ISKCON versus the “Math system”

It was usual for Indian gurus of yesteryear to have only one or two disciples, and even many powerful preachers in our line followed this tradition. But in the wake of Lord Caitanya, and through the transcendental vision of Srila Prabhupada, in this age of globalization a worldwide society for Krishna consciousness has been able to flourish through the use of technology. Millions of books (including cookbooks), audiocassettes, videotapes, CDs, phone calls, emails, websites, global postal and transportation systems, have, by Srila Prabhupada’s grace, become the methods through which a truly global society became possible in the last quarter of the twentieth century. We may think of the development of these phenomenon as destructive, but through the prophesies afforded by Lord Krishna and Lord Caitanya, such technical progress has benefited all humanity. “Work done as a sacrifice for Visnu has to be performed, otherwise work causes bondage in this material world.” – BG II 3.9)