Friday, May 13, 2016

Hundreds of Gallons of Blood to Make One Devotee

[PADA: Srila Prabhupada said similar things, it takes a lot of work to make even one devotee, so we need to keep each one them once we get them. Its amazing to me how the GBC tossed out thousands and thousands of people after 1977, with no apparent concern that Srila Prabhupada had given his life and soul to attract each and every one of them to Krishna. And then all of a sudden these "Prabhupada devotees" were seen as a giant burden and an obstruction to the worship of the "new gurus." 

That is still going on, as soon as the GBC sees someone is worshiping Prabhupada, they are immediately envious of that process -- and they will spend allegedly $20m suing these devotees, so they can remove these exclusive Prabhupada pooja devotees from the society. 

This also shows us that the Bhakti Vikas swami, Rupanuga, Rocana ilk are bogus because they have been among the biggest groupies and cheer leaders of the bogus "new gurus" process and hence -- they co-created the giant purge of almost all of the original devotees, and most of their children were thus also thus purged out as well. And they mistreated many of the children who stayed ...

In sum! They made ISKCON into a ghost town, after their guru had to spend hundreds of gallons of his blood, sweat, tears and effort a to get each and every single person. Of course, lets not forget that some devotees were badly beaten and some were killed on their way out the door as they were being chased out. 

Srila Prabhupada said -- we should try not lose even one soul, then these new guru guys were shovelling so many souls out the window like they were unwanted trash, no one can accurately count all the losses. OK except Lord Yamaraja, he has the exact count. Therefore, as the Christians say, those who give mercy will receive mercy, and those who do not give mercy -- will not receive any. Or more accurately, false guru programs are destined for the most obnoxious regions of the universe, for all sorts of reasons. True dat! ys pd]

— Criticizing Vaishnavas: Good or Bad? —

Once, some devotees were sent to establish a preaching center in Bengal. They worked day and night, equipping it as a beautiful temple. When Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati arrived to install the Deities, he was very pleased and asked about one brahmacari who had worked hard on the preparations. The disciples told him, "Master, he became entangled with a lady. We rebuked him so much for his behavior that he fled from this place."

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta replied, "I don't want to establish a preaching center here, nor do I want to install the Deities. In this world we spend hundreds of gallons of blood to bring a person out of the clutches of maya. If that person makes some mistake, it will be washed away by his serving Hari, Guru, and Vaisnavas, but you have chastised him and he has gone away. I don't want to make a center here. Search for him and bring him to me; otherwise I will go away."

The anxious disciples began to search for that brahmacari. Madhava Maharaja, who at that time was named Hayagriva Brahmacari, found the errant brahmacari, apologized, and asked him to return.

The brahmacari wept, saying, "I was serving here, in a watch company, but I was not really happy. I wanted to return, but I was thinking, 'How can I show my face?' So I did not return." He at once went running and weeping to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, thinking him more merciful than Krishna Himself, and all his anarthas were washed away in a moment.

Bhaktisiddhanta told his disciples, "The purport is that we should not criticize anyone, whether a devotee or a worldly person." Then he quoted below verses:

śrī-bhagavān uvāca
na praśaṁsen na garhayet
viśvam ekātmakaṁ paśyan
prakṛtyā puruṣeṇa ca

yaḥ praśaṁsati nindati
sa āśu bhraśyate svārthād
asaty abhiniveśataḥ

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: “One should neither praise nor criticize the conditioned nature and activities of other persons. Rather, one should see this world as simply the combination of material nature and the enjoying souls, all based on the Absolute Truth. Whoever indulges in praising or criticizing the qualities and behavior of others will quickly become deviated from his own best interest by his entanglement in illusory dualities."

- Srimad-Bhagavatam (11.28.1-2)

Bhaktisiddhanta continued: "To bring a person from the clutches of maya is very, very hard. If lust or any other attachment is present in that person's heart it will go away very soon, if he is chanting and remembering and listening to Hari-katha. Be very careful. Don't criticize devotees or non-devotees. First look at your own condition, and try to purify yourself. Is there any lust in you? Is there any kutinati (deceit) in you, or not? Be worried for that; don't worry for others. Sri Guru and Lord Sri Krishna are responsible for others. You cannot do anything to help them, so you have no right to criticize."

— From Life and teachings of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur—

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