Before Madhavendra Puri, most Indians worshiped Lord Krishna in a ritualistic fashion, according to strict rules and regulations. Such formal worship is necessary for those who have not awakened their natural desire to serve the Lord with love and devotion.
In this issue of BTG we feature two of ISKCON’s farm communities: New Vrindavan near Wheeling, West Virginia and Gita-nagari near Port Royal, Pennsylvania.
Soren Kierkegaard, the father of existentialism, said we have to make the leap of faith and he saw the goal as God. He wrote, “There is a God—His will is made known to me in holy scripture and in my conscience.”
None of us had ever designed a building or worked with marble or anything like that. But we chanted Hare Krishna, and gradually Krishna revealed these skills.
Jesus Christ said, “Thou shall not kill.” So why is it that the Christian people are engaged in animal killing? The Bible does not simply say, “Do not kill the human being.” It says broadly, “Thou shall not kill.”
From cow’s milk, says Srila Prabhupada, you get butter and so many other things, and you can add fruit, vegetables, and grains to make hundreds and thousands of preparations–that is real enjoyment. Krishna Prasada.
The prosperity of humanity does not depend on a demoniac civilization that has no culture and no knowledge but has only gigantic skyscrapers, and huge automobiles always rushing down the highways. The products of nature are sufficient.
When Bhakti Vikash Maha-yogi Maharaja saw the vigorous missionary work of the ISKCON devotees, he knew that they and their spiritual master Srila Prabhupada are bona fide followers of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta.
The inhabitants of Vrindavan were simply astonished to see Krishna holding up Govardhana Hill with the little finger of His left hand.
“Human prosperity flourishes by natural gifts, and not by gigantic industrial enterprises, “says His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who has founded many Krishna-conscious farming communities all over the world. “The gigantic industrial enterprises are products of a godless civilization, and they cause the destruction of the noble aims of human life…. What we […]
Recently, Western and Indian devotees came together at ISKCON centers worldwide to celebrate the day, some fifty centuries ago, when Lord Krsna made His appearance on earth.