Gaudiya Vaishnavism in the modern world. Dealing with the varieties of challenges we face as practicing Gaudiyas amidst Western culture.
Proposal for Canvassing Committee - Brainstorming Session
Mina - Tue, 18 Nov 2003 03:13:35 +0530
Ksamabuddhi Das (aka Sparky Photon/Rasesa) has said that we don't do enough to broadcast the message of Raganuga bhakti to the whole world, and that we are just a bunch of lazy bhajan wallas.
I propose that we form an official canvassing committee for the purpose of recruiting new Raganugis from the ranks of all those Vaidhi bhakti wallas. They already know how to take to the streets and shake down the karmis for donations, so no training required. We need some ideas for what to stuff in their book bags and how much they should charge for single sticks of incense (I say five dollars a stick - what do you think?). Here is an idea: Buy some counterfeit Press passes on the black market to get them backstage at rock concerts, so they can find the next George Harrisons and Boy Georges out there.
We should make sure that they used the terms 'siddha deha' and 'gopi bhava' as often as possible in their preaching to the masses. I think we should print a pamphlet on 'spiritual cross-dressing' for mass distribution. It should have some racey cover art, like those trashy romance novels at the supermarket checkout counters.
The message should be this: "No need to mess around with the basics. Get instant prema by lila smaranam from the first day of meditation."
Sankirtan party members should roll around on the ground and act in various ways as though they have completely lost their minds. People should wonder to themselves, "What kind of drugs are they on?"
Madhava - Tue, 18 Nov 2003 03:18:32 +0530
Jagat - Tue, 18 Nov 2003 05:03:07 +0530
And they should be on drugs. But why not go straight to Boy George right away? As a matter of fact, since Georges appear to be somewhat susceptible, why not target market only Georges.
We could call it prema-George-orita.
braja - Tue, 18 Nov 2003 05:52:12 +0530
QUOTE(Jagat @ Nov 17 2003, 06:33 PM)
But why not go straight to Boy George right away?
Unfortunately "straight" and "Boy George" cannot be used in the same sentence.
The Church of the Poisoned Mind is a great concept though. As are karma-chameleons and cross-dressing.
I met "Bhakta George" once in Rajpath, N Delhi. He was travelling with Nayanabhiram, Daivi-sakti's husband. A friend of mine visited his flat in London and described some *interesting* photos hanging on his walls.
Mina - Tue, 18 Nov 2003 08:09:04 +0530
Mina - Tue, 18 Nov 2003 08:17:24 +0530
The New Saraswata-Raganuga Acharya:
Don't need no imaginary siddha deha, when you have these accessories!
Babhru - Tue, 18 Nov 2003 08:26:24 +0530
And don't forget George Michael (just to show the breadth of Sri Nityananda's mercy).
Watch out, Ramdas: Kb will end up using this thread to make a case against y'all on other forums.
Mina - Tue, 18 Nov 2003 08:29:27 +0530
Sparky And Our Gang (New Hiphop Lila Bhajan Band)