Monday, November 18, 2013

Important Points About Book Changes (by Mahesh Raja prabhu)

Letter to: Rupanuga,
17 February, 1970
My dear Rupanuga,
Our editing is to correct grammatical and spelling errors only, without interpolation of style or philosophy.
What they have done is to CUNNINGLY DEVICE A WAY HOW TO GET RID OF SRILA PRABHUPADA AS CURRENT DIKSA GURU. If you study they WAY of INTERPOLATION done by Jayadvaita and company they wanted to make it sound as if there were MANY DIKSA gurus so they DEVIOUSLY inserted “they”
And another TRICK was to put in an ADDED sentence:
” Nor by independent study of books of knowledge can one progress in spiritual life.”
BG 4.34
Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soulS can impart knowledge unto you because THEY have seen the truth.
The path of spiritual realization is undoubtedly difficult. The Lord therefore advises us to approach a bona fide spiritual master in the line of disciplic succession from the Lord Himself. No one can be a bona fide spiritual master without following this principle of disciplic succession. The Lord is the original spiritual master, and a person in the disciplic succession can convey the message of the Lord as it is to his disciple. No one can be spiritually realized by manufacturing his own process, as is the fashion of the foolish pretenders. The Bhägavatam (6.3.19) says, dharmaà tu säkñäd bhagavat-praëétam: the path of religion is directly enunciated by the Lord. Therefore, mental speculation or dry arguments cannot help lead one to the right path. Nor by independent study of books of knowledge can one progress in spiritual life. One has to approach a bona fide spiritual master to receive the knowledge. Such a spiritual master should be accepted in full surrender, and one should serve the spiritual master like a menial servant, without false prestige. Satisfaction of the self-realized spiritual master is the secret of advancement in spiritual life. Inquiries and submission constitute the proper combination for spiritual understanding. Unless there is submission and service, inquiries from the learned spiritual master will not be effective. One must be able to pass the test of the spiritual master, and when he sees the genuine desire of the disciple, he automatically blesses the disciple with genuine spiritual understanding. In this verse, both blind following and absurd inquiries are condemned. Not only should one hear submissively from the spiritual master, but one must also get a clear understanding from him, in submission and service and inquiries. A bona fide spiritual master is by nature very kind toward the disciple. Therefore when the student is submissive and is always ready to render service, the reciprocation of knowledge and inquiries becomes perfect.
Note: EVEN if they come out with an excuse that it was in the Manuscript. That is NOT a fact. Hiyagriva the first editor was working from FIRST DRAFT. And that was the only thing there. Not only that Srila Prabhuapada in a number of Bhagavad Gita classes OVER THE YEARS so IF Srila Prabhupada wanted anything changing he would have commented as he did about “Cattle raising”.
Lets look at Jayadvaita’s interpolation TRICKERY: ” Nor by independent study of books of knowledge can one progress in spiritual life.”
Srila Prabhupada’s books are NOT JUST ANY ORDINARY books of knowledge Srila Prabhupada’s books are NOT different from HIM:
Adi 1.35 The Spiritual Masters
There is NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SPIRITUAL MASTER’S INSTRUCTIONS AND THE SPIRITUAL MASTER HIMSELF. In his absence, therefore, his words of direction should be the pride of the disciple.
SB 2.9.8 P Answers by Citing the Lord’ s Version
The potency of transcendental sound is NEVER minimized because the vibrator is apparently absent.
690113LE.LA Lectures
Arcye sila-dhir gurusu nara-matir. Just like the statue of Krsna, to consider that “This is a stone…” Similarly, arcye sila-dhir gurusu na… Gurusu means those who are acaryas, to accept their body as ordinary man’s body, this is denied in the sastras. So although a physical body is not present, the vibration should be accepted as the presence of the spiritual master, vibration. What we have heard from the spiritual master, THAT IS LIVING.
74-11-22. Letter: Bahurupa
In my books the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness is explained fully so if there is anything which you do not understand, then you simply have to read again and again. By reading daily the knowledge will be revealed to you and by this process your spiritual life will develop.
Los Angeles, California Conversations
Paramahamsa: Srila Prabhupada, when you are not present with us, how is it possible to receive instructions, for example, on questions that may arise?
Prabhupada: Well, the questions… Answers are there in my books.
Paramahamsa: Other than that, for example, that we would ask you in…
Prabhupada: Yes.
Paramahamsa: Do you direct us also through the heart? Besides the Paramatma?
Prabhupada: If your heart is pure. Everything depends on purity.
70-01-24. Letter: Ranadhira
Every one of you must regularly read our books at least twice--in the morning and evening, and automatically all questions will be answered.
70-02-14.Sac Letter: Sacisuta
If you simply chant your rounds daily as prescribed and stick strictly to the rules and regulations, all these questions will automatically be answered by Krsna as Supersoul. You may refer in this connection to Bhagavad gita, (10:10), “To those who are constantly devoted and worship Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me.” and (10:11), “Out of compassion for them, I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy with the shining lamp of knowledge the darkness born of ignorance.” This process of understanding by devotional service is essential for developing Krsna Consciousness and you all must follow this program assiduously.
72-02-19. Letter: Upendra
(8) In other words, if you are sincere to serve continuously and always chanting, all such questions become answered automatically. I never asked my Spiritual Master one question except one: “How shall I serve you?” So in this way, kindly inform the others that I may be relieved to give you so many more nice books--that is my real desire.
72-03-07.Ani Letter: Aniruddha
Thank you very much for serving Krishna in this way, and if you go on sincerely serving like this, chanting, and following the regulative principles strictly, all your questions will be answered by Krishna automatically.
72-12-14. Letter: Tusta Krsna
Next you ask if I am present in my picture and form? Yes. In form as well as in teachings. To carry out the teachings of guru is more important than to worship the form, but none of them should be neglected. Form is called vapu and teachings is called vani. Both should be worshiped. Vani is MORE important than vapu.
73-12-25. Letter: Gurukrpa , Yasodanandana
Whatever is to be learned of the teachings of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura can be learned from our books. There is no need whatsoever for any outside instruction.
Bhakti Viksa ALSO played the DEVIOUS TRICK in Caitanya Caritamrta -- the man has lust for accepting disciples BUT Srila Prabhupada says in the ORIGINAL purport it is BEST NOT TO ACCEPT ANY DISCIPLES.
Madhya 7.130 The Lord’ s Tour of South India
The cult of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is explained here very nicely. One who surrenders to Him and is ready to follow Him with heart and soul does not need to change his location. Nor is it necessary for one to change status. One may remain a householder, a medical practitioner, an engineer or whatever. It doesn’t matter. One only has to follow the instruction of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra and instruct relatives and friends in the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam. One has to learn humility and meekness at home, following the instructions of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and in that way one’s life will be spiritually successful. One should not try to be an artificially advanced devotee, thinking, “I am a first-class devotee.” Such thinking should be avoided. IT IS BEST NOT TO ACCEPT ANY DISCIPLES. One has to become purified at home by chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra and preaching the principles enunciated by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Thus one can become a spiritual master and be freed from the contamination of material life.
Note: LOOKS AS IF THEY ARE going to resort CHANGING Srila Prabhupada’s words in the CURRENT VEDABASE. You can check this. IN THAT CASE, BEST STICK TO THE OLDER VERSION:
1)This is EASY to use.
2) Easy to do compilations: for saving give FILE NAME > OPEN SP FOLDER (IN “C” DRIVE).

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