"You say that you would read only one
book if that was all that I had written"

This article is basically in draft form and by Prabhupada's blessing will be finished soon. I have decided to release it now as it still has many many valuable quotes and notes.

I am compiling this article to encourage those new souls who will be taking direct shelter of Srila Prabhupada as their initiating guru to develop the correct mood of total loyalty and chastity to His Divine Grace by reading his books and his books only! [original books] This is most pleasing to Srila Prabhupada and will lead to rapid advancement in Krishna Consciousness.  

I also want to clear up this false notion presented by the sahajiya class [those who take devotion to Krishna as something very cheap] that Srila Prabhupada has authorized them to jump over him and thus attempt to directly read the books of the previous acaryas. [spiritual masters] Their self interested and offensive interpretations of Srila Prabhupada's words cause general confusion and make his teachings appear contradictory. This should not be tolerated!

Of course this offensive cheating mentality of jumping over the guru and prostituting oneself around by hearing from different unauthorized sources and then trying to justify such material inclinations as spiritual and sanctioned by Prabhupada is totally abhorrent to the faithful chaste followers of Srila Prabhupada.

You say that you would read only one book if that was all
that I had written, so you teach others to do like that.
You have very good determination

Regarding the Gaudiya Math books being circulated there, who is distributing? Who is sending these books? The Gaudiya Math does not sell our books, why we should sell their books. Who has introduced these books? Let me know. These books should not at all be circulated in our Society. Bhakti Vilas Tirtha is very much antagonistic to our society and he has no clear conception of devotional service. He is contaminated. Anyway, who has introduced these books? You say that you would read only one book if that was all that I had written, so you teach others to do like that. You have very good determination.

[Srila Prabhupada Letter to Sukadeva, 14 November, 1973)     

Note: This quote can be divided into two sections. The first section consists of many strong questions which reveal Srila Prabhupada's total displeasure at unauthorized and contaminating "spiritual books" being circulated in his movement. In the second section Srila Prabhupada clearly reveals his pleasure at the correct chaste mood of his disciple Sukadeva dasa. Prabhupada tells him he has good determination to read only one book if that was the only book that Prabhupada had written. He tells him to teach this to the others. So this instruction is an OPEN INSTRUCTION TO ALL PRABHUPADA'S FOLLOWERS! The prostitute class will try to write this off as a time and place instruction that doesn't apply to them, this is nonsense. This letter with its clear message reveals the danger of the unauthorized hearing process and also the correct mood of chastity to the spiritual master by the bona-fide follower and hearer.

If this was a time, place and circumstance instruction, [which it clearly is not] then the circumstances are far more serious now! The market place is now completely flooded with these contaminated books and chastity and loyalty to Prabhupada is rare to find. At this time the prostitution and philosophical deviations away from the paramapara message of Prabhupada are massive in comparison to 1973!!!

There is no need by any of my disciples to read any books
besides my books--in fact, such reading may be detrimental
 to their advancement in Krishna Consciousness

There is no need by any of my disciples to read any books besides my books--in fact, such reading may be detrimental to their advancement in Krishna Consciousness. All reading of outside books, except in certain authorized cases such as for example to read some philosopher like Plato to make an essay comparing his philosophy with Krishna's philosophy--but otherwise all such outside reading should be stopped immediately. It is simply another botheration. If my students cannot even read my own books thoroughly, why they should read others? I have given you TLC, what need is there to read Caitanya Caritamrta translated by someone else. You are right to stop such reading.

[Srila Prabhupada Letter to Sri Govinda, 20 January, 1972]

Note: There is no need by any of Prabhupada's disciples to read any books besides Prabhupada's books--in fact, such reading may be detrimental to their advancement in Krishna Consciousness... all such outside reading should be stopped immediately. What is the difficultly to understand this clear instruction? For the loyal and chaste follower of Prabhupada there is none. For the sahajiya class they will hear what they want to hear and disregard the rest.

