A nun in Warsaw, Poland, filed a case against ISKCON (International
Society for Krishna Consciousness). The case came up in court.
The nun remarked that ISKCON was spreading its activities and gaining
followers in Poland. She wanted ISKCON banned because its followers
were glorifying a character called Krishna “who had loose morals,
having married 16,000 women called Gopikas.
The ISKCON defendant to the Judge: “Please ask the nun to repeat the
oath she took when she was ordained as a nun.”
The Judge asked the nun to recite the oath loudly. She would not.
The ISKCON man asked whether he could read out the oath for the nun.
“Go ahead,” said the judge.
The oath said in effect that ‘she (the nun) is married to Jesus Christ’.
The ISKCON man said, “Your Lordship! Lord Krishna is alleged to have
‘married’ 16,000 women. There are more than a million nuns who
assert that they are married to Jesus Christ. Between the two, Krishna
and the nuns, who has a loose character?”
The case was dismissed…