International Society for Krishna Consciousness
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness is a "new religious movement" founded in New York City in 1966 by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and since losted. It is based on Hinduism, Krishna being a Hindu god. It has been branded as a "cult",
though it may be debatable if the label still applies. Nope, it's still a cult.
By many accounts, the Swami had authentic teaching to impart, but the group which formed around him included exploitive cynics, interested only in gaining and consolidating worldly power. Apparently, one chief cabalist was mainly in it for the great Indian cough medicine buzz. One thing led to another...
 See also
- ↑ See the Wikipedia article on A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
- ↑ Monkey on a Stick (Murder, Madness, and the Hare Krishnas) by John Hubner and Lindsey Gruson. The title refers to a South Asian agricultural practice, in which an impaled monkey is planted in a crop field, as an example to the others who might otherwise be tempted to picnic there.