In these times of disorder when the standard is to hear from anywhere and everywhere like a prostitute, presenting these simple truths of loyalty and devotion to Prabhupada is considered almost blasphemy.


There is no need whatsoever for any outside instruction

Whatever is to be learned of the teachings of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura can be learned from our books. There is no need whatsoever for any outside instruction.

[Srila Prabhupada Letter to Gurukrpa and Yasodanandana, 25/12/73]

Note: Whatsoever is an intensive form of whatever. Whatever means no matter what: Do it, whatever happens. So no matter what, whatever happens we don't allow any outside instruction in Srila Prabhupada's movement or in our ears and hearts. Whatever [meaning absolutely anything] that is to be learned of the teachings of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura can be learned from Srila Prabhupada's books.

I request you to stop this practice.

Brahmananda Swami has read me your letter regarding the students there reading other books. I request you to stop this practice. Our students have no time to read our own books, but they have time to read other's books, and the money to purchase them? Why this mentality is there? You are a serious student, therefore you have correctly found out the defect in these books. We don't want babaji class. We want active preachers.

[Srila Prabhupada Letter to: Cyavana: Bombay 13 October, 1973]

Note: Prabhupada again requests us to stop the prostitution and be loyal to him. He doesn't wants babaji class, he wants active preachers. In the next quote he GIVES THE CLEAR INSTRUCTION on what his followers are allowed to read to become those preachers.

In our Krsna consciousness movement we have therefore
 limited our study of Vedic literatures to t
hese four works

TRANSLATION: "The twelfth item is to give up the company of nondevotees. (13) One should not accept an unlimited number of disciples. (14) One should not partially study many scriptures just to be able to give references and expand explanations.

PURPORT: Accepting an unlimited number of devotees or disciples is very risky for one who is not a preacher. According to Srila Jiva Gosvami, a preacher has to accept many disciples to expand the cult of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. This is risky because when a spiritual master accepts a disciple, he naturally accepts the disciple's sinful activities and their reactions. Unless he is very powerful, he cannot assimilate all the sinful reactions of his disciples. Thus if he is not powerful, he has to suffer the consequences, for one is forbidden to accept many disciples.
One should not partially study a book just to pose oneself as a great scholar by being able to refer to scriptures. In our Krsna consciousness movement we have therefore limited our study of Vedic literatures to Bhagavad-gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Caitanya-caritamrta and Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu. These four works are sufficient for preaching purposes. They are adequate for the understanding of the philosophy and the spreading of missionary activities all over the world. If one studies a particular book, he must do so thoroughly. That is the principle. By thoroughly studying a limited number of books, one can understand the philosophy.

[Srila Prabhupada from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila 22.118]

Note: Unchaste people don't like to be limited because they do not understand or accept the unlimited nature of these four transcendental works coming in parampara from Srila Prabhupada. And the next quote which they use to support their offensive jumping over Prabhupada philosophy clearly reveals this.


Sri Sanatana Gosvami Prabhu, the teacher of the science of devotional service, wrote several books, of which the Brhad-bhagavatamrta is very famous; anyone who wants to know about the subject matter of devotees, devotional service and Krsna must read this book."

[Srila Prabhupada from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 5.203]

Note: So it is clear, we should read Brhad-bhagavatamrta, the real question is HOW?

In the Bhagavad-gita Krishna says "If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it." The instruction appears simple but it requires more elaboration from Srila Prabhupada on how we offer these things to Krishna.

Prabhupada: Yes, I'll chant. Hare Krsna. Oh, thank you very much. All should be offered there, Jagannatha. The etiquette is nice. Everything should be offered to the, through the spiritual master. That is the etiquette. No direct.

[Srila Prabhupada Conversation, April 1, 1969, San Francisco]

Note: So we shall use this example and apply the sahajiya philosophy to it. They would say that Krishna says we can offer him directly a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, and he will accept it. This of course is not the correct philosophy, we have to offer through the spiritual master this is the etiquette.

