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Re: “Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All

A beautifully crafted portrayal of the remarkable life and journey of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the Hare Krsna Movement. The scope of the film depicts his rise from obscurity to international fame as the leader of an emerging spiritual movement. The film shows why his followers not only dropped everything, including the Hippie lifestyle, to take up his mission with intense zeal in the 1960s and 70s, it also reveals why, two generations later, countless number of devotees still revere him and dedicate themselves to this same vision. Although, due to the time constraints of the film, there are many details missing which could paint a fuller picture of who Prabhupada was, e.g., his childhood in late 19th century Bengal, his arduous journey to America in which he suffered two major cardiac arrests, etc. This film still captures the magic and essence of that heady and tumultuous time.

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Posted by Shyamarupa Dasa on 11/14/2017 at 5:09 PM

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