Back to Prabhupada, founder of the Hare Krishna sect -- who was Chris Butler's guru.
"We should not try to judge the liberated acarya according to ethics and
In other words, the ends justify the means, especially if you are regarded as
one of the elite, reaching out to deluded humanity.
So...what do Tulsi Gabbard's handlers really think of the citizens who trustfully listened to her PR and voted her into Congress?
Do they regard the voters as inferior to them from their 'Vedic perspective'?
And that in this time of Kali Yuga, any means are justified to get an enlightened bhakti yogini into Congress>
Hinduism is no single entity. It is not like Latin Roman Catholicism, in which
there is one supreme head, and a uniform code of canon law.**
Today, with a few fanatical exceptions, no Roman Catholic would
claim, at least not in Congress, to represent all Christians.
No Lutheran would presume to speak for all Christians, either.
That is why clergy of different denominations of Christianity are invited to
serve as chaplains in the US Armed Forces.
In Hinduism there is such a multiplicity of practices that is may be more
accurate to speak of "hindu sects".
Tulsi Gabbard was born into a miniscule sliver of a subsect of what could be
termed a bhakti (devotional movement) - one based that developed in Bengal,
was devoted to Krishna.
Not all Hindus worship Krishna.
Some who do worship Krishna regard him is merely one manifestation of
God, rather than the Supreme God as the Gaudiya Vaisnavas do. (Which is
why Prabhuapada and the Hare Krishnas capitalize the word "He" when
referring to Krishna.
Not all Hindus emphasise the bhakti
path. It is one of a variety
of paths in Hinduism. Others follow the jnana path of scholarship,
others karma yoga (ritual, right action in life).
For a short list of different hindu philosophies, of which Gaudiya Vaisnavaism
(Prabhupada/Butler) is *just one*, see here.
**(The Byzantine Catholic churches are in union with Rome, regard the Pope as their supreme bishop, but keep the liturgy and canon law of the Eastern Christian churches. Which indicates that even within Roman Catholicism, there
remains a surprising amount of diversity as well.)
Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 06/24/2015 04:07AM by corboy.