Adiyen wants the attention of all the Ramanuja Sambandhis and dasas of bhagwat Ramanuja towards an issue.
We all know that Nammalvar (Sri Sathakop Suri) predicted the advent of Ramanuja Swami in Thiruvaaimozhi (5.2). All the verses of the decade talks about ‘bhavisyat Acharya’ swami Ramanujacharya only. Nammalvar had himself installed the ‘archa vigrah’ of ‘Bhavisyat Acharya’ at his birth place.
Pic: Swamy Nammazhwar and Sri Ramanujar (Bhavishyathacharyar) in thirukurukoor – Serthi thirumanjanam.
Sri Nammazhwar predicted the avatara of Sri Ramanujar, (Not Sri Chaitanya Maha prabhu) To commemorate this event, special Thirumanjanam festival happens every year in February (Masi – Visakam star) in Thirukkurukoor (Swamy Nammazhwar’s Avatara sthalam).
http://ponnadi.blogspot.com/p/charamopaya-nirnayam.html elaborates the glories of SrI rAmAnujAchArya as bhavishyadhAchArya in great detail.
ISKCON has released a book on Thiruvaaimozhi, written by Sridhar Srinivas Das; which claims that predictions in divine book is about CHAITANYA MAHAPRABHU, HIS ASSOCIATES AND PRABHUPAD. The motives of the writer to write commentary on Divya Prabandham and force his own meanings is questionable.
Study authentic word by word translation and commentary by Acharyas:- http://divyaprabandham.koyil.org/index.php/thiruvaimozhi/
The author argues that Sri Manwala Mamunigal himself said in his AH vyakhyanam (part 2, churnika 91) that the prediction may mean Various Acharyas. However, there is nothing like that in the churnika he referred. It talks about the famous Verses of Srimad Bhagwatam (11th canto) which talks about the advent of Azhwars along the various rivers in South India.
Here I am giving word by word translation, check if is anyway close to his claims:
Tamiļ māmuņi tikku śaraņyam enravarkaļāle kvacittu enru,
ivar āvirbhāvam kaliyum kețum sūcitam
Śabdārtha or Verbal Translation
Tamiļ – Tamil Language, māmuni – great saint ie Sage Agastya, tikku – direction, śaraņyam – place of refuge, enravarkaļale – those, who are stating, kvacittu – for each and every body, enru – as such, ivar – āvirbhāvam — his incarnation, kaliyum – ills of kali yuga, kețum – shall and will be destroyed, pole – like sūcitam – a note (informed)
Maharși puts forth that, Saint Agastya, who propagated the Tamil would be a place of refuge. It is indeed noteworthy that in every place, it nullified Kaliyuga.
In Ramanuja Avayay prabhaavam, all the azhwars and Acharyas are said to be in body of Ramanujacharya swami. Nammalvar being his head, Tirumangai Alwar being his feets, Lokacharya Swami being lines his feet etc.
The author has cunningly extended to mean ‘all the future Acharyas’ and thus comes to conclusion the the verses are prediction of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, his 5 associates and Prabhupad.
The book was launched by HH Jayaptaka Swami (incharge of India) and even have his forewords.
Despite our Acharyas warning him about the grave sin, he keeps on his agenda.
To understand about their motives, have a look at the end of the lecture on the link:
While they appear to glorify Bhagwat Ramanujacharya Swami, here is how they reveal their plans and instructs all the members of ISKCON:
Our proposition is to the Ramanujacarya followers because they are very, very strong, especially in South India they are prominent, purifying all of the world actually. It is mentioned in the Bhagavatam that when pure devotees appear in South India they then maintain the pure principles of bhakti. So there are many followers of Ramanujacarya. So our proposition to them is that now your worship of the Lord as Ramanujacarya. All his followers need to follow His latest incarnation. That was many hundreds of years ago that he appeared as Ramanujacarya. Now He has appeared in Navadvip in the lasts incarnation as Nityananda Prabhu. So you should all actually follow Nityananda Prabhu. And He taught all to chant: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. And worship Radha and Krishna. The proposition – evidence is there from sastra. Vedic evidence is there. So if you are living in South India then you can convert all the Ramanujas to become followers of Mahaprabhu. Even if they worship Laxmi Narayan they will go back to Godhead very quickly because of that by the mercy of Panca-Tattva. Ramanuja Mahasayi Ki Jai.