So let's read Brhad-bhagavatamrta by Sri Sanatana Gosvami Prabhu, this is what Srila Prabhupada has instructed. But we have to read it in the way he directs us.

Or even if you read some books, you cannot
understand unless you understand it from me.


This is called parampara system. The person who heard Bhagavad-gita directly from Krsna, whatever he says, that is to be accepted. You cannot interpret. This is the parampara system.
So if you want to understand Bhagavad-gita, then we must understand in the same way as the person who directly heard from. This is called parampara system. Suppose I have heard something from my spiritual master, so I speak to you the same thing. So this is parampara system. You cannot imagine what my spiritual master said. Or even if you read some books, you cannot understand unless you understand it from me. This is called parampara system. You cannot jump over to the superior guru, neglecting the next acarya, immediate next acarya. Just like our, this Gau..., Caitanya Mahaprabhu's cult; we cannot understand Caitanya Mahaprabhu directly. It is not possible. We have to understand through the Gosvamis. Therefore you'll find in the Caitanya-caritamrta and at the end of every chapter, the writer says,

sri-rupa-ragunatha-pade yara asa
caitanya-caritamrta kahe krsna-dasa

This is the process. He does not say that "I've understood Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu directly." No. That is not understanding. That is foolishness. You cannot understand what is Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Therefore repeatedly he says, rupa-ragunatha-pade... "I am that Krsna dasa, Kaviraja, who is always under the subordination of the Gosvamis." This is parampara system. Similarly, Narottama dasa Thakura also says, ei chay gosai jar mui tar das, "I am servant of that person who has accepted this six Gosvamis as his master. I am not going to be servant of any other person who does not accept the way and means of..." Therefore we say or we offer our prayer to our spiritual master, rupanuga-varaya te, rupanuga-varaya te, because he follows Rupa Gosvami, therefore we accept, spiritual master. Not that one has become more than Rupa Gosvami or more than... No. Tandera carana-sebi-bhakta-sane vas. This is the parampara system.

[Srila Prabhupada from Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.15.30 Los Angeles, December 8, 1973]

Note: The sahajiyas have to stop jumping like a monkeys. First they want to jump over Srila Prabhupada to Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Maharaja now they are trying to jump over so many exalted Vaisnava's all the way back to Sri Sanatana Gosvami prabhu. Let them meditate on the following: OR EVEN IF YOU READ SOME BOOKS, YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND IT FROM ME. THIS IS CALLED PARAMPARA SYSTEM. YOU CANNOT JUMP OVER TO THE SUPERIOR GURU, NEGLECTING THE NEXT ACARYA, IMMEDIATE NEXT ACARYA!!!!

I will elaborate for you dear sahajiyas; the purport of all the previous Acaryas wrtings etc can be found in Srila Prabhupada's books. So if you read Srila Prabhupada's books you are reading Brhad-bhagavatamrta by Sri Sanatana Gosvami Prabhu. EVAM PARAMPARA, ARE WE CLEAR YET???

Whatever is to be learned of the teachings of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura can be learned from our books. There is no need whatsoever for any outside instruction.

(S.P.Letter to Gurukrpa and Yasodanandana, 25/12/73)

Whatever is to be learned of the teachings of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura or Sri Sanatana Gosvami Prabhu can be learned from Srila Prabhupada's books.  Any "follower" of Srila Prabhupada who is receiving and giving instruction of the teachings of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur or the other previous Acaryas outside of Srila Prabhupada's books is disobeying Srila Prabhupada's order. Such offensive personalities cannot make any advancement in chanting Hare Krishna, everything is finished for them in the beginning. Such rascals cannot be siksa-guru or anything else.

First offense is guror avajna, defying the authority of guru. This is the first offense. So one who is offensive, how he can make advance in chanting? He cannot make. Then everything is finished in the beginning. Guror avajna. Everything is there. If one is disobeying the spiritual master, he cannot remain in the pure status of life. He cannot be siksa-guru or anything else.

(Bhagavad-gita, lecture 17.1-3 Honolulu, July 4, 1974)

You are giving us the essence of all the
 previous acaryas' books in your books.

