Yoga baba Prahladananda defenseHanuman das
When somebody complains about your guru, your duty as disciple is to defend your guru. Therefore, if you accept nonsense guru, you will have to defend nonsense. But, it seems yoga baba Prahladananda doesn’t have any disciples, because nobody is trying to defend him. Well, actually, somebody is trying to defend him, sort of. Here is an email I received today, together with my reply.
From: Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:29:10 +0530 Message-ID: <CAG-XfDGY-eG5gjrh8z++=S9G=DnjPSv_B=0eu-3VchVNqVx74A@mail.gmail.com> Subject: To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Hanuman pr,
I saw the yoga video of yours… May be prahlandananda swami was teaching for some devotees internally for their bodily help but not as a systematic training to all devotees to come in future. Please correct me if i am wrong.
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:34:43 +0000 Subject: Re: From: Hanuman das <email@example.com>
please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Business of a guru in Prabhupada’s line is not to provide bodily help. Guru’s mission in to destroy misconceptions and keep his disciples on the path of pure Krishna consciousness. And what is pure Krishna consciousness?
Pure Krishna consciousness is whatever was preached and personally demonstrated by Srila Prabhupada. And Prabhupada never gave yoga seminars internally for his disciples for their bodily help.
Only thing Srila Prabhupada did was that he occasionally gave ayurvedic recipe to a disciple who had some health issue. That that took him 1 minute to write down in a letter.
If guru wants to give bodily help to his disciples, then he should preach about varna-asrama, because varna-asrama is ideal situation for souls in material bodies to practice Krishna consciousness. But yoga guru Prahladananda baba never preaches about varna-asrama. If he really cared about varna asrama, he would remove fake sannyasi with a girlfriend Sacinandana “Swami” from doing any further damage to the movement. That is his duty since he is minister for sannyas. But instead, he is protecting fake sannyasi and he is trying to silence people like me who are exposing sannyasi-girlfriend nonsense. Prahladananda Swami personally told me in an email, that I should apologize to Sacinandana Swami because he doesn’t have a female secretary and he said that I imagined everything.
Now, go to my website, and conclude for yourself if I imagined that Sacinandana “Swami” has a girlfriend. I posted all the video evidence there how Sacinandana “Swami” travels with his girlfriend around the world.
Additionally, Prabhupada was very much upset with gymnastic yoga teachers, as this is not recommended process for this age.
Now, imagine that you are guru, that you have service of guiding people in Krishna consciousness, read following quote, and tell if you would be organising any internal or external yoga seminars:
The members of the Krsna consciousness movement are not at all interested in so-called meditation in the Himalayas or the forest, where one will only make a show of meditation, nor are they interested in opening many schools for yoga and meditation in the cities. Rather, every member of the Krsna consciousness movement is interested in going door to door to try to convince people about the teachings of Bhagavad-gita As It Is, the teachings of Lord Caitanya. That is the purpose of the Hare Krsna movement. The members of the Krsna consciousness movement must be fully convinced that without Krsna one cannot be happy. Thus the Krsna conscious person avoids all kinds of pseudo spiritualists, transcendentalists, meditators, monists, philosophers and philanthropists. (SB 7.9.44p)
ys Hanuman das