Fiction fever grips ISKCON Earlier in BTP 11 we noted the “gopi-bhava” deviation of ISKCON GBC guru HH Sivarama Swami (“SRS”), who not only wrote about the confidential “gopi” pastimes of Krishna and His maidservants, but fictionalised them as well, all contrary to Srila Prabhupada’s instructions: Ultimate debauchery Indeed, Srila Prabhupada condemned such “gopi” imitation in no uncertain terms as “debauchery”: “It is not that to imitate gopis. Don’t try to imitate. That is sahajiya.” (Srila Prabhupada Lecture, June 11th, 1976)

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