Hinduization of Iskcon?
By Jaya Madhava das-(ACBSP)-Moscow
Dear GBC+Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhus, I am concerned about the over past years over emphasis in some Iskcon temples towards pampering to the Indian community for support at the expense of book distribution and Hari Nams and Bhakta making. Many senior devotees are not happy about this. This is seen most evident in places hit by the loss of Gurus+devotees.
The result is a watered down Iskcon. This is commonly known as the hinduization of Iskcon. The USA and the UK have adopted this approach with success but at a cost…. Less preaching to locals, decreased book distribution and Hari Nams and weak bhakta programs. I saw this happen and it is discouraging to see. Also I wonder if the GBC will formally re-address the problem of the increasing rittvik movement. It seems very disturbing that its becoming stonger because of the compromises made by Iskcon.
Indian preaching is fine but Its gotton out of hand. In some temples they barely resemble Prabhupad’s original movement anymore! Hence.. devotees leave Iskcon for other Maths or worse go rittvik ! Can Iskcon reaccess its mistakes in these areas or ignore it ? I would like some feedback from someone.
I am a Prabhupada disciple now for over well over 35 years (from the USA- Philadelphia Pa.)
Im concerned about the future of Iskcon, all is not well.
Thank you for your time
Jaya Madhava das-(ACBSP)-Moscow