Deity worship, up to standard, to maintain ISKCON's purity

    Posted on May 26, 2015

Alone with Prabhupada, I asked about book distribution and Deity worship. I asked why, if Deity worship was the process for self-realization in the last yuga, do we have it now? Wasn't sankirtana sufficient?

He said that he had introduced worship of the Deity because, while there may arise differences of opinion about the distribution of books, on the point of  there was only one standard on which all must agree. This would therefore maintain the purity of the Movement.

(From Hari-sauri Prabhu's Transcendental Diary)

 

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The poet Allen Ginsberg praised Srila Prabhupada thus:
Krsna comes, feeling pain for us
The Lord's form
Why Krsna is called Paramesvara
All-knowing, all-powerful Krsna
Devotees who go away
Temporary relief work: a misleading deviation from our real duty
Srila Prabhupada came to give culture, including dress style
Akrura sees Krsna and Balarama
Read Brahma Samhita very carefully
Vedic religion means varnasrama-dharma
We cannot live under a tree as did Srila Rupa Gosvami
Following in the footsteps of Srila Rupa Gosvami
If sincere, a "bad" devotee is not bad
Purely chanting
 

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