i believe in Krishna but don't know Krishna the way a devotee should know. I will be very honest i am very inclined towards knowing Krishna and his teachings and understanding love and life through his vision. I want to become follower of hare Krishna but i think first i should know about him first. Kindly guide from where should i begin. Besides, as not a follower yet so is there a provision for normal layman like me to spend and live in ashram( continuing the regular life of 9-6 job too) Can i continue with my work, jo and also stay in ISKON ashram/ Temple/ Lodging to be surrounded by Krishna and get a chance to know him more. Plz reply
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If you are unmarried then there is a provision (BACE) by local preachers for bachelor devotees who stay together & work. They follow the strict sadhana of the temple & sing, dance, do services for the temple & have prasadam together. They can stay there till they decide to either get married or join the ashram as a brahmachari.
If you are married then, please be stable in that ashram & responsibly fulfill your duties there. At the same time remember the goal of your life to always remember Krishna & Never forger Krishna. Chant sincerely in a prayerful mood asking Krishna to show you the way. Read Srila Prabhupada's books, associate with the devotees & engage in temple activities as much as possible.
All the best for your life in KC.
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No need to go/join anywhere. Please try and do these simple things at home
1. To know Krsna - Srila Prabhupada has written this most wonderful book - Krsna The Supreme Personality of godhead. Please read everyday before going to sleep 20 min.
2. Kindly chant Hare Krsna mahamantra on beads daily.
3. Worship Tulasi plant by watering, circulating 3 times everyday
4. Visit Hare Krishna temple once in a week if there is a temple in your city. If not visit any temple of Rama/ Balaji/ Vishnu/ Narasimha/ Krishna once a week for 20-30 min.
These are simple and anyone can do it. These can transform your life completely if you stick to them