Controversy

ISKCON punishes monk
ISKCON punishes monk for making inappropriate remarks at Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Vivekananda The monk from ISKCON Amogh Lila Das remarks at the Swami Vivekananda criticising him for eating fish triggered huge controversy in West Bengal. By editor  - 21.3 2024  ...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada Speaks about his Gaudiya Math Godbrothers
By editor - 15.12 2023 I can understand someone getting a little bewildered about our relationship with Srila Prabhupada’s godbrothers before his letters and conversations were published, but what excuse does anyone have now? Any of Srila Prabhupada’s so-called disciples who...Read more...
Evolution in the Vishnu Purana
By Rudi Jansma - 1.12 2023 In H. P. Blavatsky's Secret Doctrine we find over 100 direct references to the Vishnu Purana, largely in her discussions of cosmic and human evolution. Purana means "old," hence a legend or tale of ancient times. Traditionally...Read more...
Did man really walk on the Moon ???
By editor - 14.11 2023 * Cover Story Did man really walk on the Moon or was it the ultimate camera trick, asks David Milne? The greater lunar lie In the early hours of May 16, 1990, after a week spent watching old video footage of man on the Moon, a thought was turning into an obsession in...Read more...
Women Gurus In Kali Yuga?
By Govinda Dasi - 3.11 2023 First let me say I am writing my opinions on this issue only because of repeated emails and postings. Frankly, I had hoped to stay out of it, but since some postings have even taken the liberty of expressing my opinions at a time when there were none, I have decided...Read more...
Official Response to the Peacock Documentary “Krishnas: Gurus. Karma. Murder.”
By Anuttama Dasa, Minister of Communications for ISKCON  - 27.10 2023 “Krishnas: Gurus. Karma. Murder.” was released by Peacock via streaming service in the United States on October 24. The documentary, a 3-part, 3-hour mini-series, is an in-depth study of the gradual...Read more...
Communications Ministry Statement to ISKCON Devotees in Relation to Peacock Studio’s Trailer & Film “Krishnas: Gurus. Karma. Murder.”
By Anuttama dasa, ISKCON Minister of Communications - 13.10 23 Dear Devotees of ISKCON, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Many devotees have contacted the Communications Ministry in the last day or two with concerns regarding the Peacock Studio’s...Read more...
Hijab Controversy – A Monk’s Perspective
By Vraja Bihari Das - 16.8 2023 “That knowledge by which one undivided spiritual nature is seen in all living entities, though they are divided into innumerable forms, you should understand to be in the mode of goodness.” (Bhagavad Gita- 18.20) “You are a monk, and...Read more...
Second Conversation With Srila Sridhara Maharaja, Part 9
BY: SUN EDITORS - 15.8 2023 Final segment. SM: Bengali: If I have to say something formally from outside, then I have to say that among you who enjoy the greatest confidence of all the devotees, through such a man you call for a meeting in America or wherever the field is the most...Read more...
Second Conversation With Srila Sridhara Maharaja, Part 8
BY: SUN EDITORS - 14.8 2023 Aug 10, 2023 CANADA (SUN) — SM: Bengali: I heard from different people that Swami Maharaja has told his disciples that in Bengal most of the disciples of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur has deviated from his teachings. So now you have to go and...Read more...
Second Conversation With Srila Sridhara Maharaja, Part 7
BY: SUN EDITORS - 9.8 2023 SBD: Maharaja, the other day you were telling me that when Srila Prabhupada was inaugurating the Mayapur temple then you went there along with your disciple, Govinda Maharaja, and you made Govinda Maharaja give a lecture. SM: Bengali Yes, and I also gave a...Read more...
Second Conversation With Srila Sridhara Maharaja, Part 5
BY: SUN EDITORS - 4.8 2023 DKS: There is just a few questions left. SBD: So you do not want to mention any more… DKS: I think that when he described the three kinds of deviations, those general descriptions, we can understand how to apply that. It's very clear, without going...Read more...
Yoga Market
By Danavir Goswami - 3.8 2023 We don’t know each other much however I am aware of your yoga programs from the internet, etc. I have some concerns which I will present before you for consideration. Afterward, I’ll offer some suggestions. All these thoughts are my own and do not...Read more...
