15th May. 2012

"He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; he who does not is a slave
" Henry Derozio

MUMBO-JUMBO-MANGO

Iskcon Gaudiya Mutt (IGM) preambles its literature, street vended internationally, as authentic, unadulterated, and allegorizes its tracts as mangoes:- "Ripened fruit of Vedic knowledge passed down over 5,000 years."  The claim extends further to identify a lineage of fruit baskets woven by god- 'Pure Devotees', who pass down the mangoes to retailers- 'disciples,' a laity understanding of which is-"One who believes in and follows the teachings of another."  Inclusively, the IGM fruit-basket A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (acBSp) demanded  his disciples be 'disciplic.'  By this the disciple is expected to morph progressively into a fruit-basket by salivating over, and successfully street vending the five-millennia-old fossil as evergreen.

Our contention is that mangoes corrupt within days unless doctored to preserve.  In fact the whisper game played in a circle of friends shows how in minutes, information distorts.  Our debaters may ask why then should the original Vedas be considered uncontaminated / unadulterated?  The answer is simply:-  those ancient mangoes were delivered directly by God, preceding all basket-cases.  The "pure devotee" phenomenon is a Chaitanya (gaudiya) cult invention, just like the 5,000 year old vaisnav mango.  So what then of the bhakti/vaisnav sects and beliefs floated over time?  Mangoes don't stay fresh so what is it the gaudiya cultists flog as ripened fruit?  The IGM alleges inheritance of, and lineage to, the bhakti vaisnava cult (11 AD.  Not 3,000 BC as claimed,) their ripened mango is the Bhagavat Purana: a para Alice in Wonderland written by Bopadeva and interpolated by Vama Margis and Nambudiri brahmins who literally went-  'off-with-their-heads,'  as we will show further down this posting.  The Bhagavat Purana is a plagiarized Vishnu Purana (another purana by pirahanas) beefed-up on steroids.

So the Chaitanya gaudiya mango is really a replica; a 'made as' not 'made by' deception; a symbiosis of cult jargon and mnemonics doctored and faked to make a fruit-basket look like god and god look like a fruit-basket.  "What do you mean?" we hear you ask.  Well, we are glad you did......

Encountering gaudiya vaisnavism for the first time, early Europeans were shocked at the cult's open promiscuity.  During an annual festival in Ghosh Para held in Nadia District (W.Bengal,) British officials and missionaries were exposed to Chaitanyaite 'gurus' surrounded by drooling females; (sounds familiar?) a distasteful representation of Bengal and Aryavarsh in general.  The cults connoting of god to licentiousness came soon after when curious Britishers, sexuality anathematized by 19th century Christianity, began researching further.  Consequently the sect of Chaitanya vaisnavites (Chaitanyaites) were denounced by repulsed members of the ruling colonials as "self evidently immoral."  Correctly recorded and noted by historians :-  "It was not long before this revulsion found a counterpart in Bengal."  The slippery ins-and-outs of pornographic punditry by gaudiya Chaitanyaites, flying the bhakti flag, had caught the attention of Bengali scholars.

Upstanding members of Bengal's literati, feeling the weight of onus for a serious misrepresentation of Indian scriptures standards and morals, began a mop-up program initiated under the auspices of the intellectual and Nationalist- Shri Ram Mohan Roy (born 1772,) who found the vaisnava sect to be a corruption of the Vedas and Upanishadic teachings.  Surprised?  Don't be.  There is more.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Immediately following Shri Roy's denunciation of the sect; its teachings and effects, the baton was carried by Shri Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay- 1838-94 (spelt Chatterjee by the British: implying, in typical British colonial condescension, that Chattopadhyay was nothing more than a chatterbox).  Chattopadhyay was a student at Presidency College in Kolkata, the same institution attended by Chaitanyaite writer- Kedarnath Datta (aka. Bhaktivinod Thakur,) yet we see no record of challenge to Bankim Chandra's work by the gaudiya writer, who remains without historical (official) mention or credit in the Bengali renascence of 18th / 19th century India.  Truth is, this writer, born raised and educated in Bengal, had never heard of Bhaktivinod until encountering the literature of his son's disciple- A. C.Bhaktivedanta, founder of the American Hare Krishna cult.

