Controversy

Unauthorized Gurus and Spiritual Advancement
By editor - 22.2 2019 nama om visnu padaya krsna presthaya bhutale srimate bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine namaste sarasvate deve gauravani pracarine nirvisesa sunyavadi pascatya desa tarine ” I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami...Read more...
The Journey Home is a Flaccid Study in Compromise
BY: KALIYA MARDANA DASA BRAHMACHARY Part Three of a series. The Journey Home, the adventures of the American Swami and ISKCON guru Radhanatha, is a leftover stew of limp noodles mixed with one rancid compromise after another. For any genuine Vaishnava such a foul goulash that stinks to...Read more...
The Journey Home is The Worst Form of Guru Aparadha
BY: KALIYA MARDANA DASA BRAHMACHARY - 15.3 2019 (L) The Journey Home by Radhanatha Swami  (R) Portrait of Muktananda by Richard Rappaport Part One I have read through The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami, which is celebrated as some sort of revelation...Read more...
Lokanatha swami molested me says Satya dasi
By Satya dasi - 27.2 2019 I am the girl that Lokanatha touched inappropriately. It did NOT just happen one time in the living room, on the sofa, but rather throughout the week that he stayed he touched me various times inappropriately. I am surprised now (at age 32) that that NASTY, VILE...Read more...
Cost of Silence II
BY: SANAKA RSI DAS - 26.2 2019   Almost two years ago the Cost of Silence documentary covered the extensive child abuse, both historic and current, that has plagued the the Hare Krishna movement, and the inadequate initiative of ISKCON’s leadership to tackle this...Read more...
What happened to the BBT
By Hansadutta das - 25.2 2019 Originally posted by Hansadutta das on August 1, 2010 My dearest Urdhvaga Prabhu, Obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada. I owe it to Srila Prabhupada and to the devotees, to yourself, as having been appointed by Srila Prabhupada to act as trustee for...Read more...
Akshaya Patra Paying for Eggs
By editor - 17.12 2018 After 12 years of the NGO Akshaya Patra Foundation serving mid-day meals to schools in Odisha, the state government had found a way to serve eggs – a vital source of nutrition – to the children eating those lunches. Akshaya Patra, which provides mid-day...Read more...
The Book Changes Controversy
BY: MADHU DAS - 17.12 2018 Swami B.G. Narasingha's interview with Garuda dasa Prabhu / Ph.D. on the 'Book Changes Controversy'. See also www.AsItWas.yoga.  Read more...
The Mistake of Change
The Mistake of Change: A Critique of Dravida das Prabhu's Editorial Approach BY: GARUDA DAS, PhD - 19.11 2018 Dravida's bold claim that editing is not just copyediting but is also essentially "to change" or content editing: "If for some reason the intended...Read more...
Should Installed Deities be Modified Like Toy Dolls?
BY: JAHNAVA NITAI DAS - 12.11 2018 BHADRAK, ORISSA  Should installed deities be modified like toy dolls? Originally Mayapur Panchatattva deities were cast without eyelids and with large eyes. I am told that at some point Bhavananda didn't like the eyes and complained they were too...Read more...
Princes of the Zonal Acarya Kings, Part Four
BY: ROCANA DASA - 7.11 2018 On the Zonal Acarya king, Hridayananda. In today's segment, we will discuss the princes of the Zonal Acarya king, Hridayananda. We have presented many articles in the past about the activities of the once powerful Zonal Acarya, Hridayananda, who is now [at...Read more...
Princes of the Zonal Acarya Kings – Part Three
BY: ROCANA DASA - 6.11 2018 On the Zonal Acarya king, Bhagavan In previous articles, we've presented commentary on the lineages of Zonal Acaryas, Kirtanananda and Tamal Krishna Goswami, and today I'd like to present Bhagavan das. Many readers have responded to this...Read more...
Princes of the Zonal Acarya Kings – Part Two
BY: ROCANA DASA - 5.11 2018 On the Zonal Acarya king, Tamal Krishna Goswami In this second part of our series on 'Princes of the Zonal Acarya Kings', we are discussing Tamal Krishna Goswami and his 'sampradaya'. First, I have to make a disclaimer: I have never worked...Read more...
