Controversy

Kirtan: Are there rules?
BY: RASANANDA DAS - 26.6 2016 Excerpted from the section "Notes on The Conduct of Rathayatra" of the (contemplated) second edition of the author's The Rath Construction Book. The references are all from Vedabase 2015. "How any spiritual activity should be done is...Read more...
Comments on the 'Cost of Silence'
BY: SANAKA RSI DAS - 12.4 2017 Bhakti Vikas Maharaj Comments on the 'Cost of Silence' Hare Krsna Maharaj, Please accept my respectful obeisance; All Glories to Srila Prabhupada. I have just listened to the lecture you gave in the Czech Republic on August 27, 2016 wherein you...Read more...
Rotten Academia
BY: KRISHNA DASA- 4.3 2017 Rotten Academia and the Glorious Nama-sankirtana Yajna Don't let the academics in ISKCON tell you that what they are doing is higher than harinama sankirtana. Academia does not correspond to real intelligence. "So actually we don't require any...Read more...
Service – for Krsna or for Maya?
By Damaghosa das - 2.3 2017 Service – when is it for Krsna and when is it for Maya? Hare Krsna Question– If some devotee does some tangible service, in good Krsna consciousness for some years, but later comes under the spell of maya, disobeying his guru, what is the result of...Read more...
BBTi and the stolen copyrights
BY: URDHVAGA DAS - 2.3 2017  “How were the copyrights transferred to the BBTI?” ISKCON and Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International, Inc. (BBTI) are NOT the authentic Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) founded by Srila Prabhupada for publishing his phenomenal works. Srila...Read more...
Who is Giridhari das?
BY: KRISHNA DASA - 20.1 2017 He is a member of GBC. To be more precise, he is GBC's Zonal Secretary in ISKCON Brazil (he's undergoing his trial period). He runs a yoga resort project called "Paraíso dos Pândavas" which is listed on ISKCON Brazil's website...Read more...
Mothers and Masters
BY: H. H. BHAKTI VIKASA SWAMI - 5.1 2017 Reply by Bhakti Vikasa Swami to Dhanurdhara Swami’s Critique of “Mothers and Masters” Based on and expanded from a talk given on Dec 28, 2016 at Kutralam, Tamil Nadu, India: http://bvks.com/11706/ (Dhanurdhara Swami’s...Read more...
Book Changes - Prabhupada's Instructions
BY: AJIT KRISHNA DASA Book Changes - Prabhupada's Instructions on Editing are in His Own Books A serial video presentation of articles on the unauthorized changes to Srila Prabhupada’s books.   See also: More about the book changes or on YOU TUBE ....  Read more...
Srila Prabhupada and Moon Landings
By Sitalatma das​ - 24.12 2016 The subject of Moon landings has been contentious for devotees since forever and it is often cited as a reason to accuse us of shutting down our intelligence and blindly following gurus, or, even worse, as a reason to attack Śrīla Prabhupāda’s integrity....Read more...
Restrict the Hare Krishna movement
By editor - 22.12 2016 Chaos in Russia as the new “anti-missionary” law is used arbitrarily to restrict the Hare Krishna movement This is a part of a report published yesterday, 20 December 2016, in Forum 18 (a well known Norwegian human rights organization that promotes...Read more...
Those Who Would Destroy ISKCON
BY: JIM BLACK - 1.12 2016 ISKCON is under constant assault from the agents of Kali. Here, I am not referring to deprogrammers, "anti-cultists" or fundamental religionists whose exclusivism condemns Vaishnavism as the devil's work... their position is obvious. I am referring to...Read more...
Sacinandana Swami's Sahajiya Gratitude
BY: KRISHNA DASA - 28.11 2016 Recently Sacinandana Swami's article (probably transcribed from his lecture) about Gratitude, proves that the problem of sahajiyaism is deep rooted. At first, the Swami quotes the meaning of the word 'krtajna' and Krsna's grateful attitude...Read more...
