Friday, January 31, 2014

GBC and -- Tukarama?

JG DASA: What it comes down to, is whom you accept as your authority. What Tukuram's group is doing, and rest assured he is backed by many powerful gurus, as well as GBC members, in ISKCON, at least from my perspective, is subtly rejecting Srila Prabhupada's philosophy, and teachings. 

They are not only in promoting Veganism, but also their new movement, within the Krsna Consciousness Movement. They are claiming that these are Srila Prabhupada's teachings, but they are picking and choosing which ones to follow and rejecting the rest, that don't fit their agenda. They are taking over and changing everything from within. This is one of the reasons why Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations, and writings need editing and changing as well.

What they are doing is stating that Srila Prabhupada taught a philosophy, which was valid in the 1970's, but is no longer valid or useable today. What is valid today then? Veganism for one. We have to determine, each of us, individually, as well as a group, whether or not Srila Prabhupada's teachings are in fact valid today, and for all time, and not just in the early 1970's. We can't just state that they are, force people to accept that they, or demand that people accept us, or our teacher as the authority. We have to prove what the truth is in fact.

This is why I was objecting so vehemently to Tukuram's lecture. I know what he represents and what his agenda is. What should Srila Prabhupada's disciples do?

[PADA: Another "outside authority" line? Does anyone know more about this? ys pd]

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