The Sastric Advisory Committee (SAC) Papers

The GBC Body has established a Sastric Advisory Committee (SAC) which is a permanent, pro-active body of senior devotees that offers input to the GBC Body according to scripture, philosophy and realization. Subordinate to the GBC Body, the SAC is advisory only. The conclusions and advice of the SAC are not binding on the GBC Body. The purpose of the SAC is to avail the GBC Body of philosophical perspectives, references and siddhantas, to augment the utility and soundness of the GBC Body’s decisions, thus preserving the integrity of the GBC and to focus, refine and support the power of the GBC Body, and not counter balance it.

The duties of the SAC are to research scriptural siddhanta on major issues mandated by the GBC Body, respond to requests from the GBC Body or its Executive Committee for philosophical advice and to remain always aloof from the legislative process.

 

  1. Female Diksa Guru

    Female Diksa-gurus in ISKCON A paper by the Sastric Advisory Council (SAC) Members participating in the authorship of this paper: Suhotra Svami,  Gopiparanadhana Dasa, Drutakarma Dasa, Purnacandra Dasa,  Devamrta Dasa...
  2. The Prominent Link

    Although some valid points and suggestions can be found in the booklet Srila Prabhupada: The Prominent Link (PL), we have discovered that a number of the premises and conclusions presented...
  3. Paper on Sukdev Swami

    To the Executive Committee of the GBC Respected Vaisnavas, Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. On 3 July 2005, the EC asked the Sastric Advisory Committee...
  4. SAC’s paper on Sri Advaita Acarya’s Deity

    SAC’s paper on Sri Advaita Acarya’s Deity   Listed below are evidences for both sides of the issue, our analysis and conclusion. Pro-Beard Evidence (mainly from Srila Prabhupada’s letters, lectures...