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Female Diksha Gurus - "Yes. But, Not So Many." Sp

Sita Rama Prabhu’s essential comment:

“With all due respect I think Kesava Krishna Prabhu’s statement, “ISKCON authority is dominated by the renounced order”, and Ajamila Prabhu’s statement that Srila Prabhupada overrided the stree dharma principal for the sake of a higher principal of preaching, both show that they are missing the point- that there is a need to follow VAD and transcend it simultaneously.”

Good points, but Srila Prabhupada did give far more emphasis to ‘preaching’ rather than ‘VAD’.

That is not to say VAD should be minimised, although I can post many quotes where VAD is minimised compared to transcendence whereas you’ll not find any quotes where preaching is ever minimised.

So I therefore disagree when you stated I missed the point - “that there is a need to follow VAD and transcend it simultaneously.”

You appear to have missed my statement which agrees with your statement:

“Of course Stree Dharma should be implemented as much as possible but there is no reason why Stree Dharma and SP’s unique Preaching Dharma cannot co-exist harmoniously in ISKCON just as SP intended. This will enable the preaching to expand very advantageously.”

We are in agreement.

Hoping this meets you well. Hare Krishna!!

ys

Ajamila Dasa acbsp

Comment Posted By Ajamila On 26.11.2012 @ 07:47

Visakha Priya dasi commented:

“Rupa Goswami therefore states that if there seems to be contradictory statements in Vedic literature, they need to be reconciled without discarding any of them as inauthentic. “

I agree with this 100%. In my article I stated Srila Prabhupada’s instructions on BOTH Stree Dharma and Preaching Dharma for women can be implemented harmoniously in ISKCON. And a resolution to that effect has been passed by the GBC to allow any qualified female to be a diksha guru.

But unfortunately there is a small group of devotees determined to totally restrict all women to Stree Dharma only, to not let any women who are qualified participate in any other services which they want to be reserved exclusively for men even though in some instances a woman might be many times more qualified. This is a sad mentality indeed.

Hoping this meets you well. Hare Krishna!!

ys

Ajamila Dasa acbsp

Comment Posted By Ajamila On 26.11.2012 @ 07:33

In reply to Kesava Krsna Prabhu:

In your part 1 reply you imply that no women in ISKCON are up to the standard of Sri Jahnava Mata. But who is qualified to judge that? What about Yamuna Devi Dasi? Srila Prabhupada said speficially that all his sons and daughters are not ordinary but you imply his daughters are ordinary. That’s unfair.

Srila Prabhupada said:

Prabhupada: “There are so many Western woman, girls, in our society. They are chanting, dancing, taking to Krsna consciousness. Of course, because superficially, bodily, there is some distinction, so we keep women separately from men, that’s all. Otherwise, the rights are the same.”

Note SP states “otherwise the rights are the same”. Are you implying all the ISKCON make gurus are also ordinary?

Hoping this meets you well. Hare Krishna!! ys ad

Comment Posted By Ajamila On 26.11.2012 @ 07:16

Nirguna Prabhu departure - video

Thanks for posting the info on access to that video, enabaleing us to see
and hear the departing thoughts and wonderful Krishna consciousness of H.G.
Nirguna Prabhu.

Hare Krishna!!

ys

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