Didn’t I warn you not to follow sannyasis with female secretaries? Yes, I did.
Didn’t I warn you not to follow circus people like Gaur Gopal? Yes, I did.
When I first moved into an Iskcon temple I had already read Prabhupada’s Bhagavad Gita As It Is twice, as well as a few other of Prabhupada’s books. So when I first moved into the ashram and I started reading Radhanath Swami’s The Journey Home almost right away (like most new bhaktas these days it seems) I noticed that Radhanath Swami was praising various bogus gurus and yogis. I found this to be somewhat perplexing as Srila Prabhupada strongly criticized these types of people all throughout his books. I don’t remember asking anybody about this apparent contradiction between what Radhanath Swami was saying about these people and what Prabhupada says about these types of people, however I somehow or other came to the standard Iskcon approved understanding that The Journey Home is a preaching/introductory book and that Radhanath Swami’s intention when praising these pseudo-spiritualists is just to attract people to Krishna without upsetting them with strong criticism.
OK, we are going to break the first rule of ISKCON. The first rule is: Never criticize pure devotees when they are doing nonsense. This is very important because pure devotees feel uncomfortable if their nonsense is criticized. How will they proceed in doing nonsense if they are constantly criticized?(more…)
For the last two years, we have been tracking two ISKCON’s greatest deviants: Sacinandana “Swami”, a sannyasi who travels with his girlfriend around the world for the last 10 years. On this website, we published evidence, both videos, and photos, of two of them being together in rock concerts in Germany, honeymoon in Australia, New York, Moscow, and London.
You thought that Sacinandana “Swami” who travels with his girlfriend Bhanu Nandini around the world was the most obvious deviation within Srila Prabhupada’s followers? You were wrong. In recent weeks, rtvik Madhu Pandit was able to steal “most retarded Prabhupada follower” award from Sacinandana Swami.
Srila Prabhupada was the most important revolutionary of the 20th century. Srila Prabhupada’s revolutionary ideas touched all aspects of society. Srila Prabhupada also introduced the vedic social interaction model.
Here is a spiritual intelligence test.
Deviations sometimes appear in pure Krishna consciousness movement. Mistakes are being done by senior leaders, those mistakes can be philosophical mistakes or errors in behaviour. Sannyasis having female assistants who travel with them is example of one such mistake.
However, in ISKCON, there is no discussion about deviations, because they are considered “offensive”. If we start discussing deviations, we are often marked as “envious faultfinder” and this is the end of any discussion.
Take a deep breath and read this advertisement:
I had a doubt all along. I had a doubt that as you progress in Krishna consciousness, as you become very renounced and very advanced. You become eligible to have a girlfriend, female assistant or whatever else you want to call her. That is a young unmarried woman, who travels around with “elderly sannyasi”. She is doing “devotional service” by “assisting” a man who is so divinely powerful, that he is not affected by her presence.
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