Prabhupada’s First Visit to Australia, Sydney, 1971

His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

A spiritual master who knows the absolute truth comes on time in a blue Volkswagen van.

For the members of the Hare Krsna movement, it is the first arrival.

For the press, it is another Indian mystic and for the people in Paddington another curious visitors.

His Divine Grace founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in 1966th It is said that his disciplic succession can be traced back five hundred years.

According to his followers, he is the sublime representation of God and perfectly pure.

Actually his movement is temperate and exclusive.

Alcohol, tobacco and sex except for procreation, are frowned upon and the diet is strict and simple.

The followers give everything they have, when they join the movement, survival of the money of publications, donations and say "Krsna.

" God or Krsna is all-pervading.

From His energy are the five elements, the material elements.

They say that the history of the movement can be has five thousand years, as Krsna in India for the first time proclaimed the truth.

These days, the headquarters in Los Angeles, where, according to one member, more frustrations are.

Today they say that the most perfect person in the world in this apartment Paddington and fifty members of the Sydney branch are ecstatic.

Today, the supporters say, is a day of brotherhood and peace, of love and humility.

But behind the facade there are some conflicts and some sadness.

Sheryl Zimmerer is eighteen, she went to the University and had a job in accounting, before they both left a few months ago to join the sect.

Today, after its initiation by the spiritual master she says that she has found true happiness.

But her mother and aunt are not sure.

For them, the ceremony means an alienation of lifestyle, the Sheryl, they hoped, would lead.

Now I am with the not so lucky.

I can not understand.

But it's her life.

It's what she wants.

So my husband and I the most of it.

What bothers them at their inauguration? – Your future.

Your entire future and the fact that they are taught not to have sex.

I came here yesterday and the spiritual master told them that sex is beastly.

That's not the way I have my children educated.

When I hear this kind of thinking, I wonder what will be their future.

She gave up the university to do this.

She gave up everything.

she does not work and I can see no future.

What will happen in ten years? Which religion you belong to, if I may ask? – The Church of England.

And they think that.

She was baptized, she was confirmed in our church and suddenly she turned two months ago this thing.

What they believe they have most attracted to all this? Now she was looking for something, it is introverted and she felt that she was expecting more out of life than they got.

Well, it looks like she would get it, is not it.

Because they seem to be very happy, since it is here.

Your ideas are consistent with the ideas of these people and I think they are very good fellows.

They are very faithful to their ideas, but they are not my ideas.

One of the things they do not like in particular, is downing.


I can not see the reason why they do this.

Sheryl why you throw yourself down in this way.

Well, that is a sign of humility.

The spiritual master is a messenger of God, a companion of God.

He is actually Krsna friend, the friend of God.

That's why we bow to the spiritual master.

Because the spiritual master gives us the knowledge, as we return back to home, back to Godhead to Krsna.

It is so strong in the world.

Today we have fifty-two temples around the world.

Your mother worries that all the things you say, mainly coming from brainwashing.

Do you care that she cares? Oh well.

I care because she cares, but I do not think that they should do it, because you can see that there is peace and happiness.

Everyone has a purpose.

There are no bad relationships in the temple.

People know that we are all spiritual souls, parts Krsna.

Do you think that they might have spiritual peace and happiness in her, without doing this? Naturally.

I thought that's what she got home.

I want to say that we really liked at home.

She was brought to the Christian religion.

But it seemed as if something was missing somewhere.

This is a difficult question, but when her parents wanted her to go back home and perhaps everything would forget here and maybe get married as most normal eighteen year old girls do, what would they do? I would say I can not, because we are all spiritual souls and we only this life.

This life is like a nod to the eternal time.

So we should try to come back home, back to Krsna, as soon as possible.

There is no other bona fide spiritual master.

This spiritual master is pure.

You can see that he is clean just because of its community.

You can make it out through Community for yourself easily.

We do not ask you to believe.

Because he is such a pure soul, a lover of God.

He is devoted to God completely.

Krsna says that it is better to serve the spiritual master to serve as Mir.

Krsna would rather serve as the spiritual master he would serve yourself itself.

Because the spiritual master is friend Krsna.

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