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SAN FRANCISCO, EARLY 1967, SRILA PRABHUPADA OPENS RADHA-KRSNA TEMPLE IN HAIGHT-ASHBURY SECTION.

SAN FRANCISCO, EARLY 1967, SRILA PRABHUPADA OPENS RADHA-KRSNA TEMPLE IN HAIGHT-ASHBURY SECTION.

Of these five, the Lord, Time, prakriti, and the living entity are permanent and eternal. The manifestations of prakriti are temporary, but not false, as some philosophers say. According to the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness, the manifestations are quite real, but temporary. They are like the clouds which appear during the rainy season but disappear during the dry season. These manifestations occur at certain intervals, and then they disappear and the vegetation dries up. Nevertheless, this process of Nature is working eternally.
Material Nature is separated energy of the Supreme Lord. The living entities are also energy of the Lord, but they are not separated. They are eternally related to the Lord. So, the Lord, Nature, the entity, and Time are all eternal. Karma is not eternal. The effects of karma may be old, and we may be suffering from the results of activity performed in time immemorial, but we are able to change our activities. We simply do not know which activities will give us release from these material entanglements. This is explained in The Bhagavad Gita.
B.G. INTRO.

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