There is no need for cultish personality worship. What we honor is the truth, the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Krishna.
When you see something good and beautiful in your dear ISKCON associates, you are really seeing the goodness and beauty of Prabhupada.
She’s banging on his chest, “Let me go, let me go, let me go!” and disappears into the bedroom. It’s basically a rape. But expert.
It is sad to see new people joining ISKCON on the basis of Srila Prabhupada’s books but being served this Christian-ritvik soup.
ISKCON’s slowness to evolve in certain areas (e.g. attitudes towards women, gay people, etc.) is a great concern. Any religious movement that remains inexorably rooted in past era becomes extinct.
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 […]
(Vrindavan India June 1977) I got electrocuted right in front of Srila Prabhupada. I had been gathering his recording paraphernalia to take it downstairs and I noticed an extension cord that was rolled up and hanging on a hook on the wall. Some of the visiting devotees wanted to help so they rolled it up […]
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 […]
Letter to: Tamala Krsna — Los Angeles 21 June, 1970 My Dear Tamala, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 18th June, 1970, sent by Special Delivery Air Mail. Krsna philosophy is understood as it is stated in the Vedas: Yasya deve para bhakti yatha deve tatha gurau tasya […]
1) Sexual Desires Many monkeys and hogs live in Vṛndāvana, and they are concerned with their sexual desires. Men who have gone to Vṛndāvana but who still hanker for sex should immediately leave Vṛndāvana and stop their grievous offenses at the lotus feet of the Lord. Kṛṣṇa and His abode, Vṛndāvana, are not different. Śrī […]
Srimad Bhagavatam 1.13.37 Translation Sanjaya said: My dear descendant of the Kuru dynasty, I have no information of the determination of your two uncles and Gandhari. O King, I have been cheated by those great souls. Purport That great souls cheat others may be astonishing to know, but it is a fact that great souls […]
Never has there been a greater feminist in Vaishnava tradition than Srila Prabhupada, who turned the hierarchy of power upside-down by giving women brahmana initiation and allowing them to live in ashramas and temples side by side with men. Only few have realized yet how revolutionary a message Srila Prabhupada’s dealings conveyed: men and women […]