Paramahamsa: Srila Prabhupada, I remember once I heard a tape where you told us that we should not try to read the books of previous acaryas.
Prabhupada: Hmm?
Amogha: That we should not try to read Bhaktivinoda's books or earlier books of other, all acaryas. So I was just wondering...
Prabhupada: I never said that.
Amogha: You didn't say that? Oh.
Prabhupada: How is that?
Amogha: I thought you said that we should not read the previous acaryas' books.
Prabhupada: No, you should read.
Amogha: We should.
Prabhupada: It is misunderstanding.
Paramahamsa: I think maybe he was thinking that there was some things about some of the Gaudiya Matha books.
Prabhupada: Maybe.
Paramahamsa: And sometimes you said that better not to..., better to read your books.
Amogha: When the devotees went to India this year, they said that Acyutananda Swami very..., chastised them that "You should never... If I catch any of you buying Bhaktisiddhanta's books from Gaudiya Matha then I will take it away," something like this.
Paramahamsa: Yeah, that was, the reason was because of, he didn't want the devotees going to Gaudiya Matha. But there's nothing wrong with the idea of studying the previous acaryas' books.
Prabhupada: No. Who said? That is wrong. We are following previous acaryas. I never said that.
Paramahamsa: All of your commentaries are coming from the previous acaryas.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Jayadharma: But that wouldn't mean that we should keep all the previous acaryas' books and only read them.
Prabhupada: That is already there. You first of all assimilate what you have got. You simply pile up books and do not read--what is the use?
Jayadharma: First of all we must read all your books.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Paramahamsa: Practically speaking, Srila Prabhupada, you are giving us the essence of all the previous acaryas' books in your books.
Prabhupada: Yes. Yes.

[Srila Prabhupada Morning Walk, May 13, 1975, Perth]

Note: THAT IS ALREADY THERE. This is the clear instruction. The essence of all the previous acaryas books are already there in Srila Prabhupada's books. "YES YES" His Divine Grace says.

So when Srila Prabhupada says "No, you should read. [the previous acaryas books] It is misunderstanding." There is no contradiction. The misunderstanding is only that people think they can read the previous acaryas books translated by completely unauthorized persons from the Iskcon or Gaudiya matha cults rather than reading them in disciplic succession from the liberated soul Srila Prabhupada [his books]

Reading Srila Prabhupada's books only is the correct mood to approach the previous acaryas. WE CANNOT JUMP OVER.  We have to go through Srila Prabhupada who is the servant, servant, servant, then we can become advanced, this is the process, the law of parampara. And if we think that we have now become master, and can jump over to the previous acaryas we are going to hell.

You cannot jump over. You must go through the
parampara system. You have to approach through
 your spiritual master to the Gosvamis

You cannot jump over Krsna consciousness without going through the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. And to go through Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu means to go through the six Gosvamis. This is parampara system. Therefore Narottama dasa Thakura says,

                  ei chay gosai jar--tar mui das
               ta-sabara pada-renu mora panca-gras

This is parampara system. You cannot jump over. You must go through the parampara system. You have to approach through your spiritual master to the Gosvamis, and through the Gosvamis you will have to approach Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and through Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu you have to approach Krsna. This is the way. Therefore Narottama dasa Thakura said, ei chay gosai jar--tar mui das. We are servant of servant. That is Caitanya Mahaprabhu's instruction, gopi-bhartuh pada-kamalayor dasa-dasanudasah. The more you become servant of the servant, the more you are perfect. And if you all of a sudden want to become master, then you go to hell. That's all. Don't do that. This is the teaching of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. If you go through the servant, servant, servant, then you are advanced. And if you think that you have now become master, then you are going to hell. This is the process. Dasa-dasanudasah. Caitanya Mahaprabhu said. So servant, servant, servant, a hundred times servant now, that means he is advanced. He is advanced. And one who is becoming directly master, then he is in the hell.
   So anarpita-carim cirat. So we should always remember the instruction of Srila Rupa Gosvami. Therefore we pray, sri-caitanya-mano-'bhistam sthapitam yena bhu-tale. Our mission is to establish the desire of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. That is our business. Sri-caitanya-mano-'bhistam sthapitam yena bhu-tale. Srila Rupa Gosvami did it. He has given us so many books, especially Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, which we have translated into English as Nectar of Devotion, to understand the science of devotional service. This is the greatest contribution of Srila Rupa Gosvami, how to become a devotee. How to become a devotee. It is not sentiment; it is science. This Krsna consciousness movement is a great science. ^ Yad vijnana-samanvitam. Jnanam me paramam guhyam yad vijnana-samanvitam. It is not sentiment. If you take it as sentiment, then you will create disturbance. That is the instruction of Rupa Gosvami. He said,

