The following is a letter response written by Hridayananda das Goswami on June 3, 2013.
I am very much attracted to this philosophy, the lifestyle, and have never struggled with the four principles, but I have very little attraction to Prabhupada himself.
The following statement was written by Srila Acharyadeva on May 3, 2013.
Krishna explains in Bhagavad-gita 2.59 that upon seeing something better, we naturally give up attachment to a lower experience or pleasure. For example, a normal child naturally outgrows childhood toys. Hopefully, we have all experienced this.
The following statement was written by Srila Acharyadeva on April 19, 2013.
Here is the logic for stri-gurus [female gurus].
In Vedic culture, and in evidence in general, a direct statement or proof is stronger than an indirect statement or proof. Thus, shruti would be direct statement, and anumana, inference, would be an indirect evidence, perhaps based on and interpreting a direct shastric statement.
The following is a response written by Hridayananda das Goswami to a letter written on January 23, 2013. To read more responses written by Hridayananda das Goswami, please go here.
I'm a gay man who has some concerns as to whether or not it's a good idea to pursue deeper commitment (initiation) in this organization given the homophobic tenor of ISKCON's stance on the issue.
The following is a definition written by Acharyadeva in response to a question regarding the meaning of kirtan.
"When the pure soul sings, we call it 'kirtan.' Kirtan is liberating, because we are not singing as male or female bodies, old or young bodies, black, brown, or white bodies. We joyfully sing as pure and equal souls, reconnecting to the infinite bliss and beauty of our Source, Krishna.