Partisan feelings and sectarianism, by Haripada dasa
It is said in the prologue to the teachings of Lord Chaitanya, that He declared that partisan sentiments and sectarianism were the two great enemies of spiritual progress, I remember reading in the science of self-realization, that in a Vyasa Puja of his Gurudeva, Srila Prabhupada presented his Gurudeva not as the founder of the Gaudiya Matha, but as the Jagat Guru, the guru of the universe, by understanding and accepting this point all partisan sentiments and sectarianism disappear. It is very interesting that Srila Prabhupada says in The Bhagavad gita, 4, 42 that a spiritual master is in the disciplic succession from eternal time, this statement has a very deep meaning, Srila Bhaktisiddhatna Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada always said that there are two kinds of gurus , one sent by God or Krishna from the spiritual world to preach Krishna consciousness on all the planets of all the Universes, for example Jesus Christ, Muhammad, Srila Prabhupada, Budha, etc., these gurus are called authorized or Saktyavesa avatara and are in the chain of disciplic succession from eternal time, (BG, 4, 42), this kind of guru is for very serious and sincere people in the spiritual life, there are supposed disciples of these gurus who are called guru-druha, those people instead of serving his gurudeva with love and devotion, betray him, envy him and offend him, the future of these people is very dark, and as God has to please everyone and there is nta people who want to be deceived, there are false or unauthorized gurus, these people are made gurus by artificial means, without the authorization of the Acharya that preceded them and these people deceive themselves and others, and become very strange, envious, hypocritical, abominable and very dangerous, and the result of falling into their clutches is that your spiritual life is destroyed. False gurus speculate that you have to have a living guru, but I tell you that perhaps Srila Prabhupada and all the guru-parampara gurus are not living gurus, when Srila Prabhupada was asked who will be his successor when you die, Srila Prabhupada always answered that I will never die, I will live forever in my books, and those who obey my instructions will live with me.
I served in Iskcon from 1984 to 2008, I distributed Srila Prabhupada’s books in Spain, 16 Latin countries and in the USA, then I sent many messages to Iskcon’s leaders to rectify their mentality, I told them that we should help the people to know Srila Prabhupada and love him, so his spiritual life will achieve success, you are educating people to serve you and give you their love, that is pure false ego, Srila Bhaktisiddhatna Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada always said that a spiritual soul should never want another spiritual soul to serve it, Srila Prabhupada is the Jagat-guru, the guru of the Universe, the guru of all, because they do not preach that, the result was that nobody answered my messages, so it is better to pray than to criticize, now I pray to Srila Prabhupada and Krishna to obey Srila Prabhupada and so we will all be happy in Krishna consciousness, and all the partisan feelings and the sectarian ism will be finished.
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