HARE KRISHNA, Prabhu during the recent sahitya sambrama held at UDUPI, one of the older Padma Sri Madhwa scholar, made very strong statements against the madhwa-gaudya sampradaya, this ignites a spark in many of the audiences and shook the faith in its purity. There are many devotees from russia and other parts of the world attending his lectures and studying scriptures at his residence, as madhwa-gaudya sampradaya is distorting the original madhwa philosophy. Very often we come across this argument during preaching in the surrounding regions of UDUPI, Please help us strengthing our faith and please explain the ways to overcome such difficulties. Ys JAI PRABHUPADA
Hare Krishna dear Suhas,
Please accept the blessings of Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra and Srila Prabhupada.
Srila Prabhupada, an authorized and empowered Acharya in the Madhwa-Gaudiya_Vaishnava sampradaya, who fulfilled the prophecy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who is Krishna Himself that in every nook and corner of the world His Holy Names would be chanted. Srila Prabhupada was also not less scholarly, being a maha-bhagavata, he came down to the madhyama-adhikari platform for preaching purposes although he was always fixed in his position as a pure devotee. Since, the general populace in kali-yuga are all very degraded and possess very poor spiritual intelligence, to benefit the entire world, Srila Prabhupada has presented the most intricate and the top-most philosophy in terms simple language and practicality. That doesn’t mean that the intent is lost. NO. The intent is very well maintained or rather it is enhanced just like Srimad-Bhagavatam has increased in its taste since it was recited by Shukadeva Goswami. On the other hand, there could be so many so-called scholars and philosophers who speak of lofty things, but are not personally following in the footsteps. One should learn Srimad-Bhagavatam and any other literatures from the person Bhagavatam; only then one can really see the transformation at heart. Otherwise, you train a parrot, even it can chant better than so many human beings. What is the use ??? That is why Srila Prabhupada often said “”Religion without philosophy is sentiment, or sometimes fanaticism, while philosophy without religion is mental speculation.””
Continue to strengthen the faith in the words of Srila Prabhupada and one can make out by the outcome of the results in terms of reaching to larger and larger number of jivas to distribute the mercy of Supreme Lord and take everyone Back to Home, Back to Godhead – phalena-pariciyate. Also, associate more and more with Srila Prabhupada through his vani and also books and render more and more service and then automatically ‘divya jnana hrdaya prakaashita’.
Hope this gives you more strength. Haribol.