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Topless Female Protesters: The Victims are the Victimisers

Recently someone asked about whether calling out someone as sinful is also a sin? Although it seems absolutely necessary that criminals be identified...

Monks Seek Navadvip Slaughterhouse Scrap

Hindu monks of several organisations have appealed to the Union home minister, Rajnath Singh, to scrap an abattoir project coming up on the banks of...

Release of new book: Sri Namastaka of Srila Rupa Gosvami Prabhupada

Dear devotees, Hare Krishna. Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and his followers. We are pleased to inform you...

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Good News: ISKCON told to include eggs in menu

Some good news: Amaravati: Taking serious note of non-implementation of prescribed menu of mid-day meal scheme in several schools, the government has decided to make it a mandatory on providing three eggs per week for each student studying in...

Rochana Prabhu’s Double Standard

On 12 June 2017, I submitted to the Sampradaya Sun website an article addressing some of Sanaka Rsi Prabhu’s recent, misleading statements and unfair accusations against Bhakti Vikasa Maharaja (my guru maharaja). But the site’s editor, Rocana...

Men of Sterner Stuff

With regard to Sanaka-Rishi Prabhu’s recent communications on the Sampradaya Sun website, specifically on the matter of corporeal punishment in relation to some statements made by H.H. Bhakti Vikasa Swami (who is my spiritual master), I would like...

Serious Accusations, But False

After a hectic visit to Mayapur (that was long previously scheduled), I am gradually catching up with pending matters including discussions on the Sampradaya Sun regarding child abuse. Sanaka Rsi Prabhu has made serious accusations against me. He...

About Bhaktividya Purna Swami

In the mid 1980s when talk of Bhaktividya Purna Swami and child abuse first surfaced I made a point to ask him about it on my next visit to Mayapura. Which I did. He explained to me that in the early days of the Mayapura gurukula he had no control...

Life of Ramanujacarya

Ramanuja is well-known as the great philosopher and acarya of the Sri Vaishnava sampradaya. However, it should not be misunderstood that he was the founder of the Sri Vaishnavas. Originally started by Laksmidevi Herself, the Sri sampradaya contained...

Addressing woman as mataji

A father sometimes addresses his daughter in affection as “mother” and sometimes as “my darling.” SB 3.22.25   A brahmacari is advised to go begging alms door to door, addressing all women as mother, and whatever he collects goes to the benefit...

Mundane welfare work in ISKCON

The following article was published on the Dandavats website on 26th July 2012 (5,533 views). The article appears below in a revised and expanded form with the help of some devotees. Also included now is an Appendix section which contains more...

PREACHING IN USSR 1980-81

In 1980-81 I was living in Calcutta, which at that time was ruled by Jyoti Basu’s communist government. Even our next-door neighbor was the Polish embassy and down the street was the Soviet embassy (the temple was in the diplomatic section of town)...

FEMALE DIKSHA GURU PROPOSAL

Whereas, the body of ISKCON India leaders aka IIAC has taken cognizance of the continuing discussion by the GBC on the issue of female diksha gurus, specifically the recent discussions that took place at Tirupati as reported to us by our GBCs for...

A new faith is born in Malawi

Please find below an interview in “The Nation” newspaper of Malawi, Central Africa.  It was published on 5 January 2014.  The questions were answered by Radhakanth Prabhu – Congregational Development Officer of ISKCON Blantyre, but...