Praghosa Resigned from GBC to Protest Lokanath Decision
On July 20, 2022, Praghosa Prabhu explained his resignation as longstanding GBC member from the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). His resignation was in protest of the GBC’s decision to keep child molester Lokanath as an ISKCON guru.
Praghosa said in his video:
“A simple rule of thumb is to ensure that any decision we make is based on principle, integrity, fairness; as well as us being confident that it’s not going to displease Srila Prabhupada.
It’s not about process. It’s not about lobbying. It’s not about
pressure being applied by others. It’s really about ensuring that our
decision-making is based on those principles of integrity and fairness and most important of all that it won’t displease Srila Prabhupada.
My sincerely-held view is that the decision just taken by the
GBC body does not satisfactorily meet those criteria and as the GBC body also has a code of honor which binds each member to support all the decisions that the body takes, I really have little choice but to step down as a member.”
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