A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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    they are spirits/souls residing in a physical body. There are two main goals for ISKCON followers. The first goal is that the individual attempts to reunite his spirit/soul with Krishna, in order to stop the cycle of reincarnation and rise up to heaven. The second goal is to spread the movement around the world and try to get people to convert to their cause. The main idea they try to change is the concept of materialism. The followers want the world to become one Krishna temple with everything in it devoted to him. The ISKCON movement started in 1965 by a man named A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in New York City. He would walk around the city and preach on the streets. He later moved and established his first temple in San Francisco. There he targeted cultural outcast youths who made up most of his followers. From there the movement took off. He appointed 11 gurus who were second in command to him. Prabhupada started building temples in major cities all across the U.S. During this time a governing body council was formed to manage the operations and a child boarding school was formed. The ISKCON movement really took a hit when its founder died in November of 1977. At that time they grew to 108 temples in 25 countries. The death caused many to leave the movement and created many problems. One problems was with the major loss in members, the movement was having trouble financially. Another problem was after the death, the 11 appointed gurus fought for power and…

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