Who is Strictly Following, and Who Has Become Asāra? (01/05/06)
Below is the quote from CC (Ādi-līlā Ch, 12, Tx. 8) wherein Prabhupāda first mentioned that, “One party strictly followed the instructions of Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura.”
Then Prabhupāda says, “Another group created their own concoction about executing his desires.”
Then he says that this group split into two fractions, “But just after his passing away, his leading secretaries made plans, without authority, to occupy the post of ācārya, and they split into two factions over who the next ācārya would be.”
Then he mentions that both these fractions were asāra, “Consequently, both factions were asāra, or useless, because they had no authority, having disobeyed the order of the spiritual master.”
So the first group “strictly followed the instructions of Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura.” Then the second party split in two and became asāra. One plus two equals three groups.
Prabhupāda also mentions that the unauthorized groups began litigation, “the two unauthorized factions began litigation”.
So in the present world of Prabhupāda disciples, who is strictly following and who has become asāra? Those who have begun litigation in the courts to gain control, who fabricate false ideas (Ṛtvik) about being an ācārya and who deviate from the instructions (go to Śrīdhara Mahārāja) have indeed become asāra. Their opulence, temples and kingdoms being Māyā’s bondage to keep them away from the pure devotees.
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