ENGLISH TEXT tūmaṇi māḍattuc cuṛṛum viḷakkeriya | dhūpam kamazha tuyil aṇaimēl kaṇvalarum | māmān mahaḷe! maṇi kadavam tāḷ tiṛavāy | māmīr! avaḷai yezhuppīrō? un mahaḷ tān | umaiyō? anṛic ceviḍo? anantalō? | ēmap perunduyil mandira pāttāḷō? | mā māyan mādhavan vaikuntan ennennu | nāmam palavum navinnēlōr empāvāy ||
Hare Krishna. My name is Krishna Kirti Das, and I’m going to comment on the question and answer portion of a Bhagavatam class given by His Holiness Bir Krishna das Goswami, who is responding to a devotee named Dharma Das, who himself is a highly successful book distributor from Serbia. The class took place on January 7th, 2020. And is on Srimad-Bhagavatam canto six chapter 18 text 35.
Now, why I am commenting on this portion of the class is that I feel that Maharaja’s opinions on the subject of women’s social rules and the female diksha guru issue are representative of the views and attitudes of many devotees in our movement. However there are many others in our movement who do not share these views, and I will be representing them.
This video presentation was made to the IIAC (ISKCON India Advisory Council) on 21 November, 2019. The slide presentation explains why there are so many long-standing controversies within ISKCON and how this lack of consensus is indicative of a wide-spread deviation from Srila Prabhupada’s instructions on how to properly understand