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Bhakti Sastri
Final Order pt 5

Other Related Objections







1) "Srila Prabhupada has not mentioned the use of ritviks in his books."



1) The word "ritvik" (meaning "priest") and its derivatives actually have 31 separate references in Srila Prabhupada's books, only slightly less than the word "diksa" and its derivatives, which has 41 separate references in Srila Prabhupada books. Certainly, the use of ritvik priests to assist in ceremonies is a concept fully sanctioned in Srila Prabhupada's… Continue

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Bhakti Sastri
Final Order Appendices

Other Related Objections

1) "Srila Prabhupada has not mentioned the use of ritviks in his books."



1) The word "ritvik" (meaning "priest") and its derivatives actually have 31 separate references in Srila Prabhupada's books, only slightly less than the word "diksa" and its derivatives, which has 41 separate references in Srila Prabhupada books. Certainly, the use of ritvik priests to assist in ceremonies is a concept fully sanctioned in… Continue

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Bhakti Sastri
Final Order pt 4

13) "If we adopted the ritvik system, what would stop us taking initiation from any previous acarya, such as Srila Bhaktisiddhanta?"



Two things prevent this from being a bona fide option:

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, and other previous acaryas, did not authorise a ritvik system to run "henceforward".



We must approach the current link:

"...in order to receive the real message of Srimad-Bhagavatam one should approach the current link, or spiritual master, in the chain of… Continue

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Bhakti Sastri
Final Order pt 3

Other Related Objections







1) "Srila Prabhupada has not mentioned the use of ritviks in his books."



1) The word "ritvik" (meaning "priest") and its derivatives actually have 31 separate references in Srila Prabhupada's books, only slightly less than the word "diksa" and its derivatives, which has 41 separate references in Srila Prabhupada books. Certainly, the use of ritvik priests to assist in ceremonies is a concept fully sanctioned in Srila Prabhupada's… Continue

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Bhakti Sastri
Final Order pt 2

Evidence used to support an alternative to the ritvik system falls into three basic categories :



Srila Prabhupada's frequent call for everyone to become guru, often made in conjunction with the "amara ajnaya guru hana" verse from the Caitanya-Caritamrta.



The half dozen or so personal letters where Srila Prabhupada mentions his disciples acting as diksa guru after his departure.



Other statements in Srila Prabhupada's books and lectures where the principle of… Continue

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Bhakti Sastri
Final Order pt 1 Krsna Kanta Prabhu et al

ISKCON Revival Movement





THE FINAL ORDER





Proves Srila Prabhupada Is ISKCON's Initiating Guru



By:

Krishnakant

Foreword by Dr. Kim Knott

Professor of Religous Studies, Leeds University, U.K.

Originally requested for submission to

a select committee of ISKCON's GBC in October 1996

Contents



• Foreword by Dr. Kim Knott

• Preface

• Introduction

• The Evidence

• Objections Relating Directly to the… Continue

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