9 months ago I published a video, “How to lose a wife in ISKCON“
Then, two months ago I received most scary comment which shows the power of bad example.
So, the idea that women leaves her husband and goes to preach with other “advanced men” is nowhere to be found in Srila Prabhupada’s books. But, it is found in some female disciples of Srila Prabhupada.
So being with husband, raising children in Krishna consciousness is “Maya”, and leaving husband and children, if you have enough money, is great way to “advance” spiritually.
Comment on youtube
There is another way one can lose his wife in ISKCON and I mean no offense; I am very serious about this. I often feel I am not very Krsna Conscious, so maybe I should be like one of the renounced matajis in ISKCON such as Urmila mataji (who wants to be female guru also) who has left the husband many years ago and gets to travel everywhere to associate with advanced devotees and go on parikrama and constantly engage in devotional services that I only dream about. Except she is from very wealthy family and I have no money. Also I am very attached to the husband and home. Nor does it even seem safe for a woman. “But how will I make progress this way?”, I often think. So just a warning that you missed.
In Srila Prabhupada’s books and all vedic scriptures, we don’t find any example of woman leaving her husband to become “renounced” and travel around to associate with other “advanced male devotees”. This behavior is nonsense and is a deviation.
It is indicated here that one’s body is very dear, yet Devahūti was so faithful to her husband that not only did she serve him with great devotion, service and respect, but she did not even care for her own health. That is called selfless service. It appears that Devahūti had no sense pleasure, even with her husband, otherwise she would not have deteriorated in health. Acting to facilitate Kardama Muni’s engagement in spiritual elevation, she continually assisted him, not caring for bodily comfort. It is the duty of a faithful and chaste wife to help her husband in every respect, especially when the husband is engaged in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. (SB 3.23.6p)
Find me where Prabhupada says wife should leave husband to associate with other advanced devotees, then we can discuss further.
Free mixers have their own idea how to Krishna consciousness should look like, one of this idea is that “advanced woman” is loitering around for “spiritual advancement” with “other advanced male devotees” after she left her husband and children.
Not only that, but same free loitering women give seminars about overcoming sexual desire
In ISKCON, besides Urmila, there is also Devaki, who travels around alone and preaches to other men. Devaki even told me openly she she never preachers about stri dharma. Devaki wrote to me:
I am actually not preaching about stri dharma. I never even use the word in my vocabulary. I am trying to give insights into the universal, underlying principles of spiritual culture. It is so much deeper and more subtle than trying to establish what a woman should do and not do.
She is sahajiya.
This behavior is characteristic for one for the apa sampradayas called Baula. Bauls are men who are above all rules and regulations, and they usually have female assistant, sounds familiar?. After some time, they leave their female assistant, and then she finds another Baul to serve.
And this is what you get if you don’t read Srila Prabhupada’s books carefully and educate yourself.
Kadamba Kanana Swami writes about Bauls:
At other places across Bengal and Bangladesh they hold mahotsabs throughout the year. The Baulas move from one to the next, perform music, smoke hemp, and look for women. Often a Baula picks up a woman (or sadhika) at one mahotsab and drops her at the next to take on a new one. His former sadhika will be picked up by another Baula.
So, women switching and “advanced women” loitering around after they left their families is characteristics of deviant sahajiya sect, but as we can see, in ISKCON, we are following the same system.
As the men are free to take vanaprasta and sannyas and preach around, why not women also? Gender equality, right? Prabhupada was outdated, right? Well, I hate to bring you the bad news, but it was not Prabhupada’s idea, it’s Arjuna’s idea, Arjuna said “When irreligion is prominent in the family, O Kṛṣṇa, the women of the family become polluted, and from the degradation of womanhood, O descendant of Vṛṣṇi, comes unwanted progeny.” (BG 1.40), this is sanskrit baba, not outdated Prabhupada, and you know what, in the following verse, Krishna didn’t smash him for being “politically incorrect” That means Krishna is supporting his views. And if you are not sure what is going on here, why Arjuna said this verse, there is a explanation in the purport: On the failure of such varṇāśrama-dharma, naturally the women become free to act and mix with men, and thus adultery is indulged in at the risk of unwanted population. Irresponsible men also provoke adultery in society, and thus unwanted children ﬂood the human race at the risk of war and pestilence. (BG 1.40p) Anything not clear?
Things to come
Soon, we can expect young sannyasini’s traveling around and preaching to brahmacaries. Wow, it will be great, millions will join politically correct Krishna consciousness movement. But you know what, various sahajiya groups already tried it, and it didn’t work.
And this is her 1 year after taking sannyas, she achieved superpowers.
If you think this is not yet visible in ISKCON, look at this video:
After seeing this video, my brahmacarya and my taste for Holly name increased exponentially. Only problem is that Prabhupada doesn’t agree:
In Sanskrit a woman’s voice is called nārī-svara because women generally sing and their singing is very attractive. At the present moment, cinema artists, especially female singers, are especially welcome. Some of them earn fabulous amounts of money simply by singing. Therefore, as taught by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, a woman’s singing is dangerous because it can make a sannyāsī fall a victim to the woman. Sannyāsa means giving up the company of women, but if a sannyāsī hears the voice of a woman and sees her beautiful face, he certainly becomes attracted and is sure to fall down.
Therefore a person desiring to advance in spiritual consciousness must be especially careful not to see a woman’s face or hear a woman’s voice. To see a woman’s face and appreciate its beauty or to hear a woman’s voice and appreciate her singing as very nice is a subtle falldown for a brahmacārī or sannyāsī. Thus the description of a woman’s features by Kaśyapa Muni is very instructive. (SB 6.18.41p)
Message to men: Stay safe, stay normal, don’t attend seminars by loitering sannyasinis, “renounced” women. Young women who sing for brahmacaries are nonsense. Don’t become stupid butter who melts near the fire. In this way you will destroy your marriage, and if you leave your wife over some “renounced” preacher, this brings you back to cat and dog level, and you will become rejected woman in your next life to pay for what you did to your wife. And not many people in sahajiya ISKCON are gonna give you this secret street tip. On the contrary, we have cat and dog level people on preacher positions. So, be careful.
Message to women: Stay together with husband, if husband takes sannyas, stay together with your grown up children, stop making Prabhupada look like a sahajiya by imitating Baulas, sannyasinis and other nonsense.
What real Prabhupada’s follower thinks about about women lecturers:
This article originally appeared on Lasting Impression website