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disciples and followers of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Srila Prabhupada, His Movement & Youby Hansadutta das
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Some Statistical Reflections on the Awesome Stature of the Acharya
WHAT THE ACHARYA, SRILA PRABHUPADA, DID IN TEN YEARS:
All the while, Prabhupada was constantly travelling, going around the world at least twelve times from the age of 70 until 80 years. Plus he recruited from countries all over the world over 5,000 young boys and girls as his disciples, who served him enthusiastically, giving up sinful life and chanting Hare Krishna in towns and villages world-wide.
The ACHARYA is one who sets a milestone in the evolution of the SAMPRADAYA, as Srila Vyasadeva did by recording all the Vedic literatures, as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu did by introducing the sankirtan movement and as Thakur Bhaktivinoda and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta did by introducing and utilising all modern facilities for preaching the message of Krishna consciousness. Srila Prabhupada took that message and presented it to the whole world in English, subsequently translated in all languages of the world, his purports being so clear and concise that anyone reading his books seriously today becomes transformed and awakened to Krishna consciousness. Therefore he is the ACHARYA, because he has made all the people of the world conscious of Krishna by bringing Krishna in the form of His books.
All others are his servants--rittviks of the acharya-- and that is a very honourable, respectable and prestigious post. But to pose as a guru-acharya in the light of all this is ridiculous.
"Where there's smoke there's fire," and this is a lot of smoke for persons claiming to be Guru Acharyas! Prabhupada used to say, "Caesar's wife must be above suspicion." But here we have some very suspicious Caesars.
Here is an excerpt from a conversation with Srila Prabhupada in Nairobi Africa:
INDIAN MAN: When did you become the spiritual
leader of Krishna consciousness?
Author's comment: The point is: when the guru orders, then only one becomes guru. For instance, in the ashram, if the spiritual master does not ask or order his disciple to take food, then the disciple should fast. That is the discipline. Prabhupada ordered some disciples to "act as rittvik of the acharya, " but he never ordered, "You become full guru acharya of ISKCON" to any disciple. Where is the order? It does not exist!
The authorities Srila Prabhupada created are meant to obey and support the orders he gave. When the authorities fail in that function, no excuses, benefits of the doubt (as we gave in the case of so many gurus before) or word jugglery should be accepted to justify their deviation. They must immediately be brought to account for their discrepancies, in harmony with the teachings of the Founder-acharya, Srila Prabhupada.Hansadutta das
Rittvik representative of the Acharya,
Srila Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya ISKCON
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