BREAKING NEWS: Radhanath Swami joins Prabhupada’s enemies

BREAKING NEWS: Radhanath Swami joins Prabhupada’s enemies

If you are into investigative journalism, you will immediately notice something strange in the newest article by Sharon Gannon, where she advertized her seminar with Radhanath baba.

Radhanath baba biography, Prabhupada not mentioned

Let’s look at Radhanath baba’s introduction from the article:

Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassin (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth, and the New York Times bestseller The Journey Within. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths.

As you can see here, Prabhupada is not not even mentioned. Why? Because Prabhupada was greatest enemy and fear personified for fake yogis and mayavadis like Sharon. She is not a devotee of Lord Krishna, on the contrary, she is teaching hatha-yoga, or gymnastic exercises which don’t have anything to do with Krishna consciousness. She doesn’t believe in personal God, Bhagavad-gita is not even mentioned on her web page, and following 4 regs is out of question, on the contrary, to make spiritual advancement, you should touch feet with opposite sex:

Prabhupada and Srimad Bhagavatam call this Kaitava dharma, or cheating religion. Here is Prabhupada’s opinion about hatha-yoga:

Devotee: Can hatha-yoga hinder or help Krsna consciousness, or is it…?
Prabhupada: Hinder. Yes. Because it is useless, simply wasting time. You cannot perform hatha-yoga in this age. You do not follow the rules and regulations. You are simply bluffed. Do you know what is the rules and regulations of hatha-yoga factually?
Devotee: Not actually.
Prabhupada: Yes. You have to select a secluded place. Hatha-yoga is not practiced in assembly of so many men. Just you go to a hatha-yoga class. There are hundreds of members practicing, and he is collecting money, five dollars per seat. And you are thinking, “I am practicing.” That is useless waste of time and money. Hatha-yoga is not practiced in that way. You have to practice in a secluded place, alone. Do you do that?
Devotee: Yes. Not… No. I guess I don’t.
Prabhupada: It is very difficult in this age. Then you have to restrain yourself in so many things. Complete free from sex life. You have to eat under certain direction, you have to… So many things there are. These rules are not followed. Simply they have got some bodily gymnastic sitting posture. They are thinking, “I am practicing.” No. That is one of the items. So all the items cannot be observed in this age. Therefore it is wasting. (Srila Prabhupada, Colombus, Ohio, 1969)

Now you know why Prabhupada is not mentioned, it’s not good for their cheating business. 

Impossible mission

At the end of Radhanath baba introduction, Sharon says that he “unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths”. Well, she got that right. Mayavadi bogus yogis and Prabhupada’s followers are very disparate spiritual paths. And such paths can never be united. Stool can never become gold.

Sharon’s biogragphy

Now, let’s look at Sharon’s biography in the same article, of course, her guru is mentioned:

Sharon Gannon is a 21st-century Renaissance woman, an animal rights and vegan activist and a world-renowned yogini, perhaps best known as the founder, along with David Life, of the Jivamukti Yoga Method. She is also an accomplished writer, dancer, painter, musician and chef. Sharon has devoted many years exploring the role of diet in promoting physical, emotional and mental well-being as well as spiritual development.

A student of Brahmananda Sarasvati, Swami Nirmalananda, K. Pattabhi Jois, and Shyam das, she is a pioneer in teaching yoga as spiritual activism and is credited for making yoga cool and hip—relating ancient teachings of yoga to the modern world.

21st century Renaissance woman? 😀 😀 😀 Real renaissance is introduced by Prabhupada, not by Sharon. She is also dancer, when woman dances in front of men, Prabhupada called that prostitute. When woman raises her butt in the air in front of other men in so called yoga session, that is also subtle sex. So, dear ISKCON members, brave defenders of Prabhupada’s legacy, you who are staying silent and letting me fight Radhanath baba alone, enjoy your new gurudevi:

 

But, important thing to notice is that she is mentioning her guru, Brahmananda Sarasvati, who is he? He is the same Dr. Misra who invited Prabhupada to stay for some time in his “asrama”. You can see that from his biography.

You can see Dr. Misra’s yoga studio and Prabhupada in the early days:

However, love between Prabhupada and Dr. Misra didn’t last long since Dr. Misra is mayavadi and fake yogi. Eventually, Prabhupada was banned from giving classes in Dr. Misra “ananda asrama” because those two men were completely philosophically opposed to one another. So, what is the most intelligent statement that fake yoga guru can give, let’s take his main quote from Sharon’s website:

 Nobody is a fool and nobody is wise. It is the space, which makes you foolish or wise. If you have space within your mind, then you become wise, and if you have no space in your mind, then you become “otherwise.”  – Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (left his body in 1993)

On the contrary, Prabhupada said:

Lecture on BG 13.35 — Geneva, June 6, 1974: There must be intelligence. They have no intelligence. They are thinking of philanthropic work, but still thinking that “I am this body.” So what that philanthropic work will do? We… With ignorance, with no knowledge, whatever you do, it is foolish.

