Quando Sua Divina Graça AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada entrou no porto de Nova York em 17 de setembro de 1965, poucos americanos tomaram conhecimento – mas ele não era apenas mais um imigrante. Antes de Srila Prabhupada falecer em 14 de novembro de 1977, com 81 anos, fundou a Sociedade Internacional para a Consciência de Krishna (ISKCON) e abre mais de 100 templos, ashramas e centros culturais.
"And so this age is very difficult for those who want to utilize this life for self-realization. The people are so busy with sense gratification that they completely forget about self-realization...they do not realize that this brief life is but a moment on our great journey towards self-realization. The whole system of education is geared to sense gratification, and ... the children of this age are being intentionally sent to the slaughterhouses of so-called education."
There are no hard and fast rules for chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. One can chant anywhere, anytime, in any situation. In fact, the Caitanya-caritamrta (Antya-lila, 20.18) describes that chanting the holy name at any time or place, even dur