tried very hard to elevate himself spiritually. If one has fifty years of life ahead of him, he should engage that brief time in cultivating this practice of remembering the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This practice is the devotional process of:
śravaṇaṁ kīrtanaṁ viṣṇoḥ smaraṇaṁ pāda-sevanam
arcanaṁ vandanaṁ dāsyaṁ sakhyam ātma-nivedanam
These nine processes, of which the easiest is śravaṇaṁ, hearing Bhagavad-gītā from the realized person, will turn one to the thought of the Supreme Being. This will lead to niścala, remembering the Supreme Lord, and will enable one, upon leaving the body, to attain a spiritual body which is just fit for association with the Supreme Lord. (BG introduction)
But, good, old simple Krishna consciousness is not good enough for Radhanath baba. He needs a lot of money also. And the easiest way to extract money from retards is to preach about feedanam, a new process that Sukadeva forgot to mention in the Srimad Bhagavatam.
Question) But feeding the hungry and serving the poor is not mentioned anywhere by the previous ācāryas.
Answer) Anyone who says this has not read the previous ācāryas carefully.
Typical corrupt Sanskrit scholar, who doesn’t take Srila Prabhupada’s books as a meritory legal books for the Golden age, he needs to go beyond Srila Prabhupada to prove his mundane concepts. He needs to juggle the words of previous acaryas to prove his point.
Question) Who exactly has spoken in favor of feeding the hungry and serving the poor?
Answer) Srila Jiva Goswami.
I can’t wait to see Yamaraja’s face when he hears this nonsense. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Question) Did he specifically say that devotees should feed the hungry and serve the poor? Or did he recommend it for the non-devotees?
Answer) He recommended it specifically for the devotees of the Lord.
Lies continue. 🤣🤣🤣
Question) Where exactly did he say that?
Answer) In the commentary to that particular chapter of the Śrīmad-bhāgavatam where Kapila Muni describes devotional service. I am quoting here Śrīmad-bhāgavatam (3.29.26) along with the commentary of Srila Jiva Goswami and its translation:
ātmanaś ca parasyāpi
yaḥ karoty antarodaram
tasya bhinna-dṛśo mṛtyur
vidadhe bhayam ulbaṇam
Translation (as per Srila Jiva Goswami’s commentary): For a person having a differential outlook, who differentiates between the belly of himself and of other living entities, I (the Supreme Lord) appear in the form of all devouring death and continue his existence in the fearsome material world.
Commentary by Srila Jiva Goswami: atha sva-karma-pūrvakam arcanaṁ kurvaṁś ca bhūta-dayāṁ vinā na siddhyati ity āha — ātmana iti | antarodaraṁ udara-bhedena bhedaṁ karoti, na tu mad-adhiṣṭhānatvena ātma-samaṁ paśyati | tataś ca kṣudhitādikam api dṛṣṭvā svodarādikam eva kevalaṁ sambibhartīty arthaḥ | tasya bhinna-dṛśo mṛtyu-rūpo ’haṁ ulbaṇaṁ bhayaṁ saṁsāram ||
Translation of Commentary: This verse specifies how devotional service does not attain perfection for a person who is devoid of bhūta-dayā, mercy to other living entities.
The term ‘antarodaram’ means that such a devotee differentiates between his own belly and the belly of others. Not seeing me (the Supreme Lord) situated in everyone’s heart, such a person does not consider others to be like himself. Moreover, even if such a person sees someone to be hungry, needy etc., he ends up filling only his own belly.
For such a person having a differential outlook, I appear in the form of death (mṛtyuḥ) and generate deep fear i.e. I continue his existence in the material world. (End of Commentary)
Now, imagine this, out of all Srila Prabhupada’s books, lectures, letters, conversations, he ignores all the statements by founder acarya Srila Prabhupada where he spoke strongly against mundane welfare, and chooses to take one sanskrit word, which is not even in the verse itself, and then he translates in the way to fit his agenda. Only so that Radhanath baba could collect money for feeding poor people and look transcendental at the same time. But if we look into this same verse, how Srila Prabhupada translated it, and what purport he gave, there is absolutely nothing connected to mundane welfare:
TRANSLATION: As the blazing fire of death, I cause great fear to whoever makes the least discrimination between himself and other living entities because of a differential outlook.
