Chakra Discussions

Toronto meeting a success

by Locanananda das

Posted September 8, 2003

On July 20th, at the Toronto Rathayatra, a group of senior devotees met with His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami to discuss the steps that need to be taken by the leaders of ISKCON to reunite the family of Srila Prabhupada's followers. This was in pursuance of a seminar presented by His Holiness in Mayapura dealing with the role of Srila Prabhupada as Founder-Acarya.

The meeting was hosted by His Holiness Bhaktimarga Swami who also acted as moderator. The interaction among the participants was very positive and gave devotees hope that if similar meetings with ISKCON leaders were organized everywhere, and if the leaders agreed to work together to re-institute Srila Prabhupada's basic programs, unity within the Hare Krishna movement would surely be restored.

A recording of the two hour session can be heard in its entirety at http://www.prabhupadavani.org. Just click on "Toronto Meeting". Comments can also be submitted to the webmaster.

The conclusion of the meeting showed that through istagosthi, or by open discussion of the instructions of the spiritual master, a consensus can be reached and the will of the Founder-Acarya can be understood. We encourage everyone to take the time to listen to the recording. It will fortify your faith in the future of Srila Prabhupada's movement.