Days after the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) banned monk Amogh Lila Das, he issued an apology on Saturday for controversial statements about Swami Vivekananda and had mocked Ramakrishna Paramhansa’s teachings.
“I am making this video to apologies to all the people and saints who have been hurt because of my recent comments on Vivekananda ji and Ramakrishna Paramhans ji,” he’s heard in a video.
He asserted that his intention had never been to offend anyone. Further, he explained that he was merely answering a question during the interview.
Amogh Lila Das issued a video apology
ISKCON has taken the decision to ban monk Amogh Lila Das following his controversial comments regarding Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramahansa. pic.twitter.com/SiOR3jd1QC
— Syeda Shabana (@ShabanaANI2) July 22, 2023
Lila Das had been associated with the ISKCON for 12 years. However, he was banned from the organisation for one month over his statement towards Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramhansa. He was also banned from participating in public gatherings.
Speaking of his controversial remark, he had criticised Swami Vivekananda for consuming fish, arguing that a virtuos individual should refrain from harming any living being. For Ramakrishna Paramhansa, he commented on his teaching “Jato Mat Tato Path,” implying that not all spiritual paths lead to the same destination.