Bankim Chandra recognized immediately the gaudiya interpolations leading to lethargy, sexual promiscuity, and an overall mood of indifference to Nationalistic pride and independence.  As a well known writer and thinker, his opinions when made public stirred immediate response.  Unlike Roy (pronounced -Rai,) who acted only to stem the flow of bogus vaisnava scripture detrimental to Indian ideals and ethics, Bankim Chandra worked to preserve the historical figure Shri Krishna by denouncing the immorality and sexual indulgence attributed to him by cultists.  He was wholeheartedly against the erotica and perversions defined as Prem (love) by Chatanyaites-  SONAGACHI.  Bankim Chandra felt that Bengal and its people were belied in the eyes of the world due to vitiation of the religious precepts preached by Shri Krishna; portrayed by cultists as a god of doubtful antecedents.  His concerns were made clear as to the effemination of Bengal by Chaitanyaites at a time when men were needed to establish an Indian identity (as opposed to pedophiles, homosexuals and cross-dressers.)  His widely published views exposed and occluded the cult in Bengal, ipso facto its spread Nationally.  Krishna Charitra (1886,) a book by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, is available in English.   

Sri Aurobindo : “Bankim Chandra poured over the Bhagavad Gita and the Vedas striving to catch the deeper and sacred sense of those profound writings. To give that to his countrymen was the strenuous aim of Krishna Charitra.”

"The devotional elaborations of all the varying otherworldly mystics, whether yogi or Vaishnava, were all considered to lead to the tamo guna, the mode of ignorance or lethargy, despite their heady claims of higher levels of consciousness. Aurobindo paraphrases Vivekananda in the following call to revolution: "We need the mode of passion! We need the heroes of the work force in this country! Let them float in the forceful currents of Nature. On that account, even if sin should befall us, it will be a thousand times better than this ignorant lassitude of tamo guna."
 
The revival of the karma yoga ideal was perhaps a natural development in a society coming under the influence of an imperial Western culture in the heady days of early industrialism with faith in its work ethic ideology at an apex. At any rate, the Hindu reformation Weltanschauung of the 19th century was decidedly against the erotic love symbolism of Chaitanya Vaishnavism."
 
It appears from reports that Chaitanyaites were forerunners of the hippy culture.  So the success of acBSp in 60's America should come as no surprise.  Chaitanyaites are reborn hippies turned Chaitanyaites, in perpetuum....going nowhere.

And so it was that as India's heroes fought and died for independence, the Chaitanyaite, as they do to this day, were engrossed in sex with little boys, girls, and each other.  Mohandas Gandhi expressed his embarrassment at the erotic imagery of the bhakti cult in general and directed sculptures at Khujaraho be destroyed because they were repressive and shameful.  Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) a Bengali and Nobel Prize winner in Literature (1913,) shared in much of the traditions presented by Chaitanyaites but did not hold back when noticing the restrictive dogmatic tendencies and alleged organizational distortions of genuine spirituality.... Others joined the queue of protesters, but none so in-depth or detailed as the original-  Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati.  Not only did his revelations prove writers of erotic 'Krishna lila' to be a southern Aesop ignorant of the Vrindavan locale, but his reports also initiated a deceptive doctoring of the vaisnava 'mango' just prior to peddling it in the USA. 