PURPORT: There are bodily differentiations among all varieties of living entities, but a devotee should not distinguish between one living entity and another on such a basis; a devotee’s outlook should be that both the soul and Supersoul are equally present in all varieties of living entities. (SB 3.29.26)
Question) Anything else to be noted here?
Answer) It is to be noted that this entire chapter (Canto 3, Chapter 29) is describing devotional service i.e. bhakti-yoga. Thus, all these instructions are especially meant for devotees.
What instructions? Pasandi Das provided speculative translation for one Sanskrit word and he seriously considers that followers of Srila Prabhupada will accept this nonsense as proof that we should engage in feeding the poor.
Srila Sridhar Swami has said in his commentary to the first verse of this chapter — bhakti-yogas tu bahudhocyate — in this chapter, devotional service is being primarily described. Therefore, these instructions are primarily for devotees.
Yes, this chapter is for devotees, but speculations are not for devotees. Devotees actually understand that the only thing lacking in this world is genuine Krishna consciousness. There are so many people in this world who feed the poor, but the person who understands Krishna consciousness is very rare.
Question) Does the commentary above by Srila Jiva Goswami also indicate other types of mercy towards needy living entities? Or does it simply speak about feeding the hungry?
Answer) It speaks about other types of mercy too. We should note the term ‘kṣudhitādikam’ in the commentary of Srila Jiva Goswami. The ‘ādikam’ means etc. In other words, he includes other types of distressed living entities in his commentary.
So, first, he introduced a crazy idea about feeding the poor based on word juggling, and now he is mentioning “other types of mercy”. Let us keep in mind that real devotees are interested in giving Krishna consciousness to others, that is the real mercy.
Question) But more recent ācāryas such as Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura have spoken against charitable service and feeding the hungry/poor.
Answer) This is another major misconception. Trying to show that a latter ācārya was speaking against the conclusions of the previous ācārya will never benefit the sampradāya. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura was never against charitable acts. He was against these acts only if they started overshadowing one’s Krishna-bhakti. As specified above, these acts of charity should not become our primary engagement. Bhajana and pracāra should remain our primary engagement, while charity must be done as a secondary engagement.
More nonsense. There are no “primary” and “secondary” engagements for a pure devotee. There is only the primary engagement of serving Krishna.
There are many who have an artificial zeal of their own imagined pseudo-bhaktisiddhantism. Actually the mood of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura can be understood simply by observing his own activities, and these activities were witnessed directly by so many of his disciples.
One of his disciple — Śrīmatī Latikā Devi is on record describing how she personally saw Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura feed unlimited number of poor and hungry people without any distinctions. The video can be viewed at :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdWwECtTgmU (watch from 1 minute 45 second onwards for a precise description of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura’s charitable nature).
I am typing out her statements here for anyone who cannot access the video:
Śrīmatī Latikā Dāsī: “When Prabhupada (Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura) was present (in the Bagh-bazar Gaudiya Matha), then every single day so many beggars and sādhus were fed. They were all served. There was an overhead sheet erected, a permanent sheet. And there were so many people continuously cooking. There the sādhus and beggars were fed. So many poor people came to eat there. Prabhupada did this a lot.” (end of quote, emphasis added)
Really, now we need Srimati Latika Dasi to explain to us what Srila Bhaktisiddhanta really wanted. This video proves absolutely nothing except that Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was feeding everybody during the festivals which he organized. Now, let’s see how Srila Prabhupada understands his spiritual master:
Prabhupāda: This is very important point. People are very much interested in welfare activities for the human society. So they think that by feeding poor men or giving cloth or opening hospitals, schools, colleges—”These things are required. What is the use of hearing about Kṛṣṇa?” That is their opinion. But these welfare activities are extended selfishness. This word we learned from our Guru Mahārāja: “extended selfishness.” Just like I love myself for my sense gratification, and then I extend it to my son. I am gratifying my senses. I have got my wife. And to get my son another wife… The principle is the same. Then my grandchildren, then my great-grandchildren. Or, not only limited with the family, then society, then community, then nationally, then internationally. But they are all extended selfishness. Yes. Without knowing what is the real self-interest. Therefore we find so many faults in such welfare activities. In… They are opening hospitals for the human beings, daridra-nārāyaṇa-sevā, but the poor goats and cows, daridra-nārāyaṇa—they are also daridra-nārāyaṇa according to the definition—but they are being killed. For one daridra-nārāyaṇa, another daridra-nārāyaṇa is being killed.
