There are many ISKCON devotees with a homosexual orientation. Many years ago, ISKCON did not have such an enlightened view on the matter, but today most devotees, including leaders, are simply happy to see a person taking to Krishna consciousness. … Can I practice Krsna consciousness if I am in a monogamous homosexual relationship?Read more...
I present here evidence from Śāstra regarding how men address women in Vaiṣṇava/Vedic culture. I will first present the main forms of respectful address, and then give evidence that men also call non-wife women by name in Vedic culture.
1. ‘Bhadre’ is the vocative (direct address) form of bhadrā (masculine bhadra) which means: … Mother? How Men Address Women in Shastra
Generally, scholars claim that Buddhism is older than the Gita because the Gita uses the word nirvāṇa five times. Several years ago, I sent the following message to the main academic Indology discussion group, called Indology, with leading scholars from the best universities:
… Can we date the Bhagavad-Gita?