Srila Prabhupada vigorously preached Krsna consciousness in San Francisco in 1967. As a result, numerous articles appeared in the local press extolling the virtues of chanting Hare Krsna. For example, the following piece appeared on the front page of the Palo Alto Times:
ANCIENT TRANCE DANCE FEATURES
SWAMI'S VISIT TO STANFORD
There's a new dance about to sweep the country called the Swami. It's going to replace the frug, watusi, swim and even the good old barn stomp. Why? Because you can do any old step to it and at the same time find real happiness. You can rid yourself of the illusion that you and your body are inseparable.
Before the night was over, the audience of 250 was stomping, swinging and chanting to the beat of Indian instruments and the words of the holy Sanskrit Vedas, Hare Krishna, Hare Rama. They chanted this without interruption for seventy minutes.
Underneath the photograph of the students chanting and dancing, Srila Prabhupada typed the following words:
"Everyone joins in complete ecstacy when Swami Bhaktivedanta chants his hypnotic Hare Krishna."
(The Hare Krishna Explosion)
THE PRABHUPADA CONNECTION
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