Another of those Krsna videos

Syamasundara - November 8, 2007 5:23 am

I was looking for some video about Govardhana or Go puja, which I didn't find, but I came across thsi video, that I had never seen. Quite something. Ahhh the good ole days... :Applause:

I had never realized what an Empire iskcon was. Too bad things have changed a tad...


Let's see if you recognize someone at minutes 12:30 and 27:17 :Hypnotized:


At 6:52 I was struck to see how human and real Srila Prabhupada was, every nuance of his face. I was used to just hearing or watching him in a class, where he is somewhat a character of himself, the cadence of his voice, the tone, or let's just say he was more formal. I also loved to see him dance.




Also featuring a hair-standing sung version of the Isopanisad (but I won't say in which sense).


By the way, maybe WE can make the first and best go puja video to put online.

Tadiya Dasi - November 9, 2007 4:40 pm

Thanks for posting this, Syamasundara.


What struck me the most while watching this, was how innocent, joyful and absolutely radiant all the devotees looked! Even the lady who sung the Isopanisad - she seemed truly absorbed in the song, and I found that so beautiful...regardless of the so-called "quality" of her singing. Sincerity really is invincible :Applause: I pray to be able to have even an ounce of the sincerity, enthusiasm and dedication we see in so many of Prabhupada's disciples (and in this film). And, yes, Prabhupada's presence - even on film - is so endearing and compelling, totally charming.


The section of the cows running in the pasture...priceless! :Hypnotized::dance:

Syamasundara - November 20, 2007 3:30 pm

So, has anyone found and recognized the two devotees? I just remembered there is a third one, but I can't find the minute right now, gotta run to work, and not many know him anyway. It's Satananda's son, Rama-Laksmana, as a small japanese looking child, I am almost positive it's him...

Bhrigu - November 23, 2007 3:16 pm

A great video, Shyamu! I liked the New Vrindavan part the best; Kirtanananda Maharaj looks so young and idealistic, and those happy, running cows with their little cowherd! :dance: But I must admit that much of the video was kind of scary. The om purnam - chanting wasn't too bad, though, comparatively speaking. On the last episode of the Tv-series Heroes they chanted the "ashtanga yoga" mantras, and that was pretty terrible.

Syamasundara - November 23, 2007 9:15 pm

Bah, no one is answering my trivia, though.


Are those two devotees so evident, or no one even knows what I'm talking about?

Bhrigu - November 24, 2007 4:55 pm

Did you mean Guru Maharaja? I think he was present at least in the first instance (12:30).

Babhru Das - November 24, 2007 5:28 pm

I think the later one may be Agnideva, no?


I have to watch the whole thing to see if Rama-Lakshman's there. It seems to me he's a little young, though. He was in my gurukula in Honolulu in '79, but he was only five then, I think. (He was also in my ashram at Bhaktivedanta Village in the '80s.) Anyway, I'll watch to see if I can spot him. Got a time for that?

Babhru Das - November 24, 2007 5:45 pm

If you mean the little boy just before 15:00, that's not Rama. Too old, and Rama had a really round head when he was little. And that's not Kadamba next to him.

Syamasundara - November 25, 2007 7:53 am

I don't remember the minute, but if you say it's not Rama... I only saw one picture of his mother once and she sure looked like her.


Yes, GM is the one at 12:30. Who is the other one (unless I'm wrong again)?

Syamasundara - December 1, 2007 3:22 am

Yes, it is Agni (I'd be really surprised if it wasn't)! Sorry, I totally overlooked your previous post. You win a teddy bear.