Dear Bhakti Vikāśa Mahārāja, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. On February 18, 2021, you were quoted by this site as stating: “The very fact that supposed devotees attempt to interpret Srila Prabhupada’s statements using mathematics shows how foolish and deviated they are from the basic methods ofContinue Reading

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The very fact that supposed devotees attempt to interpret Srila Prabhupada’s statements using mathematics shows how foolish and deviated they are from the basic methods of spiritual understanding as taught by Srila Prabhupada. Why even bother to discuss mathematical approaches to “understanding” Srila Prabhupada’s purports? It is complete nonsense from the outset.

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Background In January 2021, an anonymous author circulated a paper titled Sunīti’s Ineligibility in ISKCON. An analysis of two statements made by Śrīla Prabhupāda (further on referred to as SI for brevity). SI attempts to analyse Śrīla Prabhupāda’s purport on SB 4.12.32 (or the “Sunīti pramāṇa”) with the aim to show thatContinue Reading

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February 2021 Dear Swamiji, Yatibhyonamaha.  Jaya Srila Prabhupada! Here is a link to a lecture — it can be heard fully at this link — that Srila Prabhupada gave at Los Angeles on September 22 1972: https://prabhupadavani.org/transcriptions/720922sbla/ Here is the “key passage” from the lecture: Woman, they are generally equippedContinue Reading

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Dear Maharajas and Prabhus, please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada Kalakantha Prabhu (and probably some others) have been circulating a paper titled “Suniti’s Ineligibility in ISKCON”, dated 11 January, which is saved and edited by someone named Anuttama.IC as per the document properties. Their paper explainsContinue Reading

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What is initiation?   How this applies to the subject of female Diksha gurus [FDGs]   ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada explained it in his purport to CC Madhya 15.108: [the following is from the first part of the purport] Purport   Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī explains dīkṣā in his Bhakti-sandarbhaContinue Reading

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Further talks with Maharaj on the subject of female diksha gurus. For the previous article, please go to the following link:  https://akincana.net/2020/11/20/hg-basu-ghosh-dass-message-to-swamiji-on-female-diksha-gurus/    Maharaja wrote: TOO BAD no one argued this vociferously when the GBC voted to say that the Jiva fell from Goloka which is a much larger mistake onContinue Reading

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This is my main confusion when it comes to ladies becoming “spiritual leaders” in it’s full sense. This is a clear example from Caitanya Caritamrita how one can be an instructing, but not initiating spiritual master, and the decision made by the shiksha-guru himself. By giving his association he greatlyContinue Reading

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This is a refutation to Maharaja’s comment on Facebook, the comment of Maharaja can be seen below. Basu Ghosh Das: Prabhupada: In the history of India there is no woman leader. Throughout Mahabharata you’ll find… Mahabharata is the greater history, history of greater India. Maha means “greater,” and bharata. SoContinue Reading

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