Post by service to Radha's feet on Feb 6, 2021 19:07:15 GMT -6
Jaya Radhe-Syama. I wondering if anyone has ever heard recently from Jaisacinandana Das? I recall back in 1981 or so the ISCKON GBC of New York at that time mentioned to me that Jaisacinandana rejected Bhaktivedanta Swami and Bhaktisiddhanta. The GBC man warned me that I should not emulate or follow him any longer. Many years later when I left IGM I was informed he took diska from Sri Tinkudi Baba.
Not recently. I spoke with him on the phone but I can't recall what year it was. Satangati Das first told me about Baba out in LA, and Jaisachi told me more details, including about our diksha mantras and siddha pranali, which Bhaktivinode apparently had in our Nityanana poribar, but not anyone in IGM. He sold me his used car, and I drove up to Berkeley to see about getting into the Sanskrit program at the University of California there, but could not find an apartment. Jagadananda (formerly Yogananda in ISKCON), another one of our guru bhais, who I knew from the Krishna-Balaram mandir in Vrindavan where we were both pujaris in 1976, told me that jd33 (Jagadish) was living with Baba when I headed off to India to get diksha along with siddha pranali. His ex-wife also recieved diksha from Baba, but I have heard that neither of them are any interest in CV anymore.
Same kirtaniya. I contacted Sudevi dasi (his ex) on LinkedIn recently to offer my condolences on the recent death of their daughter in a boating accident, but she cannot remember me. That is not very surprising, since it was only a few months in Los Angeles when we were all hanging out post-ISKCON before I went off to India to get diksha from Baba. Neither of them has had any interest at all in CV for the past few decades, at least as far as I know.