Bhakti Charu implicated in Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning

Bhakti Charu implicated in Srila Prabhupadas poisoning

Bhakti Charu implicated in Srila Prabhupadas poisoning

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Bhakticharu Swami is a prime suspect in Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning: he was there when it happened, and he is contradicting his own recorded statements from 1977. That constitutes lying. Why is he lying? Thus he brings great suspicion upon himself. Bhakticharu has implicated himself in the poisoning by his dishonest, tricky statements. Any intelligent person can see he has something to hide.
Why was it in 1977 that he took seriously Srila Prabhupada’s talking of being poisoned, but did nothing about it, and now, decades later, he pretends that in 1977 he did not take Srila Prabhupada seriously? And in 2001 say it was alarming to think the food he was giving Srila Prabhupada was poisoned? Too many contradictions… Flip-flopping stories. Any crime investigator would zero in on Bhakticharu as top priority for intense interrogations.

CHAPTER 73:
BHAKTICHARU SWAMI
INTRODUCTION
“One day an unusual, young Bengali man came to Mayapur. Named Kishore Bhattacharya, he was a Vaishnava from birth and obviously intelligent. He spoke impeccable English and was also fluent in German because he was a [chemistry] student in a German university. With simply a little coaxing, he surrendered to Srila Prabhupada and quickly got initiated, receiving the name Ksira-cora-gopinatha dasa. On several occasions he kindly translated conversations between Pisima and me. Months later, Srila Prabhupada awarded this cultured young man sannyasa, changing his name to Bhakticharu Swami.” (Mahamaya dasi, Prabhupada Is Coming!)
BHAKTICHARU WAS VERY CLOSE TO TAMAL AND BHAVANANDA

Bhakti Charu: Just the sight of Tamal Krsna Maharaja filled me with awe and reverence. He had been my hero even before I had met himFrom the time he joined ISKCON in early 1977, Bhakticharu was closely associated with Tamal and Bhavananda, who were both major influences on him. His first years in ISKCON were under the direct tutelage of both Tamal and Bhavananda. He took over Bhavananda’s room in the Lotus Building after Bhavananda left in 1987. He would sometimes visit with Tamal in Dallas. During Srila Prabhupada’s last nine months, Tamal was Srila Prabhupada’s personal secretary, and Bhakticharu was Tamal’s assistant for the last eight months, always present by bringing meals, drinks, medicines, and so on. Bhakticharu translated the Bengali and Hindi conversations of the day for Tamal, and acted as a nurse, caretaker, servant.

So, knowing the nature of Tamal and Bhavananda, we would begin to wonder why would Bhakticharu maintain lifelong friendship these kinds of people? Birds of a feather flock together…
Bhakticharu Swami was trained and nurtured by Tamal as a little brother, as a protégé, as a confidant and assistant. There is no doubt Tamal had Bhakticharu, a fresh new recruit, completely in his control and had an overwhelming influence on him. From Bhakticharu’s 2016 book Ocean Of Mercy, pgs. 89, 101, 126, and 153:
“One morning I saw a bright-looking personality walking with Bhavananda Maharaja. There was something striking about this devotee; I just could not keep my eyes off him. Tirthapada, who was standing next to me, said that it was Tamal Krsna Goswami. ‘He is one of the most prominent leaders of our movement.’ I had heard about Tamal Krsna Maharaja; he was a hero of ISKCON. He had joined in San Francisco when the movement was in its infancy and almost right away assumed a leadership role. Since then, Srila Prabhupada had called on him to lead his most important projects… Just the sight of Tamal Krsna Maharaja filled me with awe and reverence. I offered my obeisances from a distance. In the afternoon, when I was with Srila Prabhupada in his room, Maharaja walked in, and Prabhupada’s face lit up with a bright smile. Right away, they began to talk intimately.”

