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Name / Initiated name
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
when I was younger, my mother mentioned "Hare Krishna" many times, then I painted simple painting of Lord Nrsimha. Years later, a client of mine recommended a vegetarian restaurant (Kalachandji's restaurant at the Dallas temple), when I went there I was impressed by the devotees. I kept in contact for some time, asking questions, and offered food on a simple altar. In 2002 a man, who was supposed to take care of me when I was ill, struck me while I lay in the bed, severely injuring and leaving me to die. I knew I had to get in contact with devotees. Devotees from Dallas temple brought incense, garlands, pictures of Krishna, prasadam, ganga water, carnmrita, and tulasi leaves. Mahat Tattva in California sent a package of cassette tapes, including maha mantra. After carnmrita, speaking to devotees, and listening to the mantra, an ambulance took me to the hospital. I listened to the tapes and the Lord's names 24/7 by headphones on an auto-reverse player. Have been attending Dallas temple since Jan 2004. I met HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj April 10 2005. I was engaged to Vidagdha Madhava prabhu ("Music" on Desire Tree Network) since 2007. We served with Food For Life together, and constructed a Ratha Yatra parade cart. He has many years with the temple here, and has been very helpful instructing me. Vidagdha and I had garland exchange ceremony at the end of July 2010. He left his body December 10, 2010.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
I want to learn to serve and love Krishna, and the devotees of Krishna.
aham evam-vidho ‘rjuna
jnatum drastum ca tattvena
pravestum ca parantapa
“My dear Arjuna, only by undivided devotional service can I [as nama-rupa avatara] be understood as I am, standing [dancing] before you [on your tongue], and can thus be seen directly [in the proper light]. Only in this way can you enter into the mysteries of My understanding.” (Bg. 11.54)
Thanks for the add!
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare,
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.
This being the case it should be easy for us to give up illusory happiness and go for the real happiness. But the difficulty is that our senses have become so addicted to these illusory pleasures that it becomes practically unthinkable for us to give them up. Therefore we must take help from the higher authorities, such as the Vedic wisdom and the spiritual master, and with fixed intelligence cut through the hard knot of sensory attraction to engage our senses directly in the service of Krishna, who is known as Hrishikesha, the master of the senses. This will liberate us from the clutches of illusory pleasure and enable us to fully taste the sweetest happiness of our eternal relationship with Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra,
& Be Happy.