So that kind of philanthropy is not accepted in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam as very advancement of civilization. The advancement of civilization will be tested, how the nation, individually or collectively, has advanced in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. It is very difficult to understand this, but the fact is this. Bhāgavata says that you cannot rectify the destiny of another man. That is not possible. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.8,Vṛndāvana, October 19, 1972)
Question) So Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura too sumptuously fed the hungry and poor?
Answer) Yes. However, an obvious fact should be noted here that Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura never compromised his bhajana as well as pracāra for the same. When one’s bhajana and pracāra become overshadowed by other activities, one fails to satisfy the criteria of ‘jñāna-karmādy anāvṛtam’ (Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhuḥ 1.1.11). In other words, one’s devotional service becomes covered with less important activities and it no longer remains pure.
More cheating. This cunning rascal is working against the whole parampara to introduce mundane concepts into pure devotional service. Fact remains, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura was never feeding hungry and poor. Sure, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta organized Krishna consciousness festivals where prasadam was distributed. Everybody who attended these festivals was fed. Amongst the people who visited such festivals where also poor and hungry people. But to say that Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was engaged in feeding the poor in a similar manner as ISKCON’s cheating saint Radhanath baba, this is simply not true. Rather, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was feeding everybody who visited his festivals, both poor and the rich.
Question) What about ISKCON’s founder-ācārya Srila Prabhupada? He too criticised mundane welfare activities on many occasions.
Answer) Srila Prabhupada’s criticism was specifically regarding those māyāvādīs who gave up their Vedanta study and started rendering charity as their primary occupation. Sometimes, Srila Prabhupada accepted the achievements of those māyāvādīs who did not get so much into charity but were instead fixed in their own spiritual understanding:
More cheating, now Pasandi das wants to twist Srila Prabhupada’s teachings also. Only if mayavadis are doing charity, that’s bad, but if devotees do charity, that’s good. But Srila Prabhupada never said that.
Quote: Aurobindo, he approached up to Brahman liberation. (Lecture on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.3.12-15 — Gorakhpur, February 9, 1971)
However, if a spiritualist gave up their primary sādhana and started performing charitable work as their main activity, Srila Prabhupada was critical of that.
Quote: Because Māyāvādī philosophers have no information regarding the transcendental service of the Lord, even after attaining liberation from material activities and merging into the Brahman effulgence, they must come down again to this material world to open hospitals or schools or perform similar philanthropic activities. (Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi 8.19, Purport)
So it should be noted clearly that Srila Prabhupada’s problem was specifically with someone who gives more importance to philanthropic acts as compared to one’s sādhana/bhajana/pracāra. He did not have a problem with charitable acts if they did not overshadow one’s bhakti.
If Srila Prabhupada would be against all sorts of charity, he would never have instructed his disciples that — “Nobody should go hungry within ten miles of our temples” (Conversation, 13 January 1977, Allahabad).
So, here is the new philosophy of feedanam: If you distribute food and open hospitals, that is bad, but only if you are mayavadi. If you are devotee, then it is a sign of advancement.
But the very definition of a devotee is that person is not supposed to do nonsense. Srila Prabhupada explains that pure devotee is engaged 24/7 in pure devotional service, feeding the poor doesn’t constitute devotional service, and pure devotee doesn’t have any “secondary activities”.
Both Srila Prabhupada and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura have carefully studied the conclusions given by Srila Jiva Goswami in his commentaries. It would be unwise to artificially assume that they instructed their disciples in doing something against the conclusions of their previous ācārya in this regard.
You mean Srila Prabhupada carefully studied your retarded word jugglery?
Question) Is charity towards the poor/needy a limb of bhakti?
Answer) No. It is not a direct limb of bhakti-devī herself. However, it is certainly a limb of the pristine character of a devotee.
