Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
The HARE Krishna DEVOTEES personally distribute almost half a million Back to Godheads each month, so it is likely that you received this copy by meeting and personally talking with a devotee. Perhaps you wanted to find out more about our humanitarian work, or about bhakti-yoga, or you might have been curious about our life-style. You might like the singing of Hare Krishna, or perhaps the Krishna consciousness philosophy intrigues you.
Whatever your interest, it can be satisfied here because the subject of Back to Godhead is Krishna. Krishna, which literally means “the All-attractive,” is a name of the original form of God. The Vedic scriptures state that although people look for pleasure in many ways-through money, through fame, through love, or in some other way-the essence of what they are looking for is Krishna, the source of all pleasure, the embodiment of eternity, bliss and knowledge. Originally, in pure consciousness, we have a loving relationship with Krishna in which we share His qualities, but now we have forgotten it. When we revive that loving relationship, however, all our desires will be satisfied. The Vedic scriptures recommend the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra printed on this page as the best method for reawakening our inner Krishna consciousness. The articles in Back to Godhead explain in more detail this eternal, blissful consciousness of the Absolute Truth.