Look carefully at this video, you can see prime example how disciples become cheated by fake guru. This video is recorded on Radhanath Swami’s Govardhana Eco Village project.
Instead of learning the true spiritual knowledge and proper behavior, brahmacaries in this video practice “yoga” with girls. This video is
Why are they doing this nonsense? Because their “guru” never repeated proper knowledge from Prabhupada books, rather he started imagining various “indirect preaching methods” such as yoga.
And I guess these brahmacaries in the video are “sacrificing their brahmacarya” for the greater good. That is what you must believe if you want to be disciple of Radhanath baba.
However, brahmacaries practicing yoga with girls means you are a sahajiya and Prabhupada called this a waste of time.
Devotee: Can hatha-yoga hinder or help Krsna consciousness, or is it…?
Prabhupada: Hinder. Yes. Because it is useless, simply wasting time. You cannot perform hatha-yoga in this age. You do not follow the rules and regulations. You are simply bluffed. Do you know what is the rules and regulations of hatha-yoga factually?
Devotee: Not actually.
Prabhupada: Yes. You have to select a secluded place. Hatha-yoga is not practiced in assembly of so many men. Just you go to a hatha-yoga class. There are hundreds of members practicing, and he is collecting money, five dollars per seat. And you are thinking, “I am practicing.” That is useless waste of time and money. Hatha-yoga is not practiced in that way. You have to practice in a secluded place, alone. Do you do that?
Devotee: Yes. Not… No. I guess I don’t.
Prabhupada: It is very difficult in this age. Then you have to restrain yourself in so many things. Complete free from sex life. You have to eat under certain direction, you have to… So many things there are. These rules are not followed. Simply they have got some bodily gymnastic sitting posture. They are thinking, “I am practicing.” No. That is one of the items. So all the items cannot be observed in this age. Therefore it is wasting.” (Srila Prabhupada, Colombus, Ohio, 1969)
Instead of repeating what Prabhupada said, Radhanath baba and many other fake gurus in ISKCON are pushing their own nonsense. So, remember how to recognize a fake guru: His disciples are doing a lot of “yoga” preaching.
This article originally appeared on Lasting Impression website