Jasomatinandan Prabhu Smashes Nonsense of Women Giving Lectures to Men in Iskcon

Jasomatinandan Prabhu protesting iGBC interference in Mayapura and Vrndavana

Letter PAMHO:26259985 (260 lines) [W1]
From: Jasomatinandan (das) ACBSP (Gujarat – IN)
Date: 28-Mar-14 18:08 (23:38 +0530)
To: ICC (Indian Continental Committee)
To: IIAC (ISKCON India Advisory Committee)
Cc: Bhakti Charu Swami
Cc: Bhakti Vikasa Swami
Cc: Bhaktivaibhava Swami
Cc: Prahladananda Swami
Cc: “Krishna Kirti Prabhu @ San Antonio USA”
Reference: Text PAMHO:26253153 by Praghosa (das) SDG (IRL)
Subject: GBC affirmative action order for Mayapur & Vrdn is a retrograde
act
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There were four Mayapur festivals in the Divine presence of the founder
Acharya .Why not a single instance of women giving lecture during any four
of them 1974,1975,1976 and 1977 ? I don’t remember any other instances of a
woman giving a Bhagavatam lecture during my whole Krsna conscious life with
Srla Prabhupada’s personal presence from 1972 till 1977. No less than three
hundred days .

That doesn’t mean there never was an instance when a woman might have given a
lecture .But it is like a needle in the haystack. Now Praghosh prabhu appears
to make it look like it was a cherished desire of the founder acharya for
women to give Srimad Bhagavatam classes. Exception becomes the rule.

If the practical example set in Srila Prabhupada’s presence is not a good
enough evidence, what evidence will be good enough? You want to twist and
turn and dig out some instance when a woman gave a lecture and say ,”See.
Prabhupada wanted women to give lectures.” But what about nine hundred and
ninety nine other instances when he did not ? What does it mean by Guru mukha
padma vakya chittete kariya aiikya ara na kariha mane asha. Have no other
desire than what he said or did .Why change things from what he did ? He
begged us to not change any thing. He named his Gita, Bhagavad Gita As It
Is. Very peculiar name. But you can’t miss it. So this is the great virtue in
Kali-yuga. Not to change. Present things as they are.

Some times we fix an agenda then go looking for support from Srila
Prabhupad’s teachings .Then we find a little exception and we try to make it
a rule. The right thing is we shouldn’t have any other agenda than SP’s
desire. This particular issue Woman’s liberation -feminist agenda,
Srila Prabhupada called it demoniac in Bh Gita As It Is chapter 16 verse 7
purport .

“As for behavior, there are many rules and regulations guiding human
behavior, such as the Manu-samhita, which is the law of the human race. Even
up to today, those who are Hindu follow the Manu-samhita. Laws of
inheritance and other legalities are derived from this book. Now, in the
Manu-samhita it is clearly stated that a woman should not be given freedom.
That does not mean that women are to be kept as slaves, but they are like
children. Children are not given freedom, but that does not mean that they
are kept as slaves. The demons have now neglected such injunctions, and they
think that women should be given as much freedom as men. However, this has
not improved the social condition of the world. Actually, a woman should be
given protection at every stage of life. She should be given protection by
the father in her younger days, by the husband in her youth, and by the
grown-up sons in her old age. This is proper social behavior according to
the Manu-samhita. But modern education has artificially devised a puffed—up
concept of womanly life, and therefore marriage is practically now an
imagination in human society. The social condition of women is thus not very
good now, although those who are married are in a better condition than
those who are proclaiming their so-called freedom. The demons, therefore, do
not accept any instruction which is good for society, and because they do
not follow the experience of great sages and the rules and regulations laid
down by the sages, the social condition of the demoniac people is very
miserable. ”

If some thing is done to enhance the glories of Vedic culture that will
itself become glorious ,but if some thing is done to accommodate the modern
secular western ideas ,we will loose our caste and still be hungry as
mundane ideas can not make any one happy -even to those who propagate it.

Having said above, I must say Vedic history is full of exalted advanced
women . Very few men can match the purity and devotion of queen Kunti , or
Devahuti. Every time I picture queen Kunti standing next to Krsna’s chariot
offering prayers, it brings tears to my eyes. I am praying to her feet to
give me one hundredth of love she has for the Lord. But even such exalted
women observed social codes and remained in the background of men.
Similarly I know there are many exalted women in this movement who are much
more advanced than me spiritually, but unfortunately there are not amongst
the ones clamoring for attention by wanting to speak to the assembly of
vaisnava men.

That is why I am not against hearing from exalted vaishnavis like Praghosh
prabhu’s wife of twenty eight years .As Srila Prabhupada mentioned above it
is a higher realization for a vaisnava woman to be a chaste wife and a good
mother than giving public lectures especially in the assembly of men.

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2 thoughts on “Jasomatinandan Prabhu Smashes Nonsense of Women Giving Lectures to Men in Iskcon”

  1. When there are no fathers, husbands and grown up sons to lead women, they must take responsibility for themselves. We have seen multiple examples of exploitation and abuse in the name of shasta. Times have changed and women are as capable as men: sometimes even more capable to be in charge of themselves and others.

    This is not Victorian India when women did not become educated. We are excelling in all areas of life. When it comes to lust, look around and you will find so many men trying to exploit women. In my humble opinion, the female sex is much less lusty than males!

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    1. Scriptures say women are 9 times more lusty. dont give your stool like opinions here. quote SP or take your stupid self out of this site. this is not a site for karmis with mental speculations to defecate with their nonsense brains. goto iskconnew.org that’s a website for you ppl.

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