The temples of the Krsna consciousness movement do not belong to the devotees who live in them—they belong to Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Lord Sri Krsna and His eternal consort Srimati Radharani, as represented in the temple in Their eternal forms, are considered the supreme proprietors of the temple; all the devotees are Their servants, and all the activities performed are for Their enjoyment. Furthermore, since Krsna is for everyone, everyone is welcome to come to Krsna’s temples, learn about Krsna and share in the enjoyment of Krsna consciousness.
Although Krsna consciousness may sometimes seem puzzling, complicated or foreign, it is actually a very simple process in which anyone may easily participate. The universal program recommended by spiritual authorities for this age is simply to chant the Hare Krsna mantra, to dance in ecstasy, to feast on nicely prepared spiritual food offered to Krsna in devotion, and to discuss the philosophy of Krsna consciousness. While disarmingly simple, these joyfully performed activities offer a program of tremendous spiritual potency.
Chanting, dancing, feasting and philosophy—this is a very natural and agreeable method for advancement in spiritual life. The Hare Krsna mantra is very pleasing to chant or hear. By chanting Hare Krsna, one will naturally come to dance in ecstasy, and after chanting and dancing one can rest and relish the taste of the many varieties of spiritual delicacies which are offered to Krsna. Furthermore, one may satisfy his intellectual appetite by applying his mind to the profound philosophical ideas of Krsna consciousness which are presented in our books and classes.
By the grace of our spiritual master, we are beginning to taste the nectar of love of Krsna, and now we want to spread this sweet taste everywhere. Therefore, in order to glorify Krsna and to spread the bliss of Krsna consciousness, all of the centers of the Krsna consciousness movement sponsor weekly Sunday festivals of chanting, dancing, feasting and philosophy. There are no previous qualifications needed and no limitations. If you are attracted to Krsna (even slightly), please come and bring your friends. Hare Krsna.