Report

16.Sept. 1997

Dear Maharajas, Prabhus, and Didis,
Dandavat Pranams! Sri Guru Gouranga jayatah!

Yesterday the popular weekly magazine "Mladina" came out. Title page: "Sexual molester". The most interesting things will be noted as follows. Main topic was the new victim of the gay Bhavanatha das. A new victim showed up, his name is Joze Naglic. Although the press-speaker Uddharta das (hks) stressed that all we claim were lies, that nothing had happened in their temple, and after he threatened the press to get them on court, because they are spreading lies, another boy stepped forward and spoke about his case, and therewith refuted all what Uddharta das said. In the magazine Joze told, that before he moved into the temple he still had a job, but was to give 50% of his income to the temple. In the beginning after he move in the temple he was an allround boy, he had to clean the pots, carry the waste out, and clean the toilets. And because Joze was a "good boy" he got a job as driver for the homosexual temple treasurer Bhavanatha das, one of the highly respected temple- authorities. From the very beginning Joze felt something was strange with Bhavanatha das. All the time Bd asked him strange questions, like what kind of emotion Joze got for him, or what Joze first sees when he looks at Bd. Emmediately Joze complained to the temple authorities, and they told him he should simply tolerate this, it just was a little mistake in Bd's character, which should be tolerated. Bd, they said, was a nice devotee, and he would also stop acting this way. Joze was shocked, but he had to follow the instructions of the "authorities", and he was more and more molested by Bd. Joze tells "Once we were in the forest, getting water, Bd started fondeling my hair, and when a man jogged by, dressed in very tight pants (the genitals were very visible) Bd asked me if I also would like to wear this." Joze again was very shocked and again complained to the temple authorities, but nothing happened. Joze had to further tolerate this annoyance.
"IN THE NIGHTS I WOKE UP AND SAW THE GAY Bd , WATCHING ME WITH HUNGRY EYES, HE TOLD ME HOW MUCH HE WAS IN LOVE WITH ME, AND MADE ALLUSIONS ABOUT HAVING SEX WITH ME."
Joze than did not only critisize the gay, but also the temple authorities who supported Bd, which later lead to an examination by the "temple-counsil". Joze knew to many things about the financial background of the temple, and he was threatened that he should never speak about the tendencies of the gay treasurer. Joze was intimidated and shocked. After the examination one of the head-preachers Moksa Rupi das (hks) came up to him and gave him an amicable advice:
"IF A BHAKTA HAS GOT PROBLEMS, THE BEST MEDICINE IS A PLASTER OVER THE LIPS!!"
Joze was completely despaired, nobody wanted to help him. And he also was not allowed to speak to anybody about it. The journalist asked Joze, why he did not move out of the temple and report the molestation to the police. Joze explained that the temple made him socially depending on them, he did not even have contact to his parents anymore. Joze told just a few things to the journalist, because he was very ashamed.

NAKED AT THE LADIES SLEEPING ROOM DOOR
Another report was made by Aljosha Nejedly. He was a ful-time devotee in Italy (Villa Vrindavan) and also in the Ljubljana temple. He spoke about his terrible experiences with the temple authorities. They examined him with NAZI-like techniques. From those examination he got inferiority complexes. He also told his friends story which ended with psychosis, because he was so fanatically preached to, although this boy was not able to follow celibacy. His story ended with a sexual perversion: One night he stood naked at the ladies sleeping room door, begging to let him in. In truth he also said (which the magazine did not write) "Radha, open the door, here is your Krishna!" This happened in Villa Vrindavana, Italy. He needed to be treated in a mental hospital, and until today needs medicines. The leadership of Iskcon Ljubljana cannot properly lead the unstable members, and like this makes them psychic and mental sick.

In the report also was written, that the temple was collecting signatures from parents, which protested against the work of the public medias. The journalist recited one sentence from the accompanying letter: "We as parents are very much shocked about the information, which sincerely hurt. We, who know the members of this movement very well, because they are our beloved sons and daughters, are very worried, not because of the possible rapes, but because the press medias are misusing their freedom of the press... wrote the sad parents." An insider told us, those parents were invited for a nice meal in the temple (which is very unusual in Iskcon Ljubljana, it's hard to get any Prasadam there) and then were asked to put their signatures on an empty sheet. Later the text was created...

A worried mother, Nada Vodusek showed up. Her daughter Mateja lives in the temple. Nada claimed the temple simply finished her daughter, made her socially depending on the temple. Mateja cannot think clearly anymore.

Patita Pavana's mother (the first gay victim) complained about the lies of the Iskcon Ljubljana temple, which claims that Patita Pavana flirted with Bhavanatha das, there was no abuse going on, it was just gay-flirting. On the other hand the temple offered them a big sum of hush-money, for that Patita Pavana and Sadbhuj Gour would not anymore inform the public.

In the report also was a picture where Uddharta das shaked the hand of the slovenian president Milan Kucan. Under the picture was written: "Often the members are instructed to meet great state personalities, to give them books as gifts and to be photographed with them." Later in the text is written that they use it as propaganda, like showing this politicians on their side.

The journalist wrote that Patita Pavana called him, and again confirmed his story, that he stood behind what he said, it was the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Also we had an interview with the state TV. We will tell about on Thursday, after it was broadcasted.

It is sad to report about such things, and we pray to Sri Krishna that he will inspire the corrupt GBC to undertake something. Still we have to suffer telephone-terror.

Beg to remain your servant
Sadbhuj Gour das

Please send any advice or help to
Loncar.of.Cvetkovitch@comtron.si