                     pancaratriki-vidhim vina
                     aikantiki harer bhaktir
                       utpatayaiva kalpate

(Srila Prabhupada from a Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Lecture, Adi-lila 1.4 Mayapur, March 28, 1975)


One has to understand the writings of the previous acaryas
 not directly but through the medium of the current link
 in disciplic succession Srila Prabhupada.

TRANSLATION: By the mercy of Vyasa, I have heard these most confidential talks directly from the master of all mysticism, Krsna, who was speaking personally to Arjuna.

PURPORT: Vyasa was the spiritual master of Sanjaya, and Sanjaya admits that it was by his mercy that he could understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This means that one has to understand Krsna not directly but through the medium of the spiritual master. The spiritual master is the transparent medium, although it is true that the experience is direct. This is the mystery of the disciplic succession. When the spiritual master is bona fide, then one can hear Bhagavad-gita directly, as Arjuna heard it. (Note: This means that one has to understand the writings of the previous acaryas not directly but through the medium of the current link in disciplic succession Srila Prabhupada. His Divine Grace is the transparent medium, although it is true that the experience is direct. Because Srila Prabhupada is bona-fide then we can hear the previous acaryas directly) There are many mystics and yogis all over the world, but Krsna is the master of all yoga systems. Krsna's instruction is explicitly stated in Bhagavad-gita--surrender unto Krsna. One who does so is the topmost yogi. This is confirmed in the last verse of the Sixth Chapter. Yoginam api sarvesam.
   Narada is the direct disciple of Krsna and the spiritual master of Vyasa. Therefore Vyasa is as bona fide as Arjuna because he comes in the disciplic succession, and Sanjaya is the direct disciple of Vyasa. Therefore by the grace of Vyasa, his senses were purified, and he could see and hear Krsna directly. One who directly hears Krsna can understand this confidential knowledge. If one does not come to the disciplic succession, he cannot hear Krsna; therefore his knowledge is always imperfect, at least as far as understanding Bhagavad-gita is concerned.
(Note: If one does not come to the current link in disciplic succession Srila Prabhupada, he cannot hear the message of the previous acaryas; therefore his knowledge is always imperfect, at least as far as understanding the various books of the previous acaryas is concerned) In Bhagavad-gita, all the yoga systems, karma-yoga, jnana-yoga and bhakti-yoga, are explained. Krsna is the master of all such mysticism. It is to be understood, however, that as Arjuna was fortunate enough to understand Krsna directly, similarly, by the grace of Vyasa, Sanjaya was also able to hear Krsna directly. Actually there is no difference between hearing directly from Krsna or hearing directly from Krsna via a bona fide spiritual master like Vyasa. (Note: Actually there is no difference between hearing directly from the previous acaryas or hearing directly from previous acaryas via their bona fide representative Srila Prabhupada)  The spiritual master is the representative of Vyasadeva also. (Note: Here's the confirmation of the previous note) According to the Vedic system, on the birthday of the spiritual master, the disciples conduct the ceremony called Vyasa-puja.

