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Ramblings of an ex-monk

Tag: Srila Prabhupada

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. […]

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 […]

Contemplating On The Monk Life

The following article was written on Wednesday, 16 Sept 2020 and first published in my gopherspace. ———————————————————— Wednesday, 16 Sept 2020 It’s been one week since I returned from the ashrama. I still haven’t wrapped my head around everything. It’s been several years since the brahmacaris have been telling me to join the ashrama and […]

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