Swami Bhaktipada, Ex-Hare Krishna Leader, Dies at 74 New York Times

Swami Bhaktipada, Ex-Hare Krishna Leader, Dies at 74

New York Times
By MARGALIT FOX
October 24, 2011

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Two items from EPD, 20/7/78

Bonn: 20 July 1978. Klaus Immer, member of the Federal Parliament (SPD) has called attention to the right of churches to warn (their members) against other religious groups. Continue reading

Nyandlight

A New book by L. Wikström

This book, called “Nyandligt” i.e. “New Spirituality”, is part of the Lutheran World Federation’s program on New Religious Movements. Since 1971 the author has worked as a secretary for Press and Literature on the staff of the Church of Sweden Mission. Before that he was for seventeen years a minister in the Diocese of Lulea, “the Diocese in the North” of Sweden. Continue reading

Krsna Consciousness In The West

By R.T. Crowley

The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Perhaps the most colorful of all the new religious movements is the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), whose shaven-headed, saffron – robed members can be seen chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra on the streetcorners of New York, London, Amsterdam, Paris and many other important cities of the world. Continue reading

R. Kranenborg: Zelfverwerkelijking

Zelfverwerkelijking, Oosterse religies binnen een westerse subkultur.
J. H. Kok, Kampen (ISBN 90 242 0389 9)

This study deals with a number of Eastern religious groups which are presently finding a following among certain segments of the younger generation in The Netherlands. Continue reading

The Mantra as an Instrument of Salvation

By Carl Gustav Diehl

The word Mantra is ethnologically connected with the root “Man” meaning “to consider, know or think”. “Tra” is reasonably to be taken as an ending with the force of creating a noun of an abstract significance “that which is thought or to be thought.” Indian sources, however, connect it with a root “Tra”, that is “protect, preserve or even save”. Such concepts lie behind the use of the word in various religious connections in India and will require a more detailed study. Continue reading

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