1. Sudra priests sanction homosex marriage

    In the Kali-yuga, it is said, kalau sudra-sambhavah [Skanda Purana]: the whole population is sudra. There is no brahmana, there is no ksatriya, no vaisya. Sudras are doing this. Just like a sudra, low class, fourth class, he is officially acting as priest, and he is sanctioning homosex: "Yes, I give you my blessing. Be married man-to-man."
  2. Phalini Devi Dasi (ACBSP), India/USA

    Women: Masters or Mothers? called by the author a “tract,” is much more than just a religious pamphlet. It is a deep and thoroughly cogent treatise on the current social anomalies within ISKCON (mirroring the social aberrations of the Western world) and how these incongruities relate to and have arisen due to our members remaining too much influenced by Western society.
  3. Malyahari-kunda Devi Dasi (KRKS), Almviks Gard (Rural community), Sweden

    Despite Śrīla Prabhupāda and our previous ācāryas explaining clearly why daiva-varṇāśrama-dharma is of great importance for devotees and ISKCON as a preaching movement, there is still sometimes some confusion as to how it should be introduced, what aspects are of more or less importance, the speed at which we should endeavor to establish it and so on. The dharma of women, strī-dharma, is unfortunately often brushed aside as something of lesser importance — or even totally neglected — as...
  4. Sri Brajalila Devi Dasi (JPS), Flight Lieutenant (Retd), Indian Air Force, Bangalore, India

    I am very grateful for having come across this book, Women: Masters or Mothers? but I lament not having come across it earlier, for I would then have avoided many mistakes in my life. I was born and brought up in a simple South Indian family. My mother always dreamt that her daughter should be an independent woman. It didn’t take much time for me to develop this desire and prove my worth. To enjoy power, respect in the society...
  5. Sudevi Devi Dasi (SNS), Belgrade, Serbia

    Women: Masters or Mothers? gives profound psychological, social, and above all spiritual insights into the actual role and position of women in society. In the material world people tend to decide what is right and wrong based on their selfish standards. They don’t think about what Kṛṣṇa wants, and what He said and so their whole so-called knowledge and perception is based on the mental platform. On that mental platform, one is simply pulled this or that way by the...
  6. Su-gita Vani Devi Dasi (JPS), Mayapur/Thiruvanantapuram, India

    Women: Masters or Mothers? is refreshingly dif ferent in that it makes us halt and review the direction our movement is taking and the path that we, its individual members, are treading. His Holiness Bhakti Vikāsa Swami appears to have delved deep into the recesses of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s mind and instructions before coming up with a searchlight to show us the way ahead.
  7. Svayam-rasesvari Devi Dasi (LOK), Vallabh Vidyanagar, India/USA

    I was raised in America and came of age during the rise of the women’s liberation movement and the sexual revolution. Luckily, I was too young to participate in all those so-called newfound freedoms, but unfortunately they did have an effect on my consciousness. I came across Śrīla Prabhupāda’s teachings quite late in my life, but it was not hard for me to see that Śrīla Prabhupāda was presenting the Absolute Truth. I could easily see that Kṛṣṇa had...
  8. Bhagavat-priya Devi Dāsi (MVS), Civil Engineer, Indian Army, Jamnagar, India

    I read the book, Women: Masters or Mothers? and really appreciate Mahārāja producing such a publication. Śrīla Bhakti Vikāsa Swami has presented a realistic view of todays culture through his divine and realized knowledge. He made the point in the book that everyone should respect women and also gave the way for women to be respected in society. In the modern age women suffer due to the cruelty and brutality of some of the members of society.