[Advaita-l] In praise of ISKCON?!

Sujal Upadhyay sujal.u at gmail.com
Mon May 21 06:47:18 EDT 2018

Pranams Bhaskar Prabhu ji,

Before few years, an incident happened with me while traveling in Mumbai
western local train.
One ISKCON person was spreading Srila Prabhupada's Gita Commentary. He kept
insisting to buy it. Then he said it is service and not marketing or
I politely kept saying no. But he kept insisting. So I simply replied 'I am
a mAyAvAdI' and ... he kept looking at me. After this RAma BANa, I replied,
'We are not advised to keep away from GauDIya-s, but GauDIyA-s are advised
to stay away from mAyAvAdI-s. So it is left to you to iscuss with me about
the glories of 'Supreme Personality of Godhead'.

Imagine what happened next, peace of mind :) :) he just left. Never came



On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 5:57 PM, Santosh Rao via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Iskcon is a self serving cult that pollutes authentic gaudiya philosophy
> with their own little agendas, such as elevating Jesus and putting down
> Lord Shiva. Not to mention their literature speaks about sankaracharya with
> a forked tongue.
> Unfortunately iskcon is able to wrestle away the narrative from authentic
> sources of information because their leaders are keen on communicating to
> younger devotees in English, who in turn have the energy to spread
> misinformation about Vedanta.
> Meanwhile the traditionalists don't seem to be very eager at all to engage
> with younger crowd, they will only talk about Vedanta amongst themselves,
> in their own native tounges, within their own community bubbles. Then they
> wonder why the younger crowd is going astray. It's pretty sad.
> Namaskara,
> Santosh

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