Autumn 2007

Satsvarupa Das / Goswami's ("SD") book Sanatorium has been in circulation since 2005, and was even "assigned reading" last year at ISKCON's premier institute of 'higher learning', Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium. However, earlier this Spring, in BTP 15, we highlighted that this book contained explicit sexual scenes and references. This forced the GBC’s Executive Committee to issue the following statement just weeks after 10,000 copies of BTP 15 hit the Vaisnava world:

By the GBC EC – 7/7/07

In response to some devotees concerns regarding his book Sanatorium, Satsvarupa Maharaja has given the following comment and has also decided to withdraw from circulation any remaining copies of the book.

Dear Devotees,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
I have come to realize that my book “Sanitorium” contains explicit sexual scenes and references. I am sorry I have written it. I apologize and promise not to write a book like this again.
Yours in service to Prabhupada,
Satvarupa das Goswami

It should be noted from the following explanation regarding the GBC statement, that the GBC only acted because of "significant numbers" of devotees - meaning BTP readers - protesting:

"The statement itself was posted due to significant numbers expressing concern about some of the content of the book..."
(Praghosa Das, disciple of SD and GBC member, July 10th, 2007)
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The power to kick out the guru hoax and reinstate Srila Prabhupada is in your hands, dear readers.