Zumba level of Krishna consciousnessHanuman das
I mean, that is why Prabhupada founded ISKCON in the first place, so that we can dance with Divine couple. But before dancing with Divine couple, we have to learn how to dance. If you don’t know what is zumba, Radhanath baba and his disciple Jai Nitai will explain on the event page itself:
Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporate ship-hop, soca,samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included. (Such weird names, yuck?). Zumba dance involves shaking of all body parts, specially the area below waist, vigorously on gross passionate music.
To be more practical let’s show example (Brahmacari alert, don’t click):
Ok, that is zumba for marketing purposes only, real zumba looks like this:
So, after some fat girls pay for zumba dance to reduce their fat and have better sex life, how ISKCON will spend these funds, Jai Nitai explains:
Come and join us for this one-off Christmas Zumba charity special with qualified Zumba instructor, Nanda Mahler, as we look to raise funds to place meditation, self-help and yoga books in hospitals, prisons and youth centres.
I am wondering, what yoga books will they put in hospitals? Probably Radhanath baba’s book which explains the A.S.S. philosophy.
I am sure that zumba dance will not finance Prabhupada’s books, because Prabhupada said:
Regarding your question of dancing-show, whatever it may be, it may not deviate from the real Krishna Consciousness program. We are Hari Kirtana men, that’s all. We can attract people by some gorgeous show, but inside there must be strict purity and seriousness, otherwise, we shall be attracted by the gorgeous show only.. I am not in approval of such arrangements, and it will be dangerous thing in future if we begin this type of program just to attract the masses. Already I see this happening practically all over the Society, so better we stop it now and get ourselves firmly on the track chalked out for us by Lord Caitanya. We are simply Sankirtana men, our program is chanting,dancing, distributing prasadam, and speaking high philosophy, that’s all.” (Prabhupada Letter to Madhudvisa. 72-07-08)
I know I am very offensive for making articles like this. Turning Prabhupada’s movement into Zumba dance party is not offensive, but writing articles about it is definitely offensive. Luckily, Radhanath baba, and all his zumba disciples must forigve me, that is the order of bonafide ISKCON guru Radhanath baba: