- Letter of Radhanatha Dasa to his "
- Rohini Kumar Swami's paper on "
- 1978 GBC Report on Women sexploitation techniques.
- Mother Mahara's statement about abortion & illicit sex: The real New Vrindaban.
- Interview on the subtle sex life of Hrydayananda.
- The Real May & June "
- GBC Document rationalizes breaking marriages.
- Interview about Women's sexploitation at New Vrindaban.
- An Inside Information Service for Devotees Everywhere.
by Sulocana dasa
A RUDE AWAKENING
As I started to read through Srila Prabhupada's personal letters to his disciples, I was primarily looking forquotes on marriage. At the time I was desperate to try and save my own marriage. Although that was mymain motive, I also knew it was my moral duty to try and save my wife and children from possible danger. Inthis way, I began my research with the blessings of the Lord of morality, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Since Iwas approaching His topmost representative, Srila Prabhupada, for guidance and inspiration, I knew theoutcome would be auspicious, whatever it was. I had no idea where my research would lead me. I only knewthat something was going to burst, and I didn't want it to be me. I was not especially concerned with thebroader "
" facing ISKCON's "
" today. Mainly, I wanted to save my own family, hoping thatwas part of the Lord's plan.Previously, I had been living a rather disheartened married life. My wife had been devoting her heart toanother man and so, naturally, this killed any chance of our having a meaningful relationship. Living in thissomewhat stagnant state, I had not been inclined to confront the fact that she was unfaithful. In blindacceptance of what I had been told was my spiritual master's mission and his authorized representatives, I hadremained simple and naive. This simplicity did not afford me either the desire or opportunity to even imaginewhat was lurking in the minds of others. They say the husband is always the last to know.Finally, in June of 1984, with plenty of encouragement from the "
" she had been devoting herself to,namely one Kirtanananda "
," my wife decided to leave me to devote her life to him, even though Ihave two baby boys by her. At the time, I knew very little about Kirtanananda, so I was a little cautious aboutopenly criticizing him for his interference in my marriage. The fact that his "disciples" have more weapons thanbrains also discouraged me from openly challenging him. My wife also knew very little about him, except forthe hype that's drilled into all the gullible guru-pies at his camp, such as, "He's the oldest and first sannyasadisciple of Prabhupada" or, "He built Prabhupada's Palace, so he must be a pure saint." That kind of stuff. Ineffect, neither of us really knew anything about him at all, so she agreed that I would go to LA and do someresearch, and if I found out anything suspicious, I would let her know. She said she would then join me if thatwas the case.I agreed to rejoin her at Kirtanananda's camp if his slate was clean. Foolishly, I thought that she was sincerein this arrangement.Little did I know that before the dust of my tires had settled on the road, she had already been allotted tosatisfy the carnal desires of one of Kirtanananda's loyalists, Raghunatha, a man so desperate for sex that hehad been grabbing devotee women's breasts and thighs, even though they were married. Kirtananandarequires many women for these loyal and hard working men like Raghunatha, who want more from life thansimply work. Since Kirtanananda could see that I was not one of his blind loyalists ("Sulocana, you are just notmy man") he naturally had no use for me. But his unmarried and agitated workers would be very pleased withsomeone like my wife. After all, how long can a young man be satisfied simply with the peephole into theladies' toilet in the temple building there? So, when my wife expressed to Kirtanananda a desire to stay atNew Vrndavana, despite my intention to leave, he didn't hesitate to tell her, "
That's all right, let him go. I'lltake care of you
." It never even dawned on him to counsel us, which is of course the duty of the leader of areal religious community. Having been a lifelong homosexual, and repulsed by women, "Well boys, get out theincense, it's fish night" (Kirtanananda Swami thinks women smell like fish), he could hardly counsel couples inmoral obligations, even if he wanted to. But, despite his personal feelings, he needs women for his