Name / Initiated name
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
8 - 10 rounds.
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
I got to know Hare Krishnas in the real sense in the year 2007 when I purchased Srimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is and Krsna Book from a books distribution van which came all the way from Mayapur and put the books on display near my house. Before that I did not have a clear idea about the Hare Krishnas. I didn't know that this is the only way to attain bliss. I would name Braja Hriday Das Prabhu from Sankirtan department of ISKCON Mayapur as the person who introduced me to the Hare Krishna movement. The ways through which I came to know about spiritual life are: 1) Books; and 2) Devotee association.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
ISKCON Temple, Guwahati. Devotees I know there are: Nitai Leeleshwar Das prabhu, Shree Jeeva Das prabhu (he is the temple President).
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
It is a bit tough for me to strike balance between my spiritual life and my work life since my work includes doing rotating shifts which include night shifts more than two days a week, and that leaves me very tired. After that I am unable to concentrate on my chanting. I feel very sleepy. Apart from that I have my regular share of household chores. I am trying to work out a solution so that I can do more chanting and deity worship everyday. I have been trying to bring spiritualism into my social life with a little bit of success. Every person I meet I greet him/her with "Hare Krishna". Initially people didn't know how to respond but now they reciprocate too by saying "Hare Krishna". I have distributed Srimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is and other Krishna consciousness books among my colleagues, friends and relatives. I am trying to distribute more books. I hope people in this community will guide me become an elevated devotee someday and that Krishna will accept me as His servant someday.
What are your expectations from this community?
Guide me through the spiritual path and answer questions regarding Srimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is.