I was a materialistic and half atheist and then I began curious about SASTRAS and our Vedic scriptures, i started some research and gather some basis of sanatana Dharm. Then I started watching videos of AMOGH LILA PRABHU and ISVAR GAURANGA PRABHU, they bring me into the world of BHAKTI and that is what I was missing in my life, they told me we souls and servant of krsna and now due to ISKCON, I know many many things about GAUDIYA VAISNAVISM and other Vaisnav sampradaya and samarth sampradaya and also VEDANTA DARSHAN of many acharayas. OVERALL, ISKCON has helped me in understanding sanatan dharm and krishna consciusness. NOWADAYS, people without knowing what ISKCON really is saying rubbish things about ISKCON in social media that ISKCON is Christian and converting people into Christian, they don't respect lord Shiva,devi durga, they don't teach the real philosophy of vaisnavism and gaudiya vaisnavism,which keep distracting me in my bhakti and made me think if 'ISKCON IS RIGHT OR WRONG'. What should I do?

My inner feelings says--(I believe ISKCON is right and bonafide as Srila Prabhupada has made this society.)

Plzz help in this situation.

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  • Sevak

    Hare Krsna 

    NOWADAYS, people saying rubbish things about ISKCON in social media, made me think if 'ISKCON IS RIGHT OR WRONG' What should I do?

    First of all congratulations for starting the chanting of Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. 

    This phenomena of people saying rubbish about Iskcon is not a recent phenomena. It may have increased due to social media in recent times, but this phenomena is as ancient as the world. Lord Sri Krsna and Pandavas were also insulted  by Duryodhana, Shishupala in dwapara yuga. Lord Rama, mother Sita, Hanuman were insulted by rakshasas in treta yuga. Prahlad was attacked by demons in satya yuga. So this is a very ancient conflict. The conflict between whose who want practice to Krsna consciousness and those who cannot tolerate others practicing Krsna consciousness or those who are envious of devotees will continue for a long time. 

    The way to deal with it for now is to avoid paying attention to such content and such people. If there are any specific doubts, please discuss with the devotees who are guiding you. Read the books written by Srila Prabhupada. Hear to the words of Srila Prabhupada. Attend programs in temple like Bhagavatam class, weekly classes, Prerana events etc.

    But it is very important to avoid content and people that spread negative information about Krsna consciousness. In the long term, it is also important to clarify and resolve any doubts that may be in your mind about the process and science of Krsna consciousness. Krsna consciousness is like a diamond. Negative content is like poison. The negative people are like robbers. The robbers want to poison our minds and rob our diamonds . It is not very difficult to avoid them. Because if we dont pay attention to them, they cannot harm us in any way. 

    Hare Krsna

    • Prabhuji thankyou for your wonderful guidance,smile

      Can you explain the krsna consciousness briefly plzz, as you also mentioned in a long term it is essential to clear any doubt about it.

      • Sevak

        Hare Krsna 

        Please follow the advise given below by HG Radha Rasamayi Mataji. 

        Hare Krsna

  • E-Counselor

    Hare  Krsna Prabhuji,


    You have done very well by following the 2 prabhus online. To take it forward, it would be a good idea to connect with devotees offline as well. Please visit your local ISKCON temple, find out what congregation preaching is happening in your area and join there. Be in regular association of devotees and judge for yourself. Then you will not have to rely on social media to figure out the authenticity of ISKCON.

    We call it ABCDE of devotion - Association of devotees, reading Books like Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Chanting, Diet of Krsna Prasadam and following Ekadasi. 

    Haribol and best of luck to you.

    Your servant,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

    • Hare krsna, Thankyou you mataji for guiding me.laughing

  • "keep distracting me in my bhakti": no, it's what you allow yourself to be distracted with.
    If one is focused (ekeha kuru nandana), where is a chance for any distraction?
    There will always be people for and against anything. What counts is our bhakti realization. It comes from Hari-Guru-Vaisnava seva.

    Hari Hari
    ys J.

    • Hare Krishna ÔŁĄ´ŞĆ, thankyou prabhuji ÔŁĄ´ŞĆ

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