Autumn 2004

We have traced the sad and pathetic decline of the founder of the ISKCON Guru hoax - Satsvarupa dasa Goswami. Having been forced into publicly admitting an affair with a married Godsister after covering it up for over a year, Satsvarupa rather boldly claims that he is still a "Guru", and furthermore begs his duped disciples to "please read my books" (Letter to disciples, 10th May 2004).

One would have thought that having been caught cheating his disciples by covering up an illicit affair with a married woman, Satsvarupa would have been chastened enough to at least direct his disciples to the shelter of Srila Prabhupada's books. But apparently not. In fact, so proud is he of his own books that he persistently refers to them in this letter:  

"You can keep some pictures of me and of course read my books and it is a kind of vapu"
(Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, 10th May 2004)
"Every day they read my books they feel that all their questions are answered, all their doubts are removed" (Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, 10th May 2004)
"Please take this seriously…and study my books together"
(Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, 10th May 2004)
"When I am gone you will have my books and each other to carry on"
(Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, 10th May 2004)

Yet on venturing into Satsvarupa's books, we find an out pouring of blatant hypocrisy.

"The misbehaving brahmacari, grhastha, or sannyasi hurts the cause of religion for all people, since the bad example breeds cynicism."
(Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, Vaisnava Behavior, Gita-nagari Press, 2003)
"If people suspect that a representative of God is cheating on the very principles he is supposed to be upholding, then how can they hear him with faith? If a man advises others not to smoke cigarettes but he himself smokes, of what value are his words?"
(Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, Vaisnava Behavior, Gita-nagari Press, 2003)

We would therefore urge the disciples of Satsvarupa to accept his own recommendation that his words have no value and instead take shelter only in Srila Prabhupada as their Guru. For as Satsvarupa further says:

"Hypocrisy is dishonesty, and according to Srila Prabhupada's purport, without honesty there is no question of spiritual life: "Truthfulness is the basic principle for all religions."
(Satsvarupa dasa Goswami,Vaisnava Behavior, Gita-nagari Press, 2003)