Jul 04, 2017 — MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (SUN) —

I was recently given a link to one Sam Harris, a prominent atheist and so-called expert in the field of religion, which he is not. Anyhow, one point he brings up in his lectures is the word 'moderation' in religion. He does not approve of moderation, and foolishly considers there is no concept of time, place and circumstances in religious process.

In Vedic culture many practices in previous ages are now forbidden. One point though is that perhaps many current managers may think that Srila Prabhupada and his teachings should be moderated these days. Perhaps that sort of thinking could account for ISKCON being reluctant in some countries to boldly preach, for fear of appearing too "fundamental".

I would argue there is no need for any moderation of any kind, but rather a re-establishment of Srila Prabhupada's constitution, so once again bold vision and preaching can take place, not just in religion but in sociology, economics, science, ecology, varnaashram, etc., etc., as Prabhupada directed, and as he implemented under the direction of his Guru Maharaja.

Some may consider that Srila Prabhupada adjusted certain things for western preaching and he did, but then he said to his disciples don't change anything, your disease is you always want to change everything.

One should be careful not to consider one can change the direction of the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON, and become so-called moderate or politically correct.


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