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It is our contention that the actual sastric truth regarding the
jiva's original positon as presented herein and which is thoroughly supported
by all our acaryas, has eluded many devotees due to their offenses to highly
situated Vaisnavas. A chronology of events surrounding the siksa of Srila B. R.
Sridhara Maharaja and the many offenses committed against His Holiness has been
documented in the book Our Affectionate Guardians, available online at:
A sastric reference to the anartha called tattva-vibrahma is given by Bhaktivinode Thakura in his Bhajana-rahasya, wherein it is stated that one remains in illusion about different tattva's, such as jiva-tattva, guru-tattva, vaisnava-tattva, and rasa-tattva due to one's offenses etc. Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura in his Madhurya Kadambini quotes a verse from Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu regarding the offenses which lead to a material conception of spiritual topics. The effect of one's offenses is that one developes the same qualities which they criticize of another. We feel strongly that the misunderstanding of this subject belies a fundamental lack of comprehension of the essential substance of Krsna consciousness.
A lengthier presentation with many additional references is available on our Web Site:
The only subject not covered in this paper, which is however available in our longer Web presentation, is the topic of "Preaching is not always siddhanta:"
We suggest than an example of preaching something other than siddhanta (cf. Bg. 15.6: "Once going there, one never returns.") is shown in the following conversation, which directly contradicts Bg. 15.6:
Paramahamsa: So we can come to the spiritual world and return?
Paramahamsa: Fall down?
Prabhupada: Yes. As soon as we try, "Oh, this material world is very nice," "Yes," Krsna says, "yes, you go." (Conversation, Los Angeles, May 13, 1973)
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