ISKCON, Ramakrishna Mission, and social work

    Posted on June 9, 2017

Dr. Copeland: And what is your relationship with, say, the Ramakrishna Mission?

Prabhupada: Oh, we have no relation. We don't accept them as any authority.

Dr. Copeland: Why not?

Prabhupada: Because they are not doing according to sastra. They are doing whimsically.

Dr. Copeland: But they are doing very good social work.

Prabhupada: That social work has nothing to do with spiritual work.

Dr. Copeland: Does this organization do social work?

Prabhupada: Yes. This is the best social work. We are giving the best education, best knowledge, best hope of next life. And what they are giving? They do not know what is next life even.

Conversation with Dr. Copeland, Professor of Modern Indian History — May 20, 1975, Melbourne

 

See also:

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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