Radhanath baba’s nose pressing tattva

Radhanath baba’s nose pressing tattva

If you look at Radhanath baba website, 3 out of 4 blog articles are regarding nose-pressing tattva.

But, pressing your nose is not free, before touching your nose you have to pay Radhanath baba to touch your nose. Let’s check the prices on the same web page:

Well, that is the price to pay if you don’t read Prabhupada’s books and conversations. If you read Prabhupada’s conversations, you will learn that uptown swamis who teach nose touching always existed in this world. And Prabhupada touched the essence of their existence:

Prabhupāda: So what was his philosophy?
Yamunā: You do some exercises and know God, be self-realized.
Prabhupāda: You should have said to him, “Are you self-realized?”
Yamunā: I’m such a rascal, I didn’t even try.
Prabhupāda: If they tell you then he’s God…
Devotee (5): (indistinct) exercise and breathing (indistinct) some type of meditation performed.
Yamunā: He’s social swami, a very social swami. He’s very polished in a material way.
Devotees (5): (indistinct)
Prabhupāda: And smoking also?
Yamunā: I didn’t inquire into his vices.
Devotee (5): In New York they call them “uptown swamis.”
Yamunā: His example of spiritual life is based on material prosperity.
Prabhupāda: So why they should go to the yoga system? The science is more advanced. Before flying in the sky by a yogi he has to press his nose for so many years and the science has given us the airplane. He can purchase ticket, immediately fly. (laughter) What is use of pressing nose?
Yamunā: You explain that in Bhāgavatam.
Prabhupāda: Yes. What is the use, wasting time?
Revatīnandana: (indistinct) about when you walk on the water, walking on the water is a bogus thing (indistinct) two cent yogi because for two cents he could have taken (indistinct)
Prabhupāda: That’s all. If that is the ultimate end of life, to walk on the water or to fly in the sky, so science has given them all opportunity. And the material science is so advanced, that all this yoga system is now almost accomplished because that is material only, material prosperity. Aiye. (Room conversation, Indore, Dec 14, 1970)


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