Welcome to volume 5 of the Sannyasa Newsletter. I would like to congratulate those who have been accepted by the GBC to take sannyasa this year. I would also like to remind those who are taking sannyasa, that as Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu has said, our only true identity is the servant of Lord Krishna's servants. In ISKCON we take sannaysa to have more opportunities for service, not to seek for opportunities to be served. Maya is always there to try to trick us and have us believe that somehow we can enjoy this material world. Only pure devotional service with humility and complete knowledge under the guidance of guru and Krishna can save us. In this issue, we find instructions that Srila Prabhupada gave on sannyasa to Bhakti Caru Swami. There is also a report on the sannyasa seminar given in Mayapur this year as well as a sannyasi profile about Guru Prasad Swami.
By the Sannyasa Ministry