The Honourable Prime Minister,
Republic of India
Sub: Exclude Sri Caitanya for his sympathetic affiliation with Muslims and Lower-Castes with sinful birth
Respected Hon. Narendra Modiji,
After listening to your inaugural lecture⤡ at the Netaji Indore Stadium on the occasion of centenary celebrations of the Gaudiya Mission and Math⤡, Kolkata on February 21, 2016, I have some humble and simple questions regarding Vaiṣṇava ideology in relation with our, i.e., Saṅgh Parivār’s ideology. It is also to be noted that our Hon. Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shahji was also willing to deliver lecture at Gauḍiya Mission and Math and Mayapur Chandrodaya Temple of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) ⤡, but it was postponed/cancelled and deferred⤡. We think that postponement of his visit was good for us for the following reasons.
It is found that Sri Caitanya Mahāprabhu had a close relationship with Muslims, especially with one, viz., Yavana Haridās. Even Mahāprabhu did not bother to distinguish among castes and creeds as prescribed by our sanātana dharma through varṇāśrama prathā. The following paintings are, we think, enough to show the closeness of these two antagonistic communities:
નિંદા ન કરે કેની રે
વાચ કાછ મન નિશ્ચલ રાખે
ધન ધન જનની તેની રે
વૈષ્ણવ જન તો તેને કહિયે જે પીડ પરાઈ જાણે રે
સમદૃષ્ટિ ને તૃષ્ણા ત્યાગી
પરસ્ત્રી જેને માત રે
જિહ્વા થકી અસત્ય ન બોલે
પરધન નવ ઝાલે હાથ રે
વૈષ્ણવ જન તો તેને કહિયે જે પીડ પરાઈ જાણે રે
મોહ માયા વ્યાપે નહિ જેને
દૃઢ વૈરાગ્ય જેના મનમાં રે
રામ નામ શુ તાળી રે લાગી
સકળ તીરથ તેના તનમાં રે
વૈષ્ણવ જન તો તેને કહિયે જે…
Even Karl Marx observed such illicit relationship between Hindus and Muslims in his Ethnological Notebooks (we are citing from the second edition, 1974),
Krishna (incarnation of Vishnu)… members of the very numerous sect of Boistubs od. Vaisnabas (Vishnubites) on certain festivals lay their offerings. The Byragiist der minister einer der sects which owe their origin to the great reformer Chaitanya about 300 years since. (36, 37) ( Emphasis added pg. 251)
“In Bengal 2 distinct sects unter the Muhammedans, Sunis u. Shias; both a good deal given to observances u. practices of Hinduism; the Bengali Musulmdn is nothing but a roughly converted Hindu. In d. besten u. fruchtbarsten Theilen des Delta d. mohammedan. Element über 60% d. Bevölkerg,, im rest of Bengal Proper ist es 30-40%; in einigen districts d. villages ganz muhammed. od. ganz Hindu, aber more commonly hat jedes village sein Mahommed. Quarter u. sein Hindu quarter (91, 92)
Viele sects auch unter d. Hindus (92) pretty universally in the rural villages Boistobs (mit immense number of varieties u. subdivisions), Saktas, Sivas, Ganapatyas etc. (93) D. chief development d. Boistobs – deren Vishnu ist the Brahma (Krishna eine seiner incarnations) originated mit Chaitanya, who preached purity, meditation, and the equality of all men, without distinction of sect or caste, before God. And a certain freedom from caste trammels, and disregard of religious observances, with an appreciation of the importance of conduct, still seem to characterise the sect. The Boistobs have been, and even now are being, recruited from all castes, but taken together in all their varieties … are commonly reckoned as a sort of caste by themselves. (94)” (Emphasis added, pg.260)
If this is so, how could we maintain homogenized pasteurized standardized (as it is found written in the holy cow milk packets) sanatana dharma? How could we extinguish our enemies? If we have to follow the path of Sri Caitanya Mahāprabhu, we have to stop our fights against the other religion in a form of manufactured pogrom and riots and abolish sacred caste system as well. Secondly, why do we utter the name of Caitanya Mahāprabhu, who is also appreciated by Marx and Gandhi—two enemies of our open society of pure Hindus? Even Marx (Capital Vol. I: 24, Sec.3 ⤡) profaned the Viṣṇu avatār by branding him as a capitalist: “How the capitalists as a class are to perform that feat, is a secret that vulgar economy has hitherto obstinately refused to divulge. Enough, that the world still jogs on, solely through the self-chastisement of this modern penitent of Vishnu, the capitalist.” He used this aphorism without knowing our sacred purāṇa. Another Marxist-Leninist Bhupendranath Dutta, brother of Narendranath Dutta (i.e., Swami Vivekananda) wrote a hilarious book on sociology of Vaiṣṇava Literature (1945).
The question is: whose friend is Sri Caitanya Mahāprabhu? Marxists, Gandhians, Mohammedans or of us: homogenized pasteurized standardized Hindutvavādins?
Moreover, in the course of reading several biographies of Caitanya Mahāprabhu, we have found that androgynous features of effeminate, emasculated and militarily incompetent Mahāprabhu with a habit of kissing and hugging his bhaktas/ devotees during or after the performance of saṁkīrtaṇa. (This was prohibited as “carnal intercourse” in the IPC 377, though now it is abolished during your regime) It is known as the “radhābhava sādhanā” (loving the Lord Krṣṇa by being a female rādhā).
This is a severe shock for us as we, the supporters of RSS, are always foregrounding militant masculine strength as our defense mechanism against the Mohammedans. We are really anxious over the celebration of effeminate character of Caitanya Mahāprabhu. For this reason, we do not like Rama as depicted in Uttararāmacarita by Bhavabhuti, ŚrīRāmacaritamānasa by Goswami Tulsidas or Kabirdas’ (he was also against the Brahmanistic Hinduism) Rama. We prefer militant Rama as depicted in Ravi Varma’s painting.
Therefore, we are earnestly requesting you from the core of our Hindu heart that Caitanya should banned from our agenda for his close association with the Mohammedans.
We do not want to be hypocrites like the Marxists and secular congressmen – both of them do not follow Karl Marx and Gandhi respectively, in practical politics. We wish to reduce the gap among our metaphysics, epistemology, ontology and politico-ethics.
Jai Shree Ram!
Bharat Mata Ki Jai!
Shaheed Godse ki Jai ho! Yours Faithfully,
Dr. Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay
Smt. Rupa Bandyopadhyay
Shri Akhar Bandyopadhyay
COPY TO:1. Shri Amit Shah, The Honourable Minister of Home Affairs, Government of India
2. Sripad Dharmadas Brahmachary, Incharge, Sri Bhakti Srirup Bhagawat Gaudiya Math, USA
3. Bhakti Nistha Madhusudan Maharaj, Incharge,Sri Gaudiya Math, Kolkata, India
4. Sripad Bhakti Dipak Sridhar Maharaj, Incharge, Sri Gaudiya Math, New Delhi, India
5. Jayapataka Swami, Acāryapāda, ISKCON