Pushya Abhishek Fraud exposed? Controversy debunked.

I would like to thank Vrajachandra Prabhu (Pen name) for his extreme contribution to this article. Pushpa Abhishek/Pushya Abhishek is a practice among ISKCON & is claimed to be a non authorized and non shastrik practice. This article is intended to prove the authenticity of the practice beyond the range of doubt. To begin with,…

How to avoid committing Vaishnav Aparadh?

The following article is inspired with few additions, from the Srimad Bhagavatam class at Delhi by HG Sarvapriya prabhu on 15 feb 2021, on steps to deal with “Fault finding mentality”. When we notice something in a devotee, which from our perspective is inappropriate or wrong, we need to ask ourselves 5 questions— 1. Do…

Are scriptures mythology? The Hare Krishna response.

“How do we know scriptures are divine revelations” they say. His Divine Grace A. C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, explains us in his work called ‘Rāja-Vidyā’, that there are two processes for attaining knowledge – one is inductive and the other is deductive. The deductive method is considered to be more perfect. We may take…

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu mentioned in Shvetashvatara Upanishad

Swetaswatara Upanishad 3.8 mentions Purusah as ‘Aditya Varnam’, ‘Aditya’ is sun, ‘Varnam’ means complexion, i.e. Golden or Yellowish complexioned Lord. Opponents claim that this doesn’t mention Mahaprabhu, for other deities also display Golden like complexion and luminosity. Also, Aditya Varnam can be interpreted as one who is as bright as the sun. But using argument…

Madhvacarya and Achintya Bhedabhed

Dr. Surendranath Das Gupta, a renowned Indologist, states— “The Gaudiyas do not differ from Madhva, but on the contrary, constructed in part, the superstructure of their doctrine on the basis of Madhva’s philosophy of difference between Jiva and Godhead.” Thus, though there may not be complete similarity, most of the principles are same. One of…