Ok, one thing to remember, sannyasis don’t have luxury villas, ok? It’s just that nonsense fault-finder Hanuman das is spreading false information, ok?
Or maybe they do have villas, but it’s ok, it’s acintya bheda-abheda tattva. They are renounced and in the same time they are not renounced. This is new ISKCON philosophy. When they receive donations, then they are renunciants, and when they buy luxury villas, they renounce renunciation itself.
This is advertisement from UK and this guy who is trying to sell apartments is also envious and he is also imagining things, don’t buy apartments from him:
Repeat after me: “ISKCON Sannyasis are completely renounced and posses nothing except their clothes and Macbook pro”.
One more thing, if you give donation, make sure you give your donation to renunciant who is at least 20 times richer than you, ok?
And, do you remember founder-acarya? I don’t exactly remember his name, it starts with “P” I think, he wrote:
Then this is a hint by Lord Caitanya that a sannyāsī who has renounced everything, if he lives very gorgeously, with good dress, and good house, and apartment… No. This is not approved by Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Then what is that? What does it mean? A sannyāsī living like a first-class gentleman, smoking, and very nice apartment, and some, I mean to say, lady assistant, secretary… What is this? Caitanya Mahāprabhu did not approve. He must be, as far as possible… Whatever is absolutely necessity, he should accept, not more. Yes. That is renounced order of life, not that in the name of renounced order of life he should live at the expense of the householders, very gorgeously. No. This is not sannyāsa. It is not accepted by Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s sampradāya. (Lecture CC 20.66-96, New York, November 21, 1966)
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