Our Living Guru (1983)

OUR LIVING GURU

by the Prabhupadanugas, 1983

I shall remain your personal guide whether I am physically present or not, just as I am getting guidance from my Guru Maharaja.” –Srila Prabhupada, October, 1977, Vrindavana

DEDICATION

Thanks to His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, we can get free from the treadmill of material desire and disappointment. Thanks to Srila Prabhupada, we can get free from the dreamy, dreary wheel of repeated birth and death in this material world. By Srila Prabhupada’s grace, we can reenter the eternal, radiant reality of our totally blissful relationship with Lord Krishna in Krishna’s transcendental abode. Whether we know it as yet or not, out of his pure, transcendental love and kindness, Srila Prabhupada has arranged for our repatriation to the spiritual world. All over this world, he has initiated the chanting of the maha-mantra: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

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What Srila Prabhupada did in ten years (1993)

Some Statistical Reflections on the Awesome Stature of the Acharya

by Hansadutta das

* Srila Prabhupada translated and wrote purports to 18,000 verses of Srimad-Bhagavatam. Reading one verse with purport daily would take the reader 49.31 years to complete.

* He translated and wrote purports to 700 verses of Bhagavad-gita. It would take the reader aproximately two years to complete.

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The Zonal Acharya System (1995)

Before Srila Prabhupada left his body he named some disciples who could give ritvic initiation (accepting Srila Prabhupada’s disciples on his behalf). These devotees could chant on the beads and initiate new devotees, but these new devotees would be disciples of Srila Prabhupada, not their disciples. Tamal Krishna, Prabhupada’s secretary at that time, outlined the whole procedure in a letter sent to all temple presidents six months before Srila Prabhupada left his body. However, when Srila Prabhupada left his body there was confusion as to how the future initiations would go on, although it seemed clear that Prabhupada understood the system he established would continue after his disappearance, otherwise why would he go to the trouble of having Tamal Krishna document it and notify all temples?

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Srila Prabhupada The Brahma Sampradaya Acharya (1993)

by Hansadutta das – 1993

INTRODUCTION

When a NON-LIBERATED person takes leadership (material or spiritual) without being under the guidance of a liberated soul, the end result is always destruction and failure. Initially there maybe fabulous success, like in the case of Hitler and Napoleon or as in our ISKCON, Bhagavan, Bhavananda, Rameswara, Jayatirtha, myself [Hansadutta] and most recently Kirtanananda, but ultimately everything will collapse and the FOLLOWERS aware of the leader’s imperfections ABANDON HIM. This is not a criticism, but an observation of the facts and realisation through personal experience.

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Child Molesters: Gurus? (1994)

Child Molesters: Gurus?

The sad truth of the [false] Hare Krishna movement’s (ISKCON’s) allegedly “worshippable pure guru lineage,” is that it is still solidly linked to its incontrovertible history of disciple and child sexual molestation. In short, the false leaders say that those who are allegedly “equal in purity to Jesus or God,” simultaneously may be prone to become sexual predators -even- of children (pedophiles). Moreover, it is well know that “one becomes what one worships.” Thus, by forcing children to worship homosexual pedophiles, this activity has spread widely within ISKCON. Child molesters have thus been protected, facilitated, covered-up for, sympathized with, and even: worshipped as pure as God. This naturally creates nests and webs of pedophiles in an ever expanding infrastructure and so on. Worse, some of the false gurus, even those who “dated” their minor aged school children, are given huge financial rewards and are not prosectuted legally.

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Direct Order Required

Compiled by Yashoda-nandana dasa

To be diksha guru one needs the direct order of the acharya.

Srila Prabhupada explained that His Guru Maharaja never appointed anybody as acarya. 

“…They wanted to create artificially somebody acarya,
Note:  The ISKCON GBC artificially created 11 acaryas in March of 1978.
 
… and everything failed. They did not consider even with common sense: that if guru Maharaja wanted to appoint somebody as acarya, why did he not say? …
Note:  If Srila Prabhupada wanted to appoint 11 acaryas [diksa-gurus] for ISKCON, why did he not directly say?

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The Lilamrta Review

The Lilamrta
A Review & Philosophical Analysis

By Sriman Yasodanandana dasa, 1996

Srila Prabhupada is a pure devotee always, being an eternally liberated associate of the Lord. He did not have a material past at any time. Being an associate of Lord Sri Krsna, he is properly understood to never have been contaminated by matter. As we knew him, his so called material body was not at all material. Heat, cold, happiness and distress, hunger and thirst, birth, disease, old age, and death never touched him. It is not correct that he felt or suffered these mundane influences and pains in a mood of tolerance. He never even felt them, according to the scriptures.

Srila Prabhupada is a pure devotee always, being an eternally liberated associate of the Lord.

He did not have a material past at any time. Being an associate of Lord Sri Krsna, he is properly understood to never have been contaminated by matter. As we knew him, his so called material body was not at all material. Heat, cold, happiness and distress, hunger and thirst, birth, disease, old age, and death never touched him.

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Qualification Required

The exalted position and character of the spiritual master

The importance of accepting a bona fide spirtual master

Purports

“One should take initiation from a bona fide spiritual master coming in the disciplic succession, who is authorized by his predecessor spiritual master. This is called diksa-vidhana.” (SB 4.8.54 Purport)

“A guru must come in a disciplic succession, and he must have heard thoroughly about the Vedas from his spiritual master. Generally a guru’s symptom is that he is a perfect devotee, that’s all. And he serves Kṛṣṇa by preaching His message.” (Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers: The Real Goal of life)

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