“…The so-called followers of the Hindu religion are all useless…”

“…The so-called followers of the Hindu religion are all useless…”

Prabhupada said, “Although posing as great scholars, ascetics, householders and svamis, the so-called followers of the Hindu religion are all useless, dried-up branches of the Vedic religion. They are impotent; they cannot do anything to spread the Vedic culture for the benefit of human society.” – CC, Adi-lila 12.73, purport

“Fictitiously, they have accepted a hodgepodge thing which is called Hinduism. Therefore there is trouble.”

“Fictitiously, they have accepted a hodgepodge thing which is called Hinduism. Therefore there is trouble.”

Prabhupada said, “But India, they have given up the real religious system, sanatana-dharma, or varnasrama-dharma. Fictitiously, they have accepted a hodgepodge thing which is called Hinduism. Therefore there is trouble.” – Answers to a questionnaire from Bhavan’s Journal, Vrindavana, 28 June 1976

“So Hindu religion is a miscalculation.”

“So Hindu religion is a miscalculation.”

Prabhupada said, “Actually, ‘Hindu,’ there is no such word as ‘Hindu’ religion. We don’t find in the Vedic scripture. Hindu religion… This ‘Hindu’ word is given by the Muhammadans. They, they, they generally pronounce i as h. They… So there is river in the west, western side of India. There is river, Indus, Indus River. So Indus River the Muhammadans used to call ‘Hindus.’ From ‘Hindus’ it has come to Hindustan, ‘the place of the Hindus.’ So Hindu, Hindu religion is a modern term given by the foreigners. Actually the Indians, bharatiya, they, their religion is varnasrama-dharma, religion of four castes and four spiritual orders, four spiritual orders and four social orders. The persons who follow these four orders of social status and four orders of spiritual advancement, they are called varnasrama. So Hindu religion is a miscalculation.” – Lecture on CC, Madhya 22.21–28, New York, 11 January 1967

“…In our society there is not a single other Hindu than me.”

“…In our society there is not a single other Hindu than me.”

Prabhupada said, “I don’t want a Hindu temple. Our constitution is different. We want everyone. Krishna consciousness is for everyone. It is not a Hindu propaganda. People may not misunderstand. And actually, till now in our society there is not a single other Hindu than me.” – Meeting with devotees, New Vrindaban, 6 June 1969