Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja: “I’m quite satisfied with Rāmakṛṣṇa. You do not know him properly. So you’re boldly giving assertion like that. What do you know about Rāmakṛṣṇa?” She will tell against you. “Who’s Rāmakṛṣṇa, do you know? He’s both Rāma and both Kṛṣṇa. Rāma and Kṛṣṇa both combined, he’s Rāmakṛṣṇa. What do you know?” They’ll say to you.
Gaura Hari. Gaura Hari. Gaura Hari. Gaura Hari. Gaura Hari.
Acyutānanda told, in his experience, “That wherever I’ve gone I found that the general educated public is in the hands of the Rāmakṛṣṇa Mission. We had to fight with them. Our worst enemy is Rāmakṛṣṇa Mission, they’re capturing the field, and we’re to fight with them if we at all want to do some good to the public. Mostly the educated section under the influence of the Rāmakṛṣṇa Mission.
“Whatever you do, it is all right. Any conception of religion is all right.”
I told, “If we hate Rāmakṛṣṇa, if I preach an opinion if one can hate Rāmakṛṣṇa, Vivekānanda, they will achieve salvation. Will you accept that? Any opinion you’re to accommodate any opinion. And this is my opinion, you record! Your first and worst conception, conviction; that Rāmakṛṣṇa should be accepted as the highest authority. If one does not do, then will you accommodate him? Never!”
Gaura Hari bol. Gaura Hari bol. Gaura Hari bol.
Yata mata tata patha. [Anyone’s opinion is as good as another’s]
This is all on the basis of Śaṅkarācārya. Their basis is Śaṅkarācārya, māyāvāda, all saguṇa, māyā; everything is misconception. So even there is variety in misconception; raja guṇa, tama guṇa, sattva guṇa. Misconception also may be deeper, deepest and very less deep, it may be, sattva, raja, tama, but all misconception. There the common thing, misconception. There’s classification of misconception also. And proper conception; it is beyond our knowledge. Then this is there, long and short is this. The proper conception of the truth is beyond our conception, unknown and unknowable. Unknown, and the comparison, just like deep sleep. Like deep sleep, something like that, that is the conception of the real truth. And all other, whatever we’re conscious of, that is misconception of different degree. Good or bad, according to the degree of misconception; that is Śaṅkarācārya. And there is truth, and we can awake in the world of truth, and there is also gradation, hierarchy. How we can understand truth, what sort of life we may have there. That just the opposite here in the misconceived world we have a life in exploitation, and there just the opposite. in dedication. In dedication we’re to understand what is dedication. We’re to understand exploitation, that is the general misconception, root of general misconception is exploitation, just opposite dedication. There we can have such gradation, everything in details, only in…
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