I think you know what I mean. For example, [of] late one recent non-ISKCON acharya has admitted to sexual misconduct with a female disciple. Is the misconduct to be ignored? Chalked up to ‘api cet su duracaro’? Is he to be disregarded?
(I assume “sexual misconduct” and “misconduct” are terms used to soften and minimize the actual term that should be applied to the conduct. That term is: “illicit sex.”)
He should be completely disregarded. I would run away from him; fast and far.
Dear devotees and friends, we humbly invite you to participate in the festival for the Grand 124th Appearance Day Celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Founder President Acharya, Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva-Goswāmī Mahārāja which will take place at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and at the SCSM Global Center in the UK.
If Sri Guru were not like us, we could not develop a relationship with him. If he were not different from us there would be no need for such a relationship. To think the likeness means there is no difference is to invite tragedy.
Please accept my regards and well wishes in remembrance of my Divine Masters.
Please let me know if it is possible to approach a Vaishnav through you?
This is not a question I can answer for you. The answer is dependent upon your faith.
I have accepted three great gurus as my initiating and principal instructing spiritual masters. My initiating guru is Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. My principal instructing spiritual masters are Srila B.R. Sridhara Maharaja and Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaja. The latter, Srila Govinda Maharaja has ordered me to give initiation… Read More...
Devotee: So Mahārāja, exactly what offence did Choṭa Haridāsa perform?
Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja: We should take it as Mahāprabhu by His own person is teaching it to the public. He was not actually so; but he was made to play the part of such a person. That the, and outwardly that was given serious objection, that in the name of Mahāprabhu he went to beg something from the lady. Mahāprabhu did not like that.
This is to warn us that a particular plea, or under the plea of preaching or something we should not try to satisfy our carnal desire which is within our heart. Outwardly I’m going to meet a person, as if… Read More...
Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas in remembrance of our Divine Masters.
Several weeks ago I leaned Sripada Trivikrama Maharaja had left his sannyasa. I wrote to him about this and soon afterwards he kindly called me to explain what had happened. At that time I explained it is not so much of a difficulty for a devotee.
Srila Govinda Maharaja: Vasudeva’s. Vasudeva Prabhu’s handwriting, love letter published, Kunja Babu’s group. And Guru Maharaja believed it. Then Guru Maharaja gave some proposal. “Vasudeva Prabhu leave his acharya… Read More...