> A second answer would be the fear, driven by
> constant reinforcement of the idea that the ‘pure
> devotee’ is rare, of missing out and being stuck
> in hell.
The methods of creating idols were visible in the group. They are still visible today. It is not logical. For if a "pure devotee" is rare, then isolationism is unnecessary because being "self-effulgent" will automatically stand out and attract spiritually interested people to him.
The concept of "only one pure devotee" also contradicts the words of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, who wrote and emphasized in letters i.e. to Tusta Krishna das, that each of his disciples could be "pure devotee".
If you look at the latest webinar of Mr. Midget - there is a form of creation still taking place. There is an internet "webinar" and the group members express their approval, admiration and thanks by commenting (feel artificial), while the subject matter is basic, the same as last 20-ty years and generally recruiting type.
Also interesting, Balakhilya das introduces himself as Balakhilya das, while according to the words: he is an initiated Brahmin, additionally by another Guru.
Drogi Balakhilya prabhu ty takze masz inicjacje diksza (braminska) od innego guru niz Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa Maharadza.
Dear Balakhilya prabhu, you also have a diksa (brahmin) initiation from a guru other than Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa Maharaja.
Members of the former SIF-Poland (now many different associations) do not know about this.
In the link above, the words are also present:
Quote: "Generally, followers of the Gaudiya Math and I know Mirek is doing this openly claim that their guru teaches a higher truth to Vaisnava than Srila Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa Prabhupada, AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and other Vaisnava Gurus. This is both disrespectful, untrue and offensive. Vaishnava Aparadha. We have all heard lectures on judge placement, and this is exactly the situation. It is offensive to claim that Guru Vaisnavas are in higher and lower positions. "
Mr. Midget negatively evaluates anyone "putting himself in the position of a judge", and at the same time he clearly ascribes the behavior of the entire Gaudiya Math, although as Mirek (Madhai das / Madhavananda das) emphasized - the Gaudiya Math is federated.
This all needs to be remembered because leaders and activists are not in the habit of apologizing. When confronted with hard facts, they find people showing it uncomfortable, offensive, and so on.
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 09/15/2020 06:34PM by Culthusiast.