Diligent Detection Of & Solution To The Deliberately Injected Occidental Heresy In The Writings Attributed To HDG ACBSP

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Hence, if it is considered that Srila Prabhupada is the independent and autonomous Founder of the theology of ISKCON, it would become as parallel to say that Srila Prabhupada is a deviant heterodox as analogous to the triple heretic sons cum disciples of Sri Advaitacarya Prabhuvara – who were also alleged to have formed their separate and independent conjectures later.

If Srila Prabhuada were a painter, he would be like Luis Quiles (aka Gunsmithcat) [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

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If Srila Prabhupada was a visual artist, then he might have been Luis Quiles (aka Gunsmithcat) who doesn’t mince words (or brushstrokes) when it comes to expressing his ideas about the global and social issues facing us.  Luis’s illustrations are somewhere between edgy and inappropriate, underscoring problems like consumerism, sexual perversion, and the abuse of social networks and human […]

What Does “No Illicit Sex” Mean?

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This is an item of concern that is important to clarify. When you take diksa, you will take a vow of “no illicit sex.” What do we mean by “no illicit sex?” Are we breaking the principles if we have sex within marriage more than once a month for the sake of procreation, and then […]

Hridayananda Das Goswami: 8 Reasons Why Hare Krishna Movement in America has Collapsed

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1. Basically, ISKCON changed and the world changed. 2. The world changed in that people lost their extraordinary interest in “Eastern” spirituality, utopian communities, the “back to nature” movement etc. This is because the Vietnam war ended, our generation gold older and less wild, and the next generation, having had enough of their crazy hippie […]

Hands Up- The Symbolism of Surrender

The universe seems to be designed in such a way that it evokes our love for Krsna- everything made by Him is so so beautiful- and when we admire a rainbow, sunset on the ocean, a forest or waterdrops on a still pond, we are admiring Krsna actually, but in santa rasa- that is why […]

CALCULATIONS ON A RAINBOW

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There was a very bright rainbow the other day, incredibly beautiful and brilliant, strung against a very dark background, encircled by a fainter type. Metaphorically it was like a group of brightly attired sakhis encircling monsoon-cloud Krsna, further encircled by their sakhi maidservants… Science has a less captivating version. White light, which is composed of […]

ITV Announces New DVD Series: Memories of Memories of Srila Prabhupada

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EUGENE, OR – After 54 volumes of the well-received Memories of Srila Prabhupada series, ITV Productions has announced that it will immediately begin production on Memories of Memories of Srila Prabhupada, a new DVD series to preserve the memories of devotees as they recall their first viewings of the Memories of Srila Prabhupada series. “We […]

The Guru’s Gender or Agenda? What’s the Real Issue?

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There has been “much ado about nothing” in regard to the appropriate gender for gurus. Should “being a guru” be allowed for females? One could just as easily ask, “Should it be allowed for males?” After all, the original guru is arguably Purnamasi. But let’s not argue over that which is literally “nothing”. We are […]

Kadamba Kanana Swami: “It wasn’t just mafia, there were some devotees from the inside as well involved” in the attempted murder conspiracy

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One of the responsibilities was that you were the temple president of Krishna Balaram Mandir in Vrindavan. I just want to get back to this moment in your life because it’s so exceptional in that it doesn’t happen to everyday run-of-the-mill devotee where there is a murder or threat or an intent upon you. How […]

On Leaving ISKCON

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When Prabhupada predicted, once, that ninety percent of his disciples would eventually leave his movement, we, his disciples, were shocked that such a thing could be possible. In time, the overwhelming majority of his followers did indeed leave ISKCON, and it now appears the same will hold true for his grand-disciples. The effect of this […]

16 Movies featuring Hare Krishnas in popular culture

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1) Dawn of the Dead (1978) A Hare Krishna zombie is seen throughout several scenes. Its bizarre appearance made it one of the more memorable zombies in the film, and it led to NECA producing an action figure of it in its “Cult Classics” line. The character can also be seen in the 2004 movie […]

Spurting Ganesha Lingham Fountain Sends Shockwaves through ISKCON

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NEW YORK – For years, resin figurines of Hindu deities have adorned the houses and even altars of ISKCON devotees. While these hand painted miniatures of Siva, Laxmi and baby Krishna go unnoticed, collecting dust upon countless whatnot shelves, the most recent edition from Hindu-Tacki Collectibles has stirred undeniable controversy and, according to some, has […]

Srila Prabhupada: “Prostitutes are necessary citizens for the proper upkeep of society”

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Srimad Bhagavatam, Verse 1.11.19 At the same time, many hundreds of well-known prostitutes began to proceed on various vehicles. They were all very eager to meet the Lord, and their beautiful faces were decorated with dazzling earrings, which enhanced the beauty of their foreheads. Purport We may not hate even the prostitutes if they are […]

Illicit sex outside of marriage is illicit sex with a capital ‘I’ and illicit sex within marriage is the small ‘i’

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Question: If a devotees is seeking initiation but is not being able to follow the regulative principle of no illicit sex fully – meaning, no sex apart from procreation within marriage – should such a devotee take initiation or avoid initiation? This is a personal question that has to be analyzed and applied on individual […]

Spiritual aspects of homosexuality

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From the spiritual perspective, another explanation for homosexuality or bisexuality lies in reincarnation. Those who are not properly integrated in one life can find themselves in the next life with a male consciousness in a female body or vice versa. Such souls are stuck. The situation is not completely their doing because everyone has participated […]