The Radiant Truth

Why is there so many different religions in the world when Krishna is the Absolute Truth? People are different and therefore seek different ways of relating to him, it helps them make progress in the form that suits them.

The last post about cheating and mercy have been itching at me. I want to have the undiluted experience and I want to go as far as I can go in my position and situation.

Now, Premananda Prabhu is doing and inspiring so much wonderful seva in people. I’m very happy that he is building Gurudevas samadhi, and he is doing a wonderful job. It seems like Premananda Prabhu is expert as service. That is wholly a wonderful quality that deserves every glorification it can get. I mean – JAYA !

But then there’s this other part, something that shows there’s inconsistencies in Premananda Prabhus character. Some may be of less consequence, some may be a lot heavier. One can still accept a person, even when there are less desirable qualities there. May be especially then one needs to accept a person. So I’m not so concerned about Premananda Prabhu, but more about the devotees who seeks siksa from him. Why would they if they understood that there are several things that don’t add up?

So even though I have the impression that one might not receive the full concept from Premananda Prabhu, there is still room for him and hugely so considering his following. But one needs to be mindful that there *are* inconsistencies there. There may be some cheating and Sudhadvaiti Swami has pointed that out, and may be this is Krishnas way of saying “beware”.

śabda-brahmaṇi niṣṇāto
na niṣṇāyāt pare yadi
śramas tasya śrama-phalo
hy adhenum iva rakṣataḥ

Taking shelter of a “Guru” who has great learning of the Vedic literature but has not realised para-brahma (Krishna) is like keeping a barren cow who cannot give milk. It is useless labour and one does not achieve any real result.
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 11.11.18

As Gaudiya Vaishnavas we are receiving well, pretty much the whole truth. BUT – the whole truth is delivered by sadhus. And how much of that truth you receive is directly proportionate to the quality of the sadhu you seek siksa from.

4 thoughts on “The Radiant Truth

  1. If that was the case then vaishnav will day that we should all bring the truth out from everyone. Let’s see for instance what every sanyass or vaishnav has done. There are so many things. Than we should bring up what Damodar Mj does or did, what Prem Prayojan Prabhu, and more and more, and then we should try to fund everyone else’s fault to point the inconsistents of bhakti? ?? Instead we should bow our head to the Lotus feet of vaishnavas and pray that we can one day achieve pure bhakti without committing any aparadha.
    Hope you post this

  2. I try to separate between diversion and a crime. A crime needs to be handled – deviations is not really that interesting unless there is some siddhantic references (which is easy to find as well, but again not so interesting). In this case I wonder more about what makes followers want to follow somebody who seem to be… not a Bhagavat. The followers claims he is a Bhagavat, but then there are so many inconsistencies – why do they not question their choices? There is a human component I find interesting in this case. I remember there were one devotee who answered this question by telling how he navigated this inconsistencies. I don’t remember who it was and when, but he was one of those who defended PP last time it stormed around him.

    “, and then we should try to find everyone else’s fault to point the inconsistents of bhakti? ?? Instead we should bow our head to the Lotus feet of vaishnavas ”
    I find this point to be a bit simplistic. With PP there is a very heavy crime which I have just now made public. The heaviness of the allegations can’t be dismissed. It matters.

    Bowing our feet to the vaishnavas is always a good thing (even the deviating ones), but following them is another matter. If you really want pure bhakti, you can’t follow just anyone. If you really want pure bhakti, who to take siksa from has to be carefully considered. One other important point is that if there are inconsistencies – then are that person in good association (pure)?

    PP is a bit of a special case, because he published the biography of Gurudeva with many things which are questioned. Gurudeva’s take on PP is also varied, so both sides can find arguments for and against.

    One part of following this process is that we have to manoeuvre around so many rocks on the road.It’s not black and white this process. It’s infinite shades of grey, black and colours and it’s so easy to get sidetracked.

    I would also like to emphasize another point:
    This blog needs to be read a bit historically. When I publish something, it’s what I wonder about at that moment. But I change, and my perceptions change over time and that will trickle down to this blog. In this specific blog entry I still stand with what I have written, but it’s good to keep in mind when discussing older entries.

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