Unauthorized instructor or so-called Acharya

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

(From "Acharya. Guru. Spiritual Master" - click to read more from it.
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– What is the behavior and opinion of learned godless instructors of fruitive activities?

– They will say to themselves:

"O my brother, don’t stay away from sense pleasures. Enjoy sense pleasures as you like, as long as others do not know of them. Why not? I do not think the world will collapse because of them. There is no God, an all-seeing God who gives to us the results of our actions. What have you to fear? Just be a little careful, so no one will know. If they learn of it, then you will lose your good reputation, and perhaps the government or bad people will make trouble for you. If that happens, neither you nor others will be happy." Know for certain that if the hearts of the preachers of atheistic morality were examined, these thoughts would be found. (Tattva-viveka 1/9-12 commentary)

– Is it proper for a Satguru to give Harinama or mantra initiation to a faithless person?

– One who gives Harinama to a faithless person with a desire to receive some daksina is a seller or trader of Harinama. By exchanging an invaluable jewel for an insignificant object, a person falls down from the spiritual life of worshiping Hari. (Caitanya-siksamrta )

– Can an imposter become a spiritual master?

– O my mind! Your definition of a saintly person is he who is expert in juggling words, and you become fully influenced by his association. If you see a cruel person, you show respect to him and fall down at his feet with devotion. (Kalyana-kalpataru song 16)

– Can a sannyasi who has given up the shelter of his spiritual master become an Acharya?

– Even though Ramacandra Puri was a disciple of Madhavendra Puri, he accepted polluted conclusions from the society of dry speculators and preached irreligious principles. As a result, Madhavendra Puri Goswami rejected him and considered him an offender. Then, Ramacandra Puri blasphemed and found fault with others. He gave instructions on dry knowledge and thus became neglected by the Vaishnavas. (Amrta-pravaha-bhasya, Caitanya-caritamrta Antya Chapter 8 )

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Natural Brotherhood (Bhaktivinoda Thakura):

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"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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