Bhakti Vijnana Goswami steps down

Bhakti Vijnana Goswami steps down

Krishna started cleanup of Radhanath baba, it seems that his major supporters will go down first. Bhakti Vijana Goswami just had a nervous breakdown or something. This happens when you try to be follower of Srila Prabhupada and Ramesh baba at the same time.

He is stepping down from all his positions indefinitely.

Full facebook post translated by yandex robot (bold added by me)

Dear Vaishnavas,

Please accept my obeisances. All Glories To Srila Prabhupada!

The last two months were very difficult for me. The tension of the past weeks have been superimposed on the chronic fatigue, accumulated over the years. All this has led to nervous and physical exhaustion – the state in which I now reside. Similar, although not as severe, the condition I had occasionally before, but once I get out of them. Short breaks helped you to recover, but recovery was not complete. Even during the recovery periods of inertia and a sense of duty did not allow me to fully retire. Now, however, the situation is more serious, so the senior Vaishnavas recommended me to take a vacation and for an indefinite period to depart. My communication with the outside world during this period will be reduced to a minimum. My body and mind are in need of complete unloading.

I really hope for your understanding and support.

It is difficult to say how much time I need, so I will not be able to participate in any programs planned for the coming months. As for the more remote liabilities, they are also open to question.

Dina-Caitanya will contact the organizers of all planned programs, we will look at how to minimize undesirable consequences of this decision.

My condition forces me to look differently at what I was doing all this time. For many years I often acted not in their nature, being forced to deal with management. According to Krishna, it is dangerous and can only lead to exhaustion. Just the opportunity to talk about the philosophy of Krishna consciousness, the taste for which, by the mercy of spiritual master I have saved me all this time. I love diving into the Scriptures, to talk about Krishna and to help people, but management is not my strength, although the role of Dzhi-bi-si constantly demanded of me. Some time ago I wanted to pass this on to the younger devotees, created for her. I now feel a deep need to drastically take a more natural position, more appropriate to my abilities. At the same time, I am very grateful to Srila Prabhupada and senior Vaishnavas because they have given me the opportunity to serve – albeit imperfectly – of the mission.

I also feel a very deep gratitude to the devotees, with whom I share bonds of a joint service. I want to believe that by taking a more natural position, I can continue to help them, but not as a Manager. So I can do the most good. Support from devotees I’ve always felt, I hope that this decision will also meet her. I think that my retirement and change my role will help many young, talented devotees to more fully demonstrate their abilities in serving the mission of Srila Prabhupada and take on more initiative and more responsibility.

Take this opportunity to apologize to all the devotees who wittingly or unwittingly offended or hurt. Relationship with the vaiṣṇavas, the most dear thing in my life.

Your servant,
BV Goswami

Wondering about payback time?

Here is example of Bhakti Vijnana Swami’s management.

My first letter

Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 13:20:14 +0200
Message-ID: <>
Subject: Krishna West in Israel
From: Hanuman das

Dear Bhakti Vijnana Goswami,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

My name is Hanuman das, I am from Croatia. Many devotees in my country and myself included suffered greatly in recent years from weird philosophies such as gay monogamy, wearing karmi clothes to improve preaching and many others.

I see from the internet that recently Hridayananda das Goswami visited Israel. Since you are GBC in Israel, I am wondering were you aware of this visit and did you approve it?

General Krishna West workflow is:

  • First they get rid of devotional clothes.
  • Then they get rid of bhajans and start playing piano.
  • Then they abolish sweet rice and start offering to Krishna stuff that he doesn’t like, such as muffins.
  • If they get powerful enough they open fringe center without brahmacari asrama with free mixing of the sexes.
  • Then they start preaching is that coming and associating with them is as good as going to the ISKCON temple.

People they preach to are usually already completely ruined when they visit temple and they will never become real devotees.

And it all ends up with sanyassis playing ping pong with females, like so:

So, it is very risky in keeping Krishna West center in your zone, please be very careful, if you can’t shut them down, please watch them carefully.

Can you also notify me about situation in Russia, do you plan to invite or allow Krishna West preaching in Russia?

Hanuman das, Krishna Best initiative

Bhakti Vijnana Goswami response

Received: by (COM 3.89.3); Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:50:28 +0200
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:35 +0300
From: "Bhakti Vijnana Goswami (GBC) (Moscow - R)" <>
To: "Hanuman (das) SDHS (Zagreb - HR)" <>
Subject: Krishna West in Israel

Dear Hanuman Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances.All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Thank you very much for your letter.

I am somewhat aware about Krishna West. HH Hridayananda Maharaja came to
Israel on his own for writing retreat, and he mostly interacted with one
group of devotees who has similar approach.

The bigger group of devotees who are more straight ISKCON did not interact
with him.

