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.
The very best women in the world are in the Hare Krishna movement. If we don’t engage and encourage women in ISKCON then we will never have a society.
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 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.
Question: I want to know more about the position of women in your tradition. Are women allowed to participate in the process of practicing, praying and showing their devotion? Srila Sridhar Maharaj: Who is a woman here may not be a woman there in that higher realm; who is a man here may not be […]
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 […]
Members participating in the authorship of this paper: Suhotra Svami, Gopiparanadhana Dasa, Drutakarma Dasa, Purnacandra Dasa, Devamrta Dasa Introduction On the 17th of September 2003, the Sastric Advisory Council (SAC) received a request from the Executive Committee (EC) of the GBC requesting it to research the philosophical topic of possible future female diksa-gurus in ISKCON: […]
Question: In a recent Sanga, ‘Sat gurus and siksa mantras,’ you wrote that “women are not more lusty than men nor less intelligent.” This appears to me to be quite contradictory to what Srila Prabhupada said about the subject. Can a ‘sat guru’ answer this question? Answer: Srila Prabhupada has said that women are less […]
Srila Prabhupada on the use of the address “Prabhu” 1. Even the Spiritual Master sees his disciples as “prabhu” We are teaching our disciples to address amongst themselves “prabhu.” This is not a new thing; this is very old. Now Narada is addressing Vyasadeva as “prabhu,” his disciple. His disciple he’s addressing as prabhu. So […]
William Mathew: In current times when the eligibility of a particular gender to act as Guru is being questioned, the need of the hour is not to question the roles of the gender, what is needed is to question who is a Guru and what makes him or her eligible to act as a spiritual […]