So an old sannyasi friend came to visit a few days ago and we went around the circle answering what two things attracted us to Krishna Consciousness?
It was very interesting to hear different replies and it made it all the more enjoyable to hear, so I was hoping we could get contributors here on IDT too :)
Here is my little response:
I think the musical aspect of Krsna Consciousness attracts me the most. There are so many different parts to the music, such as the rhythm, the singing, the dancing, the instruments, the sound vibrations, the beat, etc. Once you start chanting you find it impossible to stop and honestly you don't want to leave kirtana ever. It's blissful to join and always disappointing to stop... it's entertainment wrapped up into one lovely package.
The second attraction for me is the wealth of knowledge out there. Prabhupada's books are amazing but they focus more on an analytic perspective, which itself is interesting. Beyond this are the secret pastimes of Krsna that you don't read in Srila Prabhupada's books (for obvious reasons - he was preaching to the western world), but in books of other acaryas. These Madhurya-leelas are extremely wonderful and immediately one can feel the hairs on their arms standing in joy! There is no knowledge that exists in the world that is on par with the knowledge in the Vedas to date, and whatever research science has found is also found in the Vedas.
Now your turn :)