train, delegate and empower

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. —Ralph Nader

In just over a decade Swami Prabhupada established an international and dynamic society of devotion  to Krishna. The teachings, practices and culture were not things familiar to his audiences. His feat of accomplishment is noted by Basham: “The Hare Krishna movement is historically very significant, for now for the first time since the days of the Roman Empire an Asian religion is being openly practiced by people of Western origin in the streets of Western cities." (A.L. Basham: A Cultural History of India). Aside from his personal charisma and ability to communicate his message, a key element toward the expansion was his empowerment of those who became his followers. He trained, delegated and empowered his disciples. In turn their accomplishments were nothing short of miraculous. 

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