Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada and his ISKCON.
I am writing this
letter as a last ditch effort to save someone that is dear to my soul.
Before I have written such a letter for publication on VNN, I approached HH Prahladanandana Swami as ISKCON's Sanyassa Minister in hope of him helping correct this situation. After finding that he, as well as a GBC Godbrother, has failed to take me seriously I write this letter with heavy heart.
I am very much concerned about something I have been carrying within my heart over the last year. I have prayed to our Srila Prabhupada and Sri Sri Radha Govinda for a sign on how I should seek resolution to the disturbance within my heart. I feel strongly that their Lordships would be pleased if I reveal my mind and pray that this situation be resolved by their mercy.
A very important Vaisnava in my life has experienced troubles that are obviously a concern of all ISKCON devotees, Srila Prabhupada and Sri Sri Radha Govinda. I pray that you can help me with this problem.
His Holiness Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami lived for a long time in seclusion in Ireland. It was understood by us all that his need for seclusion was due to his very bad health. During his stay he was in the company of devotees very rare and it was even requested that no one write to him. It was known that Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami was visited by some devotees during this period from America including a married God Sister of Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami's named Pranada dasi Mataji. During this period he lost his longtime servant Madhumangala prabhu as he was disturbed with Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami. It was a shocking period for everyone.
Then a disciples and long time personal servant of Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami's came to be his servant named Baladeva Vidyabhusana dasa as well as an Inian devotee Hari Bhaktivilasa dasa. During this time it seemed that Maharaja got more distant from everyone in Ireland. He was taking lots of different medications and was always alone with his servants. Then Hari Bhaktivilasa dasa left disturbed.
Then it was just Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami's and Baladeva Vidyabhusana dasa who were both on medication and acting very strange. It was at this time that Pranada dasi Mataji continued to visit as a counselor for Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami. She came several times and they would see each other alone when no one else was ever allowed to see Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami. It became rumored that they were having sexual relations because they were meeting secretly and alone many times. All of the while Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami would not see anyone else and continued to seem stranger in his behavior.
Then all of a sudden his servant Baladeva Vidyabhusana dasa went mad from drugs and Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami was rushed out of Ireland to some where in America.
At this same time Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami's longtime editor and closest disciple Kaisori Devi Dasi Mataji rejected Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami. In confidence she related to several devotees that Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami and Prananda dasi Mataji had become attached and their relationship became sexual and nature. She say that they could not have intercourse because of Maharajas medication but that they had a sexual relationship including kissing and fondling with no clothes.
So I write
because many here know that Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami had sexual relations
with Pranada dasi Mataji, that he has developed a drug habit and that he does
not partake in any devotional programs nor chant 16 rounds per day.
He now does
artwork that is very strange and listens to black music as a part of his devotional
service while remaining in hiding. I know that he continues to initiate disciples
for himself even with his difficulties which is why I decided to write to your
good self. Maharaja needs help.
He needs to stop being Guru and Sanyassi and live in a Temple in the association of the devotees while taking part in the devotional programs and stopping the nonsense of listening to crazy music and doing strange art.
This is not Srila Prabhupada's wish especially for Sanyassis.
This is why I write to you. Please help urge ISKCON to help this stalwart disciple and bring him back to health pysichally, mentally and spiritually. Make sure he no longer initiates and stops taking drugs and living out of the association ISKCON. How can a Sanyassi be allowed to live in isolation and not do devotional service and preach? It seems like these drugs have gone to his head. I wish you to contact Pranada dasi Mataji and Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami and ask them about their relations. Also ask many of the devotees in the Irish yatra which will confirm what I am saying. Please bring Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami back to ISKCON and living with the devotees while attending the devotional programs. I beg you.
I know Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami for many years and if you are to tell him that you have heard their was a problem between him and Pranada dasi Mataji of a sexual nature I believe he would not lie as he is honest at heart. You could talk to Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, Pranada dasi Mataji, Kaisori devi dasi and Baladeva Vidyabhusana dasa and I am sure the truth would come out. I believe them all to be sincere but there was problems with drugs and a intimate relationship between Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami and Pranada dasi Mataji. I don't know many, including myself, that would go public because Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami is very powerful and has many disciples who will give us all trouble. Also we want Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami to be better and take care of us but if we say something he will no longer give us shelter.
In trying to help Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami it has been demanded that I say my name, where I live and how I cvan be contacted. I have been treated very rudely by Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami's GBC Disciple, Praghosa dasa, for even saying such a thing. He has been demeaning and rude so what he will do when the truth comes out? I have been through this before. I was to take initiation from our Zonal Guru and was saved by devotees who felt the obligation to speak up about what he was doing that was wrong and that didn't please Srila Prabhupada. that is why i am speaking up because I was saved and I am afraid for all of those that Srila Satsvarupa dasa Goswami now accepts as disciples as he is not fit to continue on as Guru. He needs to care for himself and those he has already accepted. By taking more disciples he is continueing the sins that can ruin so many lives. I hope you understand.
I saw many lives ruined when Jayatirtha dasa left. It ruined the disciples, the yet to be initiated like myself and especially those who spoke out against him. Even though they did the right thing no one forgave them and they were left on their own with no association and Krishna Consciousness. I dont want this to happen to me. I dont want to lose my family.
Thank you very much and all glories to Srila Prabhupada.
PS.I know my English is not so good so you may correct where needed.
Typed copy of IRM "Back to Prabhupada" magazine.
Satsvarupa's hypocrisy in print:
In the last issue of BTP we 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 futhermore begs his duped disciples to "please read my books" (letter to disciples May 10,04) One would have thought that having been caught cheating his disciples by covering up an illicit affair with a married women, Satsvarupa would have been chastised enough to at least direct his disciples to the shelter of Srila Prabhupada's books. But apparently no. In fact, so proud is he of his own books that he persistently refers them in this letter: "You can keep some pictures of me and of course read my books an it is a kind of vapu"may 10,04
"Every day they read my books they feel that all their questions are snswered, all their doubts are removed"may 10, 04
"Please take this seriously.......and study my books together"may 10,04
"When I am gone you will have my books and each other to carry on"may 10 ,04
Yet on venturing into Satsvarupa's books, we find an out pouring of blatent hypocrisy. How for example, could anyone take him seriously as a spiritual leader when his OWN books, which he is urging his disciples to read, condemn the exact cheating behaviour that he is now guilty of?!
"The misbehaving brahmacari, grhasta, or sannyasi hurts the cause of religion for all people, since the bad example breeds cynicism" sdg, vaishnava behavior, gnp. 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?" sdg Vaisnava Behavior G.N.Press 2003
We therefore urge the disciples of Satsvarupa to accept his own recommendation that his words ahve not value and instead take shelter only in Srila Prabhpada 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: "Truthfullness is the basic principle for all religions" sdg Vaisnava Behavior 2003 G.N.press