I am going to be very short and very honest: if you are playing the role of a guru of any sort, I really don’t care what your realizations are.
Correct, I don’t want to hear your realizations.
Unless you have a realization about why you are so eager to talk about your realizations? That would be interesting. Could we talk about that for a moment?
Might it be that you really like to talk about, think about, and focus on you. In other words, might it be that you are… self-absorbed, …ego-centric?
How important are your realizations? Very? If not, why do you keep talking about them? If so, what makes them important? I mean, yes, they are very important to you. But how important are they to other people? Very? Why? Because you are a very, very important person? perhaps? perhaps you are even the most important person? ever? in the whole wide world?
If so – if you are indeed the most fabulous person ever – then it makes sense that, even when you are supposedly teaching Bhagavatam or Gita you keep talking about yourself! Your insights are better, more important, than Krishna’s, Śuka’s, Nārada’s, etc.!
I think one of the biggest idealogical mistakes ISKCON makes is to encourage each other to “talk about your realizations.”
How about not?
You say you believe that “paramparā” is important, right? So, if your realizations are any good they should have paramparā, right? Which means if they are any good they should be essentially one with the realizations of Nārada, Śuka, Krishna, etc. – right? right? So, why not try to realize their realizations, and then explain their realizations? Is that not the way paramparā actually functions?
Forgive me, I got tired of parāparā.
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