Iskcon tells that we don’t have Dékñä Paramparä, we have Çikñä Paramparä.
MAHÄRÄJA JÉ- The question coming now is, you are asking that Iskcon tells that we don’t have Dékñä Paramparä, we have Çikñä Paramparä.
Well! This could be true. They might have some sought of Çikñä Paramparä, but who are the Äcäryas in their Çikñä Paramparä? They are Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura, Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé and Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé. So, let’s see, what their çikñäs are? And if Bhakti Siddhänta Sarasvaté Öhäkura is following and his followers are following the teachings which they have given, then yes, they might have this Çikñä Paramparä concept also.
So, the main teachings and applications in life of these three, Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé, Jagannätha däsa Bäbäjé, Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura are, just see how they used to offer bhoga. They used to offer bhoga in three steps.
First step is, the bhoga was being offered to the Three Prabhus, Lord Gauräìga, Lord Nityänanda and Lord Advaita. The bhoga was being offered to the three Prabhus. Till Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura, the bhoga was being offered to the three Prabhus. Then after sometime, water is given to wash Their mouths and after that cloth is given to wipe off the face. And then, in the second part of the offering, the Prasäda of Lord Gauräìga was given to Gadädhara Paëòita and Çréväsa Paëòita. And then after they took Prasäda, the Prasäda of Mahäprabhu was being given to Gosvämé Varga, Rüpa Gosvämé etc. and Guru Varga.
And in the entire Gauòéya Vaiñëava Sampradäya, this way bhoga was being offered for the last 500 years. So, if someone claims to have Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura, Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé and Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé in their Paramparä, they must follow at least how they used to offer bhoga. You are telling that you follow what they followed. Are you offering bhoga, the way they used to offer bhoga? No! They used to chant some kind of Païca Tattva Mantra. Are you doing the same Païca Tattva Mantra? No!
You do ‘çré kåñëa caitanya prabhu nityänanda…’ But what did they used to do?
çré gauräìga nityänanda çré advaitacandra
gadädhara çréväsädi gaura bhakta vånda
So, you are neither following bhoga, the way they used to offer bhoga. Nor you are following Païca Tattva Mantra, the way they used to do.
Then are you following Maìgala Äraté, the way they used to sing, the way they used to do? They used to do Äraté of three Prabhus– Gaura, Nitäi and Advaita. And you do Arti of the entire Païca Tattva. Äraté is not done of Païca Tattva. As per Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé, Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé and Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura, Äraté is being done of three Prabhus- Gaura, Nitäé and Advaita. And to Gadädhara and Çréväsa Paëòita, they are being given Prasädé Äraté. Äraté of Gadädhara Paëòita and Çréväsa Paëòita is not done.
Even in the big temple of Iskcon in Mäyäpura, Äraté of Gadädhara and Çréväsa Paëòita is also being done directly. It is wrong! You are not following Äcäryas on your Altar. They never used to do Maìgala Äraté like this. And you do Äraté of Rädhä and Kåñëa also. No! Äraté of Çré Kåñëa is being done and after that, Äraté of Kåñëa is given to Rädhäräné.
So, neither you are following–
the way they used to do Maìgala Äraté,
the way they used to do Äraté,
the way of offering Bhoga,
the way of doing Païca Tattva Mantra.
None of them wore Janeü, Brähmaëa Thread. None of them!
None of them ever wore saffron cloth.
None of them ever did this Dékñä Mantra, ‘oà bhür bhuvaù svaù’. They never did so.
Please understand, What is Paramparä…What is Sampradäya..?? Sampradäya means ‘samyak pradäyate iti sampradäya’. Sam-Pradäya, ‘Pradäya’ means given, bestowed. ‘Sam’ means Samyaka rüpa, bestowed completely. Sampradäya means that they bestow completely what has been given to them by their precedent Äcäryas. They change nothing about it. And here, Bhakti Siddhänta Sarasvaté is adding and following nothing of them! He is changing everything given by the precedent Äcäryas, including the Guru, including father whom he is even putting on the Altar. Why are you putting someone on the Altar when you are not going to follow anything done by them or preached by them?
