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Topic: God

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“I’ll be gathering with other members of the local Krishna community for a big festival,” I told her. “Christian community?” she asked. Apparently, my Hare Krishna haircut didn’t mean anything to her. “No,” I replied, “Krishna community. I’m a Hare Krishna.” “Hare Krishna?” “You’ve never heard of Hare Krishna?” I asked. “No. Is it something like Islam?” “No. It’s from India.” And that’s...
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People who doubt there's life after death sometimes say, "No one has ever come back to tell us about it." But what if someone claimed to have come back? Would we believe him? What kind of proof would we want? Trying to prove that Krishna is God presents a similar challenge. Someone might ask, "If Krishna is God, why doesn't He come and prove it?" Well, there's evidence that He does come. For...
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Is God an idea? A quality? A white light? Or do these conceptions ignore the most important feature of the Supreme? In 1966 in New York City when His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was founding the Hare Krishna movement, a friend suggested he call it the “International Society for God Consciousness.” But Srila Prabhupada felt that the word God was too vague. By naming his...
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Penetrating the clouds of mystery surrounding the personhood of God. Is God a person who lives far away in His own spiritual land? Or is He very near, residing in the hearts of everyone? Or is He just plain everything? What would you say to these questions? Or, to put it another way, what do you think of when you think of God? You’re not alone if you find these questions hard to answer. Most...
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One Christmas, Life magazine did a cover story entitled “Who is God?” They asked that question of many people and printed the replies. The color photos of worshipers throughout the world showed many ways of approaching God. Life said, “The God of our story is the God of personal, private faith.” Intrigued by the topic, I asked myself, “Okay, what’s your answer to ‘Who is God?’” My personal faith...
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"Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead." What exactly does that mean? In this video, filmed in Philadelphia in 2011, Ravindra-svarupa Dasa explains why the founder of the Krishna consciousness movement, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, used it so frequently to identify Krishna. Ravindra-svarupa Dasa is a member of the Governing Body of the Krishna consciousness...