Monday, March 19, 2018

Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON

Swami Prabhupada* was a spiritual teacher and was the founder of ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Consciousness) and like many of his kind has inspired millions of people. Yet, despite the reams of material written about spiritual leaders and their life and death, one always wants to be sure of their genuineness. The hands are a useful tool to help figure this out.

The Swami has a large hand, with long, clear lines, more or less straight fingers which are neither short nor long. His head and heart lines are balanced with each other. The lifeline is strong, and the palm, though rectangular in shape, is big, and not narrow. He also has large nails, pronounced knots, and good first phalanges. His thumb seems to be a little low set, even if held close to the hand.

These hand features tell us that Swami Prabhupada was clear-headed, and