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  • Jan@VEDA's picture
    Posted: 5 weeks 4 days ago
    This was one of the main contentions discussed in ISKCON since 90's. Srila Prabhupada states that the jiva was originally in the association of Sri Krsna, taking part in His lila. It's difficult to conceive why would she leave the perfect situation and enter the world of suffering. Some Gaudiya Vaisnavas therefore gave an answer that the jiva was never with Lord. This view was rejected by the GBC in its resolution 79/1995. But with the lack of clear sastra pramana (the central pramana as per CC...
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  • Jan@VEDA's picture
    Posted: 5 weeks 6 days ago
    There are two different accounts - in SB and Mbh (see below). (The question was brought up in https://iskcondesiretree.com/forum/topics/what-king-parikshit-did-after-... but the answer wasn't given.) This type of variant accounts in different sastras is usually attributed to the so-called kalpa-bheda, lila differences in various cosmic time cycles. MBh Adi Parva, Hridayananda das Goswami edition: Srila Suta Goswami said: That ascetic sage of noble vows gave the message to a disciple, and, his...
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  • Jan@VEDA's picture
    Posted: 5 weeks 6 days ago
    Some years ago BBT put up a section on its website called 'Tough ones' dealing with controversial topics in SP books by some of his disciples. This section was later taken down for reasons unexplained but it can be seen in archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20160203214811/http://bbt.info/information/t... I thought that it shouldn't disappear but on the contrary, be expanded. So I'll post some answers to issues in this 'tough' category. Feel free to provide some feedback.
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    Posted: 5 weeks 6 days ago
    This is possibly the most favorite 'tough one', last year discussed at https://iskcondesiretree.com/forum/topics/prabhupada-consent-to-rape There is a survey related to this at https://www.akincana.net/2018/07/12/pre-test-of-survey-for-sb-4-25-41-co... and also the link to ongoing results. There, under Q4, see the answer dated 8/25/2018 9:44 PM quoting Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura's commentary and Kama sutra.
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 6 weeks 6 days ago
    I was convicted and sentenced to ‘life plus 60 years in prison! I never stopped chanting the entire time I was there, I was strong in Kṛṣṇa Consciousness up until I heard them say ‘guilty’ and sentence me, then my entire mind, thoughts, actions ‘FROZE UP.’ Although I knew that the ENTIRE trial process was UNLAWFUL. I couldn’t chant, eat, or sleep for days. It took some Christian guy to remind me of the story of Job in the Bible to bring me back to reality. I accept Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme...
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