Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Prabhupada and Spiritual Equality
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights. What is lesser known about him is that his campaign for equality took him to India, where he gained inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent methods of social change.
'Black Lotus' Celebrates Life of African-American Guru
The biography of His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami was released at a book signing at New York City's East-West Books on 28 February. Subtitled, "The Spiritual Journey of an Urban Mystic," the book traces His Holiness' path as a young man named John Favors from Princeton University, to the Civil Rights movement, to discipleship under His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and ultimately to his final role as a prominent spiritual leader of the worldwide Hare Krishna movement.
PASSAGES: Mukta Kesa dasa, 1947-2007
Gradually the space between Mukta's breaths became longer and longer and it seemed he was going to leave soon. At around 9:35 or 9:36, he took his last breath. There was no more movement in his chest. We waited and waited for the next breath. Nothing. No more movement.Two small silver tears appear in the corners of Mukta's eyes. The kirtan softened. Mukta was unmoving. Gauranga Kishore was leading the chanting when Mukta departed.