Friday, January 17, 2014

ISKCON Now Promoting "Rasika" Books

Offence to Srila Prabhupada and the Parampara

Gaurav Mohnot, INDIA — Recently I was at the ISKCON temple in Mumbai, and was shocked to see the books that were being sold at the bookstall. To name a few:

1) Krsnahnika Kaumudi (asta-kaliya-lila)
2) Sri Sankalpa-Kalpadruma
3) Sri Madhava-Mahotsava
4) Bhavanasara Sangraha (detailed asta-kaliya-lila, compiled by Sri Siddha Krishnadasa
of Govardhan, who does not even come in our parampara)
5) Lalita-Madhava, etc. and many more such books.

The point is that any ordinary person can now purchase these books. These books contain very esoteric topics meant for elevated devotees. None of our Acaryas spoke or encouraged such topics to be discussed, even among devotees. Making such books available for karmis to purchase at the bookstall is the greatest offence to Srila Prabhupada and the Parampara. Below are a few interesting quotes in this regard:

Srila Prabhupada’s Letter to Satsvarupa, December 13, 1969, London:

“What general people will understand about Radha-Krishna Lila? Immediately they will take it as ordinary boys and girls in spite of a thousand warnings.”

[PADA: Yep, the GBC on the one hand chastised Mahanidhi for being a sahajiya (discussing rasika to the public) while they meanwhile sell "rasika" books to the public. Oh mee ooh my ooh! What's up with this? The only good news is -- they are at least not selling Satsvarupa's "Sanitorium" love affair book. ys pd] 

1 comment:

  1. Prabhupada said to read Lalita Madhava! Look it up on Vedabase.

    [PADA: Its being sold to the general public and that was never advised, and we do not know who translated this version. Nor have you told us whose version it is.]

    And the GBC has banned reading these books probably anyway. Who knows why Mumbai sells them but you already criticize the guru there so why wouldn't you think he had some devious reason for this now, like he is a sahajiya trying to look and act like Lord Caitanya. You know the guru I mean, Kirtanananda Swami's former right hand man? Forgot his name right now nor do I care to remember it. Radhanatha Swami? Anyway I guess I shouldn't have written this I don't wish to be guilty of blasphemy or anything, since I don't really know why they would sell them, other than to make money because they have no taste for Srila Prabhupada's books, or they think they have advanced past the point of reading Prabhupada's books, seriously, I think it is just to make some more money. What they are doing with this money would be interesting to find out.

    [PADA: Yep, follow the money, you got it. ys pd]


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