The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #3 –
The Nectar of Devotion -72/10/24 Vrndavana
1040) Whether I know according to scriptures, mlecchas and yavanas can be converted to Vaisnavas!
————— This morning, one man came to challenge me that how I am converting these mlecchas and yavanas to Vaisnava. Yes. But how I an…? It is, it is there in the sastra.
kirata-hunandhra-pulinda-pulkasa abhira-sumbha yavanah khasadhayah
ye ‘nye ca papa yad-upasrayasrayah —- sudhyanti… [SB 2.4.18]
They become purified according to sastra. Sri Sanatana Gosvami gives direction, tatha diksa-vidhanena dvijatvam jayate nrnam. By diksa-vidhana, by proper initiation, any person can attain the stage of dvijatvam. So our method is not against the sastra. Yah sastra-vidhim utsrjya. If we give up the direction of the sastra, then we are faulty. If we do not deviate the injunctions of the sastra... Sadhu-sastra-guru-vakya tinete kariya aikya. In the sastra it is sanctioned. My Guru Maharaja, he also ordered. Caitanya Mahaprabhu also ordered. —————————————————