You have started the ‘oà bhür bhuvaù svaù’ mantra. You tell me, you got it from Sampradäya? Gaura Kiçora däsa Bäbäjé never did it, never gave it to anyone. Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura never did this. Jagannätha däsa Bãbä never did this. We have seen in the entire Gauòéya Vaiñëava Sampradäya, no one does this ‘oà bhür bhuvaù svaù’ or wears janeü, brähmaëa thread. Why did you start inventing new things?
Please understand! In trikäla, Trikäla means past, present or future, Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé, Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé and Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura cannot be in the same Paramparä. Why is it so? It is so because Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura and Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé belong to Lord Nityänanda’s Family. The Tilaka which they wear is like this. And why am I telling you details of this? So that you can understand how one can go to the Spiritual World and how one serves the Lord in the Spiritual World.
When we get initiated in a bonafide paramparä, bonafide paramparä comes in a bonafide Parivära and in a bonafide Parivära, all the Äcäryas from Lord Nityänanda till right now, this current day, all of them wear the same tilaka. And all the people initiated in Lord Nityänanda’s lineage, like Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura, Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé and Myself, we all stay in the Spiritual World where Lord Nityänanda stays in cottages around Lord Nityänanda. We stay around Lord Nityänanda. We sleep around Lord Nityänanda only, we get up around Lord Nityänanda. We rinse our mouth, we serve our Gurudeva also there. All the devotees in Nityänanda’s family do that.
If someone is initiated in Vakreçvara Paëòita lineage, then what is he going to do? He will sleep in a cottage near Vakreçvara Paëòita. And he and his entire Guru Varga, from now till last 500 years, they will sleep around the same place. And the devotees serve with their Gurudeva and in the morning, they will get up together and they will together meet their main Äcärya. Like in our case, Lord Nityänanda; in someone’s case, Gadädhara Paëòita.
And in case of Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé, he with his entire Guru Varga will first greet and respect Lord Advaitäcärya. Together they will go and serve Lord Gauräìga. And Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé and Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura,, they will all go together to Lord Nityänanda and along with Lord Nityänanda, they will go to Lord Gauräìga and serve Him there. This happens in morning also, in prätaù lélä also the same way, service is being done.
We, all the devotees of Nityänanda lineage, sleep with Lord Nityänanda, we get up with Lord Nityänanda.
And Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé is from Advaita lineage. He sleeps around Lord Advaitäcärya and he gets up there. So, it is not possible that they can ever be together in the same Paramparä. It is not possible! It is just not possible! Whosoever has put them in the same Paramparä, it’s totally whimsical! There’s no Paramparä in it. Iskcon or Gaudiya Matha, they neither have any Çikñä Paramparä nor they have any Dékñä Paramparä.
You tell me, without connection to a proper Dékñä Paramparä, how will you serve Lord Gauräìga in the Spiritual World? Just tell this simple question! It is not that anonymously anyone can go there and serve Lord Gauräìga in the Spiritual World. One has to be connected to a Proper Lineage, either coming from Lord Nityänanda or Lord Advaitäcärya or Gadädhara Paëòita or Çréväsa Paëòita. One cannot be connected to a combo of Äcäryas of all the Pariväras and make it together and term it as a Paramparä!
Paramparä is not created. It exists eternally. No one can create a Paramparä. So, Iskcon, unfortunately, neither has Dékñä Paramparä nor has Çikñä Paramparä. Everything done is exactly opposite of Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé and Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé, whether it is Païca Tattva Mantra.
You are calling yourself as their Çikñä Paramparä. At least follow their teachings. You are neither following Païca Tattva Mantra nor Bhoga Mantra nor janeü nor the Dékñä Mantra nor Siddha Praëälé. Even Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura at the end of his life took Bäbäjé Veça. He did not take Saìnyäsa Veça, saffron cloth. He took Bäbäjé Veça. Ask Bhakti Siddhänta Sarasvaté Öhäkura that you are putting them in your Altar and you are saying that you follow them. Who bestowed upon you a saffron cloth or a Saìnyäsa daëòa? Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé never did, surely, he never did.
All the Siddha saints go to Çréväsa Äìgana which is on the other side of the Ganges. Bhakti Siddhänta Sarasvaté even invented this new Çréväsa Äìgana! Can you imagine the quantum of deviation which has been done by Bhakti Siddhänta Sarasvaté and his followers there on?!?
