Sri Sri sannyasi-female travelling servant tattva confirmed by Indradyumna SwamiHanuman das
6 months ago, I published detailed analysis how an ISKCON sannyasi travels on three continents with young unmarried female russian translator.
In that same article, we even obtained reply by Indradyumna Swami, where he says it is ok that she travels with him, because she is only “russian translator, nothing more, nothing less”.
This actually establishes important shift in Prabhupada’s mission. Now, sannyasis can have transcendental, service related relationships with women. This is the essence of sahajiya philosophy, than a man can step beyond the level of renunciation, and although he already renounced association of opposite sex, he is now renouncing the renunciation itself.
There is nothing wrong with sannyasi to have woman serving him as translator, cook, or personal servant, because it all transcendental and service related.
If you look at the video below, nothing really changed in the last 6 months.
This is great injustice, since some sannyasis were family men before, they are leaving their wife when they take sannyasa, just to replace her with younger “servant” or “translator”.
During Prabhupada’s time and in his books, we don’t find any evidence that unmarried woman can travel and serve even grhasta, what to speak of sannyasi.
So, be careful, if your guru becomes so transcendental that he starts having unmarried girls travel with him, it usually ends up ugly, with over 70 fallen gurus in the last 40 years, it seems that didn’t learn how avoid provoking Maya.
Now that we have 6 sannyasis with various kinds of female assistants, we can expect that this trend will only increase. When sannyasi asrama turns into circus, then brahmacari asrama will fall apart, and then the whole thing will be spoiled, as Prabhupada used to say.