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