Iskcon or Gaudiya Matha neither has any form of Çikñä Paramparä or any form of Dékñä Paramparä. Even if you call imaginary Çikñä Paramparä, that won’t work. That will not give you prema sevä in the Spiritual World. Prema sevä is being given by a channel. Even if you want to go to Vaikuëöha, there has to be a Dékñä channel. You have to serve with your Guru varga. And Guru varga simply means, the person who gave you Dékñä is your Guru. And the person who gave Him Dékñä was his Guru and similarly like this upto the Lord. All the Guru varga together serve the Lord. There’s a channel.
And the tilaka which Bhakti Siddhänta Sarasvaté is putting, nobody puts that in the Spiritual World. How can you put this Tilaka and think that you can serve Lord Gauräìga in the Spiritual World? This yellow tilaka with Tulasi patti? No one can enter the Spiritual World because of this yellow tilaka. Tilaka is bestowed from the eternal associates of the Lord who were there with Lord when He came to perform His pastimes 500 years back.
Nityänanda Prabhu wears a different Tilaka. This is the Tilaka which we wear and everyone in this Paramparä wears this Tilaka. Advaita Parivära’s Tilaka is circular. Advaitäcärya wears a circular Tilaka and the entire Advaitäcärya family wears that circular Tilaka. Vakreçvara Paëòita Parivära’s Tilaka is like a dot in between. He wears a different Tilaka. All the eternal associates of the Lord wear different Tilakas. They are called eternal Tilakas. No one puts this yellow tilaka with Tulasé patra. Tell me, the Tilaka which you are putting, was this being created by Bhakti Siddhänta Sarasvaté or was this tilaka being bestowed upon him by Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé? You don’t even accept Tilaka given by your Guru? You don’t even accept Païca Tattva Mantra given by your Guru? You don’t accept Bhoga offering the way your Guru used to do. You created janeü and you still call yourself coming in their lineage??
Have some respect for them! And the followers have some common sense! See how you have been brainwashed to follow someone who is following nobody! There is no Çikñä or Dékñä Paramparä in Iskcon or Gaudiya Matha. Be very clear about it.
And we have got no personal liking or disliking towards Bhakti Siddhänta and company. We are just telling you what is pure Gauòéya Vaiñëava Sampradäya and how we serve Lord Gauräìga in the Spiritual World. If you want to follow the path followed by Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé or Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé or Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura, which we are following, we are just telling the pure path followed by all the pure saints in Gauòéya Vaiñëava Sampradäya before Bhakti Siddhänta Sarasvaté and company.
Just a small cult called Bhakti Siddhänta and followers, they are walking on an imaginary path. Other than that, everyone is walking on the same path. That is why, there’s no need to put any picture of any great saint in your Altar in the form of Çikñä Paramparä. Why? Because everyone’s Çikñä is practically the same! There is no difference in the Çikñä of Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé or Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura or Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé or Bhagaväna Däsa Bäbäjé or any Bäbäjé!
Everyone is following practically the same, so there’s no point in putting anyone in the Çikñä Paramparä. There is absolutely no point in having any Çikñä Paramparä because Paramparä means teachings are followed the same way, they were followed for 100s of years. These are not the only Siddha Mahätmäs, three of them. Soooo many Siddha Mahätmäs have been there in Gauòéya Vaiñëava Sampradäya. No one puts a picture of any of the Siddha Mahätmäs on their Altar. Everyone is following the same path.
We are following exactly the same path which Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé followed, which Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura followed, which Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé followed. Everyone is following the same path. Nobody is following a different path other than Iskcon and Gaudiya Matha. They are following exactly the opposite path given by Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé, Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé and Bhaktivinoda Öhäkura. Putting pictures in the Altar is something else. Following their teachings is something else!
In our Väëé, you can see, we have got no malaise against anyone. We are just giving you pure knowledge. If the Lord is merciful upon you, then you will be able to accept this pure knowledge. And if you are the product of this kaliyuga, “manda sumanda abhägya” as told in Çrémad Bhägavatam, most unfortunate people, then even after hearing this, you will continue to associate with the cult, and not with the Real Gauòéya Vaiñëava Sampradäya. May Lord Gauräìga be Merciful upon all of You. Hare Kåñëa.