Golden Age or Golden Opportunity?

“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, […]

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Aindra Prabhu: Was he a “rtvik” ?

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 […]

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GBC = authorized to select gurus?

“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. […]

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