Name / Initiated name
manmath kumar nayak
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
around a couple of hours (no minimum or maximum)
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
Iskcon ,Chicago located then in Evanston,il
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
Iskcon,Chicago. I have visited many Iskcon temples in U.S.A.,Canada,India.I came across so many devotees whom I think very highly. ThIs is really matter of luck to meet pure devotees. My personal devotion is anchored to Hare Krishna Nama in spite of many personal weaknesses. I believe that no matter whatever is the situation by Mahamantra Japa one connects.It is like an air plane taking off in the dense cloudy sky. Own mind is the cloudy sky.
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
I live near Chicago and found immense pleasure through Iskcon.I came to U.S.A. in 1973 to complete my Ph.D. thesis in Mathematics.Mostly I worked as a professor or research assistant in Mathematics in Orissa,Punjab,Kansas and Chicago. I started reading Bhagabat Gita when I was around 16 years old when my influential and devotee father fell sick. Because of that I could survive the crisis when my father passed on. My mother educated me and she also passed on almost after 7 years.The search on my part for reality became intense which finally got the anchor of HARE KRISHNA NAMA.I am very greatful for that.
What are your expectations from this community?
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?