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 Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Hare Krishna Society

“He lives forever by His Divine Instructions and the follower lives with Him”

Srila Prabhupada’s dedication to the Srimad-Bhagavatam, New Delhi, India 1962

Introduction

The Krishna consciousness movement is a global congregation based on the instructions of the Vedic scriptures, the world’s most ancient and complete books of spiritual science. Specifically, we follow the teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, whose activities and symptoms prove that he is the predicted great personality (shakty-avesa-avatar) who establishes the mission of God, or Krishna, worldwide. We recognize and accept that Srila Prabhupada is a pure representative of Lord Krishna and the current link in the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya Sampradaya.

Everyone can attain full perfection by following Srila Prabhupada. In numerous letters and instructions to his followers, Srila Prabhupada urged, “Please study all of my books very thoroughly.” (Letter, December 1974.) He often warned his disciples, “When the waves of maya attack, your little sentiment for Krishna may not save you. All my disciples must be thoroughly trained in the philosophy of Krishna consciousness.” (Letter, May 1972). He urged his leading preachers to diligently train devotees rather than constantly canvass for converts: “What’s the use of so many devotees if none of them are knowledgeable.” (Letter, 1972). Thus, Srila Prabhupada worked tirelessly, night and day, to carefully translate, explain and publish the most important Vaisnava scriptures, such as Srimad-Bhagavatam, Caitanya-caritamrta, SrimadBhagavad-gita, and Sri Bhaktirasamrita Sindhu (Nectar of Devotion).

 

Basic Convictions of the Krishna Consciousness Movement

Srila Prabhupada listed the following convictions of the Krishna Consciousness Movement:

1. The Absolute Truth is contained in all the great scriptures of the world. However, the oldest known revealed scriptures in existence are the Vedic literatures, most notably Bhagavad-gita, which is the literal record of God’s words. 2. God, or Krishna, is eternal, all-knowing, omnipresent, all-powerful, and all-attractive, the seedgiving father of man and all living entities. He is the sustaining energy of all life, nature, and the cosmic situation. 3. Man is actually not his body but spirit soul, part and parcel of God, and therefore eternal. 4. That all men are brothers can be practiced only when we realize God as our common father. 5. All our actions should be performed as a sacrifice to the Supreme Lord: “All that you do, all that you eat, all that you offer and give away, as well as all austerities that you may perform, should be done as an offering unto Me.” (Bhagavad-gita 9.27) 6. The food that sustains us should always be offered to the Lord before eating. In this way He becomes the offering, and such eating purifies us. 7. We can, by sincere cultivation of bona fide spiritual science, attain to the stage of pure, unendingly blissful consciousness, free from anxiety, in this very lifetime. 8. The recommended means to attain the mature stage of love of God in the present age of Kali, or quarrel, is to chant the holy name of the Lord. The easiest method for most people is to chant the Hare Krishna mantra:

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

 

Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Hare Krishna Society

The devotees of the Hare Krishna Society invite you to participate in reviving widespread interest in and obedience to Srila Prabhupada’s transcendental mission. The sanga of Srila Prabhupada’s disciples has been weakened and fragmented due, largely, to institutional corruption and misguided leadership.

While some endeavor to reform institutions and their leaders. Hare Krishna Society devotees, following Srila Prabhupada’s example, understand the wisdom of avoiding politics and endeavor instead to establish new positive programs for preaching Krishna consciousness worldwide. We hope this will serve Srila Prabhupada’s dedicated followers as a guide for preaching Krishna consciousness and establishing temples and communities of devotees all over the world. The Hare Krishna Society aims to foster an alliance of like-minded devotees engaged in service to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder and beloved Acarya of the entire Krishna consciousness movement. The Hare Krishna Society is spiritually identical to the original International Society for Krishna Consciousness, which Srila Prabhupada painstakingly organized for the benefit of everyone in the world. The Hare Krishna Society aims to promote an atmosphere of love and trust, wherein devotees may cooperate to serve Lord Caitanya’s glorious mission under the auspices of Srila Prabhupada’s perfect guidance. We invite each of Srila Prabhupada’s followers to use this website as a guide for teaching the principles of Krishna consciousness to devotees of Krishna all over the world.

Participation in the Hare Krishna Society may be performed in various ways:

1.) Association: Take part in local programs and associate with local members.

2.) Affiliation: Become an affiliated center or household by understanding and accepting the principles described in Srila Prabhupada Siddhanta and by associating with other members of the Hare Krishna Society.

3.) Chapter: Become a Hare Krishna Temple by agreeing to accept the principles and practices outlined in Srila Prabhupada Siddhanta and to associate and consult with devotees of the Hare Krishna Society for the sake of cooperation through sincere practical efforts for organized public preaching.

Thank you for your association. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada