Friday, January 15, 2016


Discussion guru tattva #5
Where is the quote saying he must be present on the planet for us to give Diksa on his behalf as he instructed?
Meena Devi Dasi:
There are many references. This is one. From the purport SB 1.10.36
" all actions, the experienced guide, the spiritual master, who is the manifested mercy of the Lord, should always be consulted, and the path of progress will be assured."
The word "manifested" indicates being present.
The spiritual master is the manifestation of Supersoul.
There is an element of impersonalism in the ritvik philosophy.
It is not simply the physical body that has disappeared
and somehow now Srila Prabhupada is an all-encompassing spirit
like the holy ghost or something.
There may be that aspect. The connection with paramatma aspect.
But this is Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's movement and is Bhagavan
in the mood of Sri Chaitanya mahaprabhu in five features.
It should be clear from study of Chaitanya Lila.
The mood of separation is part of the lila.
For this there has to Disappearance. Once He is gone He is gone.
Then there can be the mood of separation.
The disciplic succession continues eternally.

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