“Prākṛta-rasa Śata-dūṣaṇī: One Hundred Condemnations of Material Rasa” is an enlightening work penned by the revered spiritual preceptor Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda with illuminations by Swami B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja. This literary masterpiece offers a profound insight into the flawed beliefs and misguided practices of Prākṛta-Sahajiyās – an imitation form of devotion. With lucid language and unparalleled clarity, the book delves into a hundred condemnations of material rasa, unraveling the complexities of the spiritual realm while simultaneously exposing the pitfalls of superficial spirituality. This groundbreaking work is an indispensable guide for those seeking to transcend the limitations of imitation bhakti and develop a genuine understanding of true devotion. With its uncompromising insights into the dangers of superficial devotion, ‘Prākṛta-rasa Śata-dūṣaṇī’ is a must-read for anyone serious about their spiritual growth.
“Our Guru Mahārāja wrote several poems, one of which is Prākṛta-rasa Śata-dūṣaṇī, ‘A Hundred Defects of the Sahajiyā Conception.’ The defects are innumerable, but our Guru Mahārāja put forward a hundred of the defects in their process of advancement. Mainly they take spiritual advancement very cheaply – they are not prepared to pay the real price.
Guru Maharaja preached exclusively this mādhurya-rasa, but with great precaution. He perhaps used ninety percent of his energy to preach that, ‘This is not mādhurya-rasa.’ To clear away the negative side, he had to spare in his words, ‘Gallons of blood’ to teach that this is not mādhurya-rasa.
And whatever he did – pūjala rāgapatha gaurava bhaṅge. His whole life in a nutshell is expressed in this, his own expression. Pūjala rāgapatha – the very nature of our sampradāya is this.”
– Śrīla B.R. Śrīdhara Mahārāja