The land where god himself walked, home to a billion Hindus, where the Vedas and mantras have been chanted with sincere faith since the dawn of time: ZERO EFFECT
The least happy country in the world...
How much proof does one need to show that these ideologies, mantras, guru's and gods have ZERO effect on anything? If they do help in some way, please show me. Please show me what value chanting 4 rounds versus 64 versus 108 rounds has (besides grinding your brain to a pulp)... Please show me how exactly any of it amounts to an iota of practical "happiness" than what one can readily access in many more sane and realistic ways.
God himself as chaitanya could not break the boundaries of his grand spiritual movement beyond the walls of Bengal. Not a soul outside of a small tract of land even knew of him. Are we really to believe this is some "yuga" avatar? More people by then around the world knew of jesus then chaitanya... And even jesus' person is highly skeptical "as is"...
How can one ground their entire faith and sense of being in utter fairytale nonsense? You have the amazing fortune of being born in a day and age when humans are more than ever in control of their destiny and happiness and you would put faith in archaic myth on the word of a self-centered guru and sentimental idealists?
Those who come here looking for answers to the conundrum of how you ended up in such a cult, know you are not alone. You have hinged your life and existence on the equivalent of a Saturday morning cartoon. With about as much ethical and moral value as said cartoon. You would gain just as much if not more wisdom and insight by wholeheartedly following the wisdom found in an episode of carebears then in all the vedic corpus. and in half the time and mental agony.
Krishna kids are taught that if they accidentally break Ekadashi it's like killing your mom and guru. HOLY SHIT! What a mind fuck. And unnecessary and avoidable. Krishna kids are raised to believe that a 4 headed creator god sitting on a lotus flower is the "head" of their "unbroken" spiritual lineage going back billions of years... oops!
In order to bolster and retain social influence and control over naive peoples, Brahmins composed Puranas (and the countless rules/rituals) as a way to give pride to people in India that they belong to a "rich" history. In doing so, they created amalgamation scriptures and gods that took a little bit of buddhism, Samkhya, yoga and other philosophies and gods and created a new body of work (It's called sycretism). This has been happeing with myths and religions for thousands of years. Christianty and Islam as well as Buddhism undergoes and underwent the same metamorphasis. The same goes for chaitanya. Assorted biographical works created a "god" out of a religious fanatic with epilepsy.
People LOVE new religions. Look at Scientology and Mormonism and numerous other "new" faiths and religious systems. There are 130 MILLION mormons around the world. A religion started by a charlatan who claimed to find "lost" scriptures that held "secret" histories. Sound familiar????
Religious movements are started all the time. Here is a list of new religious movements. Guess who is on the list??? [en.wikipedia.org
Yup, yours truly...
Meanwhile, Siddhaswarupananda's mouthpiece, Tulsi Gabbard, darling of SIF and FOX news (the only clown acts that will take her), is vomitting up her hare krishna brand of nonsese: [www.msn.com
She is now a Republican. The one political party that has disenfranchised women for hundreds of years, used fear, hate and misinformation to push thier religious agenda that has zero benefit to humankind.
Not to mention, what the hell does someone who believes they are not their body so worried about gender for? I'll tell you why. Because these false religious ideologies do not actually follow or believe their own message and are hypocrites. I was hardly aware of gender and the clothing I wore till I joined these cults. All of sudden it's woman in the back, men in front, wear this type of clothing, god is a male, men are superior, blacks are a demon race, sexual attraction and who you want to love is a demonic force, brahmachari life teaches young boys to have an unnatural fear and often unhealthy idea of women etc etc. All stuff is firmly based on bodily identification and considerations.
Tulsi and Butler are afraid that a cross-dressing transexual will start fucking everything in sight and give AIDS to the whole world!!!! AAAAHAHHHHHHHH!!! Run for the beaches of Kailua everyone!!! Line your walls with foil!!!
Authoritarian ideologies are good at one thing: dragging progress backward to the dark ages. Yes, contrary to what devotees tell you, the past was not more "enlightened" and pleasant by any stretch of the word: [www.sltrib.com
Don't worry Gabbard/Butler—Narasighadev will pop out of a concrete pillar and destroy them tranny-faggot-aborting-demons that are on every corner! Just have faith and keep chanting! Follow the 4 regs, avoid the 10 offenses, chant 4-64 rounds a day (preferably 64 or god does not accept your service according to Bhaktisiddhanta), practice the 4 limbs of bhakti, walk around the tulsi plant 3 times, always turn around when you reach the head bead and don't touch anything with your pointer finger!!! Am I missing anything? Sure, I'm anxious, but it's a transcendental anxiousness that feels a little blissful. Or does it?