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ISKCON Gita is distorted

There must be over a thousand translations of Bhagwad Gita. Each one is biased in some way. But Gita by ISKCON is pretty distorted in interpretation. It not only suggests that God is strictly male, it also mixes up Hindu mythology to confuse ordinary people like me. It just serves followers of Lord Vishnu and declares everyone else is a demi god. That includes Lord Shiva, and Mother Kali as well.

I have read few versions of Gita to understand the ways of God, assuming God is one and addressed by different names. But the ISKCON Gita by Prabhupada is misleading and deliberately confusing. As I have asked before too, who named God?
The polytheism in Hindutva is just to allow you to choose and pray to a form of God that you like most. The images and idols in Hinduism are symbolic. But according to ISKCON, if you are praying to any form of God other than Krsna (Krishna), you are not praying to God.
I don't think I can accept it as it is. It's highly biased and makes me assume ISKC…

Life is happening right now, even as you are sleeping!

Sleeping is something I really don't like. Some people like to sleep. But anything excess than the required amount of sleep is simply a waste of time.
Better live your life rather than sleeping it away. If there's any lesson I learned from mom's death, it is this:
"All of us tend to postpone our lives. That we'll do this or that... after some criteria is met. All our life, we keep preparing for tomorrow."
What do u gain? Tomorrow is a mirage. Tomorrow is like the bone hanging in front of a dog to keep the sledge moving. Heard of dog carts/sledges? They hang a bone in front of dogs so that the dogs run to get it. Since the bone too moves with the cart, the dog never gets it. Mom kept expecting better days n nvr lived her life.
TODAY, ladies n gentlemen, is the first day of your remaining life. And so is every day until the unexpected end.
Instead of waiting for a better tomorrow or fighting life to control it, just live. Live in whatever way you that …

Who is a Hindu? Hinduism and Sanathan Dharma - Explained

The term 'Hindu' brings an image of people in India generally. Thus, people across the world consider Indians as Hindu. In India - locally - however, there is a huge confusion. People in India have been categorized as Hindu, Muslim, Christian etc by the lawmakers and intellectuals. It means Hindu is regarded a religion in India, or Hindustan, as it is known.

Hindustan Explained: Who is a Hindu? If you deconstruct the word 'Hindustan', you get 'Hindu' + 'sthan' (place). Combined, it means 'place of Hindus'. Here is when the confusion really begins. Certain sections of India (Hindustan) think that the country really belongs to Hindus - a religion called Hindu. But who is a Hindu? How do you define a Hindu?
Prior to Supreme Court's ruling saying Hindu is not a religion, Savarkar came up with the word 'Hindutva' (हिंदुत्व) to represent the way Indians live. A Hindu can be anyone who finds his or her roots in India. The word "Hindu&…