GBC Releases Book On Srila Prabhupada’s Position
ISKCON Resolve Successfully Mediates Between Devotees in Philadelphia
“Srila Prabhupada: The Founder-Acarya of ISKCON,” was written by ISKCON scholar Ravindra Svarupa Das and published by ISKCON GBC Press. “Our main concern [in writing this book] was that, in the very near future, our movement faces a time when all the devotees who had direct experience of Srila Prabhupada will no longer be on the planet,” says Ravindra Svarupa. “And I know from the history of religions that this is always a critical time.”
‘Centralization Critics Off Base,' Says GBC Leader
The North American Governing Body Commission Officers have issued their official statement regarding an incident between Ravindra Svarupa das and Gandharvika dasi last April, which recently attracted a lot of internet attention.
Ravindra Svarupa Dasa addresses charges of 'centralization' in ISKCON in regard to the proposed new bylaws drafted for North American ISKCON temples at a meeting of ISKCON’s North American leadership on May 17, 2007 in Houston, Texas. "Various areas of misunderstanding and forgetfulness," he says, mark the opposition to the proposed bylaws in regard to the workings of management of ISKCON and its structure. Drawing on facts from a 1972 attempt at centralization, Ravindra Svarupa Dasa outlines how the current proposal differs, and how it is in fact in line with the original management structure established by ISKCON's founder-acharya.