The IGM basket-case acBSp, was acutely aware of Maharishi Dayanand's critiques and the effect of its revelations in India.  He even coveted the Maharishi's slogan- "Back to Vedas" to create his own banner- "Back to Godhead."  Okay let's take a look at the basket-case in delivery : 

"Akrura was requested by Kamsa to arrive in Vrndavana by evening. After receiving instruction from Kamsa, Akrura started the next morning via chariot for Vrndavana.....[...]...He reached Vrndavana by the end of the day. Akrura passed the whole journey without knowing how long it took....[...]...As Nanda Maharaja spoke to Akrura with pleasing words, Akrura forgot all the fatigue of his day's journey from Mathura to Vrndavana. " (KB- Ch, 38.  Purport by acBSp)

Note our underlined statement by acBSp.  It implies that a UFO abduction could have taken place.  Why does he mention it and what does it mean?  Also it is important to note in the Sanskrit, translation and transliteration below (by acBSp) that his statement was not part of the original text, ergo a surreptitious inclusion.

Canto 10. Chapter 38: Akrura's arrival in Vrndavana.
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 10.38.24
Sri suka uvaca
iti sancintayan krsnam
svaphalka-tanayo dhvani
rathena gokulam praptah
suryas casta-girim nrpa
SYNONYMS
Sri suka uvaca - Sukadeva Gosvami said; iti - thus; sancintayan - thinking deeply; krsnam - about Lord Krsna; svaphalka-tanayo - Akrura the son of Svaphalka; rathena - by his chariot; gokulam - the village of Gokula; praptah - reached; suryas - the sun; ca - and; asta-girim - the mountain behind which the sun sets; nrpa - O King (Pariksit)
TRANSLATION
Sukadeva Gosvami continued: My dear King, while the son of Svaphalka, traveling on the road, thus meditated deeply on Sri krsna, he reached Gokula as the sun was beginning to set.

So we see the vast difference between the text- thus meditated deeply on Sri krsna and the purport injected- Akrura passed the whole journey without knowing how long it took.  Why the supposition?  Hold the question, we will get back to it.

 Another point to be considered is the omitted -"...horses that ran as fast as the wind"  recorded in the exposition by Maharishi Dayanand (posted further below) made prior to and conspicuously absent from the acBSp "Krishna Book" publication, and now being referred to only as..purebred horses.. by acBSp disciples turned basket-cases:

"Swiftly moving across the land of Vraja Akrura’s chariot was raising clouds of dust on the horizon. Elegant, purebred horses were galloping with unceasing intensity while the flag on the top of the chariot flapped in the wind." http://projects.krsna-ksetra.info/vyasapuja/index.php/homages-from-disciples/india

Maharishi Dayanand's excerpt from gaudiya scripture...horses that ran as fast as the wind...are now reduced to..purebred horses by IGM basket-cases.  Why?  Anyone with even half a brain will realize that IGM interpolations are direct results of Maharishi's peeling the fake vaisnava mango; dream-grown by southerners who had no inkling of Vrindavan / Mathura geography.  Here is the sage himself, with his usual cutting humor: 

"It is written about Putana and Akrura that "Akrura on being sent by Kansa left Mathura in a carriage drawn by horses that ran as fast as the wind at sunrise and reached Gokula which is 4 miles distant from Mathura at sunset." Now it seems that those horses must have been going round and round the author of Bhagvat., or the drivers lost their way and along with Kansa gone to sleep in the house of the author of the Bhagvat Purana."  Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati

"The total distance between Vrindavan to Mathura is 8 KM (kilometers) and 871.34 meters. The mile based measurement distance is 5.5 miles."  http://distancebetween.info/vrindavan/mathura

Now, does it become obvious to our readers why Akrura passed the whole journey without knowing how long it took...a UFO abduction that came to light only after Maharishi Dayananda pointed out the faulty cult speedo, which was then backwound by acBSp to dupe an uninformed American market?  Maharishi Dayanand's 4 miles is a little longer nowadays with the new roads constructed, but unless the old road was draped over IGM's 88 mile-high Pravarsana Mountain (???) (KB, Ch- 52,) there is no reason why purebred horses running as fast as the wind that started the next morning would reach Vrindavan (only twenty minutes away by cycle-rickshaw) as the sun was beginning to set, leaving the driver feeling the fatigue of his day's journey from Mathura to Vrndavana. 

