Gauḍīya Goṣṭhī Pati Śrī Śrīla Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda said that— “The day from when all Māyāvadis (or prākṛta sahajiyās) started joining in our Gauḍīya bhajan field in the guise of Vaiṣṇava all problems started arising big way.”
The very basic fundamental foundation of Māyāvad is that – they don’t believe in the eternity or eternal existence of Guru-Vaiṣṇava-Bhagavan. So very often Śrīla Prabhupāda used to say that –more or less we all are Māyāvadi, because we don’t have cent-percent belief in Guru-Vaiṣṇava-Bhagavan etc. The dearmost disciple of Śrīla Prabhupāda—Acharya Kesari Śrī Śrīla Bhakti Pragyan Keshava Gosvāmī Mahārāja who is known as “Kuresh” of our Sarasvat Gauḍīya sampradāya, never wanted to make any compromise with sahajiyās or Māyāvadis. In “Māyāvad Khandan” article he has written that—“Though Paramahaṁsa Saṁhitā (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam) is compiled for those ignorant people – it is true, but still all līlās of Śrī Kṛṣṇa surely not allowed for all. Those līlās can be divided into two parts. First part for those who are full of anārthas at the stage of sādhana– they can discuss. Those are meant for those bonded souls to cut off their anārthas, so they can discuss, and the other part is for those who are out of anārthas for them, they can discuss. At the stage when anārthas not gone – then baliyā-līlā, asurāḥ-killing-līlās, Govardhana-holding-līlā etc. can have some utility; but regarding Śrī Kṛṣṇa´s secret līlās Śrīla Vyasa Deva himself said that those are prohibited for those who are not at matured stage. Those are only open to those matured devotees. Which means that except those powerful personalities – this kind of accharan cannot be done by anyone, not even mentally. Except Rudra if anyone dare (or endeavor) to drink kal-kuta poison derived from the ocean (khira sāgara), can meet with the most dangerous result (or horrible result), similarly out of ignorance if some going to imitate those līlās (of Śrī Kṛṣṇa) then surely he is going to be destroyed (or ruined). Here in this case one logical argument can arise – that only restriction imposed on our acharan, no restriction given about hearing. Look! Here the main theme is centered around the fact that this is not allowed by the help of all sense organs- not even by the help of mind—this kind of strict accharan is indicated. Because if mind not going to cooperate then any action done out of the ten cannot be accepted as authentic. So, when it is already restricted even mentally –then surely all other activities like śravaṇa etc. also prohibited. If mental activity is prohibited – then automatically it is understood that – those other sense organs became off (useless).
How possible? Answer given above. So, the most vital point is that – rasa–līlā etc. are strictly prohibited for those jivas who are full of anārthas, I mean what to speak about their śravaṇaṁ-kīrtanaṁ etc., even mental speculation or thinking also prohibited, here this kind of meaning is very clear. Those jivas with anārthas—they only can go with śravaṇaṁ-kīrtanaṁ of some suitable śrī-kṛṣṇa-līlās under the guidance of suddha guru-varga (those who are rāgānugā), to cut off their anārthas. Otherwise, they can simply invite great danger in their life´s instead of maṅgal (good). Just like the fact that those primary students are not allowed to learn University courses. Before giving such high-level educational courses—the question of Qualification or disqualification must be there. According to the right of any candidate if appropriate discussion or practice (alochana and anushilanam) can be done, then by this procedure gradually anārtha nivṛtti can be achieved. After anārtha is over then it is possible to go for śravaṇaṁ-smaraṇaṁ (hearing and thinking) of those very high-level līlā vilas of Śrī Kṛṣṇa which is the ultimate goal – called “kṛṣṇa prema”. All our guru-varga have given us such indication to go for gradual promotional procedure to achieve the ultimate success in our rāgānugā bhajan.
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