Very recently our heart was shattered by a brutal terror attack, in India. Speaking about terrorist attacks, we must be vigilant and extra careful not to become a victim.
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not to fear the result of a hundred battles.
Master Mind Gangster: Maya Devi & Kaliyuga
Spoiled Friend: Mind
Petty Street Hooligans: Materialistic People
Cyber Criminals: Entertainment Industries
Drug Dealers: Non-Bonafide Gurus
sampradaya vihina ye mantras te nisphala matah
atah kalan bhavisyanti catvarah sampradayinah
If one does not follow the four recognized disciplic successions, his mantra or initiation is useless. In the age of Kali there will be four sampradayas .
bombers hide the explosives undercover and associates with an unsuspected
victim. And soon both of them are dead.
As we get into the devotee association, sometimes we carry the misgivings of material culture. We bring in the culture of fault findings, envy, jealousy, pride. Soon we also start to gossip (do prajalpa) in devotee association. Anyone who is having a nature of gossiping is a potential suicide bomber. For certain his spiritual growth is destroyed and so is ours. The only way to help ourselves is to run away from such a person.
Hard-core terrorists are merciless, ruthless killing machines. They cherish the genocide and homicide and consider these heinous acts as their achievements. Sometimes attaches religious reasons for their inhuman activities. They pervert the actual meaning of holy scriptures and give their interpretation to support their activities. Their intelligence is so perverted that they do not realize they are committing sin.
are no better than this class of demoniac people. They twist the scriptural injunctions and cook their own interpretations. They come up with theories like The most heinous crime they do is, they deny the beautiful form of Lord. Because of this offensive nature, anyone who hears or reads such a theory or from such a person, his devotional life comes to an end forever.
This is confirmed in the , in the words of Lord Śiva himself:
māyāvādam asac chāstraṁ
pracchannaṁ bauddham ucyatemayaiva
kalpitaṁ devi kalau brāhmaṇa-rūpiṇā
brahmaṇaś cāparaṁ rūpaṁ nirguṇaṁ vakṣyate
mayāsarva-svaṁ jagato ’py asya
mohanārthaṁ kalau yugevedānte
tu mahā-śāstre māyāvādam avaidikammayaiva
vakṣyate devi jagatāṁ nāśa-kāraṇāt
"The Māyāvāda philosophy," Lord Śiva informed his wife Pārvatī, "is impious (asac chāstra). It is covered Buddhism. My dear Pārvatī, in Kali-yuga I assume the form of a brāhmaṇa and teach this imagined Māyāvāda philosophy. In order to cheat the atheists, I describe the Supreme Personality of Godhead to be without form and without qualities. Similarly, in explaining Vedānta I describe the same Māyāvāda philosophy in order to mislead the entire population toward atheism by denying the personal form of the Lord." .
Other Scriptural Evidence.
dvāparādau yuge bhūtvā kalayā mānuṣādiṣu
svāgamaiḥ kalpitais tvaṁ ca janān
"In Kali-yuga, mislead the people in general by propounding imaginary meanings for the Vedas to bewilder them."
śṛṇu devi pravakṣyāmi tāmasāni yathā-kramam
yeṣāṁ śravaṇa-mātreṇa pātityaṁ jñāninām api
apārthaṁ śruti-vākyānāṁ darśayal loka-garhitam
karma-svarūpa-tyājyatvam atra ca pratipādyate
sarva-karma-paribhraṁśān naiṣkarmyaṁ tatra cocyate
parātma-jīvayor aikyaṁ mayātra pratipādyate
"My dear wife, hear my explanations of how I have spread ignorance through Māyāvāda philosophy. Simply by hearing it, even an advanced scholar will fall down. In this philosophy, which is certainly very inauspicious for people in general, I have misrepresented the real meaning of the Vedas and recommended that one give up all activities in order to achieve freedom from karma. In this Māyāvāda philosophy I have described the jīvātmā and Paramātmā to be one and the same."
Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita
gauṇa-vṛttye yebā bhāṣya karila ācārya
tāhāra śravaṇe nāśa haya sarva kārya
Śrīpāda Śaṅkarācārya has described all the Vedic literatures in terms of indirect meanings. One who hears such explanations is ruined
The Māyāvādī philosophers have presented their arguments in such attractive, flowery language that hearing Māyāvāda philosophy may sometimes change the mind of even a mahā-bhāgavata, or very advanced devotee. An actual Vaiṣṇava cannot tolerate any philosophy that claims God and the living being to be one and the same
tāṅra doṣa nāhi, teṅho ājñā-kārī dāsa
āra yei śune tāra haya sarva-nāśa
Śaṅkarācārya, who is an incarnation of Lord Śiva, is faultless because he is a servant carrying out the orders of the Lord. But those who follow his Māyāvādī philosophy are doomed. They will lose all their advancement in spiritual knowledge.
However, each one of us is having a facility to safeguard ourselves from the attack of these vicious agents
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu
Acharyas of bonafide Sampradaya like Srila Prabhupada
Our Spiritual Master
Our Spiritual Authorities - Mentors or Counselors
Chanting of Hare Krishna Mahamantra
Shelter of Krishna
Let us all use our self-defense, only then can we remain safe in the journey back to Godhead.