Ramblings of an ex-monk

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ISKCON’s Lokanath Swami Exposed

ISKCON Guru Lokanath Swami

Recently there has been a lot of buzz in ISKCON about Lokanath Swami. July 11th, 2010 Haribol, I am the girl that Lokanatha touched inappropriately. It did NOT just happen one time in the living room, on the sofa, but rather throughout the week that he stayed he touched me various times inappropriately. I am […]

Rethinking ISKCON

When I woke up this dawn, I was thinking about my life. I was pondering on the emptiness within my heart. This year hasn’t been quite good for me. And I think the main reason for my depression has been my departure from ISKCON. After 23 years in ISKCON, I can’t fit in anywhere else. […]

ISKCON: The Washed-out Cult

ISKCON’s biggest problem is that the standards have been compromised. If you know anything about religion, it’s that you should never compromise on the original philosophy, rules and regulations. The moment someone starts to compromise – and this usually begins at the top of the hierarchy – the religion is doomed. Religion isn’t compulsory. Religion […]

Did Srila Prabhupada Snort Tobacco?

Recently I was reading Srila Prabhupada’s letters and came across the words “snuff box”. A quick duckduckgo search showed some pretty shocking information. Here’s the definition of snuff from Urban Dictionary:- 1. Snuff: Very fine tobacco to be used for snorting, traditionally taken by the English aristocracy. The sign of a true gentleman is that […]

Was Srila Prabhupada A Pedophile?

1. Letter to: Gargamuni, Allston, Mass, 5 May, 1968 I think that your separation from Karunamayi is Krishna’s desire. So don’t be sorry for it. In this connection I may tell you my personal life experience. When I was married at the age of 21 with a wife who was only 11 years old, practically […]

I’m Not A Monk Anymore

When I was young, I used to tell my mom, “I’m going to be a sannyasi one day!” My childhood and teenage years were spent in naive worship and obedience to a bunch of worthless hypocrites. But then I became an adult and I was exposed to a lot of information and knowledge that would […]

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