Bhakti Charu Swami: “I don’t really understand the American culture very much. I come from a simple, innocent Indian background.”
Prabhupada told me “art means full belly,” and then he explained no one will take to spiritual life if they are starving and only surviving.
Gay PRIDE march is resurrection of self-respect through solidarity. It’s important to protect all gays from being bullied, including religious fanatics.
People are not heterosexual or homosexual because of a philosophical decision, but because they are born that way. What counts is what you do.
Gay marriage is simply the law of the land now, and if we fight against it, the people we are trying to save will reject us.
Allowing gay citizens to fully participate in society on an equal footing, including the right to marry enables them to reach greater potential in life.
Homophobic attitudes in ISKCON are inimical to Krishna bhakti. If Krishna consciousness is to spread, it will do so through the vehicle of love and acceptance.
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.
Srila Prabhupada sanctioned a committed homosexual relationship with a view to help his disciple progress in spiritual life.
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 […]
“Force will not work” The argument for gay marriage Krsna Kirti has claimed that Hrdayananda Maharja is deviating from the commentary of Srila Prabhupada (to SB 3.20.26, regarding the homosexual appetite being demoniac) in his recommendation of restrained marriage for gay devotees. How so, escapes us totally, as Hridayananda is suggesting a way to contain […]
In a recent (2004) essay “Vaisnava Dharma is very liberal“, Amara prabhu raises the following question: Gay marriage is . . . taken to be outside of the rigid varnasrama system and the ordinary prescription for married life, but suppose it is found to be the best practical arrangement to sustain a person’s bhakti, someone […]