Reactions to the Ban

    Posted on June 10, 2016, 5391 unique views

Devotees all over the world have expressed their concerns about the way that ISKCON GBC banned the book, "Women: Masters or Mothers?" In this section, we plan to publish the reactions that we receive from devotees on this particular issue.


His Grace Dhanesvara Prabhu (ACBSP)

In the early days of the wonderful Movement that Srila Prabhupada created to bring the unvarnished Truth to the illusioned people of the world his earnest followers recognized that he was perhaps the only person who served their real interest as spiritual beings.… Read more…

His Grace Mayesvara Prabhu (ACBSP)

"The largess of "Bhakti Vikasa Swami’s book, "Women, Masters or Mothers" (WMM) is not any less valuable to Lord Caitanya's mission than all the other scholarly books he has authored. The prowess of this book rests on numerous unambiguous Vedic references… Read more…

His Grace Krishna-kirti Prabhu (BVKS)

One thing uncharacteristic about this message I want to point out in their response is its length. They felt compelled to respond at length to Maharaja's inquiry about why they did not consult him before they made their decision.… Read more…

His Grace Basu Ghosh Prabhu (ACBSP)

I really wonder if there can be a "truly productive dialogue" with those devotees who would rather adhere to modern concepts of morality and ethics, rather than what Prabhupada himself taught, and what Vedic shastras teach? Prabhupada never appointed a woman as a TP or a GBC.… Read more…

His Grace Nrsimhananda Prabhu (ACBSP)

If the Krsna book was just published, I wonder if it, too, might be banned for being "less suitable for others." Krsna cavorting with the naked gopis, stealing their clothes, Krsna kidnapping Rukmini, marrying the five queens and having thousands of wives, etc. How suitable is that… Read more…

His Grace Gadadhara Prabhu (BVKS)

Seeing the information about the medieval, barbarian act of banning H.H. Bhakti Vikas Maharaja's WMM book, my proverbial cup of patience overflowed and I feel the urge to write something from my insignificant position of a struggling grihastha who is taking shelter in the wonderful teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhhupada.… Read more…

His Grace Mayesa Prabhu (ACBSP)

I do not know if there are issues other than the book which ended up in a temporary ban. But the book alone which I have and have read twice does not contain any new idea. It consists mainly of quotes from acharya AC Bhaktivedanta.… Read more…

His Holiness Jayadvaita Swami (ACBSP)

I found the book thought-provoking and worthwhile. I see no reason why ISKCON devotees — who seem to be the target audience — shouldn't be allowed access to it. The book seems less suitable for distribution to others.… Read more…

His Holiness Janananda Goswami (ACBSP)

I just wanted to comment a little on the book – Women – Masters or Mothers. I have just finished reading it. I would be surprised that those who have made the decision to ban the book have actually gone through it. I have read it fairly comprehensively and frankly found it well balanced – in no way offensive… Read more…

Her Grace Urmila Mataji (ACBSP)

I would like to express my disappointment in the lack of due process on the part of the GBC body, particularly in regards to making decisions about others' services without hearing from those persons directly, and without a thorough review of the subject about which they are deciding.… Read more…