There is no Krishna-West in Russia, and we are not planning to invite it. 🙂

Russia in general is much more traditional counrty, than the West, so we
prefer to have Krishna-East sort of a movement. 🙂

Your servant Bhakti Vijnana Goswami

My letter, stand against Krishna West nonsense

Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 22:45:22 +0200
Subject: Re: Krishna West in Israel
From: Hanuman das
To: "Bhakti Vijnana Goswami (GBC) (Moscow - R)" <>

Dear Bhakti Vijana Goswami,

please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Today Chandra Sehkara das put claim on facebook that majority of GBCs support Krishna West, and that a lot of them are positively neutral (whatever that means) and only small minority are against it.

I quoted your letter to me saying that it is not true and I also quoted some other letters where GBC representatives are also not agreeing to receive Krishna West preachers.

But one of those GBC representatives complained that I quoted him out of context and that he didn’t give me permission to quote him, etc.

So, I am asking you now, are you standing behind your letter, and do I have permission to use it, or should I remove it from Facebook.

your servant, Hanuman das

Very brave nonsense defender (bold added by me)

Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2015 12:27 +0300
From: "Bhakti Vijnana Goswami (GBC) (Moscow - R)" <>
To: Cyril Wohrer <>, "Hanuman (das) SDHS (Zagreb - HR)" <>
Subject: Krishna West in Israel
X-Mailer: COM 3.89.3

Dear Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I am greatly disappointed that you publicized our private letter exchange
without my permission. It is totally tactless, completely inappropriate and
very political.

Now you have to publish this letter of mine without any omissions.

Even though I do not subscribe to the ideas of “Krishna West”, I personally
do not have a trace of a doubt in sincerity of HH Hridayananda Maharaja.
Ultimately Sri Krishna sees our intentions, and the main intentions of HH
Hridayananda Maharaja is to restore the lost respect of ISKCON movement.

That is his main concern.

In my opinion, to create a controversy is not the way to resolve the
conflict between the so-called “progressists” and “conservatives”. It is
totally counter-productive and immature approach based on false ego. The
proper approach is to enter the dialog, understand the valid concerns of
each others and find the middle path acceptable to everyone. The dialog
should be ongoing, and it is the ability to enter the dialog is the sign of

Again, I demand that this letter of mine should be published by you in the
same forums where you have published my previous letter.

I get angry (as usual)

Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2015 18:30:44 +0200
Message-ID: <>
Subject: Re: Krishna West in Israel
From: Hanuman das
To: "Bhakti Vijnana Goswami (GBC) (Moscow - R)" <>

Dear Bhakti Vijana Goswami,

please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I deleted all my quotes of you from facebook.

I apologise for the disturbance caused, usually devotees warn me upfront if they want to keep something confidential.

Having said that, I will add that I don’t like the tone of your letter. I am not your disciple, I am not your follower and I don’t take orders from you.

If you want to vent your anger on somebody, maybe you should vent your anger on the ping pong acarya who is enjoying the game with females and makes your whole sannyas order look ridiculous.

Middle path is cow dung and I don’t subscribe to your worldview.

For your comfort, Candra Shekhara already published the letter you requested me to publish and which I don’t want to publish. Thank you, you scored big point for Krishna West, now all you have to do is start playing ping pong with females and then you will understand higher dimension of sannyas.

I take orders and corrections only from real men, who have firm stance and are not afraid to stand behind their words.

Please keep this letter confidential.

your not so brainless servant,
Hanuman das


Did you see that? DID YOU FREAKING SEE THAT??? After I send him ping pong video of Hridayananda das Goswami playing with females, sannyasi and guru plays ping pong with females, his response is: I personally do not have a trace of a doubt in sincerity of HH Hridayananda Maharaja. Ultimately Sri Krishna sees our intentions, and the main intentions of HH Hridayananda Maharaja is to restore the lost respect of ISKCON movement.

Melted butter – disciple care strategy

Why he couldn’t say anything against ping pong with females, because, then somebody could challenge his “melted butter” disciple care strategy:

I am a sannyāsī. I am forbidden to make any association with women. I cannot talk even with woman in a lonely place. That is forbidden. I cannot talk with a woman. I give you one practical example. When my Guru Mahārāja, my spiritual master, was living… I am speaking about fifty years before. We were all young men at that time, and one of my Godbrothers, he was also young man, Dr. O. B. Kapoor, and his wife was also young. So his wife wanted to speak with my Guru Mahārāja. My Guru Mahārāja was at that time not less than sixty or more than that, and the girl, my friend’s wife, she was not more than twenty-two years. But actually, she was just like his granddaughter. But she proposed, “Sir, I wanted to speak with you something confidentially.” My Guru Mahārāja said, “Oh, no, no. I cannot speak with you confidentially. You can speak whatever you like here.” Just see. “I cannot speak.” Now the so much age difference, so much, I mean to say, affection, still, he refused: “No, no. I cannot talk with you confidentially because you are woman.” (BG 7.8-14 – New York, Oct 2, 1966)

Middle path

And he suggests with we take the “middle path acceptable to everyone” . So what would be the middle path? We cut ping pong table in half, and Hridayananda can play ping pong only on half of the table?

This is pure betrayal of Srila Prabhupada. I am glad that he stepped down. Loser.


  • Original post on russian:
  • More details on his resignation by Jaya Madhava das ACBSP: