Prabhupada has described in his books and lectures how Lord Caitanya had always acted in an exemplary manner and was the ideal sannyasi.
Lord Caitanya was an ideal sannyasi. When He was at Puri His feminine devotees could not even come near to offer their respects. They were advised to bow down from a distant place.
This is not a sign of hatred for women as a class, but it is a stricture imposed on the sannyasi not to have close connections with women.
One has to follow the rules and regulations of a particular status of life in order to purify his existence.
For a sannyasi, interactions with women and possession of wealth are strictly forbidden.
But when I see in real life, our Sadhus freely interact with women and keep money with themselves. Many a times I have seen them watching performances by female devotees.
Is this not improper from the eyes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu ?
Many Sannyasis of ISKCON have gone back due to temptations. As per the scriptural position, butter and fire must be kept apart. Otherwise the butter will melt. You cannot stop it.
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