Now that the acBSp IGM is American rooted, new hatchlings nestled in Sonagachi have begun chirping as well:

"After the order given by Kamsa, Akrura remained that night in the city of Mathura. He set off for the cowherd village of Nanda mounting his chariot early in the morning....[....]....Thinking and meditating upon the expected events, Akrura, the son Svaphalka reached Gokul, just as the Sun was about to set for the day."     
http://www.kasarabada.org/bhagavatam%2039.html

Contradictions abound, and BIF is still waiting on "Book Reports" made by scholars expert in the field of Sanskrit Vedic knowledge.  We are also waiting on the records of past Indian scholars who rendered the cult dysfunctional, other than for a smattering of hanger-ons.  Even so, we can go on and on pulping the IGM mango unaided.  Yet, we write further only to cover the bewitching story of 'Putana' mentioned by Maharishi Dayanand in his statement (above) before concluding this posting.  Here below is an excerpt from the acBSp 'Krishna Book' :

"Thus the nightmare of the Putana witch was over, and she assumed her real feature as a great demon...[...]... Her fallen body extended up to twelve miles and smashed all the trees to pieces, and everyone was struck with wonder upon seeing this gigantic body...[...]... All the cowherd men and women became struck with awe and wonder upon seeing this. And the tumultuous sound of her falling shocked their brains and ears and made their hearts beat strongly...[...]...When the gopis saw little Krsna fearlessly playing on Putana's lap, they very quickly came and picked Him up." (KB. Ch-6)

Interesting to know the witch's cadaver extended up to twelve miles.  In the account given by Maharishi Dayanand (as perused in the non-American version,) we hear that the witch was eight miles broad.  However, what's missing from the acBSp version is the crime scene 'chalk mark'....the body position  Here is Maharishi-ji, saying it like it is:

"The body of Putana, it is mentioned, was 8 miles broad and good many miles long. Shri Krishna slew her and placed her body between Mathura and Gokul. Had this been true, both these towns as well as the author's house would have been buried (under her body)."
 
Why is the between Mathura and Gokul missing from the acBSp American translation?  And fortunately for the author, he did not live there.  Evidently he was never within coo-ee of the place.  Nor does he bother too much with detail, like how did the 900,000 cows sidestep the fall?  How did the witch expand inside the house, which still exists today, without destroying it?  How did the gopis see little Krsna fearlessly playing on Putana's lap, she was twelve miles in length (8 miles broad,) surely her lap was out of view?  And they very quickly came and picked Him up.  For god's sake, man!  If she was 12 x 8 miles, considering her 'swollen breasts'  Hillary and Norgay, using the latest mountaineering gear, would be lucky to reach the summit and stick a flag in her.  Then the snuff-snorter comes up with this little beauty-

"After this, all the residents of Vraja cut the gigantic body of Putana into pieces and piled it up with wood for burning."

Mind-boggling imagery:....all the residents of Vraja...involved for weeks clearing a path to and then hacking a rotting corpse spreadeagled over miles.  A grizzly undertaking for anyone what to speak of vegetarians.  No chainsaws, no dozers or modern mechanization for removing crushed forests or hewing into cadavers, no field medics preventing the spread of bacterial diseases (in Uttar Pradesh ?!)no engineers or lift operations. 

