Bhakti Charu Swami agrees
order is not for diksha guru


Back To Prabhupada, Issue 30, Winter 2010/11

For many years the IRM has been attempting to educate the GBC that Srila Prabhupada repeating Lord Caitanya’s order to “become guru” from Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-Lila, 7:128 (“amara ajanya guru hana”), is not evidence that Srila Prabhupada authorised every one of his disciples to become diksha guru successors, as the GBC claim (see their position paper Prabhupada’s Order [1998]). In BTP 28, we quoted at least 3 guru hoaxers accepting the IRM’s position that this order does not actually authorise diksha guru successors: HH Tamala Krishna Goswami, HH Hridyananda Das Goswami and HH Partha Sarathi Das Goswami. To this list we can now add a fourth – HH Bhakti Charu Swami (“BCS”):

Q: “Should we become a guru at some stage in order to go back to Godhead?”
BCS: “You may not have the stamp of a guru from ISKCON saying that you are now authorised to give diksha and accept disciples. However, a devotee is already a guru. The instruction of Lord Caitanya is to practice Krishna Consciousness and preach. Amara ajnaya guru hoiya tara ei desa. So you have to become a guru to go back to Godhead.”
(BCS Lecture, 5/10/2008)

BCS states a devotee is already a guru by virtue of Lord Caitanya’s order to “become guru”, even though he is not authorised to be a diksha (initiating) guru and accept disciples. This means that BCS accepts that Lord Caitanya’s “become guru” order is authorising a non-diksha guru, i.e. a siksha (instructing or teaching) guru.

Please chant: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Hare, Hare, 
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama, Rama, Hare, Hare.
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