New web forum begun
Posted October 19, 2004
I have created a new web forum called Kirtan, for the Gaudiya Saraswata community.
The purpose of the forum is to clarify and discuss "controversial" philosophical aspects of our Gaudiya teachings coming to us through Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada and Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Our revered Gurus have become the targets of criticism from those who like to call themselves "preservers of the authentic tradition". Not only is this criticism coming from the usual suspects, but also from ex-disciples. The Kirtan Forum is meant to be used to bring these topics out into the open, and to see whay merit these critics have in their critiques.
The Forum is meant to be a respectful setting for intelligent polite dialogue; any deviation from the Vaisnava standard of respect, will not be allowed on Kirtan. While there are a handfull of Gaudiya forums on the web, there seems to be a lack of forums where serious philosophical discussion in a non offensive manner can take place. So you are all welcome to share your thoughts at Kirtan.