Question: In ISKCON we have a Vaiṣṇavī ministry, which has many stalwart Vaiṣṇavīs. I am not qualified to ask this question but for sheltering my bhakti, I am humbly asking you Gurudeva your view on female Vaiṣṇavī gurus of ISKCON. I have heard some devotees being against female gurus. I beg your forgiveness if I have made any offences at your lotus feet.

Jayapatākā Swami: This is not exactly on today’s class. I think that every lady should be a preacher, a vartma-pradarśaka and a śikṣā-guru. Lord Caitanya instructed kibā vipra, kibā nyāsī, śūdra kene naya/ yei kṛṣṇa-tattva-vettā, sei ‘guru’ haya. Lord...

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