Another “guru”, who is able to deliver the whole world is marked red on my purified guru list. Of course, I am giving him fair chance to defend himself.
Message-ID: <CAHEdfkHmQpWQhYKD=FKWngXU_QxuA8+mMbdVri3dEYzg8wuvAQ@mail.gmail.com> Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:00:22 +0000 Subject: questionable behavior From: Hanuman das To: Candramukha Swami
Dear Candramuhka Swami,
please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to genuine sannyasi Srila Prabhupada.
I am private investigator specialising in sannyasis with secretaries.
I am in possession of various photographs where you hug with multiple girls, play ping pong, volleyball etc.
Is there any philosophical explanation of this preaching strategy of yours?
Prahladananda Swami, sannyasi minister, who is incapable of resolving “weird sannyasi behaviour” issue, suggested that I change my approach, so I decided to make “purified ISKCON guru” list. After obtaining these photos, I decided to put you on the red list, which means “Avoid taking initiation by all means”. Your reply will also be published on my website, so I think I am giving you fair opportunity to defend yourself. Should you choose to remain silent, which is the option taken by many sannyasis, this will only further incriminate you.
your servant, Hanuman das
Let us conclude the hug part with famous verse Hridayananda das Goswami translated in 11th canto:
Those who are not married — sannyāsīs, vānaprasthas and brahmacārīs — should never associate with women by glancing, touching, conversing, joking or sporting. (SB 11.17.33)
And of course, if you are in Brazil, and disciple of Hridayananda das Goswami, nothing really goes without good game of ping:
And ping pong acarya will give you full support.
Although it’s a spiritual activity, ping can sometimes become boring, at that time you switch to gopi volleyball.
Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita: Of all sannyasi sports, I am volleyball. But if volleyball is to hard for you, you can also know me through ping pong.
All in all, sannyasi life in ISKCON can be nice, plenty of girls and plenty of sports. I really can’t understand why some sannyasis fall down.
And let us conclude with Origins of ping pong video
Response by Candramukha Swami
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:50:40 -0200 (BRST) Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:50:40 -0200 From: Chandramukha Swami To: Hanuman das Message-ID: <email@example.com> Subject: RE: questionable behavior
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Jaya Hanuman Prabhu! Please accept my obeisances.
I am glad to have been sought directly so that I can explain these photos which, from now on, I admit are unacceptable. There is also the question of playing ping pong and volleyball with my maharaja guru. I will respond with full honesty and give full attention to the case. Before that, I was just wondering if you, Hanuman, are the same Hanuman I know who serves ISKCON as a BBT trustee and visited Brazil several times. In that case, I feel calmer. I have a question too: Is there any chance that I will speak directly to HH Prahladananda Swami on this subject? It would be a good opportunity for me to establish a direct relationship with the minister of sannyasis.
Ps: I apologize for my lousy English.
Your servant, C. Swami
My response to Candramukha Swami
Message-ID: <CAHEdfkE7_Wbz=MpccsPGHojT76MOcyaLhxBrGuh-dvgYi=1hPg@mail.gmail.com> Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:58:59 +0000 Subject: Re: questionable behavior From: Hanuman das To: Chandramukha Swami
Dear Chandramukha Swami,
please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Thank you for your letter. Unfortunately, I am not Hanuman from the BBT, I am from Europe.
Here in Zagreb (Croatia), main guru is sannyasi who is travelling around the world with his secretaries for last 16 years. He is also follower of Ramesh baba although he is supposed to be faithful to Srila Prabhupada. I tried to resolve this case but nobody from the GBC was willing to help me.
Therefore, I decided to expose not only Sacinandana Swami, but all other ISKCON sannyasis who are having unmarried female secretaries or improper behaviour.
My website is visited by thousands of devotees every month, devotees who don’t want to be cheated by fake sannyasi.
You don’t have to be afraid of Prahladananda Swami, he is completely harmless. His job is just to give idea that sannyasis are under some kind supervision, but he is actually engaged in covering things up. Rather, I am your worst nightmare.
I will post your reply to my website, since your email gives me hope that you will shape up. Being sannyasi and being leader brings responsibility, especially in the age of internet, where your every wrong move can be used against you by people such as myself.
Here is the video I made about Sacinandana Swami which was seen by over 3000 devotees. Believe me, you don’t want me to make video about you:
So, every time somebody takes a photo of you, please remember me. Having said that, I will remove you from my red list, and put you on my yellow list since we reached some kind agreement.
your servant, Hanuman das
Second email by Candramukha Swami
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:50:44 -0200 From: Chandramukha Swami To: Hanuman das Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RE: questionable behavior
Thank you for your sincerity.
You do not know me personally and you are not aware of the service I humbly render to Srila Prabhupada.
From the photos you showed me, one of them deserves my explanation - the photo I have with three daughters of Marici Prabhu (who was the photographer himself). I’ve known him since he was a brahmacari and we’re great friends. In a release of a book of mine, many devotees had appeared and in a moment of relaxation he asked to take a picture with his daughters. I was unhappy and innocent to allow.
The other picture I have with Lila Raja Prabhu and a famous Brazilian singer named Marcos Mena, form LS Jack Band, and his wife. Absolutely nothing too much trouble.
It is good to remember that these two photos are already over twelve! As for ping pong and volleyball, I see no problem once in a lifetime of having fun with our spiritual family in Krishna consciousness. This is good for the body and mind. But, I will be much more attentive to avoid passing an image that compromises the good name of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhativedanta Swami Prabhupada.
wanted to inform you that, in addition, the preaching is very strong and I am very happy and comfortable in my position.
Sorry again for my bad english
Your Sincere Servant, C. Swami
My response to second email
Message-ID: <CAHEdfkHDALLCJOaCV1RwuojzSOk7F0qbgsFkxXzXR445xRyuZQ@mail.gmail.com> Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:41:31 +0000 Subject: Re: questionable behavior From: Hanuman das To: Chandramukha Swami
If I understood correctly, those photos are older than 12 years. However, in last one year, I see all the same problems described on this photos appearing again and again in Brazil.
Last year, Hridayananda das Goswami was playing ping pong with women in Italy. Video is here: http://lastingimpression.info/krishna_best/ping_pong_full/
But, in the Srimad Bhagavatam, translated by Hridayananda das Goswami, we find following verse:
Those who are not married — sannyāsīs, vānaprasthas and brahmacārīs — should never associate with women by glancing, touching, conversing, joking or sporting. Neither should they ever associate with any living entity engaged in sexual activities. (SB 11.17.33)
Then, also last year, I see Giridhari das, who is supposed to be future leader of Brazil, talking directly against Srila Prabhupada’s instructions on illicit sex:
So, preaching in Brazil is far from perfect.
Also, idle sports is not “having fun with spiritual family”, maybe it’s like that in Sai Baba movement, but Srila Prabhupada was very clear on idle sports, especially for sannyasis:
And the fourth restriction is that you cannot take part in gambling or some unnecessary sporting because you have to utilize your time. Your time is very short. If you miss this opportunity of human form of life… Because we do not know when death is coming. It is not that because I am old, I am nearing death, and you are young, you are not nearing death. Who knows that you may die before me? So there is no certainty. So the principle is that because this human form of life is so important to perfect oneself in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, he should not waste even a minute. You see? So therefore we don’t allow unnecessary sporting. You see? This is simply waste of time. (Interview – March 9, 1968, San Francisco)
Your servant, Hanuman das
This article originally appeared on Lasting Impression website