(Published in Krishna-katha, March 2014)
We have recently found out that you will take sannyasa, and that the initiation will take place at Goloka Dham, Germany on Janmastami this year. What made you decide to take this step?
What made me decide to take this step was no single event, it was I would say the culmination of a process of reflection that I`ve been having quite some years actually. I was cautious because we have seen in ISKCON there have been in the past what you might call sannyasa casualties and I didn`t want to be a part of that statistic. So I thought better to wait and make sure. I also felt that since Srila Prabhupada gave sannyasa to senior devotees, he had a purpose for this and I want to respect that purpose and, I think, to expand my service by making this commitment.