A Satguru or Acharya (Part 4)

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

(From "Acharya. Guru. Spiritual Master" - click to read more from it.
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– Do the Acharyas have any faults?

– There are no faults in the activities of the mahajanas. (Sajjana-toshani 10/10)

– Why do people criticize even an extremely qualified Acharya?

– Even though Sri Nityananda Prabhu, the Acharya of all Acharyas, was an avadhuta, He never displayed any sinful behavior.

Those who say that the Lord was sinful are abominable. Sinful persons attribute false faults in the character of the Acharya and try to prove their own faults as qualifications.

Alas! O Kali! Whatever you have promised you have done! Some artificial Vaishnavas say that Sri Nityananda Prabhu was a meat and fish eater, and accuse Sri Mahaprabhu, the personification of religious principles, of associating with women, and thus call Him a paramour.

They also cheat the people of the world by falsely accusing pure devotees, such as Sri Rupa Goswami and Sri Ramananda Raya, of associating with women. (Sajjana-toshani 8/9)

– How should a disciple treat his guru?

– A disciple should accept his guru as the manifestation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and should never consider him an ordinary human being. (Amrta-pravaha-bhasya, Caitanya-caritamrta Adi 1/46)

– Do the gurus, after they disappear, bestow their mercy upon the living entities?

– The souls of great thinkers of bygone ages, who now live spiritually, often approach an inquiring spirit and assist him in his development.

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Natural Brotherhood (Bhaktivinoda Thakura):

BhaktiVinoda Thakura

"Gradually, when the offensive portions of the established religions are destroyed, there will be no more differences in the bhajana performed by the various Sampradayas nor any quarrel between them.

Then as brothers, the people of all castes and countries will spontaneously chant the Holy Names of the Supreme Lord together.

At that time, no one will hate anyone or consider others dogeaters; nor will anyone be overwhelmed by the pride of high birth.

The living entities will not forget the principle of natural brotherhood."

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