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Did Srila Prabhupada break tradition?Contradicting Sastra? MAYBE NOT!

by Yashoda nandana dasa
Since many of us support the  July 9th 1977 http://www.harekrsna.com/sun/editorials/10-07/editorials2084.htm  that Srila Prabhupada himself set-up AND NEVER RECINDED, I wish to respond to the above. The Ritvik System is just FORMALITIES, so as per Srila Prabhupada's instructions: "The formalities may be slightly changed here and there to make them Vaisnavas." It is being misconstrued as "introduce a new system", BUT--FACTUALLY--it is ONLY FORMALITIES. Lets study the following in terms of FORMALITIES:
1) Srila Prabhupada as a sannayasi got his disciples married. There is no verification in sastra that a sannyasi can do this.Srimad Bhagavatam 5.1.24 Purport - The Activities of Maharaja Priyavrata: "Sometimes we are criticized because although I am a sannyasi, I have taken part in the marriage ceremonies of my disciples. It must be explained, however, that since we have started a Krsna conscious society and since a human society must…

The GBC’s False Dichotomy-2: Parampara v Ritvik

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The GBC’s False Dichotomy-2: 
Parampara
 v 
Ritvik
Back to Prabhupada, Issue 20, Summer 2008 By KrishnakantWe just saw on page 5 how the guru hoaxers deliberately pose a false question to reach a false conclusion. Another example of this technique at work is in regards to the issue of the disciplic succession or parampara. This time “ritvik” is set up to fail by claiming it is an alternative to the disciplic succession or parampara. And if one is offered a choice between following the parampara or this “new-fangled ‘ritvik’ “, one of course will choose parampara. And again the choice offered is incorrect. It’s not that we must choose between the disciplic succession or ritvik, but rather between who can be a member of the disciplic succession, and for how long, and under what circumstances. The GBC would have us believe that their guru hoax program faithfully follows a “traditional” disciplic succession model, whereas Srila Prabhupada remaining the Guru of ISKCON somehow stops the parampa…