Controversy

Conspiracy theories
The Monk’s Podcast with Madhavananda Prabhu - 23.9 2022   Succinctly summarised by Chaitanya Charan Prabhu from 1.30.59: So, we discussed today broadly on the topic of going beyond conspiracy theories. We may blame people individually when we face problems, either our own...Read more...
The Criminal Code of FISKCON
By editor - 4.5 2022 Urukrama Dasa – USA: We have been observing FISKCON`s unhealthy dynamics for a while now and it struck us with wonder; the sheer amount of devious activities that individuals can get away with, provided that they are willing to follow well rehearsed and...Read more...
“Book Changes Controversy” Coming to a Close
By Bhaktivedanta Book Trust  - 15.4 2022 On October 17, 2019, the BBT and GBC cooperatively appointed an Editorial Review Panel (ERP) to address devotees’ concerns about making changes to Srila Prabhupada’s books after his physical departure. Formed with the mandate to...Read more...
The Mind-Control Controversy: Brainwashing
By editor - 29.12 2021 Back To Godhead July 1983 A theologian and a historian of religion examine “the new bigotry.” In a misguided attempt to make sense of the exit of thousands of young adults from mainstream society into new and alternative religious movements, “...Read more...
GBC Amends and Affirms Law Allowing Vaisnavis To Initiate
By editor - 23.12 2021 December 22, 2021—The Governing Body Commission (GBC) of ISKCON today passed a resolution amending a 2019 law affirming that qualified Vaisnavis, or women devotees, may under certain conditions, initiate disciples (give diksa) within the International Society for...Read more...
Round Earth in a Flat Cosmology
By editor - 15.12 2021 In an earlier post (which now seems ages ago), I had described the meaning of “flat earth”. The simple idea was that the flatness was an artifact of the model rather than our observation. This point has oft been repeated in my book...Read more...
Corrupt GBC body introduces Lesbian Acarya
By editor - 3.12 2021 Just when you think that ISKCON touched the bottom of stupidity, they somehow manage to go even lower. Before reading this article, you should read a well-researched article by Akincana   Gocara, where you can see that ISKCON performed the first gay...Read more...
The Final Order–A Very Misleading Paper
By Madhudvisa dasa - 26.11 2021 Krishna Kant has completely misrepresented the teachings of Srila Prabhupada on one specific point. He has attempted to prove Srila Prabhupada did not intend any of his disciples to become initiating gurus, ever. This is his unique addition to the ritvik...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada Guru Tattva
By Sriman Harinam Prabhu - 24.9 2021 It is widely known that Srila Prabhupada instituted a ritvik or representative (proxy) initiation system throughout ISKCON as early as 1971 in order to meet the growing need to initiate his disciples worldwide. However what is not widely known is that he...Read more...
Can Creation Come from Chaos?
By Madhava Dasa, Sadaputa Dasa and Svarupa Damodara Dasa A challenge to the prevailing scientific view  that life comes from a chance combination of material elements. Although scientists would like to assume that in the past, inert chemicals combined to produce life, as yet no one...Read more...
Did We Land on the Moon?
By editor - 22.7 2021 According to a Gallup poll, about 6% of Americans believe that man never went to the moon; they endorse conspiracy theories in which these landings were supposedly staged in a studio. This post is not about such conspiracy theories. I will discuss why we cannot go...Read more...
How India Went from Earth-Circle to Earth-Globe (And Back Again)
BY: MAYESVARA DASA - 16.7 2021 In this paper we shall argue that the ancient Vedic conception of the Earth known as Bhu-mandala (literally "Earth-circle") was the original and dominant conception of the Earth that existed in Indian society right up until the nineteenth century,...Read more...
Former Paramadvaiti Swami dismissed as leader of the WVA
By editor - 29.6 2021 Recently there was a meeting with the leaders of the World Vaishnava Association – Vishva Vaishnava Raj Sabha (WVA -VVRS), where former Paramadvaiti Swami (Ulrich Harlan) was asked to hand over all the WVA Organisations formal documentation in his possession,...Read more...
Lokanath Swami Case
BY: ISKCON NORTH AMERICAN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Lokanath Swami Case to ICPO - May 8th, 2021 Dear North American Devotee Community, Please accept our respectful obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. There has been a great deal of recent discussion on the Internet and social media...Read more...
Drutakarma Das Working on New Book About Extreme Human Antiquity
By: Madhava Smullen - 24.11 2020 Drutakarma Das (Michael Cremo), co-author of Forbidden Archeology, is at work on a new book, tentatively titled “Extreme Human Antiquity.”  The book, Drutakarma says, “Is composed of new cases of archeological evidence that are...Read more...
ISKCON Guru Sivarama Swami - Attacks ISKCON Gurus.
By editor - 28.10 2020 [PADA: OK so Sivarama swami is voted in as guru by -- the other GBC's "gurus." These are his co-gurus, and gurus who are the sum total of the demigods and God's spokesmen on earth. Yet he complains his co-gurus are making bogus statements and written...Read more...
Changes In Prabhupada's Books
BBT Revisions Review Panel to Examine Changes In Prabhupada's Books By: Krishnarupa devi dasi - 1.7 2020 Many ISKCON members are aware of the formation of the Revisions Review Panel (RRP), but they may not be informed of how it came about and exactly what its task is. This article...Read more...
Gurus Support Vaishnavi Diksa-Gurus
Senior GBC / Gurus Support Vaishnavi Diksa-Gurus in New Video By: ISKCON News Staff - 16.6 2020 Gopal Krishna Goswami, one of the GBC members featured in the video. In a video released today featuring Gopal Krishna Goswami, Bhakti Charu Swami, and Jayapataka Swami, these three...Read more...
Where I Differ From Garuda dasa
BY: AJIT KRISHNA DASA - 11.5 2020 If you are involved in the controversy about the posthumous changes made to Srila Prabhupada's books then I guess you know who Garuda Dasa (Graham M. Schweig) is. Otherwise you can easily inform yourself by searching the internet. To avoid any...Read more...
BIO-ENGINEERED VACCINES / WARFARE
By editor - 27.3 2020   “Disturbances similar to those created by Hiraṇyakaśipu are now taking place all over the world because of demoniac governments. As stated in the Twelfth Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, the men of the governments of Kali-yuga will be no better than...Read more...
Ghosts - FAQ
By bh. Jan Mares - 26.3 2020 "Whenever someone tries to convince me that ghosts don't exist, I challenge them to take a walk through a cemetery at midnight and they turn pale." (anonymous) "The only cure for non-belief is the mystical experience." (Thomas...Read more...
Vaishnavi Diksa-gurus
By editor - 2.12 2019 Resolution of the ISKCON Governing Body Commission (GBC) Regarding Vaishnavi Diksa-gurus October 15, 2019 Whereas in 2009 the GBC Resolved: 1. The GBC accepts the philosophical conclusion presented in the SAC's Female Diksa Guru Paper that a mature,...Read more...
Apollo Zero
By editor - 22.11 2019 Apollo Zero seeks to prove that no man has ever really walked on the moon. Think about this: to date, only three countries have been able to put a man merely in Earth orbit – the United States, Russia, and China. That speaks to how difficult it is just to get...Read more...
THE GURU BUSINESS - Part 11
Author:  Sulocana das - 19.11 2019 (Sulocana das was murdered May 22nd, 1986, 1:00 a.m., Los Angeles, two days after this story was written.) APPENDIXES  - Number 5 - Letter of Radhanatha Dasa to his "guru," Satsvarupa.  - Number 8 - Rohini...Read more...
THE GURU BUSINESS - Part 10
Author:  Sulocana das - 19.11 2019 (Sulocana das was murdered May 22nd, 1986, 1:00 a.m., Los Angeles, two days after this story was written.) CHAPTER TEN THE KIRTANANANDA EXPOSE A CRAZY MAN INTRODUCTION This chapter is an expose on one of the new "gurus" in...Read more...
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