ISKCON Around the World (1970 Photos)



In no country is Krsna foreign. The chanting of God’s holy names is natural to every land. In the Bhagavad-gita, the Lord Himself declares, “I am the father of all living entities.” Therefore, since Krsna cannot be foreign or alien anywhere, it is not surprising that the chanting of Hare Krsna is attracting sincere souls all over the world. Because God consciousness is dormant in the hearts of all living entities, glorification of God is therefore the only totally universal movement. ISKCON’s temples in Tokyo, Sydney, London and Paris, staffed mostly by American students of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, have met with instant success simply by sankirtana. His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja, the spiritual master of our spiritual master, said that when there is fire in a house, because of the urgency of the message, one can make himself understood by the residents of the house, even in a foreign language. Indeed, if during a fire one wanted to first learn the language of the residents, all would be finished. Similarly, time is short in the human form of life, and the prime necessity of life is to develop loving service to God. Therefore the Hare Krsna chanters are being nicely understood even in so-called foreign cultures. The devotees of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada are distributing this bliss free of charge to all who will take it.

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