Ritvikism in ISKCON

Kali spreads its influence by creating dissension among devotees. The meaning of Kali is “quarrel”. Srila Prabhupada wanted that we express our love for him through unity and cooperation. He also said that this movement cannot be stopped by any external agency, but it can be broken from within. Irresponsibly spreading ritvikism instead of Srila Prabhupada’s bona fide teaching creates confusion and dissension among Vaishnavas.

Further, ritvikism leads to Vaishnva-apradha, even guru-apradha, and can destroy one’s spiritual life. Therefore, for the protection of devotees, the GBC has outlawed ritvikism.