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Jayadavita Swami offesive question to Srila Prabhupada

Jayadvaita Swami : Since 1968 I had a question that I'd been thinking about in different ways. Finally I was on a walk with big men, sannyasis and GBC, when I screwed up my courage and asked Srila Prabhupada my question. Here, from the recording, is the way it went: I said, "The spiritual masters know everything and they're perfect in everything. But sometimes, from our material viewpoint, we see some discrepancies." Prabhupada said, "Because material viewpoint, the viewpoint is wrong. Therefore, you find discrepancies." I said, "So we should think that we have the defect." Prabhupada said, "Yes. Acharya is explained: 'One who's preaching the cult of devotional service, he's acharya.' Then why should you find any discrepancy?" I replied, "Because for instance, sometimes the acharya may seem to forget something, or not to know something. So from our point of view, if someone has forgotten, that is an imperfection." Prabhupada retorted, "No, no, no. Then you do not understand. Acharya is not God, omniscient. He is servant of God. His business is to preach bhakti cult. That is acharya. Perfection is how he is preaching bhakti cult. That's all . . ." I then stated, "Krishna says in Bhagavad-gita that one who knows Him knows everything." Prabhupada said, "Yes. Because if he knows that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, then he knows everything. That's all. Not that he should know as Krishna. If he accepts Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth, then he knows everything." Then I gave the example of Gaura-kishora, who could not write, although he knew Krishna. Prabhupada said, "Yes. He knows everything. Otherwise how Bhaktisiddhanta accepted him as guru? He knows Krishna. That's all." After the walk, several GBC men and sannyasis jumped on me: "You have a lot of nerve.""How could you ask Srila Prabhupada that kind of question?""Who do you think you are?""That was offensive." I was a little concerned, so after the class I went to Srila Prabhupada's room in the Lotus building in Mayapur. Srila Prabhupada was finishing his breakfast when I came in and offered obeisances. I said, "Srila Prabhupada? That question that I asked this morning. . ." He said, "What is that?" I recapped the question. I said, "Srila Prabhupada, was that question offensive?" Prabhupada said, "Not offensive, just ignorant."


Reference: Memories Anecdotes of a Modern Day Saint - Volume 3 by Siddhanta Dasa