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absolute power over devotees one man rules Mai k - V, -V. -V. f 31 ' f r M n mm -. -. riirrmmiffl Tnraii i Advertiser Photo by David Yamada Young holds court inside the North Shore Haiku Meditation Center. u Krishnaites There arc two groups of young people. in Hawaii who practice Krishnaism, a Hindu religion. One is. the Iskon group, which has been banned from so- so- liciting donations , on the streets and which is suing the City because of that prohibition. The other, which does not solid'; funds, is the Haiku Meditation Center, with groups at Sunset Beach,. Haiku, Maui, and Alewa Heights. Recently The Honolulu Advertiser sent its religion writer, writer, Janice Wolf, to. isit the Haiku group at Sunset Beach. Here are her impressions. By JANICE WOLF Advertiser Religion Writer About 20 straggly haired young people between 18 and perhaps 22 live in an old, green quonset hut. The place is cramped and smells of rotten bananas and body odor, incense incense and cockroach spray. . At the door I was greeted with a chant of "Hare Krishna" and a glass of thick, smelly mashed banana juice and a community bowl of cream-colored cream-colored cream-colored fudge-like fudge-like fudge-like candy into which everyone dips a finger. ( , The chanters played drums and guitars and tambourines. tambourines. They looked as if they were having a sexual experience. experience. A few seemed completely hypnotized. There wasn't much furniture a couple of Hollywood beds and a carpet. The walls contained an assortment of colorful posters of Krishna and copies of the chant. Sometimes Sometimes things fell off the walls and had to be replaced by the starry-eyed starry-eyed starry-eyed chanters, THE FOCAL POINT of the room was the altar, containing containing an assortment of pictures of Krishna, another copy of the chant, some candles, an electric sound system, an abundance abundance of flowers and a small photograph of Sai Young, the 22-year-old 22-year-old 22-year-old 22-year-old 22-year-old mystic who is local spiritual teacher and dictator dictator of the group. I was told that Young was "resting and cannot be disturbed." disturbed." They were very apologetic, but said the teacher needed his sleep. While Young rested, I spent three hours See One man on A-4, A-4, A-4, col. 2

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  1. The Honolulu Advertiser,
  2. 28 Jul 1970, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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