Monday, March 12, 2012

Attacking Christianity was never authorized

PADA: The GBC and Gaudiya Matha folks commonly demonize "the ritviks" -- which would include ALL of the Christians who worship Jesus through a priest (ritvik) as -- bogus, rascals, demons, fools, aparadhis, even -- "ritvik poison." Where does Srila Prabhupada say the worship of Jesus is ritvik poison? He never said that. And, as a result of their POLICY of attacking the worship of great souls like Jesus as bogus ritviks, or our worship of Prabhupada using the same idea, sometimes our ritvik associates are targeted with violence (even assassinations) thanks to GBC or Gaudiya Matha's demonizing us with their propaganda. Anyway, back to our original point -- where does Srila Prabhupada say we have to attack the Christian folks as bogus ritvik demons, aparadhis, poison and so on? 

And even if we ritviks are not named individually, since they lump all of us "ritivks" together as: bogus, aparadhis, demons and so on, that means: We, our friends and families, the thousands of ritviks worldwide, and indeed all of the Christians who are all ritviks, are all in peril of violence by this sort of demonizing. 

Can we get a change of this policy? Is that too much to ask? Notice below that Srila Prabhupada endorses the Christians and their ritvik system. Incidently, many (or actually most?) of the "replacements for Jesus" messiahs promoted by the GBC and Gaudiya Matha have been debauchees of the worst order. And these fools are promoting these "sin absorbing" gurus as the better option than worship of Jesus? So this is simply another layer, amongst layers and layers of their attack upon Jesus. We would like to get a policy change from these folks, quit demonizing the worship of Jesus, and we think this is quite reasonable since this was NEVER AUTHORIZED. ys pd  

Srila Prabhupada Lecture, October 2, 1968, Seattle:

Madhudvisa: "Is there any way for a Christian to, without the help of a spiritual master, to reach the spiritual sky through believing in the words of Jesus Christ and trying to follow his teachings?
Prabhupada: I don't follow.
Tamala Krsna: Can a Christian in this age, without a spiritual master, but by reading the Bible and following Jesus's words, reach the...
Prabhupada: When you read Bible, you follow spiritual master. How can you say without? As soon as you read Bible, that means you are following the instruction of Lord Jesus Christ, that means you are following spiritual master. So where is the opportunity of being without spiritual master?
Madhudvisa: I was referring to a living spiritual master.
Prabhupada: Spiritual master is not the question of... Spiritual master is ETERNAL. Spiritual master is ETERNAL. So your question is without spiritual master. Without spiritual master you cannot be, at any stage of your life. You may accept this spiritual master or that spiritual master. That is a different thing. But you have to accept. As you say that "by reading Bible," when you read Bible that means you are following the spiritual master REPRESENTED by some priest or some clergyman in the line of Lord Jesus Christ. So any case, you have to follow a spiritual master. There cannot be the question without spiritual master. Is that clear?"


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