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PRABHUPADA | RARE COLOR FILM | VRNDAVANA 1971 | YAMUNA BATHING


740118SB.HAW Lectures | Srila Prabhupada | […] So here it is said, the enquiry, that kim ksatra-bandhun kalina upasrstan rastrani va tair avaropitani: “Are you very much anxious that, on account of this Kali-yuga, that ksatra-bandhun, the rulers, they have occupied the rastra position, the government position?”
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Srila Prabhupada’s Vrindavan Bhajan

Letter to Alfred Ford

Los Angeles
16 July, 1974

Teton Village, Wyoming

Dear Sriman Alfred Ford!

Please accept Krishna’s blessings and be happy. Hare Krishna. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your kind letter dated May 22, 1974. I do not know why it is so much delayed. Anyway I was not here and I have just come here one week ago, so I am sorry that replying your letter is delayed so much.

So far as your questions are concerned, in India a sannyasi or a person in the renounced order of life is always honored. Even in this fallen down condition of India a sannyasi is honored everywhere, and he has no problem for his living condition.
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Beautiful Damodarastakam! | Lilavilasini Devi Dasi

Devotee, Los Angeles, April 23, 1973: gopy adade tvayi krtagasi dama tavad ya te dasasru-kalilanjana-sambhramaksam vaktram niniya bhaya-bhavanaya sthitasya sa mam vimohayati bhir api yad bibheti

”My, dear Krishna, Yasoda took up a rope to bind You when You committed an offense, and Your perturbed eyes overflooded with tears, which washed the mascara from Your eyes. And You were afraid, though fear personified is afraid of You. This sight is bewildering to me.”

Prabhupada: This is also another opulence of Krishna. Krishna is full with six kinds of opulences. So this opulence is beauty, beauty opulence. Krishna has got six opulences: all riches, all strength, all influence, all knowledge, all beauty, all renunciation. So this is the opulence of Krishna’s beauty. Krishna wants everyone..
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What Happened to Sundar?


BY: GAURASUNDARA DASA

Sep 02, 2010 — USA (SUN) — I heard someone ask as I walked by, “I wonder what happened to Sundar?” All I could do was stare and keep walking.

Thirty-one years ago I joined ISKCON Denver, USA. I, like most devotees who have surrendered their lives to Srila Prabhupada, have seen many individuals embarrass Srila Prabhupada and His movement. By their reckless and stupid immoral behavior, these unholy individuals drain the life out of the good, honest, pure devotees of ISKCON, of which there are many.

I used to love giving people the mercy of Srila Prabhupada by giving them a book and preaching His glories to others. Then one day a year after I joined, I was told of the former Temple President who looted the Temple funds and started his own real estate company.
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REWARD ON PRABHUPADA’S POISONERS

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The Truth Committee hereby offers a reward of $50,000 in cold hard cash- for information, testimonies, or documents that leads to the first felony conviction in a court of law related to Srila Prabhupada’s death, including conspiracy to murder. Informants and information will be kept strictly confidential except to share with law enforcement agencies, who also will maintain confidentiality.

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Sri Damodarastakam | Ilan Chester

This song is sung during the Month of Kartik, also known as the month of Damodara. For more information: http://www.harekrsna.de/damodarastakam-e.htm

The real challenge in turning meat eaters into a vegetarians

Hare Krsna Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada,

Many times I’ve tried to convince a meat eater that eating animals is: unhealthy, unkind, unnecessary, unnatural, uneconomical and an impediment to spiritual life. And yet, invariably even if I present facts, anecdotes and prasadam to back up my claims that not eating animals is a superior choice, still most meat eaters continue their carnivorous ways. Apparently the Illusory Energy has a mechanism that causes people to be unable to hear or assimilate any facts that are contrary to what they want to believe. They like eating meat, don’t want to be that socially awkward “vegetarian” or are too lazy to make the effort to avoid meat, and so they are unable to hear the truth.

Are devotees immune to this mechanism of the Illusory Energy? Are devotees sometimes unable to hear truth if that truth challenges deeply ingrained beliefs?

Devotees are fortunate to have a guide to help them determine what is true and what is illusion. We have Srila Prabhupada in the form of his books and instructions. All we have to do, if we want to be able to hear the truth is to accept Srila Prabhupada’s words as being sacred, above all other claims.

If we hear a claim that is questionable, it is a simple matter of checking with Srila Prabhupada to determine the truth. For instance, if someone claims to have gone to the Moon in a rocket and Srila Prabhupada tells us that it is impossible to get to the Moon in that way, all we have to do to know the truth is to accept Srila Prabhupada. He is our source of truth and the belief in his words is the only belief that we need.

So what if we hear the outrageous claim that Srila Prabhupada was poisoned? First we ask, who made such a claim? Interestingly we find that Srila Prabhupada himself first brought up the subject. Here is a transcription of one of the conversations that Srila Prabhupada had about the possibility he was being poisoned: [Read More…]

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KEY PORTIONS FROM POISON DISCUSSIONS NOV. 1977

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CHAPTER 12:
THE POISON DISCUSSIONS TRANSCRIPT

SECTION ONE: MAHARAJA HAS CALLED FOR ME
NOVEMBER 9, 1977.

Kaviraja (Damodara Shastri): (Hindi) Ye apki darshan ke liye Balaramji Misra. Aap jante hai inko? Chaitanya Mahabrabhu ke(Here is Balarama Misra come to see you. Do you know him? (He) is from Chaitanya…)

Balarama Misra: (Beng) Aami edike aachi Maharaja. Aami Balarama Misra, chinte perechen to aamake? (I am over here Maharaja. I am Balarama Misra, do you recognise me?)

SP:Han. (Yes.)

Balarama Misra: (Beng) Kaviraj’er shonge aamar onek purono aalap aache. Taa, kalke aamar shonge dakhai holo. Bole …Maharaja aamaye dekecchen? Aamar to boro shoubhagya to..mane eyi shutre aamaro dakhaa hoye jabe. Keno bohudin purbe jokhon thakur bosheni takhun….. (I am known to kaviraja for a long time. Well, yesterday I met him (kaviraja), he said, Maharaja (SP) has called for me. It is a great honor for me…that is..this way I get a chance to meet you. Because many days ago, when the deity had not been installed…)

SP:oi ta ke?..se aldah?(unclear) (Where are they (deities?..are they there?)

Balarama Misra: Han. Aache. Aache Maharaja. Ami bhaablaam jadi ektu dakhaa kore aashi aamio…. (Yes. They are there. They are there Maharaja. I thought, if I could come and see you…)

SP:Hothat hoye galo. (It all happened suddenly.)

Balarama Misra: Hain. (Yes.)
SP: Besh kaaj cholche? (Is work going on well?)
Balarama Misra: Hain. (Yes.)

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Potency of BTG disquisition

Dear Prabhus.
Pamho,Agtsp.

I very much appreciate Gauridas Pandita,s concerns about the Back to Godhead magazine.
As he stated, Srila Prabhpada saw the BTG and Hari Nama Sankirtana as the back bone of the movement.
I came across a BT G in late 72 and I was immediately mesmerised by its transcendental potency.My life changed forever after reading it.

After joining at the Melbourne Rathyartra in June 1973,Caru(Utah)preached to me so nicely about the importance of book distribution,and asked me If I would like to go out distributing books.
Having been fully convinced about the potency of Srila Prabhupadas books I had no hesitation in going out.

I had fully realised what effect Srila Prabhupadas books had on me,and how they bought me to Krishna Consciousness.In such a short time the experience of Rathyartra,the incredible Madhudvisa kirtans,prasadam and the amazing energy of all the devotees who were on fire due to Rathyartra altered my consciousness.In just 1 week I experienced this higher taste,and all I wanted to do was to share it with the world by distributing Srila Prabhupadas books.

So just 3 days after shaving up,I was out selling BTG!s.
Srila Prabhupada wanted the BTG to be as big as Time magazine.And in the mid 70,s there was a time when 1 million BTG,s were being sold monthly. [Read More…]

ISKCON UK Salaries for 2015

 

http://www.prabhupadanugas.eu/news/?p=38907#comment-24810

 

SALARIES

Financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2015

Bhaktivedanta Manor (UK)

259649 –
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS LIMITED

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Wages and Salaries: £1,658,355
Employees: 172
No employee received emoluments in excess off £60,000
Does not exactly say who or how many got paid up to £60,000. [Read More…]

O MOST DEAREST SHRILA PRABHUPADA

O MOST DEAREST SHRILA PRABHUPADA
TO ALL THE FALLEN SOULS
I OFFER YOU MY MOST HUMBLE OBEISANCES
KINDLY BLESS ME SO THY BLESSINGS I BESTOW.

O MOST DEAREST SHRILA PRABHUPADA
KINDLY KEEP FORCING OPEN MY EYES
I’M ADDICTED FOR LIFETIMES TO FOLLY
NOW ONLY YOU CAN SHOW ME WHAT IS WISE.

MOST SADLY SO FEW HERE KNOW OF THY GLORIES
AS THE WISEST GURU OF THE UNIVERSE
BUT SOMEHOW I MUST ALERT THEM TO THY STATUS
AND THY MOST SACRED PATH I MUST RIGHTLY TRAVERSE
.
YOU CAME TO THIS HELLISH LAND ALMOST PENNILESS
WITH NOTHING BUT FAITH IN THY GURU AND KRISHNA’S HOLY NAMES
YET BECAUSE YOU HEARD SO NICELY FROM BHAKTISIDHANTA
NOW ZILLIONS OF SOULS KNOW OF LIFE’S REAL AIM. [Read More…]

None Dare Call it a(n) Isk-conspiracy, ISKCON Mythology and the Actual Facts – Part 1

Yasodananda defeating Rocana's SAAS 'Self-Appointed Acarya Sabha' and the LGEP - Living Guru Experimental Project

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None Dare Call it a(n) Isk-conspiracy, ISKCON Mythology and the Actual Facts – Part 1
by Yasoda nandana dasa

Challenging the (Rocana’s) SAAS (Self-Appointed Acarya Sabha) and the LGEP (Living Guru Experimental Project)

nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine

namah–obeisances; oṁ–address; viṣṇu-pādāya–unto him who is at the feet of Lord Visnu; kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya–who is very dear to Lord Krsna; bhū-tale–on the earth; śrīmate–all beautiful; bhaktivedānta-svāmin–A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami; iti–thus; nāmine–who is named

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa, on this earth, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe
nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe

namah–obeisances; te–unto you; sārasvate deve–servant of Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī; gaura-vāṇī–the message of Lord Caitanyadev; pracāriṇe–who are preaching; nirviśeṣa– impersonalism; śūnyavādi–voidism; pāścātya–Western; deśa– countries; tāriṇe–who are delivering

Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī. You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanyadeva and delivering the Western countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism.

By Yasoda nandana dasa
October 7, 2017

In a recent series of articles and commentaries (the “Articles”) published in the Sampradaya Sun, on September 27 and 28, 2017, the loquacious self-styled independent brahminical commentator and editor (the “Independent Brahminical Commentator”) of the Sampradaya Sun, has attempted to misrepresent various statements, and written letters which I authored in 1978 and 1979, and my role in the submission of a paper presented to the GBC, while I was serving in my assigned service by Srila Prabhupada, in the Bhaktivedanta Swami Gurukula, in Vrindavana, India.

The following initial accounts and descriptions(s) are my direct personal experiences of the factual background and history of the so-called debate, previous correspondence, and some of the meetings with members of the GBC (Governing Body Commission) of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), which occurred in late 1977,  1978 and 1979, primarily at the ISKCON Krishna Balarama Mandira and Mayapura,  Kindly note that for the time being, due to my frail health and as time permits, this is only a partial rendition of my personal experiences on the issues prevailing at that time, and still prevailing as of the writing of this article, namely how should initiations should be conducted in the aftermath of Srila Prabhupada’s departure for His society and movement. [Read More…]

In reply to Bhakti Charu’s bogus ocean cruise on January 2018

Bhakti Charu's bogus ocean cruise on January 2018

WARNING: Anyone going on Bhati Charus Cruise will drown and commit spiritual suicide.

In reply to Bhakti Charu’s bogus ocean cruise on January 2018,
organised by ISKCON Ujjain, advertised by Bhati Charu and Dandavats

YES – he did it again, advertising a luxury “Bhakti Charu Business Pleasure Cruise” for the rich Hindu Community trying to milk the Hindus for their hard earned money. 800 British pounds/ 1300 USD (85’000 Indian Rupees) WARNING: Anyone going on Bhati Charus luxury boat cruise will drown and commit spiritual suicide by associating with ISKCON’S worst criminals. Which Indian gentleman wants to associate with Radhanaththe murder guru, Sacinandanthe Sahajiya, and Caru-Swamithe business Buffoon?

Ananta das – Europe: The incredulous trio namely Radhanatha, Bhakti Charu and Sachinandan are organizing luxury boat cruises targeting/catering/pandering the wealthy FISKCON / HINDU community members.

These bogus guru/swamis are charging 800 British pounds/1300 USD, (85’000 Indian Rupees) per person who would like to be “blessed by attending such luxurious ‘spiritual’ cruises” whilst having rare exquisitely spiritual association of the above mentioned individuals.

A captive audience can be in a Temple room or a hired hall but why on a hedonistic cruise which really only shows that these gurus are preaching according to their lifestyles. The lifestyles of the rich and famous! How many sincere devotees can afford to go on one of these cruises and if they could how could they justify a flamboyant expense like this?

But this is really only about making money and loads of it. You want to get money or investors who need to show that you have money and are a financial success and what better way of showing that than a pleasure cruise?

After an ‘on board’ “Adhivasa (Indoctrination) Ceremony”… Well we know how these FISKCON gurus don’t like to be questioned on their bogus ways…

“The cruise itself is not entirely all devotees. It is a commercial cruise line, and devotees occupy only one third of the space. This means from the ship’s occupancy of 900 passengers, devotees are about one third of that. According to the rules, no devotee can wear devotional attires or making any regular devotee signs such as making pranams to the sanyassis etc. The cruise is loaded with bars, casinos, and nightclubs. Devotees are part of all that, they may not participate. On top of all that, the food which will is being taking by the devotees is prepared by the cruise chef, albeit vegetarian menu, but the cook is employee of the cruise company, and the food is cooked in the same kitchen where all the meat for other passengers is prepared.” – Isvara Dāsa

Bhakti Charu is always looking for way to make a buck so this is probably another of his business ventures that is doomed to failure.

Sure it might be fun for a few years but no serious devotees would want to join in with hundreds of fun seeking karmis on a cruise ship. Maybe this is only another way for these ISKCON sannyāsī guru businessmen to milk the Hindu / Indian Life Member cash cow?

Is this the future of ISKCON preaching? Taking hundreds of wealthy businessmen and congregational members out on pleasure cruises where they will be entertained by ISKCON gurus? [Read More…]

Drops of Nectar from Narottama das Thakura

Srila Narottama das Thakura

(Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura)

Drops of Nectar from Narottama das Thakura
Credit to Padmapani dasa

Narottama das Thakura was a leading acarya in the Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya. He is most famous for his Prarthana, a composition of thirty-three Bengali songs. Srila Prabhupada quoted extensively from Narottama das Thakura in his books, classes, conversations and letters. Here are a few drops of nectar in honor of Srila Narottama das Thakura’s Disappearance Day.

“One devotional song by Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura states: ‘My dear Lord Caitanya, please have mercy upon me. There is no one who is as merciful as You. My plea is most urgent because Your mission is to deliver fallen souls, and no one is more fallen than I. I beg priority.'” (Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Introduction)

“Śrī Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura has sung that the best qualification for taking shelter of the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya is to be the most fallen because the Lord came specifically to deliver the fallen souls.” (Caitanya-caritāmṛta Adi 16.108, Purport)

“Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura has sung, śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya prabhu dayā kara more. He prays for Lord Caitanya’s mercy because He is the mercy incarnation, having appeared especially to reclaim the fallen souls. The more fallen one is, the greater one’s claim to the favor of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. One must only be very sincere and serious. Despite being contaminated by all the bad qualities of this Kali-yuga, if one surrenders unto the lotus feet of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the Lord will surely and certainly deliver him.” (Caitanya-caritāmṛta Adi 16.1, Purport) [Read More…]

LET’S FOCUS ON THE FACTS

Nityananda Prabhu: The poisoners are still there and in control of ISKCON today

LET’S FOCUS ON THE FACTS
October 9, 2017: By Nityananda das

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It seems to be human nature to react to things with only the skills and information we already have acquired, and not often does it occur to us that perhaps we should research a matter to carefully determine facts from fiction, truth from falsity, wheat from chaff, and accuracy from hyperbole. After all, this would entail a very time consuming and disciplined approach to a very many issues that arise regularly, and who has that kind of time or discipline? At least the wiser ones will know when they know something for sure or do not, while the common man simply reacts spontaneously, emotionally, and often irrationally even when ill-equipped to really understand the reality of the situation. So when presented with the claims by some that there is now solid evidence that Srila Prabhupada was poisoned with cadmium at catastrophic and lethal levels in 1977, almost certainly by some of his senior disciples, the reaction by many is… well, rather unscientific and illogical.

Of course, that is human nature. Very few have the discipline to admit they don’t know something, or will they take the time necessary (if they even have the ability to do so) to properly study a matter before coming to an “informed opinion.” Therefore we have all sorts of comments, statements, doubts, and objections regarding Srila Prabhupada’s poisoning that would be enough to confuse anyone if that’s all we looked at. We should know not to form our opinions from the uninformed opinions and speculations of others, and we should know instead do our own careful research. Because few are able to do this, or have the time to do this, our team, the Truth Committee, has spent about 100 man-years to ferret out the facts and evidence in Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance pastimes and compile them all into an 800+ page book which is offered free to anyone via online download. This resource is without question the most complete and accurate available on this issue anywhere.

www.killgurubecomeguru.org/books/

This is the one resource with all the materials one needs, through the use of one’s discretion, intelligence, and common sense, to form a qualified, proper, and informed opinion on this grave issue. This issue is not an insignificant one; it is the most weighty issue that faces the entire Hare Krishna movement today. Therefore, rather than simply respond whimsically and based on insufficient knowledge of the facts, histories, testimonies, evidences, analyses, and science of the matter, it is recommended that one consult the above-mentioned reference material for study. Very quickly it will be seen if this book is worthy of further study and has the ring of truth or not; it will be immediately clear that the book is not based on conjecture, guesswork, or distorted information. [Read More…]

Kill Guru Become Guru Book One

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Rudolph W. Giuliani: First outdoor chanting session outside of India

“The event is recognized as the founding of the Hare Krishna movement in the United States”

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, Tompkins Square elm tree, Sunday, October 9, 1966

“On October 9, 1966, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and his followers sat beneath this tree and held the first outdoor chanting session outside of India. Participants chanted for two hours as they danced and played cymbals, tambourines, and other percussive instruments.

The event is recognized as the founding of the Hare Krishna movement in the United States. Prabhupada’s diverse group that day included Beat poet Allen Ginsberg (1926 – 1997). Krishna adherents continue to return to the tree to acknowledge its significance.”

October 2001

Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mayor
City of New York

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