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Hare Krishna dear Devotees, please accept my humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Can You please share Your experiences of staying in Western countries? How You are there with Your sadhana?

With Devotee association?

With Your food?

With Your japa?

Sense control?

Clothes?

Is it really difficult to practice bhakti in the west?

And what difficulties might be there?

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Thank You so much!

Your servant, Maral

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  • Hare krishna Mataji....such  A nice question you have asked....You asked: Is it possible to become krishna consciousness in western countries....?

    Yes,It is possible.....As you have listened.....It doesnt matter what is surroundings.....The only think we should have Is pure bhakti to krishna,rama or chaitanya mahaprabhu ji .........As it doesnt matter which  country we are...As we are  all part and parcel of krishna....It doesnt matter much....as you know In every human being there is varities of mentalities(thinking process) so why there would be no varities in western countries,which is another continent to 7 continent's..........Yes we should be like a one in all....as krishna devotee(we should have bhakti) that matter, most.....thanks mataji...for asking a great question....Hare krishna

  • Hare Krishna Dean prabhu! Thank you for your comment and wonderful picture of Vishnnu!

  • Hare Krishan Dean Prabhu!

    You are absolutely right prabhu that we need to go to forest or a secluded place to meditate. I appreciate your valuable time to read my posting and  your important input as well as your concern.

    Please accept my pranam,

    Your servant,

    Amal 

  • Generally people don't read my answers...maybe they are different, I do not care. I meditate between 3 and 4 hours a day. I do my bakti...in my own way. And I study knowledge from various (GOOD) sources. A good line is this....wherever you go...there you are. No difference, as I can tell here. Except more people look at you oddly in western countries. There is a stigma placed on Hare Krishnas....as they call them here. But that is only because of the hippy movement years ago. It will change and those stigmas will die in time. Otherwise. I can be happy or miserable here or happy or miserable there. In the coming of the age of aquarius it will not matter where you are on earth. We are all going to be effected, rest assured in this.

    • hari bol adam prabhu..........so meditate for 3 or 4 hrs......could u tell it is japa or meditation???????and what u fouses on in yr meditation????/I do japa everyday but don't give more than an hr.................but I wanna learn meditation too..as some problems r here

      • oooh, sorry, i answered your question in this post but on a previous page. Tell me if it helped. If not, feel free to email me at ajsteinberg123@gmail.com and we can have a long discussion. If our time locations sync up I can meditate along with you to brother. Much love friend. If you have a guru that tells you to do Japa, then do that. In reality, they both aim at the same goal, thats the truth of it. So for me, its Japa. Dont worry about time, just consistency, time will come with time.

        Adam

    • Volunteer

      i read Your answers Prabhu,

      Thank You!

      • Bhaktin Maral

        Please come and visit ISKCON in Florida for your vacation. There is a devotee school for children in Alachua, Florida. My apt is about a 10 minute drive to the Krishna House in Gainesville, Florida. They do a Krishna Lunch and preach to the students at the University of Florida. There is also a Temple in Alachua, Florida which is a 30 minute drive from my apt. You can stay for free at my apt for your vacation. There are a lot of wonderful Indians here in Florida who could give you lots of helpful information.

        • Volunteer

          Thank You for Your kindness dear Pandora Mataji!

          :)

          Yes, nice idea You gave me.

          I will look to the option of coming to Florida.

          Your servant,

    • Hare Krishna Adam Prabhu!

      I am very amazed to learn about your devotion and knowledge in the field of religion. I agree with you that we create our environment and we could be happy or unhappy irrespective of the country we live in. 

      Please accept my pranam.

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