Month: June 2013

From The Archive: The Rtvik Representative Of The Acharya

Kṛṣṇacandra Dāsa – Vṛndāvan:  Shortly after His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Śrīla Prabhupāda entered into his Samādhi līlā in 1977; 11 of his senior disciples and members of the GBC who held the official position of representatives of His Divine Grace in 1st and 2nd spiritual initiations [as per July 9th Document], without authority and without an order by His Divine Grace announced themselves to be pure devotees of the Lord and forcibly seized the titles, roles and functions of acharyas and Initiating Spiritual Masters of ISKCON. Several months prior to Śrīla Prabhupāda’s departure he signed a document to formalize the initiation process and granted some of...

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From The Archive: Religious Integration of ISKCON by Academia (Part Three) – BBT and BBTi

Gopinath Dasa: In the first essay titled Religious Integration of ISKCON by Academia, I was addressing the dangerous and treacherous subtle influence of ‘toning down’ (in other words-watering down) pure teachings of our Acharya (Gaudia Vaisnavism) with already imbedded, academically contrived religious pluralism by academia, in the name of uplifting ISKCON to pseudo ‘Raganuga sadhana platform’, that would allegedly ensure our acceptance and survival in the world of today. In the second part, I was addressing (already imbedded) unauthorized academically contrived secular educational system in ISKCON, which replaced the gurukula system that was established by Srila Prabhupada, and the subsequent...

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From The Archive: Religious Integration of ISKCON by Academia – M.E.D. and CPO (Part Two)

Gopinath Dasa: In my first essay titled Religious Integration of ISKCON by Academia, I was addressing the dangerous and treacherous subtle influence of ‘toning down’ (in other words-watering down) pure teachings of our Acharya (Gaudia Vaisnavism) with already imbedded, academically contrived religious pluralism by academia, in the name of uplifting ISKCON to ‘Raganuga sadhana platform’, that would allegedly ensure our acceptance and survival in the word today. In the second part, I would like to address (already imbedded) academically contrived secular educational system in ISKCON, which replaced the gurukula system that was established by Srila Prabhupada, and the subsequent creation...

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From The Archive: Religious Integration of ISKCON by Academia

Gopinath Dasa: The question on how we educate our children is a very important one. At present, the main thrust of the ISKCON Institution is to adopt the western secular urban based educational curriculum and syllabus in their schools. Of course they claim to have an open policy on education in ISKCON but the fact is they are mainly supporting the secular educative process and directing our children to get qualified in the secular academic process and to gain employment in the non devotee workforce. It is now evident that the ISKCON leaders have no faith in the Vedic system...

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