Author Archives: Hansadutta das

Response to Bhakti Caru Swami

[Hansadutta’s response was also posted at ISKCON Bangalore’s website] Dear Bhakti Caru Maharaja, Please accept my most humble obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada. It’s been some years since we met and associated in person (Mayapur 2003, later in Berkeley, … more

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DOM is a sideshow – BBT is at the center

Just yesterday, Praghosa Prabhu forwarded a copy of his email to Rocan das regarding the GBC and the Direction of Management (DOM). This is a discussion as to the constitution of the GBC and managerial duties related to ISKCON and … more

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What happened to the BBT

Originally posted by Hansadutta das on August 1, 2010 My dearest Urdhvaga Prabhu, Obeisances, all glories to Srila Prabhupada. I owe it to Srila Prabhupada and to the devotees, to yourself, as having been appointed by Srila Prabhupada to act … more

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Please show me right direction

Here is the answer to the question so many sincere devotees have: Who to trust for guidance? This is the answer. YOU HAVE TO READ AND HEAR EVERYTHING OF PRABHUPADA’S TEACHING, THEN YOU HAVE THE STANDARD, THE YARDSTICK WHEREBY WHICH … more

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Brahmin initiation and women gurus

After the first Brahmin initiation ceremony (Boston 1968), I asked Prabhupada, “What is the significance of this Brahmin Initiation?” Prabhupada gestured dismissively and said, “It is not very important. My Guru Maharaja introduced this ceremony of Brahmin initiation, because in … more

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Don’t Change Prabhupada’s Books Like You Change Your Underwear!

Talks with Shyama dasi, Berkeley, California, August 31, 2011 Why did Prabhupada publish all these books? HANSADUTTA: The important thing is… The Harinam initiation is important. It’s the first initiation, it’s the most important. But in Kali Yuga it’s also … more

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