Back to Godhead Magazine Volume 28 1969
In this Age of Kali spiritual life is difficult. Handicapped by short life span, poor memory, and political turmoil, few if any can take up the path of self-realization by means of meditative yoga, temple worship or study of the Vedas.
This process is especially recommended for self-realization in this age. By performance of Samkirtan, one can achieve the perfection of human life, and the process is so simple that anyone can take it up without qualification.
Srila Prabhupada and poet Allen Ginsberg filled a campus auditorium at Ohio State University in Columbus to twice the capacity. About two thousand students flooded the stage and aisles and jumped from their seats, crowded the stage and danced and chanted.
Allen Ginsberg has just flown in from Louisville, Kentucky and is concluding a long tour of college poetry readings before retiring to his upstate New York farm.
The chanting began and people began to sway with the beat of the drums, clapping their hands and chanting Hare Krishna. We too began to feel the beat of the drums awakening within us, and before I knew it, the entire audience caught in the magical rhythm of the chant.
The Samkirtan Party chanted with relaxed bliss, vibrating Krishna’s Holy Names as the TV crew wound around them with cables and microphone cords, straining to record the bliss of Lord Chaitanya’s movement.
Krishna Consciousness came to Hamburg in October, 1968. Two Americans and one native German formed the team for the first center in Central Europe.
ISKCON London 1969 in Photos. Kirtans at Albert Hall, St. Pancras Hall, Oxford, the “Middle Earth Round House” and the “Art Lab”, Interview with the BBC.
Lord Shiva is a pure devotee of Lord Krishna, who is accepted as the Supreme Lord by the purport of all Vedic literature, Upanishads, Puranas and Vedanta Sutra, and by the disciplic succession of spiritual masters.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was formed in 1966 by Prabhupada A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, who came from India on the order of his Spiritual Master to preach love of God to the people of the West.