Stephen posted a discussion
Can anyone please help me to meditate?  I am feeling stressed and could use guidance.  I know it is good to chant the maha mantra, but is this the only recommended form of meditation?
Dec 28, 2022
Stephen commented on ISKCON Derire Tree's blog post Sharing the Spirit of Christmas by Visakha Devi Dasi
"I just would like to say that, while I agree animals should not be killed needlessly, it’s not accurate to say you are out of touch with the spirit of Christmas by eating meat. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, and Jesus certainly ate meat.…"
Dec 25, 2022
Stephen posted a discussion
I have been wondering about faith, and I would appreciate it if someone could please tell me, why does Krishna want our surrender?  Why does he want humans to bow down to him?  I hear that this worship leases Krishna, but why?  Why did he create…
Sep 9, 2022
Stephen replied to Stephen's discussion How to return to Krishna?
"Your answer is most helpful.  Thank you and may you be blessed!"
Jul 17, 2022
Stephen replied to Abhyuthan Srivastava's discussion People Ignorant of Krishna at School
" If they make fun of you for believing what you believe, then you don't want to be around those people anyway.Perhaps there is a school club that you can connect with that does an activity you are interested in which is not against your beliefs?…"
Jul 16, 2022
Stephen posted a discussion
I understand that to return to Krishna, we must pray and chant.  But, what controls our removal from rebirth?  Does Krishna decide when you have chanted enough to rejoin him?  Or is that all on you?  Does Krishan remove your sins, or is that your…
Jul 16, 2022
Stephen replied to Stephen's discussion How do we know?
"Thank you for your answer.  :)  So, you mean to say that by having faith and trusting Krishna, I'll see the truth eventually?"
Mar 28, 2022
Stephen replied to Stephen's discussion How do we know?
"Thank you for your thoughtful reply :)  I am sorry, but I'm confused.  You mean to say that the books are true because there were spiritual masters who copied them down?  How do we know what they were saying is true and not just a legend passed down…"
Mar 28, 2022
Stephen posted a discussion
I mean no disrespect, but I am wondering, how do we know that the scriptures are true?  How do we know that the Bhagvad Gita and all the other books are not just legends or metaphors but literal truth?  Are there any arecheological findings that…
Mar 28, 2022
Stephen replied to Stephen's discussion Who to worship?
"Thank you for your thorough reply!  This clears up a lot for me.  I will continue to pray for guidance on my journey to the Lord.Hare Krishna!"
Mar 24, 2022
Stephen posted discussions
Mar 24, 2022
Stephen posted a discussion
Greetings!  I would like to cultivate a regular practice of chanting the Maha Mantra.  I understand you should try to chant 16 rounds, but at first I thought that a "round" consisted of one repetition of the mantra.  Apparently this is not the case?…
Dec 20, 2021
Stephen posted a discussion
Hello! I am new to Krishna Consciousness and I am trying to learn the proper way to worship Krishna.  I have noticed that some men prostrate by lying flat, and other men prostrate on their hands and knees.  I know women prostrate on hands and knees,…
Dec 9, 2021
Stephen is now a member of ISKCON Desire Tree | IDT
Dec 9, 2021