Chakra Discussions

Informed Giving and Istagosthi

by Kanva das

Posted October 4, 2003

"Trust and informed giving" is a very well written article, but I can't wait until you folks stress Istagoshi on your informative website. I am an older devotee who truly believe in Istagoshi, not only debates and verbal discussions, but with actual devotee voting rights on all new ideas and even on all appropriations. After all, devotees are the ones who collect the laxmi and do the work so why can't the learn to intellegently vote and have the same majority ruling system within any temple? We already have Srila Prabhupada books and if he didn't want Istagoshis then he wouldn't have repeatedly mentioned them throughout his books as well as in his letters.