Name / Initiated name
Sri Kisore Das
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
1996. HG Madan Gopal Prabhu introduced me to Krishna Consciousness and till date guides me in my spiritual life as a close friend and mentor.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
New Vrindavan, WV, USA ISKCON Columbus ISKCON 26 Second Avenue, Bhaktivedanta Asrama, 25 First Avenue, New York NY HG Malati Prabhu, HG Tapah Punja Prabhu, HG Yajna Purusa Prabhu.
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
I believe that his this world, its good and bad experiences, the people and beings that populate it, the relationships, everything at all times, is made by the creator just to deliver one absolute truth after the other for the seeking soul. I was a born observatory, an observation I made early on :) I love to see and learn; to feel and learn; to do and learn and to smile when i learn. Pain has been an eternal friend, but with time has made me smile more than pleasure has. To me knowledge is strength and I am smart to learn from others' examples. But factually, the most cryptic truths of this nature and beyond come from experience only, that is my opinion. Those experiences make knowledge from the books become real in our understanding. It becomes a part of our nature. Maybe that's why its called realization. Over the years I have become older than my age. Profundity is a gift for a sincere seeker. And I love associating with wise people. That makes me a natural well-wishing mentor and guide to my close friends. My latest realization is, The world is heavily suffering because of lack of a person to whom they can freely open their heart to. Open their vulnerabilities without fear of being stabbed in the heart with sharp words by that person. The six loving/friendly exchanges that Srila Rupa Goswami describes in his Nectar of Instruction are; giving and receiving gifts, offering and accepting food, hearing and speaking confidential things. Of these, the first 4 are properly followed by all superficial relations. But the last 2 are the essential ones that actually tie a relationship. I have seen people revealing their heart to someone and the hearer who doesn't understand the responsibility of that revelation, uses that thing against them during a fight and causes insurmountable pain to that person. I call such people vicious. I have made a resolution to expose this disease of viciousness. To tell whoever I can, to respect the wounds that someone exposes to them and not put a finger in them. But rather expose theirs in return. This will eventually finish the fear of people to open up and wholesome relations will flourish. Emotionally contented people will not be depressed, will consume less, travel less or travel in groups, thus reducing the environmental crisis we are facing. Mother earth will provide more if her sons stop fighting and stop being vicious. As work (karma), I make films. I will be working on my latest documentary film for the next 2 years that speaks exclusively on the above topic and reveals the hollowness of relations of the modern world. I love making friends (make sure you are not vicious, or you had it from me!) and love to humbly share these little drops of borrowed yet precious wisdom that I have carefully collected over the years in my life. Please feel free to contact me if there is anyway I can help. To take a look at at some of my initial short films search "Satish More" in www.video.google.com Have a wonderful day full of love and realizations!!! Love. Live. Give and Forgive. Regards Satish More