Is Patita dasa Questioning the Previous Acharyas?
BY: SADHUDASA ANUDASA
Jan 04, 2011 [Revised] SRIDHAM MAYAPUR, WEST BENGAL (SUN) The author of this article identifies himself as a lowest fallen (patita) soul, whom somehow is meant to assist other fallen souls by his LONG experience as a patita —thus becoming Patita dasa. Furthermore, he feels that Patita Pavana dasa has safely taken shelter under the lotus feet of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu —thus becoming a true servant of the "Great Savior of all Fallen," and from whom Patita dasa begs mercy.
The author read with great interest Patita Pavana dasa's article, "Fallen Souls Don't Expand Fallen Souls," and as our dear Dhruva Maharaja dasa also became interested in the subject in his "A Question for the Author" article, we feel also encouraged to place the following intellectual speculation to Sriman Patita Pavana dasa:
(NOTE: We haven't read the sampradaya-acharya's commentary on this subject yet.)
Are Srila Baladeva Vidyabhushana, and all other previous acharyas of the Vaishnava sampradayas, stating —based on shastra— that the liberated souls CAN MANIFEST many different bodies simultaneously to "enlighten" the conditioned jivas about the ABSOLUTE aspect that pervades the spiritual nature?
The question is based on the viewpoint of a conditioned soul that is accustomed —since time immemorial— to "observe" things from a three-dimensional platform. Furthermore, a "less conditioned" jiva, like a yogi, may "see" things from the multi-dimensional offered by his contact with Paramatma, to finally perhaps enter the trans-dimensional absolute status of the liberated souls in the spiritual planets.
It is said somewhere (since I'm in a rush right now, I cannot quote properly) that the spiritual existence is pervaded by eternal time, thus when we observe it from down here —accustomed to "time controlled" by our personal watches and calendars— it cannot be perceived "as it is." Thus the pastimes of the Lord and His devotees are CONTINUOUSLY MANIFESTING…. and like the series of pictures or images that conform a film or video, it APPEARS to us as if an unlimited number of manifestations are "coming out in series from ONE person."
Hope to continue with more time…
your servant in Prabhupada's seva,