Gaudiyamat and Krishna Consciousness?

Haribol everyone! PAMHO

As far as I have heard Prabhupada was Ok with the Gaudiyamat, but here in Mauritius the Gaudiyamat devotees are not serious about their own religion and non-devotees think that ISKCON which is not good. But, even that we are having more and more new devotees coming.

But, I heard that Narayan Maharaj has heavily criticized our dear Srila Prabhupada.

So, I am confused, but I know I am on the right path when I am in Krishna Consciouness which is the TopMost!

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  • Hare Krishna Prabhu,

    Overall I don't think its very useful to focus on the differences between ISKCON and Gaudiya Math. From one point of view each has there institutional problems. You will find sincere people in each and you will find difficulties in each. However, it is important to note that is was Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Tahkur who established the Gaudiya Math and Srila Prabhupada took sannyasi in the Gaudiya Math before starting ISKCON. Although Srila Prabhupada initially requested his disciples to maintain some distance from the Gaudiya Math before he entered samadhi he explained that this was specific to his preaching strategy.

    As far as Srila Narayan Maharaj is concerned you can be certain that he is a controversial figure. Nonetheless, he is a vaisnava and we should be very careful about attributing statements to him that he may not have made.

    In the interest of being fair to a senior Vaisnava who is not present to speak for himself here, I think that if you have some question regarding a specific statement that you have heard then it would be wise to consult one of his senior disciples and find out exactly what the context of that statement was so as to avoid any confusion, and to avoid committing vaisnava aparadha.

    Hare Krsna,



    • Please Accept My Humble Obeisances.

      All Glories To Srila Prabhupada, Guru & Gauranga.


      Hare Krishna


      I think there is too much politics. We are all Vaisnava's and Srila Narayana Maharaj & Srila Prabhupada are on a higher level than me. I just wish to be in their association in Goloka Vrndavan/Navadwip. 

      I agree with Kesharji. We should avoid Vaisnava Aparadha @ All Costs.




      Your Servant,

      Bhakta David

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    Hare Krishna Dewkeea Prahlad Prabhu, please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

    in order to know which path is true You can judge with the results.

    For example, saintly person or sincere person avoids to see fault in others, he avoids to criticize others. And also see to their life style: what do they eat, what do they speak about, what do they do, when they sleep and wake up...start with these simple things. and then see their mood, association with each other...

     then You will see which person is sincere and which is not.

    Also sincere person do not have time for criticizing others he always busy with the service to Krishna and to His Devotees.

    Your servant,

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