Reply to Akrura das


Back To Prabhupada, Issue 26, Winter 2009/10

("Readers' Questions and Challenges", Page 11)

"Do you have a bullet-points one page summary of what's wrong with the ISKCON guru system today and what are your proposed solutions? I heard there are many devotees all over the world who support your efforts. Is it possible to know who they are? P.S. Please don't put me on your mailing list. Thanks."
- Akrura Das, Gita Coaching - 'Helping Devotees Succeed', ISKCON London

Editor replies:

What's wrong can be summarised in one bullet point, and does not require a whole page:

o What's wrong with the ISKCON guru system?: Never authorised by Srila Prabhupada.

Furthermore, we can also provide a one bullet point solution, and a one bullet point reason for enacting the solution:

o Solution: Run ISKCON according to the orders Srila Prabhupada gave, including the ritvik system.
o Why?: Because spiritual life means to follow the orders of Srila Prabhupada.

You claim you help "devotees succeed". How can they succeed unless they obey Srila Prabhupada?
And how can they do this unless they know what Srila Prabhupada ordered?
And how can they know this, if like you, they do not wish to know what he ordered by ensuring they stay off our mailing list?

Yes, we do have many devotees all over the world who support the IRM, and some are mentioned and profiled in each one of our magazines. So if you want to know who they are, I suggest you start with our magazines, where you will see their letters and personal profiles published.

Please chant: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Hare, Hare,
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama, Rama, Hare, Hare.
And be Happy!