“Moving Forward”
Section “THREE”
Final Words on the “Guru” & “Management of Srila Prabhupada Missions” Issues.
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Segment 51
My Mission Is” According to Srila Prabhupada
Part 3

Letter to: Brahmananda—Seattle 16 October, 1968:

It is all Krishna’s Grace that He has sent such a nice assistant to me, for executing the mission of my Spiritual Master.  Personally, I am nonentity; I have come here on the order of my Spiritual Master, and He has kindly sent you all boys to assist me.  So, whatever is being done, there is no credit for me, but all the credit goes to my Spiritual Master, because He has arranged everything, and I am simply to abide by His order.”

Letter to: Bhagavan — Delhi 10 December, 1971:

“I am always thankful to Krishna that I have somehow got so many wonderful boys like yourself to assist me in this way.  Now it is practically in your hands to finish and push on what I have started.  I am now getting all respect and honor, so now you must preserve that standard and not dishonor me.  Thank you very much for helping me.”

Letter to: Kulasekhara — Bombay 10 January, 1972:

“Somehow or other, Krishna has sent me sincere souls like yourself and others to assist me, therefore there has been a little progress.  Thank you very much for helping me to spread Lord Caitanya’s movement.”

Letter to: Govinda — Los Angeles 18 September, 1972:

“And I am always thinking about you, along with your good husband Gaurasundara, because you have been of such good assistance to me for pushing on this Krsna Consciousness movement in your country and other places around the world.  Without your kind assistance and thinking of me, I am one old man, what could I do alone?  But fortunately, Krsna has sent you to assist me and I can appreciate it very much.”

Since Lord Caitanya is Krishna Himself, and Lord Caitanya has appeared, then it is only logical that He also has the same 2 missions that Krishna stated 5,000 years ago.  Krishna had the help of Arjuna, Lord Caitanya had the help of Sanatana, and the rest of the Goswami’s of Vrindavana 500 years ago, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada had the help of his disciple Srila Prabhupada, and Srila Prabhupada had the help of his disciples, that is a fact. 

But, where has all this help for Srila Prabhupada gone? 

As long as Srila Prabhupada disciples are still alive, they can still help Srila Prabhupada fulfill his mission(s).

So how did Lord Caitanya “annihilate miscreants”?  In his day the “miscreants” where characterized, by their extreme “demoniac natures”, verses their diminished “divine natures”.  Even in our mundane experience, we see this in our current, so called human society on Planet Earth. 

Krishna says in Bhagavad-gita 16.1-18,

16.1-3: Fearlessness; purification of one’s existence; cultivation of spiritual knowledge; charity; self-control; performance of sacrifice; study of the Vedas; austerity; simplicity; nonviolence; truthfulness; freedom from anger;

 renunciation; tranquility; aversion to faultfinding; compassion for all living entities; freedom from covetousness; gentleness; modesty; steady determination; vigor; forgiveness; fortitude; cleanliness; and freedom from envy and from the passion for honorthese transcendental qualities, belong to godly men endowed with divine nature.

16.4: Pride, arrogance, conceit, anger, harshness and ignorance, these qualities belong to those of demoniac nature.

16.5: The transcendental qualities are conducive to liberation, whereas the demoniac qualities make for bondage.  Do not worry, O son of Pandu, for you are born with the divine qualities.

16.6: O son of Prtha, in this world there are two kinds of created beings. One is called the DIVINE and the other DEMONIAC I have already explained to you at length the divine qualities. Now hear from Me of the demoniac.

16.7-16: Those who are demoniac do not know what is to be done and what is not to be done. Neither cleanliness nor proper behavior nor truth is found in them.  They say that this world is unreal, with no foundation, no God in control.  They say it is produced of sex desire and has no cause other than lust.  Following such conclusions, the demoniac, who are lost to themselves and who have no intelligence, engage in unbeneficial, horrible works meant to destroy the world.  Taking shelter of insatiable lust and absorbed in the conceit of pride and false prestige, the demoniac, thus illusioned, are always sworn to unclean work, attracted by the impermanent.  They believe that to gratify the senses is the prime necessity of human civilization.  Thus until the end of life their anxiety is immeasurable.  Bound by a network of hundreds of thousands of desires and absorbed in lust and anger, they secure money by illegal means for sense gratification.  The demoniac person thinks: “So much wealth do I have today, and I will gain more according to my schemes.  So much is mine now, and it will increase in the future, more and more.  He is my enemy, and I have killed him, and my other enemies will also be killed.  I am the lord of everything.  I am the enjoyer.  I am perfect, powerful and happy. I am the richest man, surrounded by aristocratic relatives. There is none so powerful and happy as I am. I shall perform sacrifices, I shall give some charity, and thus I shall rejoice.” In this way, such persons are deluded by ignorance.  T.  s, perplexed by various anxieties and bound by a network of illusions, they become too strongly attached to sense enjoyment and fall down into hell.  Self-complacent and always impudent, deluded by wealth and false prestige, they sometimes proudly perform sacrifices in name only, without following any rules or regulations.  Bewildered by false ego, strength, pride, lust and anger, the demons become envious of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is situated in their own bodies and in the bodies of others, and blaspheme against the real religion.”

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