srila prabhupada

Just like somebody came here, he said that he's God, every one of us God. So I asked that "Just find out in the dictionary what is meaning of God. Let us see whether he is God." The dictionary, as soon as dictionary was consulted, the meaning of God is "the supreme being," meaning of God. So I asked him, "Are you supreme? If you cannot understand, then find out the meaning of supreme." Then when he consulted dictionary, the supreme, it is said "the greatest authority." So I asked him, "Are you the greatest authority?" The rascal could not answer. He does not know even the dictionary meaning, and he's claiming that he's God. This rascaldom is going on, whole world. Big, big rascal swamis, they say, "Why you are finding out God anywhere? You do not see so many rascal gods are loitering in the street?" This is going on. If you simply consult dictionary, you can understand what is the meaning of God. God is so cheap thing, huh? Supreme being. Are you supreme being? Supreme means the highest authority. Highest authority means nobody is equal to him, nobody is greater than him. That is supreme. So these rascals who are claiming to become God, is it a fact that nobody is equal to him, nobody is greater than him? There are so many.

…Guru cannot change any word of the predecessor. There is one instance in Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's life. One gentleman, (he) is Vallabha Acharya. He was very much devotee of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He wrote one comment on Srimad-Bhagavatam, Subodhini-tika, it is called. That is recognized, nice tika, comment. But he approached Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He was very great devotee of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. So he simply said that "Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Lord Chaitanya, if You hear my comment on the Srimad-Bhagavatam, You'll find it is far better than Sridhara Swami’s." Sridhara Svami is the very old commentator. So Chaitanya Mahaprabhu immediately rejected: "Oh, you are claiming that you have written something better than Sridhara Svami?" He chastised him. Svami means another… He sarcastically remarked, the word Swami, Sridhara Swami, Swami, another Swami means "husband." So He said, Swami jiva nahi mane besa bali guni: "I think one who does not recognize Swami, he's a prostitute." He immediately said. "You do not recognize Sridhara Swami, then you are a prostitute. How can I hear from a prostitute?" He refused. Only word, that "I have written better than Swami." So this is the process of guru. You cannot disobey the previous Acharya or guru. No. You have to repeat the same thing. Not research. Sometimes rascals come, that "You are speaking the same thing. Why don't you speak something new by research work?" We say that we have no intelligence, we cannot make any research. We are… Guru more murkha dekhi koriya vichara [Cc. Adi 7.71]. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said that "My Guru Maharaja saw Me a great fool number one." So one who remains a great fool number one before his guru, he is guru. And one who says that "I'm advanced so much that I can speak better than my guru," then he's rascal. This is the process.

———(Srila Prabhupada Lecture – London, 22-Aug-1973)

Some Conclusions – This is a very important lecture because Srila Prabhupada is explaining the position of his "rascal editors" JAS and Dravida and all the rest of them. Not only does he tell us in another place that any siksha guru who says one thing different than his Diksha guru is a Demon, and a rascal, but in this lecture he tells us that this same person is a prostitute and should never be listened to !! And this Vallabha Acharya was a great devotee of Lord Chaitanya !! Not ordinary like any of us. So what to speak of all these demons who are now posing as " Editors" of the Yuga Acharyas books and devotional  ecstasies !!