Doing Putana

All of the residents are busy butchering, meanwhile back on the farm there's no one taking care of the cows...all 900, 000 of them.  No veterinary teams to prevent the spread of bovine infections, or anyone to help with the milking, birthing, fodder and dung-shoveling.  All we get is Krishna playing his flute, waving to his blood-spattered residents of Vraj, calling to the cows as he revs up his buddies wives and sloshes through blood, dancing around pieces of Putana on his way to Govardhan Hill.  And when the "Krishna Book' tells us Krishna was killing a-demon-a-day, all of them with gigantic bodies.......it's time to get back to the Horror Show.  Here's Abhay Charan Hitchcock:

acBSp: "This black art of witchcraft is still practiced by some women in the remote northwestern side of India. They can transfer themselves from one place to another on the branch of an uprooted tree." (KB-6)

Of course, this was before Hansel and Gretel exposed the Wicked-Witch-from-the-West and Harry Potter did Hogwarts.  Now we all know about the updated turbo-charged broomsticks, capes and cone hats.  

acBSp: "Dakinis, Yatudhanis, Kusmandas, Yaksas, Raksasas, Vinayakas, Kotara, Revati, Jyesthas, Putanas, Matrkas, Unmadas and similar other evil spirits, who cause persons to forget their own existence and give trouble to the life airs and the senses. Sometimes they appear in dreams and cause much perturbation; sometimes they appear as old women and suck the blood of small children." (KB-6)

Seriously...the reality

The idea behind the bogey-man listing above, is to get Scooby to chant the Hare Krishna "allegiance oath," which then auto-suggests Scooby wear a cult doggie-collar.  Before long he's too involved with his basket-case metamorphosis to worry about bogey-men.

acBSp: Such witches can play their black art only where there is no chanting or hearing of the holy name of Krsna. It is said that wherever the chanting of the holy name of Krsna is done, even negligently, all bad elements--witches, ghosts, and dangerous calamities--immediately disappear. And this is certainly true of the place where the chanting of the holy name of Krsna is done seriously--especially in Vrndavana when the Supreme Lord was personally present.

Yep.  And they are still hacking-n-a-chopping rotten carcasses in Vrindavan ; chanting seriously and keeping a wary eye on the sky above.....waiting for another carcass to come crashing down...Seriously.

In closing we offer you some reading from the Satyarth Prakash (1875).  Thanks for spending time with us.

BIF

Now we shall expose the trickery fallacies of what is called the Shrimad Bhagavat. Narayana (God) taught Bhagavata to Brahma in 4 verses thus: "earn thou, O Brahma, from me my highest and secret knowledge. It is also (highest) and hidden. It leads to the acquisition of righteousness and wealth, gratification of legitimate desires and attainment of Eternal Bliss."
 
When the knowledge was called Vijana (i.e.,highest) why should it also have the qualifying word highest? When it has already been called secret, it is a mere repetition to call it hidden also. When the verse which forms the basis of the book is meaningless, why would not the whole book be the same? In the 2nd Chapter, Narayana blesses Brahma saying, "Thou shalt never be a victim to infatuation, either during Creation or Dissolution," but in the tenth Chapter we find that Brahma through infatuation stole calves!! Now only one of these two contradictory statements can be true, while the other must be false or both may be false.
When you hold that there is no such thing as love, malice, anger, jealousy or pain to be found in heaven (Vaikutha), why did Sanaka and others become angry at the gate of heaven. If anger was there, it was no heaven. Jaya and Vijaya being gate-keepers, were bound to obey their master's order and if they stopped Sanaka and others from entering the gate, what wrong did they do?

Being blameless, they could not be cursed, but a curse was pronounced against them, viz., "You shall fall on the earth." From nature of the curse it is clear there was no earth (land) there, but water, air, Agni and Akasha were probably there. What did the palace, its gate and water, etc., then rest on?

Thereafter, Jaya and Vijaya glorified Sanakas and begged to be told when they would be allowed to enter heaven (Vaikuntha). They were informed that if they worshipped Narayana through love, they would gain entrance into heaven in their seventh re-birth, but, if through malice, in there third re-birth.

Now it must be considered here that Jaya and Vijaya were the servants of Narayana, therefore, it was his duty to protect and help them. If a master were to allow his servants to be oppressed by others and do nothing to punish the oppressors, the consequence will be that everyone will trample on them.

