By Madhava Smullen 

In our Trancendental Throwback, a spin on "Throwback Thursday," devotees from around the world submit a photo from earlier in their devotional life to ISKCON News. Along with it, they share their memories of the moment shown in the photo and what it means to them. The result? A fun and inspirational look back at ISKCON of decades past.

Sharing her memories of our first photo, above, Visakha Dasi, now temple president at Bhaktivedanta Manor, recalls: “Here you can see me on the left, photographing Srila Prabhupada on one of his morning walks, this one in Letchmore Heath in 1973, just outside our newly acquired Bhaktivedanta Manor property, donated by George Harrison that same year.

“Although it was August, the mornings were chilly, so Srila Prabhupada and most of us wore a chaddar or sweater. Prabhupada typically walked briskly for an hour or so, passing through the quiet streets and on footpaths through the fields, occasionally stopping to make a reflection that inspired us to think about Krishna consciousness in a new light or, as here, turning a phrase to make us laugh.

“These morning walks were some of my favourite times with Srila Prabhupada, as he was often animated while discussing, joking with, or challenging those with him. And sometimes he would simply walk and chant on his beads as we trailed behind him thinking, “Krishna is yours, Srila Prabhupada, and you have the power to give Him to anyone you wish. We are poor and wretched and running behind you shouting 'Krishna! Krishna!'”

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