Kṛṣṇacandra Dāsa – Śrī Vṛndāvan Dham: Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa states in the Bhagavad Gītā Chapter 4 Text 34 the process in which to obtain transcendental loving service to Him.
tad viddhi praṇipātena
upadekṣyānti te jñānam
tat–that knowledge of different sacrifices; viddhi–try to understand; praṇipātena–by approaching a spiritual master; paripraśnena–by submissive inquiries; sevayā–by the rendering of service; upadekṣyanti–initiate; te–unto you; jñānam–knowledge; jñāninaḥ–the self-realized; tattva–truth; darśinaḥ–the seers.
Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has 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.
Śrīla Prabhupāda clearly describes who is an actual spiritual master or Dīkṣā Guru.
“If you understood, you have done it immediately. But you don’t understand, Therefore Kṛṣṇa – tad viddhi pranipatena pariprasnena sevaya upadeksyanti – you have to understand through the person who tattva-darsinah, who has seen Kṛṣṇa. Evening Darśana Teheran, August 10, 1976
The guru is someone who has seen Kṛṣṇa directly. This is not open to interpretation. It is to be accepted and understood directly as are all Śrīla Prabhupāda’s instructions and Kṛṣṇa’s teachings. The behaviour and attitude of the Formula Franchised Rubbestamped Gurus of FISKCON shouts that they have not seen the Lord. Words emanate from their mouths like the words of a Parrot who knows how to repeat what he has heard but has no realization whatsoever.
Śrīla Prabhupāda gave humanity the Bhagavad Gītā in 1972 while he was still present in his manifest pastimes. His instructions in the Gītā were to find a bona fide spiritual master and surrender onto him. This did not mean that the early devotees should have gone roaming around in search of a bona fide spiritual master. Śrīla Prabhupāda was so very obviously talking about himself. He was presenting himself for us to surrender to as the devotee Bhāgavata in his books. These very same books [The unchanged ones of course] that any non devotee or new devotee will read and obtain the very same instruction.
Not everyone had direct access to Śrīla Prabhupāda and so he would tell everyone to read his books as he had given everything in his books. Many devotees in Śrīla Prabhupāda manifest pastimes did not see him with their eyes but they have taken his dīkṣā and dearly hold on to this as their life and heart’s desire.
This process did not stop simply because he was absent for any reason and this process did not stop after Śrīla Prabhupāda entered into Samādhi. That is unless of course you prescribe to the bodily concept that because Śrīla Prabhupāda ‘died’ he is no longer accessible to us. The concept that Śrīla Prabhupāda is dead and gone and is therefore now the stuff of daydreams or imagination.
How can we limit Śrīla Prabhupāda? How can we say that now that he is dead and that access to him has ceased? That the potency of his books, video tapes, lectures and mūrti form ceases after his physical disappearance? Why do we sing his guru pūjā everyday in all his temples and in the homes of his disciples? Is he not present in his mūrti form? Is he not present in his Samādhi in Śrī Vṛndāvan Dham?
Access to Śrīla Prabhupāda is only limited by our consciousness.
The Formula Franchised Rubberstamped Gurus of FISKCON want us to think that Śrīla Prabhupāda is dead and gone and that now they are the link to Kṛṣṇa for all conditioned souls. Their sycophants work each other up into a groupie frenzy while they relentlessly listen to their bogus gurus’ lectures and eagerly await the empty words that emanate from their gurus’ traitorous mouths and hardly any of them know who Śrīla Prabhupāda is. Their gurus have limited their foolishly naive disciples’ access to Śrīla Prabhupāda for should these people begin to make a careful study of Śrīla Prabhupāda books they would end up rejecting their so called gurus for the śuddha bhakta who has what it takes to deliver them from the illusion of material nature.
Instead they have ritualized Śrīla Prabhupāda to the stuff of myth and legend.
He is now a great 20th century saint that once lived…
But those who have some intelligence that has not been lost to the illusionary power of māyā can see through the obvious logical fallacy of their psycho babble to their lie. They can see their shallowness and their deceitful hearts. They have witnessed how these traitorous reprobates have covered over Śrīla Prabhupāda and imposed themselves upon the movement and they will begin to uncover Śrīla Prabhupāda by exposing these impostors.
To these Loyalists, Śrīla Prabhupāda is real and he is real to anyone who wants to listen to him, anyone who desires to follow him, to take shelter from him, to love him, to serve him and to be loyal to him…
These spiritually bankrupt fools have no idea of the hell that awaits them and their sycophants.
They themselves are seeing that their fellow reprobates who have foolishly tried to impersonate Śrīla Prabhupāda by imitating his role and function, in ISKCON, are very easily forgotten. They are dead and gone.
Devotees in general have and will forget them like they want everyone to forget Śrīla Prabhupāda. The only problem with that logic is that Śrīla Prabhupāda will never be forgotten but they will. In a hundred years time Śrīla Prabhupāda will still be remembered but the Tamals and the Gopal Kṛṣṇa’s and the Śivarāma’s and the Indradyumna’s and the BB Govinda’s and the ‘whoever’, will be dead and forgotten.
They are the limited ones. They are the dead ones. They are the forgotten ones.
ŚRĪ GURU VANDANA
bando mui sāvadhāna mate
jahāra prasāde bhāi, e bhava toriyā jai,
kṛṣṇa-prāpti hoy jāhā ha’te
The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only way by which we can attain pure devotional service. I bow to his lotus feet with great awe and reverence. By his grace one can cross the ocean of material suffering and obtain the mercy of Kṛṣṇa.
guru-mukha-padma-vākya, cittete koriyā aikya,
ar na koriho mane asa
śrī-guru-caraṇe rati, ei se uttama-gati,
je prasāde pure sarva asa
My only wish is to have my consciousness purified by the words emanating from his lotus mouth. Attachment to his lotus feet is the perfection that fulfills all desires.
cakhu-dān dilo jei, janme janme prabhu sei,
divya-jñān hṛde prokāśito
prema-bhakti jāhā hoite, avidyā vināśa jate
vede gay jahāra carito
He opens my darkened eyes and fills my heart with transcendental knowledge. He is my Lord birth after birth. From him ecstatic prema emanates; by him ignorance is destroyed. The Vedic scriptures sing of his character.
śrī-guru karuṇā-sindhu, adhama janāra bandhu,
lokanāth lokera jīvana
ha ha prabhu koro doyā, deho more pada-chāyā,
ebe jasa ghuṣuk tribhuvana
Our spiritual master is the ocean of mercy, the friend of the poor, and the lord and master of the devotees. O master! Be merciful unto me. Give me the shade of your lotus feet. Your fame is spread all over the three worlds.