Devaki Kurma Dāsa – West Bengal India: Śrīla Prabhupāda used the term henceforward at least 100 times in Vedabase. It is very obvious what henceforward means – FROM NOW ON.

So let this put the screwed up interpretations of henceforward by the GBC and their apologists to rest and allow us to understand the term henceforward when it is given in the July 9th Document to henceforward mean from now on – The ritvik Representatives of the Ācārya Initiation System shall be used in ISKCON FROM NOW ON.

How can anyone accept foolish ideas like “when these 11 die’ or ‘it means only until Śrīla Prabhupāda dies’ or any such misinterpretation by those who are either stupid or have a vested interest in refusing to accept Śrīla Prabhupāda’s use of the term to mean from now on. Vested interest means if we reject the true meaning of the term henceforward really means, I want to be a guru too.

Here are some internet searched meanings for those you are not used to ‘archaic’ English terms.

Henceforth from now on / from then on
Henceforward from now on / from then on

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Here henceforward is used in a US historic legal document.

The Emancipation Proclamation – US National Archives & Records Administration

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”

If you are still in doubt to what the meaning of the term henceforward is then read just a handful of the many times Śrīla Prabhupāda used the term henceforward which can be found in the Prabhupāda Vedabase where it clearly means FROM NOW ON.

The Views software and VedaBase (henceforward these two taken together are referred to as the “SOFTWARE”) are provided under a license agreement (below). {Vedabase License Agreement}

The Lord was also asked by Nityānanda Prabhu to accept these repenting souls, and the Lord agreed to accept them on one condition, that they henceforward completely give up all their sinful activities and habits of debauchery. both the brothers agreed and promised to give up all their sinful habits, and the kind Lord accepted them and did not again refer to their past misdeeds. {SB.Cant 1 – Introduction}

Or are you in great anxiety because henceforward the unlawful meat-eaters will exploit you? [SB.1.16.20]

All the twice-born [brāhmaṇas] were forbidden henceforward to perform any sacrifice, and they were also forbidden to give charity or offer clarified butter. {SB.4.14.6}

My dear King, O protector of the citizens, henceforward be very careful to execute My orders and not be misled by anything. {SB.4.20.33}

Mahārāja Barhiṣat— henceforward known as Prācīnabarhi {SB.4.24.11}

Now that I have become fixed in the Absolute Truth, henceforward I shall not identify myself with the body. {SB.6.2.38}

“My dear servants, despite what you may have done previously to disturb the devotees, henceforward you should stop. {SB.6.3.27}

“henceforward I shall certainly develop devotional service unto Your lotus feet. For this reason I have come to You and have fallen down at Your lotus feet.” {CC.Madhya.25.86}

“Do not again misappropriate the revenue of the government. In case you think your salary insufficient, henceforward it will be doubled.” {CC. Antya 9.106}

Those who are followers of sanātana-dharma may henceforward take up those principles in the spirit of the Bhagavad-gītā. {EJ 1}

If you still refuse to accept then you are an idiot.