Akincana

Gurukula Controversy

This category deals with past and ongoing controversies related to ISKCON’s education system as well as issues such as child abuse or abuse of women.

Janus

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...

Child Protection; Another Perspective

[This was formerly submitted to the Sampradaya Sun by the author but was refused for publication.]   To Topical Discussions Conference 25 April 2001 While appreciating attempts to stop child abuse I propose that it is far insufficient to extend...

Sorry, Sanaka, You Are Wrong

Response to Sanaka, you are intelligent, articulate, and dedicated to a noble cause. You also seem to be fully convinced that you are right in all respects and that anyone who disagrees with you must be just plain wrong. However, you have erred in...

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...

Response to Sanaka Rsi Das

Dear Sanaka Rsi Prabhu, Asirvadam. Jaya Srila Prabhupada! Thank you for your polite and thoughtful letter. The issues the CPO (ISKCON’s Child Protection Office) deals with are indeed very serious. I appreciate the CPO’s effort in highlighting the...

Regarding Child Abuse

Transcript of a talk given by Bhakti Vikasa Swami on 27 August 2016 in Brno, Czech Republic. Original recording:   (Slightly edited for clarity.) …The whole world is full of so much contamination. Inevitably some of that comes into our Krsna...