A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who brought the Hare Krishna mantra to the west. On the order of his spiritual master,he arrived in Boston by freight ship, carrying $7 in change and a trunk of books about Krishna. http://www.krishna.com/history-hare-krishna-movement-0
Fasting and feasting tomorrow in loving memory of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami. He singlehandedly took Krishna consciousness to the western world and with the help of enthusiastic young disciples, in a very short time grew his seedling movement into the worldwide, thriving International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Read it here: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=12025
"Sometimes Christian priests come to us inquiring, 'Why are our followers neglecting our scriptures and accepting yours?' But when we ask them, 'Your Bible says, "Do not kill." Why then are you killing so many animals daily?' they cannot answer."