Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bhakti Ananda Goswami lineage identity not clear?

Bhakti Ananda Goswami wrote me a letter saying he has no connection to the GBC's guru program, however two web sites advertising him claim he has been sannyasa initiated by Radhanatha swami, not only a GBC guru but one of their worst case examples? He also advertises he was part of the WVA, "World Vaishnava Association," ok the Gaudiya Matha folks -- and they were the main advisory / supporters of the GBC's guru program after 1977? I am not sure how he is not connected to the GBC guru program when  sites in his name advertise that he is their sannyasa initiate, and that he was a member of the WVA?


"Thus, as a practioner of bhakti yoga, and as an historian of religion and theologian, he has focused on the worship and study of historically related, Nama-Rupa Bhakti Yoga Traditions for nearly forty years now. In his own practice, he took his first public solemn vows of religious life thirty years ago. Continuing his sadhana as both a Catholic and a Vaishnava, after his children were adults, he eventually he took the traditional Vaishnava vows of vanaprastha (a retired hermit forest-dweller) and finally the vows of a sannyasi. His traditional Vedic Agni Hotra fire sacrifice and sannyasi ordination ceremony was performed and his sannyasi name and titles confered upon him from the Madhva-Gaudiya-Bhaktivedanta lineage of Vaishnavism, by His Holiness Tridandi Sannyasi Srila Radhanath Swami of Mumbai, India. Bhakti Ananda Goswami has been a sannyasi for 10 years now, and although he is connected by lineage to the Gaudiya Sampradaya, he is not at present affiliated with any Gaudiya-related institutions, except the World Vaishnava Association of Vrindavana india.

Other related gurus : HG Radhanath swami

World Vaishnava association promotes GBC guru cheer leader Narayana Maharaja (this is a link on their site):

And: shows he was (according to this article) part of the whole New Vrndavana mess with Kirtanananda, Varshana swami, Radhanath etc. Why would he then take sannyasa from these same deviated people? Why would he advertise the WVA people who were the worst case cheer leader of the GBC gurus? If he or anyone else has an explanation, lets see what it is. ys pd


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