Blissful Solution
BY: GADI DAS - 15.11 2016 The Big, Bold and Blissful Solution to our Society's Ills If we are going to have a lasting Vaisnava society, it must be built on love and trust. That's what the term Vaisnava means. Possessed of all good qualities. Love and trust being the foundation...Read more...
Maya's Nice and Soft Killing Embrace
BY: A CONCERNED GODBROTHER - 27.10 2016 Those who are keen to make spiritual progress are surely alert and keen to avoid maya's illusions in the form of gross sex life, meat eating, gambling and intoxication. We may forget that there are those living in this material world who do the...Read more...
A Disturbing Situation in Atlanta
BY: PARASURAM DAS - 14.10 2016 ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA  You Too can Take Part in the Abhiseka Ceremony this Radhastami  (For the Low—Low Price of Just $20!… Dr. PHD Patel and His Wife Bought the Maha Abhiseka Water Vessel this year for the sum of $1,000 {insert cheers...Read more...
ISKCON Devotees Run a Hospital
BY: ATRIRSI DAS - 8.10 2016 What is Wrong if ISKCON Devotees Run a Hospital? It is not one of the purposes of ISKCON to open hospitals Srila Prabhupada told his disciples not to open hospitals: "Hospital-making business is there, going on by the government, by the state. You are...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada's Teachings
BY: SRIDHARA-SYAMA DASA - 3.10 2016 Different Understandings of Srila Prabhupada's Teachings GBC Resolution #313 – Harmonizing our Preaching Efforts: Whereas the GBC Body accepts that many different understandings of the teachings of Srila Prabhupada and sastra, and many...Read more...
Mayapur BBT Close-out?
BY: KOLADWIP DAS - 23.9 2016 SRIDHAM MAYAPUR - I would like to give some of the quotes by Srila Prabhupada about BBT press and would like to draw your attention especially to the last one: "I am very glad you want to start your own press, but one thing is that you cannot close...Read more...
The Failure of Gaudiya Matha
Yasoda Nandana Dasa - 16.9 2016 Compiled by: Prabhupadanugas Srila Prabhupada explains why Gaudia Math / ISKCON failed after he left: "Why this Gaudiya Matha failed? Because they tried to become more than guru." In the following quotes, we find Srila Prabhupada's clear...Read more...
Bogus ISKCON Astrologers?
By editor - 15.9 2016 Bogus ISKCON Astrologers? Hari Bol, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Shyamasundara Dasa (an so called ISKCON Astrologer) was again proven false. I have some experience with this guy myself. When I was suffering from a severe...Read more...
To Fit GBC Philosophy
By editor - 15.9 2016 BBT Admits Books Changed To Fit GBC Philosophy The BBT could not allow Srila Prabhupada to teach that Jagannatha Dasa Babaji actually *initiated* Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, for that would indirectly sanction Srila Prabhupada *initiating* for many generations to...Read more...
Bhaktivedanta Hospital Accreditation
BY: ATRIRSI DAS - 12.8 2016  INDIA - This is in response to the Bhaktivedanta Hospital Accreditation article published on Dandavats.com. Dear Madhavanada Prabhu, Pranam, Jay Srila Prabhupada! I have read your article about accreditation of "Bhaktivedanta Hosptal"....Read more...
DARWINISM - A Crumbling Theory
By editor - 9.8 2016 Charles Darwin stood on a very slippery slope when trying to explain how something as biologically and biochemically complex as even the simplest form of life could have spontaneously generated itself from organic molecules and compounds loose in the early Earth’s...Read more...
Mothers and Masters
BY: H.H. BHAKTI VIKASA SWAMI - 2.8 2016 Several devotees have asked why the title of Women: Mothers or Masters? has been changed to "Mothers and Masters," and why the cover design has been changed. These changes were made before the ban was removed. The reasoning was...Read more...
"ISKCON's GBC" by Hridayananda dasa Goswami
By editor - 29.7 2016 The following is an excerpt of an essay written and published by H.D. Goswami on July 23, 2016.   ISKCON's GBC by H.D. Goswami Introduction Historical Moments for non-GBC Help I believe that such a historical moment is upon us again—a...Read more...
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