Message to fake ISKCON gurus: Please stop doing so much nonsense, I am hardly keeping up.
Disciple of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada participated in ceremony where he was blessing dogs.
The whole problem here is that we should tell people not to worship dogs, they should worship God. That was Prabhupada’s idea.
But, who cares for Prabhupada these days, fake gurus in ISKCON certainly don’t care for his instructions, neither the GBC body cares, because they are also compromised. So, it’s more profitable to just “go along” and “bless dogs” than to actually preach to people to stop doing nonsense.
Bhaktimarga Swami published an interesting post on his blog where he added a link to the very interesting newspaper article about his preaching activities:
Ok, let’s open that newspaper article he quoted and see what is the preaching strategy:
Do you want to go back to Godhead? Be careful, if you choose wrong guru, you could find yourself assisting in a dog blessing ceremony.
Prabhupada about dog worship
Devotee (2): Dogs. They have too many.
Prabhupada: Animal worship. Yes. The worshiping tendency is there, so if they have no information of God-worshiping, they must worship dog. One must worship, but if they have no chance to worship God, they must worship dog.
Pusta Krsna: They can’t stop the worshiping tendency.
Prabhupada: No. (Conversation October 15, 1975)
Rising above dog bless level
Prabhupada: If we transfer these activities to God, we can become Kṛṣṇa conscious. That is what we are teaching. We advise that what you are doing for some nonsense, do it for God. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. It is not difficult. But if I want to love a dog and become a dog in my next life, instead of loving God and becoming like God in the next life, that is my choice. The prison and university are open to everyone, and by making our choice, we can make our future destiny. These boys and girls are worshiping God, and people criticize them, but when a man worships a dog, he is not criticized. In this way society has progressed. When one worships God, he is criticized, and when he worships dog, he is considered a gentleman. So it is folly to be wise where ignorance is bliss. (Interview with the New York Times – September 2, 1972, New Vrindaban)
This article originally appeared on Lasting Impression website