Sastra Caksusa

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According to the Vaiñëava regulative principles, one must be initiated as a brähmaëa. The Hari-bhakti-viläsa (2.6) quotes the following injunction from the Visnu -yämala:

adékñitasya vämoru kåtaà sarvaà nirarthakam 
paçu-yonim aväpnoti dékñä-virahito janaù

"'Unless one is initiated by a bona fide spiritual master, all his devotional activities are useless. A person who is not properly initiated can descend again into the animal species.'"

Hari-bhakti-viläsa (2.10) further quotes:

ato guruà praëamyaivaà sarva-svaà vinivedya ca 
gåhëéyäd vaiñëavaà mantraà dékñä-pürvaà vidhänataù

"'It is the duty of every human being to surrender to a bona fide spiritual master. Giving him everything-body, mind and intelligence-one must take Vaiñëava initiation from him.'"

The Bhakti-sandarbha (298) gives the following quotation from the Tattva-sägara:

yathä käïcanatäà yäti käàsyaà rasa-vidhänataù 
tathä dékñä-vidhänena dvijatvaà jäyate nåëäm

"'By chemical manipulation, bell metal is turned into gold when touched by mercury; similarly, when a person is properly initiated, he can acquire the qualities of a brähmaëa.'"

The main problem is that devotees are not chanting 64 rounds daily and not learned in sastra still taking Brahmin diksa and sannyasa. However Lord Caitanya was very strict about this .Many persons have taken sannyasa and Brahmin diksa still they do not know Bhagavad Gita ,Srimad Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrta well. Some do no even know the commentary of the Mahamantra by Srila Jiva Goswami then how can they understand the Mahamantra and get properly purified.The purification mentioned and transformation is developing love for Lord Caitanya and Radha Krsna. Do not be impatient to take Brahmin diksa and sannyasa first chant 64 rounds daily and learn Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrta .When your Gurudeva is inspired he will give you diksa that inspiration will come from Lord Caitanya Himself ,not before. So we should deserve before we aspire impatiently.Srila Prabhupada gave the example of a newly married girl in vedic times that wanted a child prematurely .The pregnancy alone takes around 9 months.So no need to be impatient. Unless you are chanting 64 rounds daily and learning these 3 books Bhagavad Gita ,Srimad Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrta .You be patient in time ,Sri Guru will give us Brahmin diksa and later even sannyasa diksa .A brahmin must learn the gaytri mantras and deep meaning not superficially as is mostly taught ,In the sloka Janmana jayate sudra we see that one is supposed to first becomes a vipra a learned scholar in sastra then when one is realized in KC and realize Krsna is the Supreme personality of Godhead with out doubts then one can become a brahmana.

In other words, the chanting of the Hare Kåñëa mahä-mantra is so powerful that it does not depend on official initiation, but if one is initiated and engages in païcarätra-vidhi (Deity worship), his Kåñëa consciousness will awaken very soon, and his identification with the material world will be vanquished. The more one is freed from material identification, the more one can realize that the spirit soul is qualitatively as good as the Supreme Soul. At such a time, when one is situated on the absolute platform, one can understand that the holy name of the Lord and the Lord Himself are identical. At that stage of realization, the holy name of the Lord, the Hare Kåñëa mantra, cannot be identified with any material sound. If one accepts the Hare Kåñëa mahä-mantra as a material vibration, he falls down. One should worship and chant the holy name of the Lord by accepting it as the Lord Himself. One should therefore be initiated properly according to revealed scriptures under the direction of a bona fide spiritual master. Although chanting the holy name is good for both the conditioned and liberated soul, it is especially beneficial to the conditioned soul because by chanting it one is liberated.

============ REF. Chaitanya Charitamrita Madhya 15.108

By chanting the Hare Kåñëa mahä-mantra regularly and following the regulative principles, one becomes qualified to be initiated as a brähmaëa, because unless one is a qualified brähmaëa he cannot be allowed to worship Lord Viñëu. This is called yäjïika janma. In our Kåñëa consciousness society, unless one is twice initiated-first by chanting Hare Kåñëa and second by the Gäyatré mantra-he is not allowed to enter the kitchen or Deity room to execute duties. However, when one is elevated to the platform on which he can worship the Deity, his previous birth does not matter.

============ REF. Srimad Bhagavatam 4.31.10

A brähmaëa gåhastha may earn his livelihood by becoming a learned scholar and teaching people in general how to worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He may also assume the duty of worship himself. Therefore it is said that only brähmaëas may engage in Deity worship, and they may accept as prasäda whatever people offer the Deity.

============ REF. Srimad Bhagavatam 6.5.36
I have not even gotten deeply into what is mentioned in Hari bhakti Vilasa and Bhakti Sandarbha

the Rämärcana-candrikä states:

vinaiva dékñäà viprendra puraçcaryäà vinaiva hi 
vinaiva nyäsa-vidhinä japa-mätreëa siddhi-dä

"O best of the brähmaëas, even without initiation, preliminary purification or acceptance of the renounced order, one can attain perfection in devotional service simply by chanting the Lord's holy name."

but Haribhakti Vilasa has many quotes where it is stated one should take training from ones Gurudeva and have him do the Brahminical initiation .he will explain the Gaytri mantras in detail ,not only he should give them casually. . Our qualification to become and remain brahmins lie in the mercy of our Gurudeva and Srila Prabhupada and act accordingly to Brahminical life.Ones Gurudeva should personally teach the disciple also in the worship of Arca Vigraha personally

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