seeing through the eyes of scriptures
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All glories to Srila Prabhupada
All glories to Sri Sri Radha Nila Madhava dear devotees
(the Istadevatas of ISKCON Seattle)
I actually served there for a few month in end of 1994 ,it is a long story , but I will focus on what I saw tonight.
There was some Gaura Kirtana with Agnideva Prabhu and then once mataji dressed up as Lord Caitanya and surrounded by many dancing matajis .Sometimes Lord Caitany would embrace these women in this performance and touch them and be very close and intimate with them.I was thinking about Srila Svarupa Damodara Goswami he would certainly have rejected such a performance as sahajiya and non bonafide. I notified the GBC in 1995 about some of the nonsense in Harivilasas GBC zone , and they send Prithu Prabhu (German born ) devotee to be co GBC . Anyhow there was hundreds of young devotees and children and many getting all the wrong impression about Lord Caitanya. Lord Caitanya never embraced any women but his wife and mother. So this performance of women embracing Lord Caitanya is out to lunch. It was on Mayapure TV , I suggest the GBC have a look at it if there was a recording of it also ,It was out to lunch .
I should have taken a picture with my phone of the Lord Caitanya embracing women it would have been evidence, but I am not making this up .I am sure many others saw this too .,Maybe Harivilasa Prabhu did not know about this ? To me it was strange and offensive ....The sahajiyas in Bengal have Lord Caitanya sometimes dance with women but that is bogus and angered Srila Bhaktisidddhanta Prabhupada so we should also take offence to this nonsense !
There is only once an elderly woman stepped on Lord Caitanyas shoulders in Jagannatha temple to see Lord Jagannatha but that was an unusual pastime otherwise no women ever touched Lord Caitanya .