Second Conversation With Srila Sridhara Maharaja, Part 4
BY: SUN EDITORS - 3.8 2023   BCS: Bengali: Dhira Krsna Maharaja says that Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Thakur will not tolerate any conclusions which are against the ideas of Srila Rupa Goswami. He will not tolerate them at all. That all the apa siddhantas should be done away with and in...Read more...
Prabhupada on the Gaudiya Matha
By Candrasekhar Acarya Dasa - 2.8 2023 "regarding the Gaudiya Matha, our position has nothing to do with them." Srila Prabhupada, letter to Yamuna devi dasi, November 18th, 1970- Srila Prabhupada is the Founder Acarya of ISKCON. He said that his books would be the lawbooks for...Read more...
Second Conversation With Srila Sridhara Maharaja, Part 3
BY: SUN EDITORS - 2.8 2023 SBD: Bengali: Maharaja, until and unless we realize that we need suggestions, how can we approach somebody for suggestions? They are thinking that they are not lacking in anything. Maharaja, one of the most important instructions that we received from Srila...Read more...
Second Conversation With Srila Sridhara Maharaja, Part 2
BY: SUN EDITORS - 2.8 2023 BCS: explains Dhira Krsna Swami's question in Bengali. Dhira Krsna Maharaja was asking that yesterday you told that if somebody is not respectful towards the guru parampara, if somebody fails to show proper respect to the guru parampara, then he can be removed...Read more...
Gaps in Guru Parampara
By editor - 1.8 2023 Q & A with Swami B. V. Tripurari "Saraswati Thakura strongly objected to the idea of a guru pranali in which the guru was determined solely by connection through initiation or by birthright while spiritually unqualified. He considered this an example of a...Read more...
Siddha pranali
By editor - 26.7 2023 Manjari-sadhana is first mentioned by Krsnadasa Kaviraja in his commentary on Krsna Karnamrta by Bilvamangal. The detailed paddhati was written by Dhyancand Goswami, the successor of Gopal Guru Goswami, who got it from Vakresvara Pandit who received it from Swarupa...Read more...
Second Conversation with Srila Sridhara Maharaja
BY: SUN EDITORS - 26.7 2023 August 19th, 1980 - Nabadweep, India. Today we begin a serial presentation of another historical document related to the Zonal Acarya era. This one is a transcript entitled "Second Conversation with Sridhara Maharaja, August 19th, 1980, Nabadweep, India....Read more...
The Split in the Gaudiya Math
By editor - 25.7 2023 Dr. Madsen has provided this summary of Gaudiya Math history, which likely contains information that is new to many. The informants who are quoted here agreed to be interviewed under conditions of anonymity, which explains why they have not been named.   The...Read more...
First Conversation With Srila Sridhara Maharaja, Part 10
BY: SUN EDITORS - 25.7 2023 SM: Our Prabhupada passed away. Then of course the question of successor came out and some accepted some acarya, some another acarya, some new acarya in this way. Now came the question whether that om visnupada Prabhupada, that should be accepted, that should be...Read more...
First Conversation With Srila Sridhara Maharaja, Part 9
BY: SUN EDITORS - 21.7 2023 BCS: Maharaja, isn't this the understanding, that the spiritual master is accepting disciples, but he is offering the disciples to his spiritual master. SM: Yes. BCS: That is the mood of Ramesvara Maharaja also. He is accepting disciples but he is feeling...Read more...
First Conversation With Srila Sridhara Maharaja, Part 8
BY: SUN EDITORS - 19.7 2023 BCS: Now the question comes, now that Ramesvara Maharaja has removed his vyasasana from the temple, what should he do? SM: Who, Ramesvara Maharaja. I appreciate this to a certain extent that it has become too much so to… as a reaction to that extreme...Read more...
First Conversation With Srila Sridhara Maharaja, Part 7
BY: SUN EDITORS - 17.7 2023 DKS: Yes, this is another point. Knowing that he was doing that, making them regular gurus, he did not say, "You need vyasasana, you need this kind of worship," he didn't make any special arrangements. Everything went on, there wasn't any special...Read more...
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