[B.G. 18 Chapter  TEXT 75] (authorized version 1972 by Srila Prabhupada)

These two, three books, that's all.... You haven't
 got to learn so many huge volumes of books

Journalist: You go for a prescribed course of study?
Prabhupada: Yes, prescribed course of study, these two, three books, that's all. Anyone can read. Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam or Caitanya-caritamrta. You'll learn everything. You haven't got to learn so many huge volumes of books. Because Bhagavad-gita is such nice book, if you can understand one line, you advance hundred years. You see? So, I mean to say, meaningful and so solid. Therefore we have published this Bhagavad-gita As It Is. Let your people read it, let them question, and try to understand what is this movement.

[Press Interview, December 30, 1968, Los Angeles]

Yes you can print one copy... Not for distribution....
They are not devotees... Liberated for going to hell.

Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja wanted to publish Govinda-lilamrta. He asked permission of Bhaktivinoda Thakura. So first of all Bhaktivinoda Thakura, "I'll tell you some day." And when he reminded, he said, "Yes you can print one copy. If you are so much anxious to print it, print one copy. You'll read and you will see that you have printed. Not for distribution." So we are printing all these books for understanding properly. Not that "Here is Radha-kunda. Let us go." Jump over like monkey. "Here is rasa-lila. Immediately..."
Acyutananda: Even in Krsna book rasa-lila should not be told in public.
Prabhupada: No, why? Krsna book must be there, in the book must be there.
Acyutananda: But in public...
Prabhupada: But you should go gradually. You should go gradually. You first of all understand Krsna, then krsna-lila. If you have not understood Krsna, then you'll think Krsna's rasa-lila is just like we mix with young women. And that becomes as polluted. Because they do not understand Krsna. Manusyanam sahasresu kascid yatati siddhaye yatatam api siddhanam. Krsna understanding so easy? If you do not understand Krsna how can you go to the Krsna's confidential activities?
Acyutananda: Some of the devotees, they said that it is for liberated souls. So they said, "Well, we are all liberated."
Prabhupada: Yes. Liberated for going to hell.
Devotee: In your Krsna book, Srila Prabhupada, you've given such clear explanations along with the stories of Krsna that it's very difficult to misinterpret, because you use such clear explanation.
Prabhupada: No, you read all the books first of all. Then you'll be able to understand.
Yasomatinandana: Even theoretical understanding that Krsna is transcendental will not help unless one...
Prabhupada: Because Krsna will lift, samaste, Krsna lifted the hill. Now how you can become equal with Krsna?
Devotee: Srila Prabhupada, what about if some devotees, I know they want to come to Vrndavana...
Prabhupada: Every devotee, they must follow the rules and regulations, that's all.
Devotee: And engage in practical service to Krsna.
Prabhupada: Yes. Guru-mukha-padma-vakya cittete kariya aikya ara na kariha mane asa. Has he taken order from Guru Maharaja that "I am going to jump over Radha-kunda"? Why does he go? Daily singing, guru-mukha-padma-vakya cittete, ara na kariha. Why should he desire like that?
Gopala Krsna: There are some devotees who always want...
Prabhupada: They are not devotees. Rascals. Don't say "some devotees." Devotees will hear: guru-mukha-padma-vakya cittete kariya aikya ara na kariha mane.

[Srila Prabhupada Room Conversation, August 16, 1976, Bombay]

There is no need to read such a high
standard of transcendental literature

Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura comments in this connection that such feelings of separation as Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu enjoyed from the books of Vidyapati, Candidasa and Jayadeva are especially reserved for persons like Sri Ramananda Raya and Svarupa Damodara, who were paramahamsas, men of the topmost perfection, because of their advanced spiritual consciousness. Such topics are not to be discussed by ordinary persons imitating the activities of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. For critical students of mundane poetry and literary men without God consciousness who are after bodily sense gratification, there is no need to read such a high standard of transcendental literature. Persons who are after sense gratification should not try to imitate raganuga devotional service. In their songs, Candidasa, Vidyapati and Jayadeva have described the transcendental activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Mundane reviewers of the songs of Vidyapati, Jayadeva and Candidasa simply help people in general become debauchees, and this leads only to social scandals and atheism in the world. One should not misunderstand the pastimes of Radha and Krsna to be the activities of a mundane young boy and girl. The mundane sexual activities of young boys and girls are most abominable. Therefore, those who are in bodily consciousness and who desire sense gratification are forbidden to indulge in discussions of the transcendental pastimes of Sri Radha and Krsna.

