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Your Son Has No Status in My Āśrama (09/24/12)

Dear ________ Prabhu,
Daṇḍavats. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda.

I received your email below. Sorry for the misunderstanding and any inconvenience that you may have been caused.

Not clearly understanding that your son was in Iskcon and a disciple of ______, I agreed that he could come to my āśrama for a visit. However, when I came to know that you are both initiated disciples in Iskcon i requested ____ Mahārāja to explain the situation because we do not allow Iskcon devotees to stay or even visit our āśrama. This is because we have had many unpleasant experiences with Iskcon devotees.

Your son may be heralded as a great youth preacher (a digvijaya) in Iskcon, but at my āśrama he has no status. I have never met an Iskcon devotee who had complete knowledge of any tattva, and for the most part, their knowledge of Gauḍīya-siddhānta is completely wrong and offensive. This is especially true of their understanding of jīva-tattva, gaura-tattva, rādhā-tattva, rasa-tattva, pañca-tattva, and guru-tattva.

Additionally, the way to receive confidential knowledge about the divine service of Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Govinda in the line of Śrī Rupa Gosvāmī is to approach the senior Vaiṣṇava with humility and a service attitude – not to come to the āśrama thinking oneself as a big preacher with something to offer. This is the mentality of the māyāvādīs and puffed-up paṇḍitas.

One can study Sanskrit for eternity and still not be qualified to enter into confidential mantras and topics of the Supreme Lord.

In any case, I am sincerely sorry for any inconvenience that I or my disciples may have caused you.

Bhaktivinoda-Sarasvatī-Śrīdhara-Prabhupāda kiṅkara,
Swami Narasingha

PS: Please excuse me, but what does “PAMHO! AGTSP! AGTG&G!” mean? Is that some kind of Iskcon youth-talk?

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