Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Swami visits North America Members of the International Society for Krishna Con- sciousness surround their leader (left) as he stopped re- cently at New York's Kennedy airport. The leader, formally titled "His Divine Grace A. ,C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Pra- is a religious teacher from India who seven years ago started a movement in the West that has sung and danced its way across America. Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church 1509-29th Street So. H. P. NIKKEI, Coordinator Phone 345-3335 Service and Baptism EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive PASTOR-REV. H. J. 327-6113 School a.m.-Worship ACTION" Evening Service: "BORN BLIND" "A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL" SPECIAL BIBLE STUDY THURSDAYS p.m. Lethbridge Independent Baptist Church For Information Phone 328-3257 1714 14th Ave. South "Listen to p.m. Sunday" June 2, 1973 THI LETHBRIDGE HERALD _ Krishna life an austere path By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) A high, weathered wall ringed the garden behind the big, red-brick building in Brook- lyn. A sign on the front door admonished: "Srila Prahu- pada needs Inside the front hallway, the air piquant with incense, an- other pencilled sign advised: "Please walk softly and talk softly. Srila Prahupada is The object of this concern was, as he is formally titled, "His Divine Grace A. C. Bak- tivedanta Swami 76, founder and spiritual mas- ter of the International Soci- ety for Krishna Conscious- ness. "He's whispered a devotee, Panchartna Dos, 22. "He cannot be disturbed." That apparently scuttled the Interview, which had been scheduled in advance, with the elderly religious teacher from India who seven years ago started a movement in the West that has sung and danced its way across Amer- ica. In almost every major city nowadays you spot his follow- ers, young men with shaven heads and topknots wearing saffron, wrap-around dhotis and tunic-like kirtas, sandal- footed young women in flow- ing saris with painted marks of dedication, the tiakas, on their foreheads. PLAY DRUMS, CYMBALS "Hare Krishna, Hare they chant, sway- ing along. "Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare." They thump their twin-headed drums, the kjol, and ring their brass hand cymbals, the kartals. "It's great to go out on san- chanting party in the said Omkama Dasi, 19, a young woman de- votee operating the switch- board at the movement's tem- ple on Henry Street in Brook- lyn, N.Y. All the Western--followers, many of them young people disillusioned by hedonism or affluence, take Sanskrit names with various religious connotations symbolizing their change from "material" pur- suits to a new "spiritual" path. "We are vaishnav-lovers of said Goswami Bali Mardan, 26, an aide to the spiritual master and director of the New York temple, one of about 50 in the United States. Most of the closest adher- now at live communally in the tem- ples and surrounding apart- ment houses, going through their daily routine of chants, classes, work and vegetarian meals taken together. SEEK ELEVATED LIFE "Our objective is to develop greater love of God and to achieve a platform of ele- vated, blissful life full of Goswami Mar- dan said. When people are out of touch with that reality, he Phttrch_Chac7tks CARTWRIGHT "Find out what smart aleck shouft 'Amanl' time 1 added, they "think of them- selves simply as bodies, but our real identity is as souls, as eternal servants of God. If we don't understand who we really are, It is not possible to be happy." The basic method for attain- ing this spiritual self-under- standing is by chanting the name of God, called Krishna, and other sounds or "man- tras" believed to release the mind from material concepts. "Everything else follows said Goswami Mardan. Studies are centred on the ancient Vedic literature of India, chiefly the Bhagavad Gita, which the group pub- lishes as a source of financial support. They also sell in- cense, "Spiritual pro- duced at their Los Angeles centre. Their monthly maga- zine, Back to Godhead, has a circulation of ACCEPT DONATIONS Members who holu jobs are enjoined to contribute SO per cent of their income to the movement and members also accept donations on their musical expeditions into the streets. In the temple altar room, as lunch neared, a dozen bare- foot devotees swayed before a bright, decorative altar, while candles glowed throughout the room, bells tinkled, smoke rose from censers and Indian music came from a recorder. For their highly flavorful vegetarian "prasa- sit on the floor, men in one room, women in another. "We try not to have too much association between men and said Omk- ama Dasi. "We want to think only of Krishna, and if we're together too much, that's hard to do until you reach a higher level of development." Rules of the movement pro- hibit illicit sex, gambling, the taking of coffee, tea, alcohol or any intoxicants and the eating of meat, fish or poul- try. The spiritual master had been welcomed the day before at Kennedy airport with an outpouring of song, dance, showers of flower petals and garlands hung over his heck. But there were no prospects in sight for the interview. A smiling devotee, softly chanting as he counted out the chants on his beads, paused long enough to pass along the information that "the master" was having a backrub in the garden under the flowering magnolia trees. DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 Clareskobn pulpit filled CLARESHOLM (Special) Rev. E. Sinclair Reikie will be the new United Church minis- ter serving Claresholm and Stavely churches. He succeeds Rev. H. Francis Yardley who resigned because of ill health. Mr. Reikie comes to Clares- holm from Nanton and as- sumes his new post July 1. The call to Mr. Reikie was issued by a joint meeting of Stavely and Claresholm con- gregations. He 'has been at Nanton 10 years. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIS1 LATT DAY Si SUNDAY FAST AND TESTIMONY 1912 10th Ave. WARD 2nd a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. 23th St. and Scenic WARD 4th a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. 2223 6th Ave. 'A' WARD 6th a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. 2808 28th St. a.m. HONPA BUDDHIST CHURCH 3611 Forestry Ave. a School English speaker REV. JAMES H. SURREY SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720-21 Ave. S. Donald R. Givens, Evangelist Sunday: Bible Study a.m. Worship: a.m. and p.m. Wed: p.m. For information and Home Study Phone: 328-0972 or 3284855 EVERYONE WELCOME 4 CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 11th St. S. J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Mr. D. 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