Aspects of Vaisnava Theory & Practice
Making a "Case" for the Reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada's "Mission"
Rasing Our Spiritual Standards

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Chapter 6
Srila Prabhupada’s Warning and The Lessons of History

Part 3

“Upeksa Means Neglect”

As one reads on, it should become apparent whether we are progressing, stuck, or regressing. Let us leave that thought alone for the moment however, and finish discussing the warnings Srila Prabhupada gave us.

In the Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.28.48 Purport, he writes:

“The main business of human society is to think of the Supreme Personality of Godhead at all times, to become His devotees, to worship the Supreme Lord and to bow down before Him. The Acarya, the authorized representative of the Supreme Lord, establishes these principles, but when he disappears, things once again become disordered. The perfect disciples of the Acarya try to relieve the situation by sincerely following the instructions of the spiritual master.

Here Srila Prabhupada warns us that when the Acarya disappears, “things once again become disordered.” ISKCON believes that has happened, and is now in the past. They think that the ISKCON ship is now plying relatively smoothly, except maybe for certain people who write books, treatises, and essays, and disturb the peace and stability of the institution.

The most important sentence in this Purport is,

“The perfect disciples of the Acarya try to relieve the situation by sincerely following the instructions of the spiritual master.”

Here Srila Prabhupada clearly instructs his disciples that in order to “relieve the situation” (ISKCONS chaos and “disordered”); Srila Prabhupada disciples must sincerely follow the instructions of the spiritual master.”

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