1. 2001–03 Bede Griffiths Assn. “Summary of paper presented by Bruno Barnhart at the Monastic Symposium, New Camaldoli, June 2000.” http://www. bedegriffiths.com/wisdom/wisdom_11.htm (accessed July 22, 2008).
2. Although it appears to the outsider that followers of Hare Krishna are attempting to imitate Hindu culture, they themselves do not see it that way. Steven J. Gelberg, a scholar of religion and participant in ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), states, “As we saw it, we had not affiliated ourselves with a cumulative tradition formed and shaped by particular historical, ideological, and social contingencies, but rather were partaking in an enlightened, transcendent culture.” “The Call of the Lotus-Eyed Lord,” in Miller, When Prophets Die, 155.
3. Worldviews: Crosscultural Explorations of Human Beliefs (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1999).
4. Yogananda, Man’s Eternal Quest, 13. 5. Maharishi, On the Bhagavad-Gita, 449.
6. Gurumayi, unpublished transcript, Mar. 8, 1991, quoted by Douglas Brooks in Meditation Revolution, 592, n27.
7. W. C. Smith explains this process in Meaning and End of Religion, 42–43.
8. The Art of Living Foundation advertised in 2008 that it has taught over a million people the “Sudarshan Kriya” technique in more than 130 countries.
9. D. G. White argues in Kiss of the Yogini (2) that “For a wide swath of central India in the pre-colonial period, Tantra would have been the ‘mainstream,’ and in many ways it continues to impact the mainstream, even if emic misappreciations of Tantra tend to relegate it to a marginal position.”
10. Larson notes differences between methods of propagation in traditional Hinduism and Neo-Hinduism, drawing on the work of J. N. Farquhar and Kenneth W. Jones, India’s Agony over Religion, 134–35.
11. Raheja and Gold, Listen to the Heron’s Words, xxviii.
12. This refers to a type of conversion in which a person makes a pronouncement of faith. Conversion to Hinduism did take place on a cultural level as Hindu traders and settlers entered other countries as, for example, in Bali.
13. Hacker, Philology and Confrontation, 231.
14. Ahlstrom, “From Sinai to the Golden Gate,” in Needleman and Baker, Understanding the New Religions, 3–22.
15. Ibid., 9.
16. Ahlstrom, Religious History, 309.
17. Moseley, Cultural History of Religion in America, 62.
18. Ahlstrom, Religious History, 391.
19. Ibid., 366–67.
20. Tweed and Prothero, Asian Religions in America, 43.
21. Kopf, British Orientalism, 5.
22. Spencer Lavan, “The Brahmo Samaj,” in Baird, Religion in Modern India, 4–5.
23. A Gift to Deists (Calcutta: Sadharan Brahmo Samaj, 1949), n.p. Quoted by