Princes of the Zonal Acarya Kings
BY: ROCANA DASA - 1.11 2018 This is a follow-up to my article, "The Roots of False Renunciation", in which I addressed the issue of ISKCON sannyasis flaunting wealth and totally disregarding sastra and the Sampradaya Acarya's teachings. I mentioned in that article that I would...Read more...
Murder, Sex and Free Food
How the Portland Sect of Hare Krishna's are Struggling to Overcome a Very Shady Past by Frank Bures - 19.10 2018 In a quiet corner of Southeast Portland, just two blocks from a Dairy Queen--where gross materialists shovel in Blizzards and Parfaits--the Hare Krishnas are...Read more...
Inside the dark secrets of the Hare Krishnas
By Ralph Jones - 11. 5 2018 Ralph Jones investigates the cheery monks in saffron and discovers a movement with a disturbing past An ex-Hare Krishna is talking to me on the phone from Australia. “I am considered by the Hare Krishna movement what they call a demon,” says Alistair...Read more...
Controversy over ISKCON continues
By editor - 11.5 2018 BANGALORE: Despite the High Court's verdict, the two groups of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) continue to spar over controlling the temple properties in the city. Mumbai ISKCON has announced that it has constituted a supervisory committee...Read more...
Open Letter to Radhanath Swami Calling for His Resignation
BY: PREMARNAVA DAS - 10.5 2018 Dear Radhanath Swami  PAMHO, AGTSP Over the last few years, we have seen your popularity in Srila Prabhupada's movement increase dramatically. Your influence and presence is felt everywhere, and, in some cases you are overshadowing Srila Prabhupada...Read more...
Gargamuni on Ritvik Order and What is a Real Guru
Gargamuni Prabhu Discussion on Religious Splintering, Ritvik Order, Abuse of Gurukulis, Book Changes, and What is a Real Guru.   Conversation takes place in Vrndavan, India April 16, 2018   Gargamuni Speaks Out Teaser     Gargamuni recalls asking Srila...Read more...
Do As I Say, Not As I Do
BY: VASTAVIKA DAS - 13.4 2018 GBC resolutions? Who cares? Especially if you ARE a GBC. H.H. Sivarama Swami smiles brightly in front of a rising sun through the forest on the large banner spanning the width of his official website. Srila Prabhupada's photo must be hiding behind one of the...Read more...
Petition to re-establish Srila Prabhupada’s original books
By Yasoda Nandana Dasa - 30.3 2018   Srila Prabhupada's divine words must never be altered.  Please  keep his books available, – because they are transcendental – the ones that were authorized by His Divine Grace and that he lectured from, in over two-hundred...Read more...
Questioning Jayadvaita Swami - Fails to Answer
BY: DHAMESVAR MAHAPRABHU DAS - 28.3 2018   Following is an email exchange I had with Jayadvaita Swami. I believe that I defeated him within two emails.   Hare Krishna Jayadvaita Swami, Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Shrila Prabhupada. Not sure how much you...Read more...
Sankirtana Poverty and Wealthy Temples
BY: KRISHNA DASA - 30.1 2018 Big bucks for temple building projects, while the sankirtana devotees are struggling to raise funds for preaching projects. This is a widespread problem in ISKCON today. Unfortunately we are witnessing the separation of the mission from the temple. Gone are the...Read more...
The Perfection of Bhoga: "Hippie Seeds"
BY: JAYA MADHAVA DAS (ACBSP) - 15.11 2017 Bhoga unoffered (un-offerable) exercise yoga In ISKCON Belgium, blessed by the GBC. "The yoga practice in your Western countries, it is very popular; but that is a farce. Yoga practice is very difficult, especially in this age." (HDG...Read more...
Second Conversation With Srila Sridhara Maharaja
BY: SUN EDITORS - 1.11 2017 Today we begin a serial presentation of another historical document related to the Zonal Acarya era. This one is a transcript entitled "Second Conversation with Sridhara Maharaja, August 19th, 1980, Nabadweep, India. There were a number of important...Read more...
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