ISKCON’s bogus sannyasis
by ISKCON’s sannyasa minister!


Back To Prabhupada, Issue 30, Winter 2010/11

ISKCON sannyasis are supposed to be renunciants who, by definition, have given up all material desires and attachments, and this has led to most of them going on, as standard, to become diksha, or initiating, gurus. However, below, ISKCON’s sannyasa minister, HH Prahladananda Swami (“PAS”), reveals the true state of ISKCON’s sannyasa program.

ISKCON sannyasis – excessively attached

“The first sannyasi he gave, from my perspective – Kirtanananda Maharaja. It wasn’t inspired by Prabhupada, it was more inspired by Kirtanananda. Similarly after that, Prabhupada gave sannyasa under circumstances where the managers seemed to be very attached, excessively attached, even disturbed the Society in different ways. And Prabhupada gave them sannyasa and sent them off to preach. And then, he gave them, although they created further disturbances, Prabhupada eventually engaged them in the preaching.”
(PAS, Q&A, 1/8/2001)

ISKCON sannyasis – instigated guru hoax

“And then Prabhupada of course he left, and then many of the sannyasis, who were at that time GBC members, they came up with some ideas which were not exactly in Prabhupada’s mind. They became gurus and they had a certain conception that if you’re a guru whatever you do is right; rather than because everything you do is right, therefore you’re a guru.”
(PAS, Q&A, 1/8/2001)

ISKCON sannyasis – same problem today

“But the same problems are undoubtedly there still. Sannyasa and women, sannyasa and material opulence, sannyasa and prestige, adoration, distinction – don’t go very well together. The same weakness is there as long as the GBC is not strong enough to actually properly regulate the different preachers in the Society.”
(PAS, Q&A, 1/8/2001)

ISKCON guru system instills opposite qualities to those required

“But even more than sannyasa is guru [...] if one becomes a guru then disciples think that ‘my spiritual master is as good as God’. So much favourable service and flattery. So things are exactly the opposite of what the devotee’s trying to cultivate.”
( PAS, Q&A, 1/8/2001)

Srila Prabhupada puts an end to ISKCON sannyasis for good

This should be strictly outlawed, no more sannyasis. […] First of all there will be no sannyasi anymore.
(Srila Prabhupada Conversation, 7/1/1977)

Prahladananda Swami Srila Prabhupada
HH Prahladananda Swami chopping ISKCON’s
sannyasis down to size
Srila Prabhupada
puts an end to all bogus
sannyasis and gurus

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