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How I came to Krsna Consiousness.

It was the early 'Eighties' and I was shoppin with a friend, we usually shopped every Saturday after the end of the working week then had a meal in the evening.

So here we where in the middle of Liverpool City Centre when a yound man in orange robes approached us he gave us a leaflet and invited us to a festival they where holding in the local theatre. I was not too keen on going to this featival that evening, but my friend was! So after much deliberation I was won over by my friend who said "If its really not our thing then we will just leave, its that simple."

We went that evening, I was so scared and nervous, I did not know what to expect! But I was to be pleasantly surprised indeed.

I/we had a fantastic evening of bhajan/kirtan and play and a brilliant lecture by H.H. Sivarama Swami, and at the end of the evening all the devotees were on the stage dancing and singing, and no one sat down!!! We were all up dancing and singing ecstatically!!! I purchased one book called, Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers a dialogue between Bob Cohen a peace corps worker and H. D. G. Srila Prabhupada, I read the book from cover to cover in 'one night!' That was it I wanted to find these devotees and meet this Prabhupada. I could not stop telling everyone about these wonderful people and their philosophy which was the key to allieviating all their sufferings. Friend thought I was nuts, but I did not care. I joined the local temple attending regularly. I met my future husband there and we served happily for many years. I did the Bhaktin course 'twice' because I simple loved it!

And the rest is history so to speak.

Hare Krsna! It was lovely to

Hare Krsna! It was lovely to read how you came to Krsna consciousness. Thank you.
As for me, it was my sister who brought me into Krsna consciousness. My grandfather had donated quite a large sum of money to Bhaktivedanta Manor in London so they decided to give him the full set of Srimad Bhagavatam. My grandfather didn't read the books but decided to give them to my sister who had just started her holidays and was looking for something good to read. She gave it a go - after reading some of it, she was immensely inspired and started reading the Bhagavad Gita. She asked me to read Srila Prabhupada's books too but I didn't ever feel like it. She started listening to kirtan, I was still listening to mundane songs. She kept reading Srila Prabhupada's books, I kept reading mundane novels. She then made her own little temple at home and started serving deities of Krsna and Radha. I was always a little attracted towards all of this but I never actually tried, I felt a little foreign. But then the attraction increased naturally, bit by bit and I read the Bhagavad Gita, started chanting japa. Actually, one of the first books I read was also Perfect Questions Perfect Answers, which was very inspiring. After a few weeks, I started loving Krsna. As time went on, my love for him kept increasing and increasing and increasing. It was amazing. Now my sister and I do all devotional service together and it's always about Krsna for us. We never like engaging in anything mundane any longer, unless it's related to Krsna - in which case it isn't mundane!

Hare Krsna,
Roma