“My books will be the law books for the next ten thousand years” (Srila Prabhupada statement in Los Angeles, 1976) Many people within ISKCONs institution are speaking now about a “golden age”. Some say it has become “golden” since the appearance of the golden avatar called Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the most merciful incarnation of Krishna, […]Read More Golden Age or Golden Opportunity?
Definition of rtvik: In Srimad-Bhagavatam (8.16.53), Srila Prabhupada defines “ritvik” (rtvijah) as “the priests recommended by the spiritual master”. Aindra Prabhu is famous for his lifelong dedication for the 24-Hour Kirtan here in Vrndavana. His closest friends are and were Prabhupada disciples that follow ISKCONs rtvik system of initiation like Jayapataka Swami is offering now to […]Read More Aindra Prabhu: Was he a “rtvik” ?
“Unfortunately, when the acharya disappears, rogues and nondevotees take advantage and immediately begin to introduce unauthorized principles in the name of so-called svamis, yogis, philanthropists, welfare workers and so on.” Srimad Bhagavatam: 4.28.48 Who is authorized to act as guru? “Self-made guru cannot be guru. He must be authorized by the bona fide guru. Then he’s guru. […]Read More GBC = authorized to select gurus?