seeing through the eyes of scriptures
Pankajanghri leaving his body in Mayapure
Pankajanghri Prabhu served in Mayapure for many years , so I have no worries he went back to Godhead.However I want to share my last interaction with him couple years ago.Prithu das from "Germany" saw my posting about Sri Advaita Acarya should not be worshipped with a beard because Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada was very much oposed to it and called it Sahajiya .He shared it with Pankajanghri Prabhu who then wrote me arguing Srila Prabhupada was certainly right, and indirectly stating Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupadas opinions where bogus .I asked him how can Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada and all our acaryas be wrong about this..he stuck with Srila Prabhupada said it so it is correct, he could not comprehend outside of this ....I believe if I had a talk however with Jananivas Prabhu I believe he would understand this ,he always seemed more advanced in KC than his brother, and less pragmatic and less fanatic .
,All Deities of Sri Advaita Acarya installed by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada and Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and all previous acaryas never had a beard ,Lord Caitanya wanted all His associates clean shaven , and Sri Advaita Acarya was no exception . You will not find anywhere in Caitanya Caritamrta, Caitanya Bhagavata or anywhere stated Sri Advaita Acarya had beard .Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada has given very clear instructiones in Caitanya Bhagavata :
Sri Caitanya-bhagavata, Madhya 16.99
tarjje garjje acarya dadite diya hata
bhrukuti kariya nace santipura-natha
“The Acarya (Sri Advaita Acarya ) threatened and roared, placing His hand on His chin That Lord of Santipura furled His eyebrows and began to dance.”
Original Bengali commentary by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada
sri-advaita-prabhu sastracara-sampanna gumpha-smasru-kesadi-mundita chilena. dadi va cibuke ye unnata kesa (smasru) deya yaya; uhake sadharana bhasaya ‘dadi’ bale. taj-janya keha keha anabhijnata-vase ajna bauliyara vesa smasru-kesadir niyoga karena. kintu prakrta prastave tini mundita-kesa chilena. tanhake ‘nada’-sabde abhihita karaya mundita-keseri nirdesa bujha yaya.
Translation of Commentary
“Sri Advaita Prabhu was perfectly fixed in proper behavior according to scripture, and was clean shaven, without whiskers, beard and hair on his head. A ‘beard’ or long-grown hair (smasru) found on the chin is called in the vernacular dadi. Therefore some people, swayed by their ignorance, try to ascribe to Him the dress of a foolish Baul and a Baul’s beard, hairy head and so on. But actually He had all His hair shaven. This is indicated by the word Nada, which refers to one who is clean-shaven
In a very important book by Srila Dhyanachandra Goswami : s Dhyanachandra Paddhati , nowhere do we find that Dhyanachandra Goswami has described that Advaita Acarya has a beard.
Maha Visnu that has appeared as Advaita Acarya.
Dhyanachandra Goswami has given the following mantra and Gayatri mantra for Advaita Acarya:
Mantra :Klim Advaitaya Svaha
Gayatri Mantra: Klim Advaitaya vidmahe maha visnave dhimahi tan no advaitah pracodayat
These mantras are found in the Padma Purana and given as highly confidential mantras to Narada Muni
Dhyanachandra Goswami has given some other for our meditation on Advaita Acarya such as :
"With my head at His lotusfeet ,I offer my humble obaisences unto the merciful Advaitachandra ,whose heart is drowned in the ocean of prema.
He delievers infinite number of devotees, and is honored and worshipped by Caitanyachandra"
And he has given a Dhyana,meditation as follows:
" I meditate on the root of transcendental joy,Sri Advaita Prabhu,whose lotusfeet are always served by the bhaktas.He wears cloth as white
as the moon or a kunda flower( a jasmine flower).He has a pure golden complexion ,beautiful arms and a smiling face.His eyes always lovingly gaze
upond the lotusface of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He readily benedictions and fearlessness to the devotees and His lustrous body is ornamented
Of course it is an offence to describe Sri Advaita Acarya as old as He is the incarnation of Lord Mahavisnu , futhermore He also exist in Goloka Vrindavana serving Sri Sri Krsna Balarama in Sakhya Rasa
Now Pankajanghri Prabhu being a follower of Srila Prabhupada did not want to even hear these words of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada and our Gaudiya Siddhanta because Srila Prabhupada in several instances said Sri Advaita Acarya had a beard ,but Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada can never be wrong about this he is Nayana Manajari in the spiritual word and his teachings are infallible .So he got angry with me for defending Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupadas standard and teachings .I did not budge an inch because I know what is the real siddhanta on this Pankajanghri Prabhu did not.It may seem a detail but if you worship Sri Advaita Acarya as an old man with a white beard you become an offender.God never turns old Sri Advaita Acaryas never turned old his body is Navayuvanam , ever youthful and fresh .All Deities installed by Srila Bhaltisiddhanta Prabhupada for example as Srivasangam and Sri Advaita Bhavan has no beard as instructed by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada strictly followed his father Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura , who is eternally Kamala Manjari in Goloka Vrindavana.However neophytes can not understand bhakti .
In Ye Anilo Prema Dhana by Srila Narottama das Thakura that refers to Sri Advaita Acarya, because Sri Advaita Acarya is the person that brought Lord Caitanya to this world by His loud calls ,but He also send Lord Caitanya back to Goloka Vrindavana when His mission of earth was completed .
Those who are intelligent can understand what I have written the neophyte and the envious , can not understand they will be stuck in institutional dogmas .Even Srila Prabhupada and Srila Narayana Maharaja was under the impression Sri Advaita Acarya had a beard but this is not correct.It contradicts the pure teachings of our Guru Parampara .
I pray Sri Advaita Acarya may give you intelligence to understand and accept this proper siddhanta
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photo is from Advaita Bhavan ,constructed by the order of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura , note Srila Adviata Acarya has no beard , this place is at Srivasa Angam because Sri Advaita stayed here when Lord Caitanya has nightly kirtana at Srivasangam .Lord Caitanya is standing and Sri Advaita Acarya sitting calling down Lord Caitanya from Goloka Vrindavana