Srila Prabhupada is Diksa Guru and ALSO the Siksa Guru (Part 2)
BY: MAHESH RAJA
Dec 10, UK (SUN) Continuation of "Srila Prabhupada's Disciple".
Brahma das Prabhu's contention that Srila Prabhupada said, “For Philosophy, My Godbrother, B.R. Sridhara Maharaja of Navadwipa" is a preposterous a claim. There is no verifiable evidence to support it whatsoever. Prove it!
Let's look at it from:
1) A common sense point of view
2) Quotes from Srila Prabhupada’s books
1) Common sense
Srila Prabhupada made a very strenuous effort to give us Srimad Bhagavatam, Caitanya-caritamrta, Nectar of Devotion, Bhagavad-gita As It Is and many, many, many, other books, tapes, and now we have CDs. So basically this is ALL Srila Prabhupada’s siksa (instructions).
What is this siksa? What is the purpose? To discipline us - discipline makes disciple. Thus Srila Prabhupada’s BOOKS ARE siksa instruction or discipline directly from the uttama-adhikari so as to qualify us to go back home back to Godhead.
Now, the reasoning. WHY would Srila Prabhupada suggest that ANYONE go to Gaudiya Math Godbrothers who have DISOBEYED their Guru, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura. (Please refer to "Analysis of Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Rupanuga".)
Lets bear this in mind, that THESE books ARE Srila Prabhupada’s SIKSA. They ARE DISCIPLINE to make us Srila Prabhupada’s DISCIPLES. WHY would Srila Prabhupada AFTER all the endeavour of presenting HIS siksa - BOOKS - want the devotees to become SOMEONE else's disciple?
And---since Srila Prabhupada’s Godbothers DISOBEYED their Guru - this is 3rd offence in chanting the Holy Name - namely, neglecting the order of the Spiritual Master. Then HOW can they be fit to give ANY siksa ABOVE what Srila Prabhupada is ALREADY giving in his books?
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada’s books
Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Bahurupa, November 22, 1974:
I am pleased to hear that you are chanting 16 rounds daily and reading my books regularly and following the four rules. In my books the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness is explained fully so if there is anything which you do not understand, then you simply have to read again and again. By reading daily the knowledge will be revealed to you and by this process your spiritual life will develop.
Srila Prabhupada’s Morning Walk Conversation, May 13, 1973, Los Angeles:
Paramahamsa: Srila Prabhupada, when you are not present with us, how is it possible to receive instructions, for example, on questions that may arise?
Prabhupada: Well, the questions... Answers are there in my books.
Paramahamsa: Other than that, for example, that we would ask you in...
Paramahamsa: Do you direct us also through the heart? Besides the Paramatma?
Prabhupada: If your heart is pure. Everything depends on purity.
Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Alfred Ford, July 17, 1974:
If you read all our books, Bhagavad- gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, and others, you will get all the answers to your questions. Still I shall be very glad to answer besides that.
Note: Denying Srila Prabhupada
Those that have not even heard and read all of available Srila Prabhupada’s siksa why jump like a monkey elsewhere to seek so-called siksa among his Godbrothers or their disciples?
What is the value of such siksa association since NONE are EVER QUOTED for reference. If they are ACTUALLY Acaryas representing Lord Krishna why do ALL the devotees not quote them? Srila Prabhupada is quoted why they are not quoted or recognised?
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!