Mahavidya prabhu (ACBSP), 02 Feb 2009, London: In the beginning there was a word, and the word was…. ex-communication.
(Dare to question or challenge our ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor management, and you too will become familiar with it’s meaning.)
And our ISKCON leadership understood it and used it,
To the max.
In the guise of progress, a monster was being born.
HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada would preach according to time, place and circumstance.
But… He is dead.
we can do as we please.
The Deity in the temple room is simply plastic.
The Deity must be… at least at Bhaktivedanta Manor.
one can go back to Godhead without following the instruction of the Spiritual Master.
How does one come to this conclusion?
amongst other things,
I printed out Srila Prabhupada’s quotes pertaining to NOT being involved in marrying non-devotees, (non-initiates).
I included the specific quote pertaining to NOT using the temple room at Bhaktivedanta Manor.
(They can be found in Siksamrta) or a posting on the Sampradaya Sun, “Weddings.
I gave everyone involved in the wedding business a copy…
All the priests, managers, etc.
Their comments would make one blush.
But what the heck …
Who cares for Srila Prabhupada anymore?
We have become very advanced.
It will be interesting to watch the same devotees read out their undying sentiments for Him in front of the same Deity come Vyas puja day.
To further understand this aberration, here is the blurb from the four-colour glossy brochure being handed out at the Bhaktivedanta Manor reception…
The brochure is entitled:
Inviting you to serve.
“It is a holy place, dedicated to uplifting human society through spiritual education” “At it’s heart is a God-centered community – committed to helping all people find spiritual fulfillment.”
“The temple now provides a full and comprehensive wedding service…. Civil or registry marriage is also conducted as an integral part of the religious wedding ceremony.”
And just where are all these weddings taking place…?
In the Temple room in front of Srila Prabhupada.
One has to wonder WHY, when the Spiritual master says DO NOT DO IT, this nonsense is allowed to carry on in front of HIM?