Srila Prabhupada in his books often writes about the “ism” mentality- patriotism, hinduism etc- the false identity of belonging to a group, even a religion. His solution was one flag under God, the knowledge that all souls are eternal fragments of God, including animals and plants, what to speak of members of different nations and […]
Archives for December 2013
William Mathew: In current times when the eligibility of a particular gender to act as Guru is being questioned, the need of the hour is not to question the roles of the gender, what is needed is to question who is a Guru and what makes him or her eligible to act as a spiritual […]
The Glories of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura The glories of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura are so great that even Lord Brahma, with his four mouths, cannot completely describe them. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura was a transcendental personality and we are not transcendental, so how then can we touch his glory? Only a transcendental person can expound on his […]
Sri Krishna manifests His eternal birth, the pure cognitive essence of the serving soul who is located above all mundane limitations. King Kamsa [the demon king who wanted to kill Lord Krishna] is the typical empiricist, ever on the lookout for the appearance of the truth for the purpose of suppressing Him before He has […]
Srila Prabhupada states that it is the responsibility of the prospective disciples to examine and test their prospective guru prior to initiation. Given that the GBC gives tacit approval to gurus via their no-objection procedure, it could be that the prospective disciple’s desire to examine their prospective guru prior to initiation is compromised.