Heavenly sannyasa policy manual without female secretaries and apartmentsHanuman das
ISKCON is firmly dedicated to ignoring sannyasi girlfriends and sannyasis with expensive apartments.
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 07:17:03 +0000
Subject: heavenly sannyasi policy manual
From: Hanuman das
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Prahladananda Swami,
today, I received “Sannyasa policy manual”, which I am attaching to this message. As ISKCON’s only impartial sannyasi girlfriend investigator, first thing I did was to search for the term “secretary”. Of course, I didn’t have a single hit, that word is not mentioned at all in your manual.
I find this very interesting, is it by mistake, or you are purposefully ignoring Prabhupada’s instructions on this matter. Are you protecting Sacinandana baba, only ISKCON sannyasi who travels around the world with his female secretary? Or you still claim that he doesn’t have female secretary?
Next search term I searched in your document is “apartment”, hoping to find information if a sannyasi can have 50 000 $ apartment in Rasamrta Kunj. However, such term in not found in your document.
So, since these two most important topics are absent from your policy manual, I am wondering what is the purpose of your manual? What happened to my request that we put Donald Duck as sannyasi minister? You never replied to my email.
I would like you to adjust the policy document and to add following two quotes:
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)
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)
If you can add those two quotes to your already amazing manual, I can buy you another apartment at Rasamrta Kunj, so that you will have two. The other one will be for the servant, you know, like your good friend Bhakti Caitanya Swami, who also has two apartments. I mean, you will not be as powerful as Sivarama Swami, who has 3 apartments, or Big Buck Govinda Swami, who also has three apartments, but two is certainly better than one.
Oh yea, bad news, this email to you is published on my website, not replying to it will kinda look bad.
your servant, Hanuman das (grhasta without female secretary)
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