“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.”
“You’ve never heard of Hare Krishna?” I asked.
“No. Is it something like Islam?”
“No. It’s from India.”
If I were to tell you I knew a story about a boy who swallowed a raging forest fire to save his friends and relatives, you’d probably think it was a fairy tale. Boys don’t swallow forest fires.
If I were to tell you the story was about how God swallowed a raging forest fire, you might consider more seriously the possibility of the story’s being true. God has been known to part seas, hold...
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...
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...
"Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead." What exactly does that mean? In this video, filmed in Philadelphia in 2011, Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and member of the Governing Body of the Krishna consciousness movement, 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...