Bhakti Charu Swami: “I don’t really understand the American culture very much. I come from a simple, innocent Indian background.”
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.
When taking initiation in ISKCON, sex within marriage or remaining celibate until marriage is the principle vow of no illicit sex.
ISKCON sexual relations standard is no sex outside of marriage. Sex limited to husband or wife is the primary trust of the vow of initiation.
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 […]