If you’d asked me a year ago if I would have attended a “fan club” meeting of a famous Hare Krishna guru-turned-book-author, I would have replied something like, “It’s not out of the question, but it’s unlikely.”
The unlikely seems to happen here in India.
It started with our neighbor and friend, Anita, who gave me a copy of Radanath Swami’s book, “The Journey Home,” last October. Many of my Hindu friends worship different gods and goddesses, and I knew through casual conversation that Anita worshipped Lord Krishna, the playful blue-skinned, flute-playing god.
I didn’t think much about it beyond that. There’s a temple nearby our house and we hear the bells regularly. Many Hindu homes and businesses—even street carts–feature small alters in this religious country. The sounds of bells and the smell of incense burning are common. Read more