Some nondevotees — such as the former Hansadutta, Gurukripa and Sudama Vipra — were engaged in gunrunning, smuggling and other heinous offences. Other nondevotees — such as the former Kirtanananda — conspired to murder and were convicted of criminal racketeering.
What I want to know from she who has nothing to hide is this -
What do you hope will be gained by gossiping about the maritial and private affairs of those who are trying to serve Krishna?
Is there a plan to attack the reputation of businesses run by those who are trying to serve Krishna?
Do you regard the position of a Siksha guru seriously? If your words are accurate then you would accept instruction from he that you accept without compromise?[/[/quote]
Very seriously, that is why I follow the spiritual practices that I learned from him to this day and try to help his sister which was the last request he made of me. If he who I accept picked up the promise that he gave me at Coolangatta then of course I would follow the instructions that he gave me.
My reasoning is actually very simple. If someone believes in Krishna, as I do, then they know that he does everything for a reason. When I prayed for service and circumstances led up to me getting to go to SOI and meet my Siksa I was extremely happy and believed with my whole heart that I was meant to be a student of Siddhaswarupananda. What is apparent though is that the plan was otherwise since the whole experience led instead to this. I was turned away for stupid material reasons which you know all about. It is an offence to turn anyone away from Krishna. I heard of a lecture where Siddha thoroughly chastised one of the security people at his public kirtan for telling a passerby who stopped to listen and began boisterously chanting and dancing because he had been drinking beer on the beach to leave. He said this person must have a hard heart to do any such thing and had greatly offended him.
My rationale is that Krishna did not send me to SOI for no reason but based on what happened there it couldn't possibly be to find SOI devotees and disciples were a nice bunch of people, who's behaviour is indicative of following a bonafide spiritual teacher and who embrace Lord Caitanya's mission, where my prayers for service would be answered. It is not even possible to say that this is based on my own faulty reasoning because it was not my decision in the first place.
It is a shame that you apparently do not believe in Siksa gurus, although I have no idea what you base this on. Totalitarianism I imagine :wink: because if he told me to come back and wash his feet and sweep his floor and chant 16 rounds a day or whatever else I would do it. I even pointed it out to him that it was a shame he had gone back on his initial word because it was clear that I was willing to accept his instructions, that is based on my personal relationship with Krishna. I couldn't accept an empty promise though because then he would not be acting as a Siksa and the matter of acceptance or not would be redundant. So simply the fact that I now do what I do and any advance in doing it is actually supported by your actions of turning me away and keeping me turned away. If I wasn't suppossed to be 'attacking' as you put it then Krishna would present me with an alternate arrangement. He hasn't so I go about trying to go in the direction that he has arranged for me to go in.
I hope that answered your questions.
Siddha : You're the [b:b61da3db20]worst [/b:b61da3db20]student that I've ever heard of
Cara : Aaah, but you [i:b61da3db20]have[/i:b61da3db20] heard of me[/color:b61da3db20][/size:b61da3db20] :lol:
with ACB disciples each name is unique at the most only duplicated for das and dasi (male and female)
[b:4a91c0bdaf]Here is the life long justification for all manner of ethical and criminal activity engaged by CB and his followers. The infallibility clause.[/b:4a91c0bdaf][/color:4a91c0bdaf]Quote
[b:4a91c0bdaf] “The whole concept of renunciation is an illusion because it is based on the false premise that one can own anything.” “He is absolutely free…totally untouched [uncontaminated] by them”.[/b:4a91c0bdaf]
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[b:4a91c0bdaf]“A devotee will accept the twenty dollars [or please, $20,000] and his attitude will be, “This twenty dollars is for KRISHMA, it is not mine. So I will not use it for myself. I will use it to help turn on my brothers and sisters[/b:4a91c0bdaf].”
[b:a876441bc6]And[/b:a876441bc6][/color:a876441bc6],:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:Quote
[b:a876441bc6]“A devotee will accept the twenty dollars [or please, $20,000] and his attitude will be, “This twenty dollars is for KRISHMA, it is not mine. So I will not use it for myself. I will use it to help turn on my brothers and sisters[/b:a876441bc6].”
ROTFLMAO! I need not belabor the historical hypocrisy of this statement.