Are divorces among ISKCON devotees happening because most devotees have Western gurus who subsconsciously Western culture among their disciples?

by Chaitanya CharanJuly 16, 2013

From: Trivikrama Das
I heard  some  senior  devotees telling me that since most of  ISKCON followers have  Gurus that are from western countries, we might be getting western culture where parents are disrespected by children and where children abandon their parents after 18  years of  age. Is this  true? According to me, once the  ‘western gurus’ have accepted vedic culture, they are transformed and they no longer subscribe to western culture. But that devotee seemed to tell that they invariably, subconsciously induce western culture amongst their indian disciples and that is the root cause of divorces among devotee couples and many brahmacaris disrespecting their parents and joining the ashram  without their parent’s consent. Can you please clarify  this doubt?

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  • Trivikrama Das
    July 17, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Thank you very much for such a thoughtful answer!

  • sudhakar
    May 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Thank you prabhu.
    I felt that was a real complete answer as per sociological, shastrical, philosophical perspective. I liked the answer all the more that even Bhagavatam references to such incidents.
    Thanks once again.

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