Controversy

Should Installed Deities be Modified Like Toy Dolls?
BY: JAHNAVA NITAI DAS - 12.11 2018 BHADRAK, ORISSA  Should installed deities be modified like toy dolls? Originally Mayapur Panchatattva deities were cast without eyelids and with large eyes. I am told that at some point Bhavananda didn't like the eyes and complained they were too...Read more...
Princes of the Zonal Acarya Kings, Part Four
BY: ROCANA DASA - 7.11 2018 On the Zonal Acarya king, Hridayananda. In today's segment, we will discuss the princes of the Zonal Acarya king, Hridayananda. We have presented many articles in the past about the activities of the once powerful Zonal Acarya, Hridayananda, who is now [at...Read more...
Princes of the Zonal Acarya Kings – Part Three
BY: ROCANA DASA - 6.11 2018 On the Zonal Acarya king, Bhagavan In previous articles, we've presented commentary on the lineages of Zonal Acaryas, Kirtanananda and Tamal Krishna Goswami, and today I'd like to present Bhagavan das. Many readers have responded to this...Read more...
Princes of the Zonal Acarya Kings – Part Two
BY: ROCANA DASA - 5.11 2018 On the Zonal Acarya king, Tamal Krishna Goswami In this second part of our series on 'Princes of the Zonal Acarya Kings', we are discussing Tamal Krishna Goswami and his 'sampradaya'. First, I have to make a disclaimer: I have never worked...Read more...
Princes of the Zonal Acarya Kings
BY: ROCANA DASA - 1.11 2018 This is a follow-up to my article, "The Roots of False Renunciation", in which I addressed the issue of ISKCON sannyasis flaunting wealth and totally disregarding sastra and the Sampradaya Acarya's teachings. I mentioned in that article that I would...Read more...
Murder, Sex and Free Food
How the Portland Sect of Hare Krishna's are Struggling to Overcome a Very Shady Past by Frank Bures - 19.10 2018 In a quiet corner of Southeast Portland, just two blocks from a Dairy Queen--where gross materialists shovel in Blizzards and Parfaits--the Hare Krishnas are...Read more...
Inside the dark secrets of the Hare Krishnas
By Ralph Jones - 11. 5 2018 Ralph Jones investigates the cheery monks in saffron and discovers a movement with a disturbing past An ex-Hare Krishna is talking to me on the phone from Australia. “I am considered by the Hare Krishna movement what they call a demon,” says Alistair...Read more...
Controversy over ISKCON continues
By editor - 11.5 2018 BANGALORE: Despite the High Court's verdict, the two groups of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) continue to spar over controlling the temple properties in the city. Mumbai ISKCON has announced that it has constituted a supervisory committee...Read more...
Open Letter to Radhanath Swami Calling for His Resignation
BY: PREMARNAVA DAS - 10.5 2018 Dear Radhanath Swami  PAMHO, AGTSP Over the last few years, we have seen your popularity in Srila Prabhupada's movement increase dramatically. Your influence and presence is felt everywhere, and, in some cases you are overshadowing Srila Prabhupada...Read more...
Gargamuni on Ritvik Order and What is a Real Guru
Gargamuni Prabhu Discussion on Religious Splintering, Ritvik Order, Abuse of Gurukulis, Book Changes, and What is a Real Guru.   Conversation takes place in Vrndavan, India April 16, 2018   Gargamuni Speaks Out Teaser     Gargamuni recalls asking Srila...Read more...
Do As I Say, Not As I Do
BY: VASTAVIKA DAS - 13.4 2018 GBC resolutions? Who cares? Especially if you ARE a GBC. H.H. Sivarama Swami smiles brightly in front of a rising sun through the forest on the large banner spanning the width of his official website. Srila Prabhupada's photo must be hiding behind one of the...Read more...
Petition to re-establish Srila Prabhupada’s original books
By Yasoda Nandana Dasa - 30.3 2018   Srila Prabhupada's divine words must never be altered.  Please  keep his books available, – because they are transcendental – the ones that were authorized by His Divine Grace and that he lectured from, in over two-hundred...Read more...
Questioning Jayadvaita Swami - Fails to Answer
BY: DHAMESVAR MAHAPRABHU DAS - 28.3 2018   Following is an email exchange I had with Jayadvaita Swami. I believe that I defeated him within two emails.   Hare Krishna Jayadvaita Swami, Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Shrila Prabhupada. Not sure how much you...Read more...
