[Advaita-l] In praise of ISKCON?!

Belavadi Shankar shankarbelavadi5 at gmail.com
Sat May 19 20:57:23 EDT 2018

Please don't fall for the outward appearances of those ISKCON workers. They
definitely not spreading true Hindu
Religion or Hindu philosophy. They only adopt 'Krishna Leela' theme from
Gokula days - that too with distorted
methods. Hindu Religion is deep and consists of very fundamental Human life
and Universal existence. When I
went to the USA in 1969 I saw from my own eyes how these ISKCON workers
were behaving in public at the
Airport and outside Railway stations. Very disgusting. One could be ashamed
to call oneself a Hindu because
of them. I do not want to go any further details. If interested go to West
Virginia in USA and see how they live
even today.

Shankar (D. Sc. From the Johns Hopkins University)

On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 5:04 AM, S Jayanarayanan via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Murali k methusala8 at gmail.com wrote:
> > One good thing is this group acts as the evangelical arm of Hinduism. It
> > has brought people into the fold of Sanatana Dharma.
> Not sure what you're trying to say above, but I certainly agree that
> organizations
> like ISKCON are still better than Islam, or Christianity (or worse). But
> of course,
> we should put Advaita Vedanta as being the highest and the foremost!
> balagopal ramakrishnan rbalpal at yahoo.co.in wrote:
> > organisations like ISKCON are helping those lesser qualified from
> running away to more worse conditions of ISIS, Pentecost etc !
> > ...
> > So this 'mithya' is better of than the other more cantankerous 'mithyas'
> !
> That's funny! :-D
> V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com wrote:
> > We often come across incidents where Vaishnava Sampradaya svamis or
> > scholars behaving in the most reprehensible ways:
> >
> > They ask a screen to be put to cover a Shiva shrine where they are
> invited to lecture.
> > They object to a picture of Shankaracharya in the premises where they
> have come to deliver a talk.
> Shocking!
> I made sure to let the host(ess) know that there are many ISKCONites who
> indulge in putting down Shiva.
> And that such repulsive activity can be traced to none other than
> Prabhupada himself."So be cautious!"
> Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com wrote:
> > He has a generic "for all people" talk about bhakti and a separate one
> for the
> > in-the-know srivaishnava-s where he talks about shankara was a
> vaishnava, etc.
> >
> Yes, I listened to the ISKCON speaker for only an hour or so. He could
> definitely be having
> hidden agendas not revealed in such gatherings.
> > Would it not be better spending the two hours doing veda pArAyaNam or
> japam or something?
> >
> Although someone has rice and dal regularly (analogy: Vedic chanting),
> sometimes, they may occasionally
> prefer lemon rice (analogy: Bhakti discourse).
> Regards,
> Kartik
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