A Treatise; Making a “Case” for the Reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada’s “Mission”
We Must Follow Srila Prabhupada’s Orders & Instructions, Part 5.
The actual Vedic system of religion is called “Varnasrama-dharma”, as confirmed in the Visnu Purana:
Sri Caitanya-caritamrita-Madhya-lila 8.58 (Visnu Purana 3.8.9),
“Ramananda Raya continued,
“‘My dear son of Kunti, whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer in sacrifice, whatever you give in charity, and whatever austerities you perform, all the results of such activities should be offered to Me, Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.’”
The Vedic literature recommends that a human being follow the principles of varnasrama-dharma. Accepting the process of varnasrama-dharma will make a person’s life successful because this will connect him with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the goal of human life. Therefore, the Krishna consciousness movement is meant for all of humanity. Although human society has different sections or subdivisions, all human beings belong to one species, and therefore we accept that they all have the ability to understand their constitutional position in connection with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Visnu.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu confirms in Caitanya-caritamrita-Madhya-lila 20.108,
“Every living entity is an eternal part, an eternal servant, of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.”
Every living entity who attains the human form of life can understand the importance of his position and thus become eligible to become a devotee of Lord Krishna. We take it for granted, therefore, that all humanity should be educated in Krishna consciousness. Indeed, in all parts of the world, in every country where we preach the sankirtana movement, we find that people very easily accept the Hari Krishna maha-mantra without hesitation. The visible effect of this chanting is that the members of the Hari Krishna movement, regardless of their backgrounds, all give up the four principles of sinful life and come to an elevated standard of devotion.
Although posing as great scholars, ascetics, householders and swamis, the so-called followers of the Hindu religion are all useless, dried-up branches of the Vedic Science. They are impotent; they cannot do anything to spread the Vedic culture for the benefit of human society. The essence of the Vedic culture is the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
One should simply instruct everyone he meets regarding the principles of Krishna-katha, as expressed in Bhagavad-gita As It Is and Srimad-bhagavatam. One who has no interest in Krishna-katha, or the cult of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, is like dry, useless wood with no living force.
The ISKCON branch, is now part of the disconnected branches of the so-called Hindu religion and therefore, because it was not authorized; it is drying up and dying.
Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, Adi-lila 12.74,
“By the mercy of Advaita acharya, the devotees who strictly followed the path of Caitanya Mahaprabhu attained the shelter of Lord Caitanya’s lotus feet without difficulty.”
Srila Prabhupada ISKCON is a boni-fide branch of Lord Caitanya tree. However, after his departure, when his leading disciples concocted a bogus guru system, these men created a new branch.
Please understand that Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON branch still exists in his spoken and written words; hence it can be reconstituted, just like Srila Prabhupada .1 his guru’s Gaudiya Math.
Before I make proposals of solutions, and suggestions that need to be taken into consideration in the reconstitution of Srila Prabhupada mission, I would like to give you a presentation from another angle of vision. Did Srila Prabhupada ever say “My Mission Is”? The answer is Yes! Moreover, as you will see, they are significant, and will define the reconstitution of his mission.