"I must say something on this. Just because let's say, a man wants to performs something that one views as a woman's job does not mean he is tied to his previous life. Why is it so wrong for a man to want to help a woman decorate a temple with…"
"oh yes of course! its all logical, if its a marriage then without love it wouldnt be there to begin with. Outside of what is a marriage, not all devotees marry, my discussion is based on what limitations there are to bhakti yoga, which doesnt make…"
"Hare Krishna to all and PAMHO.
It's ok Nilesh. We are all here to learn as I as well. I can't answer all these, but as I have learned. No illicit sex means no sex outside of marriage and if you are married, copulation is only encouraged to bring…"
"Hello Suraj. Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate all of you accepting me here. I shall do that soon. =)
I assure you that I'am not sad in my photo. I always have a weird expression but Iam not sad! The day I became KC, the day I became aware…"
"Thank you for all your responses. Yes it did help. It gives me some perspective on how it is like. I'll try to see if I could actually stay a night over. Maybe I could even move to an apartment nearby too. I thank you for your answer.
"I can see that even in what is to be a peaceful community of devotees there is quarrel... this entire discussion was concerning woman's importance to Krishna and not about sex. And doesn't Vaishnava culture follow certain rules, not Western rules.…"
"One must not call ourselves, male or female. Of course if you are born, yes, you may have either a male or female body and that is what Krsna gave us, but your soul isnt male or female. You are not this body remember! =) Under Krsna we are all his…"
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
My friend introduced me to the Hare Krishna movment, he read me books, we practiced Ekadasi, kirtan. I was instantly captivated by the wonderful pastimes of our Lord Kirshna and he planned on taking me to the temple on watseka ave. near venice and I have been attending the Sunday services ever since although I must mention I havent been able to go for 2 weeks due to lack of funds.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
New Dwaraka temple on watseka ave. near venice beach. Im still new and have been attending for months i know only two people and their names escape me.
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
Im a very friendly person still new to the hare krishna movement. I came here in hopes of making new friends and interacting with other devotees about many topics including certain things that need to be done. I someday hope to move somewhere near the ISKCON temple on watseka ave. I long to escape the karmi that is the people Im living with. Please feel free to say hi to me for Im a bit shy.
What are your expectations from this community?
To learn more from this community so i can also integrate myself and learn much more. Hopefully Ill make new friends.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
I would love to provide service to the temple, whether it be through kitchen duty or aarti, maybe help sponsor when I get enough funds, I have been wanting to provide my services to the watseka temple, but I have no idea who to go to for that. If anyone can tell me Id really appreciate it!