This quote is regarding fools but also Radhanath baba and his hospital work.

Lecture on SB 1.16.23 — Hawaii, January 19, 1974Abodha means fools, rascals, ignorant, born foolish rascals, ignorant. We are all born foolish. So if we are not properly educated, then we remain fools and rascals, and the activities of fools and rascals, this is simply waste of time. 

So, Prabhupada was very clear, fool is somebody who is not educated in the knowledge of Bhagavad-gita, it has nothing to do with “space” in your mind.

Conclusion

Why did Radhanath baba join Prabhupada’s enemies who are  foolish people? The official reason is: Because he is merciful, and he wants to preach to them. However, my question is, if you don’t even dare to mention Prabhupada as your guru, what kind of preaching will you do? So, instead of fighting nonsense feet touching yogis, Radhanath baba became one of them. That can be seen in his books, quotes and his general “watered down jelly” preaching which doesn’t mention Prabhupada, surrender to Krishna, rather it focuses on standard new-yoge mayavadi topic such as “compassion”, “grace”, “forgiveness”, “being thankful to everybody”. And Radhanath baba will rarely or never define these terms in their relation to Krishna and he will never mention Krishna as the supreme controller and enjoyer. Since I am Prabhupada’s follower, Radhanath’s baba preaching annoys me to a great extent, and therefore I am protesting publicly by writing fault-finding or troubleshooting articles which bring great delight to real Prabhupada followers.

And this is not first time that Radhanath baba did this, he also organised massive betrayal initiations.

  • jayesh dakka

    I don’t know what HH is trying to achieve by meeting with this idiots, bogus so called yogini’s?

    • Hrvoje Marjanovic

      He is trying to prove that we are all one, and that fake yogini’s are also walking a spiritual path. While in reality, all he is doing is losing his reputation as Prabhupada’s follower.

      • Lloyd McKay

        Losing? I think Lost is much more accurate.

      • PrabhupadaDisciple

        Radhanatha was never really Prabhupada’s follower. He met Prabhupada but didn’t really dedicate himself to Gaudiya Vaishnavism until Kirtananda Swami started mentoring him. So Radhanatha’s Guru was Kirtananda Swmai.

        • Hrvoje Marjanovic

          Kirtanananda was a crazy fellow.

  • Tusta Ji Dass

    What next, a Christmas yoga party at the Radhanath baba ashram?
    He promoting himself as being a saint and being better than Prabhupada because Prabhupada never set up hospitals and bhogi yogi camps and harmonica playing with women.Such nonsense.

    • Hrvoje Marjanovic

      Not “better than Prabhupada”. You need to use proper terminology. You have to say “more merciful than Prabhupada.”

  • Vaidyanath

    HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami is praising lastingimpression at http://www.bvks.com/12136/

    • Lloyd McKay

      Just finished listening to this and I think it is a very fair assessment of the situation. Nitai Gauranga.

    • Mike

      Bhakti Vikas Swami is another beneficiary of the bogus guru voting-in system of which Hanuman proclaims to despise. Hanuman is therefore part of the entire problem he keeps banging on about, as he worships/ respects such bogus gurus.

      Srila Prabhupada condemns such people and this process: “Mundane votes have no jurisdiction to elect a Vaisnava acarya. A Vaisnava acarya is self-effulgent, and there is no need for any court judgment. A false acarya may try to override a Vaisnava by a high-court decision, but Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that he is nothing but a disciple of Kali-yuga.” (Cc Madhya 1:220, purport).

      Hanuman is not honest or introspective enough to notice that his own guru was part of this cheating system, as is every other so-called ‘staunch and bona fide ISKCON guru’ he variously thinks is genuine from week to week. ALL of them, even his very own guru, were party men first and foremost. Sure, they may criticise occasionally the things wrong with ISKCON, but when it comes to the crunch and the GBC threaten to take away their rubber stamp, they cave in. Just like Bhakti Vikas and Radhanatha. Even without such complicit silence, they are all reaping the rewards of philosophical deviance by disobeying Srila Prabhupada and ‘playing guru.’ Srila Prabhupada never authorized voting in gurus. No acarya ever has. Thus, they are all deviants.

      The gurus are jokes, the system is a joke and Hanuman is a massive hypocrite.

  • Vaidyanath

    At least Sharon Gannon teaches to stop killing of animals.

    • Hrvoje Marjanovic

      Even elephant is vegetarian, that is nothing special.

  • DaveR

    WINTER EARLY BIRD RATES – Annual Jivamukti Yoga and Surfing Retreat
    Apr 28 – May 5, 2018
    Superior Room with A/C: Single occ:$3275 x1 Traveler
    Trip Total:$3275
    Deposit:$1587

    • Hrvoje Marjanovic

      Oh My God, it’s expensive to be a mayavadi.

  • Vaidyanath

    Radhanath baba should better manage that old issues are not constantly rehashed what also spills over to Europe.
    https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/swami-bhaktipada-and-murders-amongst-hare-krishnas-spotlighted-on-the-1980s-the-deadliest-decade/


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