1. Sannyasis with women secretaries

    All the sannyasis of Ramakrishna Mission, they eat meat, they drink, they have woman secretary, and everything. Unless one is purely Krsna conscious, one cannot give up all these bad habits.

    Unless one is substantially advanced in krsna-bhakti, they cannot give up this material attachment — illicit sex, meat-eating. They cannot. It is impossible.

    So even in the name of svami and big, big yogis… They are doing all these things. Especially those who go in foreign countries. And in USA illicit sex is very cheap. Everything is very cheap. Yes. Intoxication very cheap, meat-eating very cheap, gambling very cheap. So when they get this cheap amenities, they forget their so-called spiritual life.

    (Srila Prabhupada — April 24, 1974, Hyderabad)


    Some of our students went to see one big svami in New York — I do not wish to name — he was smoking. The svami was smoking, and the student, my student, said that "We do not smoke." So he was a little ashamed. Svami is smoking, svami is drinking, svami is keeping private secretary, women — and still going on svami.

    (Srila Prabhupada. Lecture: India, unknown date)