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TKG – How Prabhupada was and was not equal to women

From a talk by Tamal Krishna Goswami 8-24-2000, Hungary I will give you some instances to show you that Prabhupada was not equal to women. I was...

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...

The 250-Million-year-old date for the Permian Extinction from Puranas

The 250-million-year-old date for the Permian extinction, obtained recently by sophisticated radiometric techniques, was known in India before these...

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WHEN WOMEN SHOULD BE ATTACKED

No civilization can actually be considered civilized unless it protects its weaker sections, especially the cows, brahmanas, women, children, and elderly members. In Vedic society, as in any civilized culture, women must be protected as they are...

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 not meant for making hospitals. >>>...

“How many likes” or “who likes”

The social media has become extremely popular among masses today. One among the different jargons that are used is “like” or many versions of it in different social media websites. It is a common practice to write something for the world to see and...

Where Do the Fallen Souls Fall From?

When we hear that we live in this material world because we are “fallen souls,” it’s natural for us to ask, “Where have we fallen from?” Srila Prabhupada says that as living souls we are all originally Krishna conscious. But what does that mean...

Brahmananda Prabhu “The Mountain of our mission”

Though I was not in constant contact with Brahmananda Prabhu I always had great affection for him and Gargamuni Prabhu, the “love brothers” because of their unflinching faith in and pure unalloyed love for Srila Prabhupada. Brahmananda Prabhu was...

Reflections on Vaisnavi-dharma

I recently took up the study of Bhakti-Sastri under the instruction of my spiritual master. Living in Azerbaijan, the best option seemed to be to do it online, as various courses are available nowadays via the internet. I signed up with...

ISKCON Welfare work

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...

The Concept Of The Atom

The concept that material objects such as cars and chairs are composed of many small units called atoms is not new, in fact the ancient Indian philosophers Gautama and Kanada taught this. It is significant that this concept of the atom was present...

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...

Sinhalese Preaching Breakthrough in Sri Lanka

Revolutionary pubic program was organized in Sinhalese area in a town near Kandy in Central Province of Sri Lanka. Just a few years ago, when the civil war between Sinhalese (Buddhist) and Tamils was raging, nobody would imagine that a Hare Krishna...

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...

New developments – Bangalore Ritvik temple court case

The Main SLP filed by MPD on behalf of the Bangalore Society (challenging the Judgement of the Banglaore High court in favor ISKCON reg. at Mumbai) was assigned to the Bench headed by Justice Kabir. Justice Kabir retired in July 2013 and after that...