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.
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.
“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 […]
Over the past few years it has become commonplace for devotees to depict Srila Prabhupada as very hateful and condemning of gays. What a great disservice this has been to His Divine Grace! I suspect this is more a reflection of the mentality of such devotees themselves, and not that of Srila Prabhupada. As far […]
The Bhagavad-gita advises, or warns us: “Whatever leaders do, the common men follow, and whatever exemplary acts they perform, all the world pursues.” Srila Prabhupada stressed the converse when he warned of “the blind, leading the blind, who all fall into a ditch.” Lord Kapiladeva in the Third Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam teaches us that […]
In Bhakti rasamrita sindhu 1.2.24, Jiva Goswami describes “the hardness of the heart caused by vairagya” and recommends as a solution not cultivating vairagya separately from bhakti. This is something I had heard but had eluded because I had not really processed it- that vairagya makes the heart hard? I could not fathom WHY detachment […]
You heard it on National Inquirer first. Our very own Jaya Kesava Das Prabhu is alleged to be in a “special relationship” with the son of the Wheel of Fortune star Vanna White. The 19-year-old bodied son who attends the University of Arizona and goes by the nickname “Nikko” is rumored to be in a gay […]