Glimpses Of Srila Prabhupada
by Rupa-Vilasa Dasa
In the 1970’s the Hare Krishna Movement underwent a rapid expansion. Temples sprang up all over the US and Europe, started by sincere disciples of Srila Prabhupada. They had been inspired by him, especially during the years 1966-1970, to take the Krishna Consciousness movement to every town and village. This was a program of outreach envisioned and predicted by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the Golden Avatar who appeared in the 15th century. Furthermore, Srila Prabhupada’s worldwide success in spreading the Krishna Consciousness mission was the fulfillment of the desires of his previous spiritual masters coming in the line of Lord Caitanya.
During the zealous revolutionary period that arose from the ashes of the hippie communal movement – which had been rendered disheartened and degraded by a lack of authentic spirituality, extensive drug use and extreme hedonism – real spiritual communism broke forth in the form of the Hare Krishna Explosion. Krishna communities were popping up everywhere, espousing shared assets, powerful spiritual practice and a life of abstinence and joy. This included the chanting the Hare krishna mantra, sacred dance and feasting on vegetarian prasadam – sanctified food which induced higher consciousness in all who partook.
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