Species Equality Does not Lead to Social or Political Equality

It is well known that to get a clear understanding of Prabhupada’s view on a particular topic, we must look at all his statements on that topic. Prabhupada clearly taught that we follow guru-sadhu-shastra, and he made equally clear that Species Equality Does not Lead to Social or Political Equality

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ISKCON Art And Shastra

Prabhupada told early ISKCON artists exactly what some vague shastra details looked like, and we have our evidence in ISKCON paintings. So any ambiguity is resolved for us in terms of what Krishna looks like, dresses, and so on. Am I so mistaken about this?

This argument quickly breaks down. Prabhupada approved many paintings with features that are different from Shastra. Here are a few examples:

1. ISKCON art has a dark-haired Narada. The Bhagavatam says he is blond.

2. ISKCON art has a dark-haired Indra. The Rg Veda says he is blond.

 ISKCON Art And Shastra

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