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Lord Sri Krsna appeared 500 years ago as Lord Caitanya, a pure devotee, just to teach us how to love Krsna. His ecstatic method of sankirtana (dancing and chanting Hare Krsna) is the recommended way to achieve spiritual happiness in this present age of hypocrisy and quarrel.
His Divince Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness “I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who, with the torchlight of knowledge, has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance.”
What Is The International Society For Krishna Consciousness?
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a worldwide community of devotees practicing bhakti-yoga, loving service to God. It is an eternal science of God consciousness described in Vedic literatures which were compiled 5,000 years ago. The founder and spiritual master of ISKCON, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, a pure devotee representing an unbroken disciplic chain of spiritual masters, came to the United States in 1966 on the order of his spiritual master to preach this science of the spirit soul to the people of the West.
The essence of religion, or, for that matter, the very purpose of life itself, is to develop love of God. We desire to provide for all people the gift of knowing how to love God, and we are dedicated to awakening the love of God which is dormant in the heart of everyone, regardless of race, creed or color. The program offered by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness is designed so that each and every person, while remaining in his occupation or station in life, may adopt the simple and direct methods of bhakti-yoga (devotion) under the direction of a bona fide spiritual master and offer whatever capacity or talent he has by utilizing it in the service of the Supreme Lord. The writer may write articles for Krsna. Householders raise children in the science of God, and husband and wife live in mutual cooperation for spiritual progress. A businessman may enroll as a life member and thus participate in the Krsna consciousness movement without abandoning his occupation.
Only by the recognition of God as the supreme father can there be brotherhood, peace and prosperity. In this materialistic world, the temples of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness are like oases in the desert where parched men may seek the nectar of happiness. We invite one and all to stop at our temples, listed below, and take part in our programs of classes, festivals, chanting, feasting and worship. The temples are open for you. Please visit them and inquire into this sublime and easy process for finding perfect happiness.