“Moving Forward”
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Final Words on the “Guru” & “Management of Srila Prabhupada Missions” Issues.
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Segment 47
We Must Follow Srila Prabhupada’s Orders & Instructions
Part 4

Krishna conscious devotees, however, are not subject to be judged by Yamaraja.  For devotees there is an open road, as confirmed in the Bhagavad-gita.  After giving up the body, a devotee never again has to accept another material body, for in a spiritual body he goes back home, back to Godhead.  The punishments of Yamaraja are meant for persons who are not Krishna conscious.

Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, Adi-lila 12.71,

Not only the misguided descendants of Advaita acharya but anyone who is against the cult of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu should be considered an atheist subject to be punished by Yamaraja”.

Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, Adi-lila 12.72,

Be he a learned scholar, a great ascetic, a successful householder or a famous sannyasi, one who is against the cult of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is destined to suffer the punishment meted out by Yamaraja.”

Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, Adi-lila 12.73

“The descendants of Advaita acharya who accepted the path of Sri Acyutananda were all great devotees”.


In this connection, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, in his Amrta-pravaha-bhasya, gives this short note:

“Sri Advaita acharya is one of the important trunks of the bhakti-kalpataru, or desire tree of devotional service.  Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, as a gardener, poured water on the root of the bhakti tree and thus nourished all its trunks and branches.  But nevertheless, under the spell of maya, the most unfortunate condition of a living entity, some of the branches, not accepting the gardener who 

poured water on them, considered the trunk the only cause of the great bhakti-kalpataru

In other words, the branches or descendants of Advaita acharya who considered Advaita acharya the original cause of the devotional creeper, and who thus neglected or disobeyed the instructions of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, deprived themselves of the effect of being watered and thus dried up and died.  It is further to be understood that not only the misguided descendants of Advaita acharya but anyone who has no connection with Caitanya Mahaprabhu—even if he is independently a great sannyasi, learned scholar or ascetic—is like a dead branch of a tree.

The “In Name Only” ISKCON, that exists today, is not connected with Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s watering, and therefore is like a dead branch of a tree.  Another way of saying this is,

“The fruit of ISKCON, which once produced wonderful fruit and juice, has no more juice, and therefore, it is like a dried Prune.”

This analysis by Sri Bhaktivinoda Thakura, supporting the statements of Sri Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, depicts the position of the present so-called Hindu religion, which, being predominantly conducted by the Mayavada philosophy, has become a hodgepodge institution of various concocted ideas.  Mayavadis greatly fear the Krishna consciousness movement and accuse it of spoiling the Hindu religion because it accepts people from all parts of the world, and all religious sects, and scientifically engages them in the daiva-varnasrama-dharma

We find no such word as “Hindu” in the Vedic literature.  The word most probably came from Afghanistan, a predominantly Muslim country, and originally referred to a pass in Afghanistan known as Hindukush, which is still a part of a trade route between India and various Muslim countries.  Hence, they called the people who lived on the other side of the Hindukush Pass; Hindus.

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