Prabhupada on COVID Vaccines, Doctors & More.


Revatīnandana: Should we try to avoid getting injections as much as possible?

Prabhupāda: That is my opinion.


”Germs are everywhere.” — Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaja

Sometime in 2009 (probably around the time of Gaura Purnima) Srila Govinda Maharaja summoned me to cut his hair.

I was very enthusiastic for the opportunity to serve His Divine Grace in such a personal way. However, I had been suffering for some time with influenza or something that produced similar symptoms. Even though I thought it might ruin my chance to render service to Srila Govinda Maharaja I thought it best to inform him of my hesitation since my being in such close proximity might cause my infection to spread to him. Raising his hand he waived it in a manner of dismissiveness and said ”Germs are everywhere.”

As the panic over the COVID pandemic intensified, pressures arose from many quarters to enforce measures ‘believed’ to limit the spread of the SARS II virus. The first imposition was the wearing of face masks or other cloth coverings.

Two entirely contradictory actions were also imposed: 1) maintain minimum distance of six feet from everyone and 2) remain indoors.

Remembering Srila Govinda Maharaja’s declaration ”Germs are everywhere.”…

Some thoughts on cults.

Dear readers,

Please welcome Sriman Bimalananda Dasa to our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Blog.

He was only recently initiated but is very enthusiastic to serve Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandhavika Giridhari. I very much enjoyed his first article, presented below, both for its style and content, and expect you will also be satisfied with  it.

I pray you will all offer your blessings upon him to proceed nicely in his search for Sri Krishna, offering him your encouragement, association and affection.

In service to the Lord’s devotees,

Swami B.K. Giri



What follows is a rant on my reaction to those many individuals who call us a “cult” in the derogative sense.


So, a little something I would like to vent.

It appears that many people (westerners in particular) accuse Gaudiya Vaishnavas of belonging to a “cult”. This is simply not true in the pejorative sense of the term. If they took the time to research, (which they don’t care to do) they would find that Vaishnavism is an ancient religion which, if calculated from the time Krishna spoke the Bhagavad-gita to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, is five to six thousand years old, though eternal by all other bonafide accounts.