" Make your own field and continue to be Ritvik and act on my behalf."
- Śrīla Prabhupāda: July 31, 1977.
Monday, 19 March 2012
GBC/GURUS got the temporary properties to enjoy not the power to preach
"We have actually seen that one of the disciples of Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura wanted to enjoy the property of his spiritual master, and the spiritual master, being merciful toward him, gave him the temporary property, but not the power to preach the cult of Caitanya Mahāprabhu all over the world. That special mercy of the power to preach is given to a devotee who does not want anything material from his spiritual master but wants only to serve him. The story of the demon Rāvaṇa illustrates this point. Although Rāvaṇa tried to abduct the goddess of fortune Sītādevī from the custody of Lord Rāmacandra, he could not possibly do so. The Sītādevī he forcibly took with him was not the original Sītādevī, but an expansion of māyā, or Durgādevī. As a result, instead of winning the favor of the real goddess of fortune, Rāvaṇa and his whole family were vanquished by the power of Durgādevī "(sṛṣṭi-sthiti-pralaya-sādhana-śaktir ekā [Bs. 5.44]). The Prayers Offered to the Lord by the Residents of Jambudvipa : SB 5.18.22 : PURPORT :