The Rascal Editors Conversation: Context Defines the Order

January 19, 2022 in Articles by Laksman dasa

The Rascal Editors Conversation: Context Defines the Order

BY: VIDURA MAHATMA DAS

7 JULY, 2018

On June 22, 1977, in a discussion on unauthorized changes being made to his books, Srila Prabhupada ordered: “The next printing should be again to the original way.”

Of course, this statement, like any other instruction from Srila Prabhupada, should be understood according to its context.

The context begins when, in the conversation, Srila Prabhupada detects a faulty change made to verse 1.2.5 in the Srimad Bhagavatam by an editor.

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Followers of gbc’s voted-in iskurus go to hell?

January 19, 2022 in Articles by Laksman dasa




“Interpretations for Sense Gratification”

Why Iskcon Leaders Reject Ritvik Initiations

By Narasimha das

This discussion often arises: Why do many of Srila Prabhupada’s disciples reject his clear and common-sense order for ritvik initiations? Some devotees suggest it is due to ignorance or a misunderstanding caused by deliberate false propaganda. Others suggest it is simply because they are falsely ambitious. Others say it is due to jealousy or envy. Any or all these things may be true, but the primary reason is best described by Srila Prabhupada himself in many places, including the following letter:

“I have got this personal experience in my Guru Maharaj’s institution. Different Godbrothers took the words of Guru Maharaj in different interpretations for sense gratification and the whole mission [was] disrupted. This is still going on for the last 40 years without any proper settlement. I am always afraid of this crack, but I am sure if our aim is to serve Krishna sincerely and the Spiritual Master simultaneously, that will be our success. That means serve Krishna and the Spiritual Master simultaneously with equal faith and serious vow, and then success is sure. ” (Letter, Oct.18, 1969)

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