THE JUMPING OVER MONKEY
Baby Black Gorilla
Dear Puru most exalted of the jumping over monkeys,
So read Brhad-bhagavatamrta by Sri Sanatana Gosvami Prabhu, this is what Srila Prabhupada has instructed. But read it in the way he directs you.
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.
Stop jumping like a monkey. First you want to jump over Srila Prabhupada to Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Maharaja now you are trying to jump over so many exalted Vaisnava's all the way back to Sri Sanatana Gosvami Prabhu. Meditate on the following: OR EVEN IF YOU READ SOME BOOKS, YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND IT FROM ME
I will elaborate for you mr. puru- The purport of all the previous Acarya's 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 recieving 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)
"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.
(S.P.Letter to Sri Govinda, 20 January, 1972)
"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 "
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.
(S.P.Letter to Sukadeva, 14 November, 1973)
"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
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.
(Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Lecture, Adi-lila 1.4 Mayapur, March 28, 1975)
Your servant Mukunda dasa.
Original message from the jumping monkey: Ralph Somershein <PuruDas@compuserve.com>
To: Mukunda dasa. PSS Oldham <PSSHearing@prabhupada.freeserve.co.uk>
Cc: Sanatana prabhu <SLVforACBSP@webtv.net>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; BHIMARAMA PRABHU <BHIMARAMA@aol.com>; <Ahovala@aol.com>; <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 24 November 2000 10:15
Subject: Re: We are not fakir
dasa. PSS Oldham wrote: