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"What happened to the Hare Krishna movement?" ask scholars such as Dr. J. Stillson Judah, government leaders, ordinary people and notably, friends and family of many a betrayed Krishna person. "Since your Swami Prabhupada passed away, it seems that things have been falling apart. What happened?"
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Five prayers glorifying special characteristics of Srila 108 Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakura. Presented on the commemoration of his appearance, by His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, at Radha Damodara temple, Vrindavana, India in 1961
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A reply to the Sivarama Swami Paper - Continuing the Parampara
"A Spiritual Master is the principle, not the body." (SPL 28/5/68)
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The Betrayal
"The origins of the Hare Krishna movement can be traced through its 5,000-year-old historical chain of gurus, called a "disciplic succession." In Sanskrit, this succession is called the "guru parampara." From 5,000 years ago, until 1977, all of the gurus in the bona fide succession have always been spotless in character. In 1977, the link in the guru chain, and founder of the Hare Krishna movement, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, passed away. Immediately after this event, Prabhupada's leading secretaries (Governing Body Commissioners or GBCs) formed-what they have alleged-to be "the continuation of the guru succession."
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How the Leaders of the Hare Krishna movement deviated from the pure path as taught and exemplified by its founder, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder/acarya ISKCON
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The Science of Accepting a Spiritual Master
There is a great need for anyone in the clutches of material illusion to get out of ignorance by accepting the shelter of God, Lord Krishna. Therefore, understanding the science of accepting the spiritual master who can lead one out of the material world and reawaken ones lost relationship with Krishna is essential for those who are inquisitive about spiritual life.
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