One devotee has prayed, “O my Lord, at the time of death it will be so difficult to think of You, because my throat will be choked up in death rattle, and I may not have time to calm my mind from pain in order to think of You. So now, while I am in healthy frame of mind and blissfully chanting Your holy name, let me die at once.” But Prabhupada has also said, “Death is not such a wonder, and it is life that’s the constant wonder and this chanting is life.
So while the Hare Krsna chanters have solved the gravest problem of existence—the death problem—they are also free from all fearfulness and are enjoying the fullest extent of happiness in the here and now. Please chant this mantra!
These pictures were taken at the Hare Krsna centers in Berkeley and San Francisco, California