Any person or institution like ISKCON or BBT to claim exclusive rights to Acharya’s contributions is not in accordance with transcendental law.
Accepting sannyasa is no longer restricted to those born in brahmana families. Qualified women can take sannyasa.
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.
The true critic advises us to preserve what we have already obtained, and to adjust our race from that point where we have arrived in the heat of our progress.
The qualification of the guru is that he must be fully cognizant of the science of Kṛṣṇa. Then he or she can become a guru.
Prabhupada said he wanted “boys and girls” to be gurus. ISKCON’s health in relation to guru appointments and women’s issues needs improvement.
Srila Prabhupada said, “If anybody leaves ISKCON, it’s fifty percent their fault and fifty percent our fault.”
Prabhupada always condemned being overly dependent because if you’re too dependent, then it’s like you’ve been given knowledge but then you don’t use it.
I can testify to this because I get questions which sound like “Am I going to take ten births as a pig in Calcutta forgetting to do this … ?”
You can only get to Krishna through ISKCON.
Whatever ISKCON does must be Srila Prabhupada’s desire.
Being a Hare Krishnas causes massive depression. It serves you well in that environment, but it does nothing for you when you come out.
The more critical among us have given up hope, remaining nominally connected to ISKCON or not connected at all.