[Srila Prabhupada from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 13.42]



Tamala Krsna.: Pradyumna. Pradyumna is carrying out a single-handed investigation. Pradyumna has become an investigator. He goes around everywhere (laughs) investigating the sahajiyas. I hope he doesn't become won over.
Prabhupada: He was.
Tamala Krsna:. Yes, I know, that's why he's doing it. He was once like that.
Prabhupada: He was smarta.
Ramesvara: Pandita, you used to call him pandita.
Tamala Krsna: Sometimes Prabhupada would tell him he was a smarta.
Ramesvara: He's always carrying an armful of books.
Prabhupada: Smarta is also counted amongst the sahajiyas.
Tamala Krsna: He was really.... That's another problem, Prabhupada. All of these boys that take part in this Sanskrit-Bengali translation department, they all become like this, because they read these other books. As soon as they learn Bengali and Sanskrit, they start reading so many books.
Prabhupada: Aula baula, karttabhaja, neda, daravesa, sani sahajiya, sakhibheki, smarta, jata-gosani. They are all counted in one group.
Tamala Krsna: One thing I've noticed, Srila Prabhupada, and I see it as a direct link, that most of these people who get involved like this, they're not engaged in active preaching work, and because of it, their mind has time to create these fantasies and get attracted. Someone who's engaged in forcefully preaching...
Ramesvara: He has to be more practical.
Tamala Krsna: Yes. Practical and purified by the activity. Have you noticed that? That these people who are engaged, they're all in the Press, or all day writing, or something like this.

[Srila Prabhupada from a Morning Walk, June 7, 1976, Los Angeles]

Note: They are in one group that is called apa-sampradaya [outside the parampara] Yet the prostitute class like to hear from them. These sahijiyas who “translate” have no access to the books of the previous acaryas. They are offensively licking the bottle only, not tasting the sweet juice in the bottle. Most of the translators of these books don’t even understand the basic philosophy that Prabhupada gives about the diksa process and how his Divine Grace is still present in sound giving the process. There are so many basic things they don't understand like origin of the soul etc. etc.

Prabhupada instructs us to avoid their association not hear from them and thus support their offensive jumping over.

One should not associate with these
apa-sampradaya communities.

In the parampara system, the instructions taken from the bona fide spiritual master must also be based on revealed Vedic scriptures. One who is in the line of disciplic succession cannot manufacture his own way of behavior. There are many so-called followers of the Vaisnava cult in the line of Caitanya Mahaprabhu who do not scrupulously follow the conclusions of the sastras, and therefore they are considered to be apa-sampradaya, which means "outside of the sampradaya." Some of these groups are known as aula, baula, kartabhaja, neda, daravesa, sani sahajiya, sakhibheki, smarta, jata-gosani, ativadi, cudadhari and gauranga-nagari. In order to follow strictly the disciplic succession of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, one should not associate with these apa-sampradaya communities.

[Srila Prabhupada from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 7.48]

Note: By avoiding these apa-sampradaya communities who are flooding the market place with their offensive translations of the "previous acaryas books" and thus titillating the mind and senses of the prostitute class, we can then be engaged in various important  preaching projects for Prabhupada. Sulocana prabhu made it clear we need to categorize Srila Prabhupada's complete works and then print them in smaller books so the general public who may not have time to read the complete works can get quick and direct access to the particular subjects they are interested in. The 7,000 personal letters that Prabhupada wrote also need to be indexed and printed. Why not work to support these projects and thus flood the world with the bone-fide parampara books of the messiah Srila Prabhupada? Why be a prostitute and thus support the proliferation of these offensive apa-siddhantic books in human society?

