Apasampradayas - Sakhibekhis

BY: SUN STAFF - 20.11 2023


A 7-part overview of various unbonafide sampradayas.

Srila Prabhupada: "Ha hanta ha hanta visa-bhaksana... Caitanya Mahaprabhu said this sex is the more dangerous than drinking poison for person who are going to advance in spiritual understanding. And they are talking--"Sex is the way of perfection." Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, ha hanta ha hanta visa-bhaksana apy asadhu. If one takes poison, that is criminal.

So this sex indulgence in devotional life is more dangerous than poison-taking, criminality. That is Caitanya Mahaprabhu's... But the sahajiyas, they are taking that through sex their life... What Gosvami? Jayadeva Gosvami, Candidasa. Jayadeva Gosvami, Candidasa, they read, and they say, "Oh, through sex one can achieve the highest." They publicly say in Vrndavana. "I am Krsna, and parakiya rasa. You have to select one woman who is not your wife, kept wife, parakiya."

Hari-sauri: I've seen one man. He comes sometimes to our temple dressed as a woman.

Srila Prabhupada: Yes, sakhibhekhi.

Hari-sauri: Yes, I've seen him a few times.

Srila Prabhupada: Sakhibekhi. There are so many apasampradayas, thirteen at least in the counting by Bhaktivinoda Thakura: aula, baula karttabhaja, neda, daravesa, sani sahajiya, sakhibekhi. This sakhibekhi. Smarta, jata-gosani, ativadi, cudadhari, gauranga-nagari. These thirteen, fourteen apasampradayas. They are passing as Caitanya Mahaprabhu's sampradaya. But they're the worst, rejected. The sakhibekhi, dressing like.... To cheat Krsna. Krsna is after the gopis, so they have dressed like gopi, and Krsna does not know that he's a rascal man. (laughter) Just see. This is their intelligence, to.... "I have become a sakhi. Krsna will embrace me and kiss me." So Krsna is so fool. (laughs) These rascals are doing that. Sakhibhekhi. There was a Lalita-sakhi in Navadvipa. All women surrounding him. Somebody is dressing him with red, what is called?

Satsvarupa: Kumkum?

Srila Prabhupada: No. Alta it is called. And gumta (?). Somebody is giving massage. Lalita Didi. Rayarama dasa's guru-bhai. This Rama dasa's, I have... "Nitai gaura radhe syama." This Rama dasa and that Lalita, they're Godbrothers. So many... And amongst them there was fight--"You said that you have done this wrong," "You said you have done this wrong." But both of them are dead and gone. There are so many that, Sakhibhekhi. All women. Sometimes he--I have heard all this--he will observe the menstrual period. (laughter) To laugh or lament? "He's in menstrual period." This Ramakrishna did. He was also, because Jagamati experimented.

Hari-sauri: Oh, he became a woman sometimes.

Srila Prabhupada: Yes, sometimes. And there was menstrual, menstruation period. He became so perfect, there was menstruation. (laughter) This rascal Ramakrishna did it. And he was going to make experiment of the Muhammadan realization by eating...

Hari-sauri: Meat.

Srila Prabhupada: ...go-mamsa, cow's flesh.

Hari-sauri: I think you said that he...

Srila Prabhupada: Yes.

Hari-sauri: ...was refused entry into some temple because of that.

Srila Prabhupada: Yes. He was such a rascal. He was actually impotent, and he could not have sex with his wife, and he addressed, "Oh, you are my mother." And these rascals took: "Oh, he is so advanced that he could see his wife as mother. Oh, self-realized. By worshiping Kali he has become so perfect, he sees everyone as mother." Such a rascal he was, and he is God. These things are going on. But I am speaking not my manufacture. I heard it from my Guru Maharaja. He told me that these are these, like that. Not unauthorized. I don't speak anything which I have not heard from my Guru Maharaja."

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