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  • 1.Who is Krishna
  • Many people may ask, “Who is Krishna?” There are numerous Vedic references that can be used to provide the proper explanations.To begin with, it is the Vedic literature that most clearly reveals the nature and identity of the Absolute Truth or Supreme Personality.   Read More
    • 2.Who am I
    • Who am I? What am I? Am I the body, mind or something more? These are the age old questions that every philosopher throughout the ages has tried to grasp and understand. After all, how will you know what to do in life if you do not even know who or what you are? However, the ancient Vedic literature of India has provided the clearest answers that have been found anywhere to answer these questions.  Read More
    • 3.What Is Karma
    • Karma is one of those topics that many people know a little about, but few understand the intricacies of it. To start with, the second law of thermodynamics is that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  Read More
    • 4.What Is Reincarnation
    • Reincarnation is called samsara in the classic Vedic texts of India. The word samsara is Sanskrit and means being bound to the cycle of repeated birth and death through numerous lifetimes. How this works is that those who are materially conditioned transmigrate through different bodies according to one’s desires and past activities (or karma) and familiarities.  Read More
    • 5.Do you believe in reincarnation
    • The Bhagavad-gita, the principal scripture of the Hare Krishna movement, and the roots of understanding reincarnation, states “As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age,  Read More
    • 6.What is goal of life
    • We are not this body. We are spirit souls. We are part and parcel of the Supreme absolute - Sri Krishna. The goal of our life is to establish the lost connection with the Supreme Personality - Sri Krishna.  Read More
    • 7.What is Vedic Culture
    • By investigating the knowledge and viewpoints in the many topics found in Vedic culture we can certainly see that the practice and utilization of this Vedic knowledge can indeed assist us in many ways, even in this 21st century.  Read More
    • 8.What Scriptures Do You Follow
    • Members of the Hare Krishna Movement follow ancient India’s Vedic literature, primarily Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam. These teachings date back over 5000 years and are practiced by more than 900 million people today.  Read More
    • 9.What Is The Hare Krishna Movement
    • The Hare Krishna Movement is the popular name for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). It is a worldwide community of devotees practicing bhakti-yoga, the eternal science of loving service to God.  Read More
    • 10.What is Bhakti Yoga
    • Bhakti is derived from the Sanskrit word bhaj, which means - loving service. Yoga in Sanskrit means - connection. Bhakti yoga means to connect to the supreme by means of loving pure devotional service.  Read More
    • 11.What is the Hare Krishna Chant
    • A mantra is a spiritual sound vibration that purifies the consciousness and awakens love of God. The chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra—Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama,  Read More
    • 12.On Chanting Hare Krishna
    • Although “Hare Krishna” has become a household word, practically nobody knows what it means. Is it merely a repetitious incantation designed to hypnotize its practitioners? Is it a form of escapism? Or is it a genuine meditation that can actually summon higher awareness? In this short essay,  Read More
    • 13.Why are you Vegetarians
    • The Vedic scriptures establish nonviolence, called ahimsa, as the ethical foundation of vegetarianism and for a peaceful society. According to the Vedas, God is the Supreme Father of all creatures, not just humans.  Read More
    • 14.Why eat prasadam
    • On the spiritual path those that are most inclined to lead a peaceful existence that respects the value of all life often adopts the vegetarian lifestyle. It is in accordance with the yogic principle of ahimsa, which is to observe nonviolence and abstain from injuring any being in any way.  Read More
    • 15.The Significance of Deities and Deity Worship
    • Deities play an important part in most temples of Krishna. But what is the significance of Deities and Deity worship? One thing to understand is that all the images or Deities in the Vedic pantheon, as found in the temples, are made according to explicit details and instructions found in the Vedic texts.  Read More
    • 16.Who Started the Hare Krishna Movement
    • In 1965, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada traveled alone from India to America to establish the timeless tradition of Krishna consciousness in the Western world.  Read More
    • 17.Who Started ISKCON
    • The Society was founded in 1966 by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupäda (1896-1977), a pure devotee of God representing an unbroken chain of spiritual masters originating with Lord Kåñëa Himself.  Read More
    • 18.Who Is Srila Prabhupada
    • Srila Prabhupada, known as His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, appeared in this world in Calcutta, India on Nandotsava, the annual festival day celebrating Krishna’s birth, in the year of 1896. His father was a pure devotee of Lord Krishna who would always invite holy men to his house for meals and ask them to bless his son to become a great devotee of Radharani, Lord Krishna’s most beloved devotee and consort.  Read More
    • 19.What is ISKCON’s Purpose
    • When Srila Prabhupada began ISKCON, he established eight principles that are the basis of the Krishna consciousness movement.  Read More
    • 20.Where the Teachings Come From
    • Although the Hare Krishna Movement has only been established in the West since 1966, its roots extend thousands of years into the past, back into the Vedic tradition of India. The Vedas were originally a vocal tradition, but then were written in Sanskrit over 5000 years ago.  Read More
    • 21.Why do some members wear robes and saris
    • In the ancient Vedic culture a person dressed according to his or her social and spiritual position. Following those traditions, women who live in Hare Krishna communities wear saris and men wear robes called dhotis.  Read More
    • 22.The Peace Formula
    • The great mistake of modern civilization is to encroach upon others’ property as though it were one's own and to thereby create an unnecessary disturbance of the laws of nature. These laws are very strong. No living entity can violate them.  Read More

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