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ISKCON & Prabhupada's Ritvik System | Spiritual Initiation & the International Society for Kṛṣṇa Consciousness

An Analysis of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s instructions on initiations in ISKCON. Compilation & commentary by Mādhavānanda dāsa.   Thanks To Vaiṣṇava Ṭhākura dāsa for meticulous editing & adding all diacritics. PrabhupadaInitiation Youtube Channel Contents * Introduction   * The July 9th Letter To All Temple Presidents & GBCs * Viraha Aṣṭaka * Selecting The Bonafide Initiator: A Personal Experience * Who Is Your Spiritual Master ? * Missing Tapes * Continuing The Parampara * Quotes Presented In Opposition * May 28th Conversation Tape * "An Apology" (An Article Reprinted from BTG Jan/Feb 1991) * Where The Ṛitvik People Are Right: By Jayādvaita Swami,  & Amission Letters of Gunagrahi & Lokanatha * Pyramid House Confession * History Of The Original Eleven * "Become Guru" - An Order To Preach, Distinct From An Order To Initiate * The "Tradition" * Śāstra & Following The Instructions Of The Pure Devotee * The Zonal System &