The Śrīmad-bhāgavatam (11.11.29 – 31) describes the twenty-eight primary traits (qualities) of a devotee. One of those traits is — sarvopakārakaḥ. While explaining this character trait of a devotee, Srila Sridhar Swami says — yathā-śakti sarveṣām apy upakārakaḥ — the devotee bestows all sorts of help towards other living entities according to his limited capacity.
More word jugglery, first he admits that bhakti has nothing to do with feeding people. Then he starts “pristine character” nonsense. This guy is twisting Srila Prabhupada’s philosophy left and right, and then he dares to preach about the “pristine character of a devotee”. Well, as far as I am concerned, the pristine character of a devotee starts with repeating the philosophy of founder acarya, not imagining your own. What a hypocrite.
Therefore, mercy and charitable nature must be a part of the character of all those who wish to be devotees. If one does not cultivate and practice mercy as a devotee then as specified above, the Supreme Lord bestows fear to that devotee and continues his/her existence in the fearful material world.
The charitable nature of devotees is expressed by giving Krishna consciousness to others, instead of feeding the mundane philosophy.
Question) Can you summarize the siddhānta in brief?
Answer) We must feed the poor. We must be charitable. We cannot be hard at heart. However, we must give first priority to our bhajana/pracāra and never let acts of charity take precedence over bhajana or pracāra.
Only temple worship is required. There is no need for a separate endeavor. Everybody who comes to the temple is feed, no matter if they are rich or poor. That is the proper understanding, everything else is mundane nonsense.
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You Gestapo retard, I will write my own article to smash your nonsense and defend Prabhupada. Delete this if you can.
This guy is very dangerous. He is actually trying to undermine Srila Prabhupada’s definition of Krishna consciousness and provide his own retarded understanding. And small corporate mini-gurus like Dhanurdhara are supporting him by sharing his deviations. I would call both of these guys Spiritual prostitutes. They are trying to do whatever it takes to please their mayavadi master Radhanath baba who is making a lot of money by “feeding the poor” and organizing “eye camps”. And his retarded disciples donate to these activities because they think they are doing bhakti.
Now, study carefully the words of most powerful acarya, he gives the most awesome explanation of how the temple should work. The temple should feed everybody who visits, such a simple solution:
Just like in our temples, everywhere, we are daily feeding so many daridras. So many. In Los Angeles, in New York, and Māyāpur also, daily we are feeding five hundred to one thousand people. They are daridras. So that is the duty of every temple. There we’re feeding not only Hindus and, only, but Muslims also. Anyone. Anyone come here and take prasādam. And the whole village is so satisfied with these activities. Temple means there must be sufficient foodstuff. Anyone who comes for foodstuff, he should be given. So by worshiping Kṛṣṇa, these things automatically done. There is no need of extra endeavor. Parātma-niṣṭhā. This is called parātma-niṣṭhā. Etāṁ sa āsthāya parātma-niṣṭhā. Not only now. From time immemorial, all the temples in India, they have got sufficient foodstuff. Even at Nātha-dvāra, if you pay them only one anna or four annas, they’ll give you so much nice prasādam. The two annas, four annas, the priestly order, they take. Otherwise, prasāda is distributed. So by worshiping Kṛṣṇa… Kṛṣṇa is not hungry. He’s fully satisfied. He doesn’t require to eat. Temple worship means to distribute the prasādam to the poor. That is temple worship. Temple worship does not mean that you, you bring some rice from the neighbors and cook it and eat yourself and sit, sleep down, nice. No. Temple worship means you must distribute prasādam… You should… To the poor. Everyone is poor. Not that the rich man is not poor. Actually I have seen one rich man, he was coming for asking some prasādam. In my, before when I taking, when I was gṛhastha, I was going in so many temples, asking for some prasādam. That’s a long history. So there is no question of, if one is financially poor, he should come to the temple. Everyone should come to the temple and ask for prasāda. That is required. (Sannyasa initiation lecture, January 26, 1973)
Now, are Radhanath baba temples distribute prasadam freely to everyone? No, they concentrated their efforts in charging thousands of US dollars for retarded mayavadi butt-raising, also called “yoga”. Radhanath Swami’s charity includes the killing of whistleblowers such as Sulocana, so, I will say: “No, thanks”. Dhanurdhara Swami’s charity includes banging children’s heads into the wall. But pure Sanskrit Scholar Pasandi das will not analyze those activities.