Sankirtana Poverty and Wealthy Temples
BY: KRISHNA DASA - 30.1 2018 Big bucks for temple building projects, while the sankirtana devotees are struggling to raise funds for preaching projects. This is a widespread problem in ISKCON today. Unfortunately we are witnessing the separation of the mission from the temple. Gone are the...Read more...
The Perfection of Bhoga: "Hippie Seeds"
BY: JAYA MADHAVA DAS (ACBSP) - 15.11 2017 Bhoga unoffered (un-offerable) exercise yoga In ISKCON Belgium, blessed by the GBC. "The yoga practice in your Western countries, it is very popular; but that is a farce. Yoga practice is very difficult, especially in this age." (HDG...Read more...
Second Conversation With Srila Sridhara Maharaja
BY: SUN EDITORS - 1.11 2017 Today we begin a serial presentation of another historical document related to the Zonal Acarya era. This one is a transcript entitled "Second Conversation with Sridhara Maharaja, August 19th, 1980, Nabadweep, India. There were a number of important...Read more...
Meetings of Srila Sridhara Maharaja
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.11 2017 First Two Official Meetings of Srila Sridhara Maharaja with the ISKCON GBC March 1978 Known present GBC members: Tamal Krsna Maharaja, Jayapataka Maharaja, Jayatirtha Maharaja, Harikesa Maharaja, Satsvarupa Maharaja, Jayadvaita Maharaja, and others [This talk...Read more...
Massive Burglary at ISKCON Moscow Temple
BY: JAYA MADHAVA DAS (ACBSP) - 30.10 2017 Video footage points to possible inside job. Readers who've never come to Moscow and visited the ISKCON Temple here should know the following facts: The Temple is a costly rented building complex ($50,000 US $ a Month) on and in the property of...Read more...
GBC Meeting Clarifies Krishna West is Part of ISKCON
By: Madhava Smullen - 27.10 2017 Hridayananda Das Goswami and Sivarama Swami in Ujjain. Good communication brings about a healthy relationship, as ISKCON’s Governing Body Comission and ISKCON guru Hridayananda Das Goswami found this month. Hridayananda Maharaja’s Krishna...Read more...
Shared Statement of the GBC Body & HH Hridayananda Das Goswami
By the GBC Corresponding Secretary - 19.10 2017 GBC Midterm General Meeting On October 15th and 16th, HH Hridayananda Das Goswami and HG Brahma Tirtha Prabhu met with the GBC Body and a special subcommittee to discuss some mutual philosophical concerns and Krishna West. The committee...Read more...
GBC meet outlines major priorities of ISKCON
By FP NEWS SERVICE - 17.10 2017 Roles of zonal supervisors should meet standards set by Srila Prabhupada, assert members About three dozen Governing Body Commission members, including the senior sanyasi and sadhu of the ISKCON, went on a sight-seeing tour of Ujjain, under the guidance...Read more...
Are food offered through bogus ISKCON gurus not Krishna Prasadam?
Damaghosa Dasa - 4.10 2017 Below we have a concise analysis (from Srila Prabhupada's quotes) that food offered through bogus ISKCON gurus is not Krishna Prasadam. Sounds alarming? Then please read further….. Over the years, we have all seen a lot of damage to the once...Read more...
Spiritual Advancement
By Narasimha das - 27.9 2017 “All these are pitfalls of personal sense gratification. Just to cheat some innocent people, one makes a show of advanced spiritual life and becomes known as a sadhu, mahatma or religious person. All this means that the so-called devotee has...Read more...
Unauthorized Gurus and Spiritual Advancement
By editor - 27.9 2017 nama om visnu padaya krsna presthaya bhutale srimate bhaktivedanta swamin iti namine namaste sarasvate deve gauravani pracarine nirvisesa sunyavadi pascatya desa tarine ” I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami...Read more...
Traitors in our Midst
BY: JAYA MADHAVA DAS (ACBSP) - 21.9 2017 Nothing is Sacred in ISKCON and the BBT Anymore. The Sampradaya Sun website has logically and in extreme valid details come forward as one of the few devotee webpages to bravely stick it's neck out and expose the offences of the endless book...Read more...
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