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Winter 2005/6

Normally if a sannyasi does fall down, he would do the honourable thing and continue his spiritual life in the household ashram. Not only did SDG cover up his affair until exposed by one of his disciples, but he maintains that he is still a sannyasi:

“Yes, I am still a sannyasi by Prabhupada’s grace” [SDG email 16-Dec-05 23:12 ].

Yet Srila Prabhupada states:

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“If a sannyasi is illicitly connected with women, all his claim for the honour of a sannyasi at once become a perjury.”
(Srimad-Bhagavatam, 1.17.41, purport, original 1964 edition)

It is now surely time for the GBC to give up its guru charade and reinstate the one and only bona fide initiating Guru in ISKCON: His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada.