The other day we were having a family discussion about spirituality.
My children are in infancy to KC - they love the Kirtans, Prasadam and association. and slowly getting up the ladder.
A question my daughter asked:
" Why do some Monks leave the Monastery and go into the material world and have become personal development gurus, and are now selling their product to so many gullible people for money, and have become overnight sensation and have huge social media following.
Why do they say they are EX-MONK, by saying that are they giving message that spirituality is bad and the place is to be there in material world.
I do not want to give names of these "ex-Monks" - as they come from all walsk of lives ie iskcon family as well as other hindu, budhist faiths........... they are so many.
I had tried my best to explain - mostly using the teachings of Radhanath Swami - who is a monk, stayed a monk, and easily goes to the New York Stock Exchange and talk about Bhagavad Gita.
I will greatly appreciate some input to this matter so that My family can read this.