Antidote to New Age Waffle

Bhagavad-gītā 13.26 | July 8, 2012 |

English; Govindadvipa, Ireland

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[‘My dear child, continue dancing, chanting and performing saṅkīrtana in association with devotees. Furthermore, go out and preach the value of chanting kṛṣṇa-nāma, for by this process You will be able to deliver all fallen souls.’]

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