Category Archives: Spiritual Master

Prabhupada’s direct order

Bringing prior instructions given by Prabhupada to contradict a later direct order – such as the letter of July 9, 1977, the formal directive designating ritvik representatives – is crazy. SRILA PRABHUPADA: “I may say many things to you, but … 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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Protocol of Parampara

The rule is that in the presence of a higher personality one should not be very eager to impart instructions, even if one is competent and well versed.more

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Make Your Own Field and Continue to be Rittvik

Srila Prabhupada would say many things on many subjects, but unless a particular policy was written in letter form, or some other legal document, such discussions on different matters were not accepted as final.more

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More Vaishnava Acharyas Accept Ritvik

The following was published on VNN, February 9, 1999 (VNN2979), and brought to our attention by Tamohara Prabhu Guru-Sadhu-Shastra corroborates Srila Prabhupada’s appointment of Rittvik Representatives.

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Living Guru

What is your idea of living? A moving body? A warm body? The body is never living. It is the soul, the spirit within the body. … The spirit of Srila Prabhupada is there in his book. The spirit of … more

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