Today I want to talk about a very delicate subject: institutional authority vs. the authority of the spiritual master. I read that in one Vaishnava institution the institutional authorities released a new rule, in which they say that the spiritual master should always be under the administrative and governmental rules of the institution.
On August 3rd, 2013 ISKCON GBC released an official statement alleging Mahanidhi Swami had illicit relations and therefore unfit for an ISKCON post. A couple of weeks later Mahanidhi Swami released a letter denying the charges. Devotees were relieved and showered overwhelming support.
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur on the nature of sectarianism from the introduction to the Sri Krsna Samhita: The people of India and other countries may be divided into two categories- the asslike and the swanlike. Of these two, the asslike are in the majority. The swanlike are in the minority. Swanlike people abstract the purport of […]
(Lecture given on ISKCON’s 30th anniversary New Delhi 2006) On this most auspicious day 30 years ago in New York city on lower east side Srila Prabhupada incorporated the International Society for Krsna Consciousness, popularly known as ISKCON. Somehow or other by the causeless mercy of the Lord we have all contacted this movement. By […]