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This conclusory chapter shows the dynamics of transmission in the case of charismatic representations in Hare Kṛṣṇa culture include several processes which seem to require the activation of pan-human and evoked understandings, rather than simply cultural learning. The charismatic person is frequently described in a way that has been categorised under the label of 'frame violations'. The chapter proposes that the key to the success of the Hare Kṛṣṇa movement is that it is a religious movement. It is the religious ideas and practices that made the movement successful and not its social and moral ideology. If Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda had come to New York only to speak and write about his socio-political vision of how to organise society in Vedic terms and how to conduct our moral lives according to Hindu norms of conduct, it is extremely unlikely that anyone would have paid any attention.

Keywords:Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda; charismatic representations; frame violations; Hare Kṛṣṇa; New York; religious ideas; social ceremony



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