The Rival Positions in the IRM-GBC Controversy within ISKCON: authorised statements by Krishnakant Desai and Christopher Shannon

Desai, Krishnakant ; Shannon, Christopher

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In der International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) gab es in den vergangenen Jahre eine Kontroverse zwischen

Translation of abstract (English)

The controvery within the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) centres on what system His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (henceforth Srila Prabhupada) gave for the process of spiritual initiation (diksa, in Sanskrit) within ISKCON, the movement he founded. The current Governing Body Commission (GBC) of ISKCON maintains that Srila Prabhupada ordered his own disciples to succeed him as diksa-gurus after his departure, whereas the Reformists (or Revivalists, as they prefer to be called), under the leadership of the ISKCON Revival Movement (IRM), contend that the system that was put in place for ISKCON just before Srila Prabhupada’s departure should have continued to be followed.

Document type: Book
Date: 2006
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 1 February 2007
ISBN: 3-86010-844-1
Faculties / Institutes: Universitäten / Institute > Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg / Institut für Orientalistik / Südasien-Seminar
DDC-classification: Religion
Controlled Subjects: Hare-Krischna-Bewegung, Initiation, Kontroverse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diksa , Initiationsritus , ISKCON
Subject (classification): Religion and Philosophy
Countries/Regions: India
Series: Themen > Südasienwissenschaftliche Arbeitsblätter
Volume: 9