Caste-Brāhmaṇa Guru (04/13/19)
Śrī Śrī Guru Gaurāṅga jayate.
My opinion is that the so-called _______ Swami is a rascal. Although he is supposed to be a disciple of our Śrīla Prabhupāda, he does not actually follow his guru or his parama-guru, Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta.
He was rejected from iskcon due to his having several illicit affairs with women when he was an iskcon sannyāsī. He would not accept being demoted in iskcon, so he left iskcon and then mounted a campaign of envy against iskcon and especially against western-bodied Vaiṣṇavas.
His opinions are not the opinions of Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta, our Śrīla Prabhupāda, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja or any bona-fide ācārya in our paramparā. Therefore, he has no paramparā – only his false pride and his caste consciousness.
He likes to boast that he was born in the shadow of Govardhana Hill as if that is supposed to confirm his high birth status, but he forgets that Kṛṣṇa’s shadow is māyā–śakti. He also claims to be a brāhmaṇa, but the fact is that he came to work as a chokidar (night guard) at the Kṛṣṇa-Balarāma Temple in Vṛndāvana, and then worked his was up to assistant cook in the restaurant. Then he joined the temple āśrama as a brahmacārī and became a disciple of Śrīla Prabhupāda. Later, he took sannyāsa from Hamsadūta and then again from Bhāvānanda (both later fell down). He seems to have forgotten that if a brāhmaṇa takes the employment of a śūdra, he loses his caste and he becomes a śūdra. What to speak of eating food cooked by western people or western devotees, of which he has eaten plenty, he then loses all caste and becomes a mleccha, untouchable. So how then, by his philosophy, is he now a guru?
His only real way out of that argument would be to declare that on the strength of the Holy Name of Kṛṣṇa, and the mercy of his guru, that he has become qualified to be guru. Yes, that is correct and it is by the same that any living entity can become qualified to become guru, by the mercy of the Holy Name of Kṛṣṇa and by the grace of one’s guru.
Hoping this meets you well.