Origins of female sannyasi secretaries

Krishna consciousness in 3 sentences

Why are we here? We are here in the material world because we want to imitate Krishna, we imitate Krishna by doing two things, attempting to control and enjoy this world. Most prominent form of enjoyment is association of opposite sex. Therefore, anybody desiring to go back to Godhead must limit his association with opposite sex.

Sad situation

Current ISKCON leadership, namely GBC body, was unable to produce simple resolution to ban female sannyasi secretaries. They are incapable of passing such resolution, either because of their ignorance about basic tenants of material energy, or simply because they like association of the opposite sex.

They are able to pass resolution banning books which speak about this issue, they are able to pass resolution glorifying hospitals, but they are not able to pass any resolution regarding female sannyasi secretaries. How strange is that?

It’s not strange at all, because first principle of spiritual life in modern ISKCON is no longer “asat sanga tyagat”, rather, it is “buddhi sanga tyagat”, you have to stop associating with your intelligence. After you divorce your intelligence, you need to participate in kirtan melas, where cute girls will sing maha mantra for you, and that will bring you huge spiritual advancement. 😄

Your guru will not tell you anything against that nonsense because he himself is a sannyasi with a female secretary.

This is like 5th sannyasi that I caught within last year, we have Hridayananda das Goswami, he is above secretary level, he plays ping pong with women, then we had Sacinandana baba who lives and travels with his beautiful young unmarried secretary for the last 10 years.

Then we had Sivarama Swami, he has the toughest secretary, who wanted to rip my balls out.

After that, we had Gopal Krishna Goswami’s female secretary, and now Lokanath Goswami.

If you accept sannyasi with a female secretary to guide you in spiritual life, your chances of going back to spiritual world are zero.

If everything what I described here sounds too complicated for you, just look at this cartoon and think about it.

Letter to Lokanath Swami

Message-ID: <CAHEdfkFr4a6mZif1UpVttv2a3m7iUOpAVZeDocuishJx8Yfb+w@mail.gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 08 Apr 2017 19:41:27 +0000
Subject: questions about origins of sannyasi secretary tattva
From: Hanuman das
To: Lokanath Swami <Lokanath.Swami@pamho.net>

Dear Lokanath Swami,

please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I am researching the rise of female sannyasi secretaries in ISKCON. I discovered that guru with most disciples in Croatia, namely Sacinandana Swami, was traveling around the world with his female secretary for many years. I complained to Prahladananda Swami about it, but it turned out that it is almost impossible to separate this sannyasi and his secretary, no matter what kind of pressure I apply, even exposing this problem publicly, nothing will ever change.

I was thinking about it a lot, and then I discovered that there are some more gurus with female secretary, so solving this problem remains almost impossible.

In my research about history of ISKCON, I discovered that you were probably the first sannyasi in ISKCON who had a female secretary, your secretary dates back to 1980, she recently posted a photo of her doing secretarial work for you in the 1980, her name is Vrndavana lila dd.

So, my question is, do you have female secretary today, and what is your advice, how can we remove this female secretary problem from ISKCON.

Here is the inspiring quote from Srila Prabhupada, where he calls female sannyasi secretary, a “bad habit”:

In the name of religion you do all nonsense rascaldom, and if the leader approves, “Yes, you can do.” Vivekananda did it. Vivekananda did it. “Yes, there is no difference between eating meat and not meating eat in terms of religious system.” He preached this, and all the sannyāsīs of Ramakrishna Mission, they eat meat, they drink, they have WOMAN SECRETARY, and everything. This Chinmayananda also like that. I know his whole history. Unless one is purely Kṛṣṇa conscious, one cannot give up ALL THESE BAD HABITS. This is the test. (Morning walk — April 24, 1974, Hyderabad)

your servant, Hanuman das

Reply from Lokanath Swami

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Conclusion

In Krishna consciousness, if you want to have a daily chat with female secretary and be served by her, you have to marry her.

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