For ICC & IIAC 2019, Ahmedabad

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A Refutation to Kaunteya Prabhu’s “Women Diksa-guru” Book, A Summary

Book — “Vaisnava-diksa According to Narada-pancaratra,” ENGLISH, Download

Handout For the GBC Bureau Meeting on FDG, Feb 2020

Materials for FDG issue discussed at ICC & IIAC meeting, Ahmedabad, 20-21 Nov 2019

  1. Talking Points Handout
  1. Objections to Our Presentation Answered3.Document used for the topic about Guru-sadhu-sastra

  2. 4. List of Questions supposed to be discussed in Seminar
  3. Narada-pancaratra, Chapter One, Complete Translation
  4. SP Quote: Our initiation process is based on Pancharatras
  1. Narada-pancaratra, Chapter 2, ISKCON’s Initiation Process
  1. Other sampradayas in support of ISKCON say ISKCON’s initiation based on Narada Pancharatras
  2. Srila Prabhupada did not treat men and women equally
  3. Did Srila Prabhupada want to give Brahmin Initiation to Women?11. Women Should Not be Appointed on Any Post, Haribhakti Vilasa

    12. Harmonist in Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati’s time on position of women in devotee society and following of Gangamata Goswamini

Watch 2-Years Research in 15 minutes

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Research Papers

1. Narada Pancaratra on Female Diksa Gurus (2017)

by Damodara Das (BVKS), Krishna-kirti Das (BVKS)

>>  (English) Errata – Narada Pancaratra – Bharadvaja Samhita.txt

2. Pāñcarātrika-vidhi and the Proposal of ISKCON’s GBC for Instituting Female Dīkṣā-Gurus – A Critique (2019-01)

by Damodara Das (BVKS), Krishna-kirti Das (BVKS)

3. Vaishnava Diksha According to Narada-pancharatra, Hindi Book PDF

by Damodara Das (BVKS), Krishna-kirti Das (BVKS)

Letters

>> Three leading Sri Vaisnava scholars requested ISKCON to not pass Female diksa-guru resolution, when it was pending (click for article)

  1. (Attachment) Sri vaishnava acharyas on ISKCON female diksha-gurus.
  2. (Attachment) Other sampradayas support of ISKCON

Videos

Interview with Sriman Muralidhar Bhatta and Sri Vasudevan

(Click here to see 5 min excerpt)


Muralidhara Bhatta is cheif archaka of the main Sri Ranganatha Temple at Srirangam. He is in the same family line as of Sri Venkata Bhatta, whose son was Goapala Bhatta Gosvami (one of the 6-gosvamis). Currently Muralidhara Bhatta stays at the house where Sri Gopala Bhatta Gosvami and his father, Sri Venkata Bhatta used to stay. Lord Chaitanya stayed at this house for four months during His South India visit and discussed Krishna Katha with Venkata Bhatta.

In 1970s, Rangaraj Bhatta, the father of Muralidhara Bhatta, issued a letter declaring ISKCON as bona fide Vaisnava Sampradaya as it is based on sastras, which BBT got published in 10s of thousands and widely circulated. The effect was that ISKCON was accepted as a bona fide Vaisnava Sampradaya and ISKCON’s preaching could expand then onwards.

Interview with Laxmi Thathacharyar (22 min)

Sriman Lakshamithathacharyar is a leading Sri Vaisnava Scholar and has been many times awarded for his scholarship by the Indian Government. He is a guru in the line of Sri Vaisnavas and has given shelter to many conditioned souls. He has been a constant well-wisher of ISKCON for many decades and is in close relationship with top ISKCON leaders.

Interview: Vishvesha Tirtha of Udupi Sri Krishna Math (30 sec)

Vishvesa Tirtha is the leader of Pejawara Matha, one of the Eight Matha branches established by the earstwhile Purna-prajna, Madhvacharya. He is greatly experienced in preaching the message of parampara as it is. He has been a big well wisher of ISKCON for many decades now. 

14 min interview Sriman Muralidhar Bhattar and Sri Vasudevan on the stage with Bhakti Vikas Swami

2 min interview Sriman Muralidhar Bhattar and Sri Vasudevan on the stage with Bhakti Vikas Swami

(19 Feb 2019) Interview with M.A. Lakshmithathachar on eligibility of foreigners to be acharya.

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