Why do ISKCON Leaders share platform with impersonalists ?

by Chaitanya CharanNovember 24, 2012

I saw many times they shared platform with big spritual charismatic leaders of India

what will it help in , will it not give wrong impression to devotees in ISKCON ?

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  • Keshav
    November 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Hare Krishna Prabhuji ,

    Very nice explaination , i think every devotee in ISKCON who are neophyte must understand the essence of this lecture , especially when we go to preach in outside world .

    Many times our own faith becomes ego , for preaching .
    I think preaching is like a doctor treating different patient’s , if we start giving the
    toughest medicine then out of 100 only 2 will stay with Krishna Conciousness ,
    And remaining 98 will speak ill of what ISKCON taught . In this age of internet where
    chat reaches to billions in just seconds , people will have a negative view toward ISKCON , if we treat a patient in toughest way directly . I have personally seen this negative view in many Social Forums ,in these forums they say that ISKCON preaches agianst what great spritual charismatic leaders of India have taught .
    They can not resist any views diverging to what thier ICON’s have taught .

    We after practising Krsna Counciousness for 10 years also , are not able to
    remove this ego , and then what we preach to our junior’s they follow the same path ,
    and this creates a rift , that gives negative impression to teachings of ISKCON , i think that to preach even the most junior devotees need’s a maturity of takling different patients , otherwise our views will be discarded for no reasons .

    Same problem i saw on http://www.iskcondesiretree.net forum ,where every type of people come to know about Krsna , but we directly disrespect his ideal and his perspective out of ego , and in this way we becomes servent of our ego not of Krsna .

    With this question i would like to add a similar question , In our area once a ISKCON devotee participated in Hari Naam Sankirtan , that was based on
    ” Sai Baba Bhajan Sandhya ” , so basically that event was focussed on Sai Baba ,
    i wanted to ask this question why he shared stage with Sai Baba ? , but now i have understood that we have to accept the invitation of other people also , and try to take advantage of such stage to promote Krsna in one way or the other .

    Like this devotee in our area , did sankirtan of Hare Krsna Mahamantra on stage of sai baba , so basically he made use of this platform to promote the glories of Hari Naam .

    Hari Bol ..

  • keshav kashmiri
    June 18, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    hare krishna
    yes keshav you are definitely right .and preaching is very difficult job especially krishna consciousness around people of todays mentality .they may easily misunderstand preachers .so it definitely requires a good amount of skill ,and requires a dynamic approach as per the varying circumstances .but still there will always be some people there in this world ,who are very quick to judge those devotees .instead misunderstand the devotees .and it is really not possible even in social forums to make them understand . some people if they are really in search of knowledge , they will accept it without ego ,by carefully deliberating on the philosophy .but others will not change their mind ,as they are not run by their mind and heart ,but by the ego .and as far as krishna consciousness preaching is concerned ,,we should always continue it .if people are really fortunate ,they will understand the message of srila prabhupada ,others would go on debating and arguing lifelong .but still whatever things can be utilized in preaching ,that should be utilized ,but still i feel little care should be taken too ,while preachers are going to functions which are not completely vaishnava from their background ,as it may even be misunderstood

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