Krishna Kirti das explains the basis of the authority of sad-achara (exemplary behavior), and why it’s necessary in order to obtain an authoritative answer to questions about dharma for which there are no points given in either the shrutis (Vedas) or smritis (literature composed by great sages and devotees).
Q: In the Soviet Union what were the main ideological objections to the Bhagavad-gita? ChatGPT: During the Soviet era, the main ideological objections to the Bhagavad-gita were rooted in Marxist-Leninist ideology, which viewed religion as an opiate of the masses that served to perpetuate social inequality and hinder the development
When women and men mix so freely, sexual assault, rape, etc., are bound to happen. The remedial measures of the demons such as sex education or therapy do nothing to curb that trend. The best way is to restructure your society, including personal customs, to minimize the possibility of contact between men and women.
I don’t know why you chose to publicly malign Bhakti Vikasa Maharaja when by your own admission there are other, more culpable ISKCON leaders who you could have come out publicly against yet chose not to name. But at least we know that whatever your reason, it has absolutely nothing to do with any child’s welfare.
Srila Prabhupada says in his purport to Sri Caitanya-caritamrita Madhya-lila 20.352 that among the sources of knowledge dharma given by one’s guru, other saintly persons, and shaof stra, “the shastra is the center for all.” Yet it is seen in many sampradayas that the acharya is still very much central to the practice and faith of the devotees. So, if the actual center is the shastra, then what does it mean to a community to keep the acharya in the center? This question is discussed and answered in this video by Krishna Kirti dasa of the ISKCON India Scholars Board.
Are the methods of modern psychology and sociology compatible with Krishna consciousness? If you believe in one, can you believe in the other? And in the context of child protection, a field which relies on these two scientific fields, why do these questions matter? This article, first posted at the ISKCON India Scholars Board, addresses these questions.
Two days ago, the country of Singapore executed two men for drug trafficking. According to the Hindustan Times, “a 32-year-old Malaysian man of Punjabi origin who had been found guilty of bringing heroin into the city-state in 2016” and another man of Singaporean origin were to be executed this past Thursday.