They boldly preach it with smartness. first approach senior devotees as if u r big follower of Ramanuj, form personal relationships with them. Then tell the young devotees, “Hey!! Your seniors agree to this.they appreciate”.
He goes on to say:
Devotees of Ramanuja Acarya all go back to Vaikuntha after a long time but here in Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s mission in Navadvip Dham Panca-Tattva … can be done in one lifetime. Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. Srila Prabhupada Ki Jai!
3. FAKE STORIES TO DEGRADE THE DIVINITY OF RAMANUJACHARYA AND UPLIFT THE DIVITY OF CHAITANYA AND PRABHUPAD:
They have cooked some filthy stories to help fulfilling their mission. As per them, Ramanuj was reborn in Navdwip and did upasana of Chaitnya Mahaprabhu.
And today they have also dared to put an e-book (“Mayapur is My Place of Worship”),
through their website for promoting their upcoming temple in Mayapur TOVP Temple Of Vedic Planetarium, Kolkatta. ( https://tovp.org/mayapur-is-my-place-of-worship-book/ ), which has a part of this story “Sri Jagannatha educating Yatiraja about Mayapur and also warning Bhagavad Ramanuja Swamy about its glory”.
“On the order of Sri Jagannatha , Vishwaksena took Bhagavad Ramanujacharya Swamy to Mayapur, where Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared gave his darshanam and placed his foot on Yatiraja’s head by blessing him with Divine Knowledge”
( Verses from the book “NAVADWIP DHAAM MAHAATMYA: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1666888303393195&id=100002161247980 )
Here you can download the book and study yourself: Navdweep Dham Mahatmya.
It is authored by founder acharya of their sampradaya- Sri BhaktiVinod Thakur.
They boldly preach it in their lectures:
Bhaktivinode Thakur mentions in the Navadvip Dham Mahatmya that actually Jagannath spoke to him. He said, “Anyway leave things as they are. But you should go and visit Mayapura – very special abode, Navadvip – My very favoured abode. You should go there. Then he woke up in Navadvip that next day. Then Jagannath spoke to him and said, “This is My eternal abode that has descended by the influence of My inconceivable potency. There is no place of maya here. This is the spiritual realm here. Here I appeared in the form of Lord Gauranga. I am teaching pure devotional service.”
Ramanujacarya said, “I have heard this name of Gauranga. It is there in scripture but it is kind of secret. Now You are speaking about it I can understand where it is all coming from. There are so many statements in the sastra about Gauranga’s appearance but it is all kept secret. Now I can understand what all this means.”
Then the Lord appeared to him as his worshipable Lords Laxmi narayan. So he was in ecstasy. Then Lord Narayan – they disappeared and They became Gauranga. He saw this beautiful form as Lord Gauranga. He said, “This is that form.” So he said, “Now I understand what the sastras are saying. It happens in Kali Yuga. So now I am going to go out and preach pure unalloyed devotional service to Krishna in these different mellows of Vrindavan. Just order me, just order me, I am ready to go conquer.”
Lord Jagannath said, “No, no, no. When I come I will do that. For the time being you cultivate and preach up to dasya rasa. Within your heart you can worship Me as your lover but you preach up to dasya rasa. When I come then I will present this.” He said, “I must be here when you perform Your pastimes.” So the Lord gave him the benediction that he would be here. So he appeared as Sri Ananta in Gauranga’s pastimes.
The story goes on to say that, Ramanuja in his next birth as ananta in Mayapur, danced madly in his marriage ceremony. Thus, he elevated his devotion.
Can we digest such portrayal of jagadguru Ramanujacharya? Is it not the duty of all Ramanuja dasas to condemn these stories which are being spread to somehow brainwash and convert Sri vaishnavas? Their target is those Sri Vaishnavas who are not much familiar to sampradayam due to studies and staying outside in some engineering colleges.
4. Demeaning Narayan Ashtakshari Mahamantra:
Their another cunning tactics is to demean Narayan Mahamantra which is praized everywhere in Vedas and Dravida Vedas. As per them, the mantra is only for material benifits and not applicable in Kaliyuga. Only ‘Hare Krishna’ Mahamantra is the mantra for kaliyuga.
Fine, you chant your mantra but why are speaking nonsense about the mantra of an established sampradayam? Ramanuja swami gave us this mantra. How can a sampradayam 200 years old can speak such nonsense about a sampradayam whose lineage goes back to 5000 years old?