It was incumbent on Naryana to reward Jaya and Vijaya for having discharged their duty faithfully, and punish Sanaka and others for having persisted in attempting a forcible entry into Viakuntha (heaven) and quarreled with his servants and cursed them. It would have been an act of justice on Narayan's part to have thrown Sanak, etc., instead of Jaya and Vijaya, to the earth. When there is such an utter lack of justice in Narayan/s kingdom, the more his devotees - called Vaishnavites - are ill-treated, the better it would be for them.

NB. The story below differs significantly from the acBSp version.  Was the acBSp account 'modified' for the American market by awareness of this critique?

Again, later on, it is said in the Bhagvat that after Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashypa were born, Hiranyaksha was killed by a boar (who was an incarnation of Vishnu) this story is narrated thus. Hiranyaksha folded the earth like a mattress and made a pillow of it which he placed under his head and went to sleep. Vishnu incarnated himself as a boar, and caught hold of the earth from under his head. This woke him and a duel between the two followed. The boar killed Hiranyaksha.

If the followers of the Bhagvat Purana were asked whether the earth was round or flat like a mattress, they would never be able to answer this question as they are enemies of the Science of Geography. Well! When Hiranyaksha rolled the earth into a pillow, and placed it under his head, what did he himself sleep on and what did the boar walk on, since it held the earth in his mouth?

What did they Hiranyaksha and the boar -stand on whilst fighting, as there was no other resting place? It seems that they must have fought on the chest of the pope who wrote this Bhagvat Purana, but then the question arises what did the pope lie on? Now, this is all like what happens when liars and gossipers meet each other. There is not end of idle talk, of telling tales and spinning yarns.

Now, as regards Hiranyakashyapa, his son Prahlada was a great devotee of Naryana. When his father sent to him to school, he would ask his teachers to write the word Rama on his slate. When his father heard about it, he asked him why he worshipped his (father's) enemy, the boy made no answer; he simply would not obey his father who, at last, had him tied hand and foot and pushed from the top of a mountain and thrown into a well but he was not at all hurt. Thereupon his father had a red hot iron pillar heated in fire and said to the boy "If your God Rama whom you worship be the true God you should not be burnt by embracing the pillar."

Prahlada made a start to embrace the pillar; doubt arose in the mind as to whether he would escape being burnt or not. Naryayana made rows of ants crawl on that pillar. That gave Prahlada heart, off he went and embraced the pillar which burst and man-lion came out of it who caught hold of his father and ripped his belly and then began to lick Prahlada lovingly and asked him to utter a wish. He requested that his father should be saved. The man-lion blessed him saying "Twenty-one of thy forefathers have been saved."

Now, this is another yarn like the previous ones. Let a man who recites Bhagvat or hears it read be thrown down a hill; if this story be true, he should reach the bottom unhurt. No Narayana will come to his help, the poor man will simple be hacked to pieces. Prahlada's father sent him to school, now what wrong did he do? That the boy was such an idiot that he wanted to leave off all studies and renounce the world (i.e., become a Vairagi). 

Let him who holds it true that ants did crawl over the red-hot iron pillar and Prahlada was not burnt by touching it be placed in contact with a red-hot pillar; if the suffers no harm, we could be believe that Prahlada might not have been burnt. Again, why was not the man-lion burnt?

Now did your Narayana forget that Sanak and others had been granted this boon that they would enter heaven in the third rebirth. According to the Bhagvata, Prahlada was only in the fourth generation from Brahma. First was Brahma. He begot Kashyapa whose sons were Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashyapa. The latter begot Prahlada. To say then that twenty-one of Prahlada's forefathers were saved, when he had only three, is nothing short of idiocy.

Then the same Hiranyaskha and Hirayakashyapa were reborn as Ravana and Kumbhakaran and as Shishupala and Dantavakra. What became of the man-lion's boon granted to Prahlada. Only idiots can hear or talk such nonsense and not men who are possessed of learning and wisdom.

Dhanyavaad Maharishi-ji.