Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The only ‘appointed’ positions that Srila Prabhupada mandated

Krsnacandra Dasa – Vrndavan:

The only ‘appointed’ positions (management infrastructure) that Srila Prabhupada mandated are:
1) Founder Acarya: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada who is the supreme spiritual and managerial authority of ISKCON for the Kali yuga. No one shall share or occupy his position. His role is to be the spiritual master of all who take shelter of ISKCON.
2) GBC: – Which is appointed term by term by the vote of Temple Presidents who managed the Society
3) Sannyasis: – Who were given Sannyasa to provide spiritual leadership for the international devotional community, in particular the various Temples and projects etc.
4) Executive Directors: – Who are voted in for life by the existing executive directors who were appointed by Srila Prabhupada himself in his manifest Lila to oversee the various Temples and Projects.
5) Temple President: – Who are elected by the ‘local’ devotee community to provide spiritual and managerial direction for the Temple Community on a term to term basis.
Apart from the number 1 position all positions are answerable ‘to’ and not independent ‘of’ Srila Prabhupada as the supreme authority in all matters to do with the ISKCON Society ad infinitum. Srila Prabhupada did not delineate in his managerial or spiritual guidelines for the operation of his Society that anyone can occupy his position in any manner shape or form. What he left us is what we must do. Do not add or subtract anything.
Only someone who is on the similar platform than Srila Prabhupada can change even one single word of his books / mandates / edicts and general instructions. However, Srila Prabhupada did not leave any room in his ISKCON Society for anyone to occupy his position other that he himself.

FROM THE ARTICLE : Is the GBC Representative of Srila Prabhupada?

1 comment:

  1. so that counts out the godbrothers entirely then....