No learned man should be willing to hear a person
 who does not represent the original acarya

TRANSLATION: On hearing Suta Gosvami speak thus, Saunaka Muni, who was the elderly, learned leader of all the rsis engaged in that prolonged sacrificial ceremony, congratulated Suta Gosvami by addressing him as follows.

PURPORT: In a meeting of learned men, when there are congratulations or addresses for the speaker, the qualifications of the congratulator should be as follows. He must be the leader of the house and an elderly man. He must be vastly learned also. Sri Saunaka Rsi had all these qualifications, and thus he stood up to congratulate Sri Suta Gosvami when he expressed his desire to present Srimad-Bhagavatam exactly as he heard it from Sukadeva Gosvami and also realized it personally. Personal realization does not mean that one should, out of vanity, attempt to show one's own learning by trying to surpass the previous acarya. He must have full confidence in the previous acarya, and at the same time he must realize the subject matter so nicely that he can present the matter for the particular circumstances in a suitable manner. The original purpose of the text must be maintained. No obscure meaning should be screwed out of it, yet it should be presented in an interesting manner for the understanding of the audience. This is called realization. The leader of the assembly, Saunaka, could estimate the value of the speaker, Sri Suta Gosvami, simply by his uttering yathadhitam and yatha-mati, and therefore he was very glad to congratulate him in ecstasy. No learned man should be willing to hear a person who does not represent the original acarya. So the speaker and the audience were bona fide in this meeting where Bhagavatam was being recited for the second time. That should be the standard of recitation of Bhagavatam, so that the real purpose can be served without difficulty. Unless this situation is created, Bhagavatam recitation for extraneous purposes is useless labor both for the speaker and for the audience.

[Srila Prabhupada from Srimad Bhagavatam 1.4.1]

Note: We hear from Srila Prabhupada because he represents the original acarya but how can these sahajiya babajis be considered to be representatives of Prabhupada? They are rather in the camp of the enemies of Prabhupada. No learned man will hear their offensive translations of the "previous acaryas books", only foolish prostitutes!


Sanat dasa prabhu: So, yes, also Srila Prabhupada has stated that "everything is there in My Books" And "I have already answered all your questions in My Books," like that.

If it's not in Prabhupada's Books, we take it as illicit, and prostitution, offensive to Srila Prabhupada. We have no right to jump over the Spiritual Master, bona fide Guru Acarya Who sacrificed everything just to save us from nirvisesa and sunyavadi. We had nothing bona fide prior to Srila Prabhupada's most munificent appearance in our wasted lives, now we should very much be grateful to His Divine Grace, chaste to Him and adhere strictly ONLY to His transcendental Teachings, which are all-inclusive. Otherwise it's accepting another 'guru' by jumping over, prostituting oneself.

Personally I'd be very embarrassed to even be seen opening one such unauthorized book; can't imagine offending Srila Prabhupada by leaving aside His unlimited Spiritual Library of Books - which can't even be read and fathomed by me in a 100 lifetimes - for one syllable of some non-essential non-Prabhupadized book written by either an unscrupulous person or one whom I'm unable to approach due to my servitorship to Srila Prabhupada Maharaja.

Locanananda dasa prabhu: His Divine Grace said that he included all we needed to know to go back to Godhead in the three volumes of the First Canto. He also said that we could become fully Krishna conscious by reading the Bhagavad-gita, the Srimad Bhagavatam, the Nectar of Devotion and the Teachings of Lord Caitanya. In his books, there are hundreds upon hundreds of references to the writings of the previous acaryas, and by extracting the essence of their teachings, Srila Prabhupada has given the most confidential knowledge to the entire world.

One need not go beyond what has been presented by the spiritual master, but rather one should become expert in presenting the same message.

"It is important that we preach the message of Krishna consciousness EXACTLY as we have heard it from OUR spiritual master. The same philosophy and spirit must be there." (Letter to Sivanananda dated 1-23-69)