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?
I initially became aware of the Hare Krishna movement in the mid 70's when I was a child and witnessed their harinams in the streets of Sydney.
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 repeated the mantra for 7 years in the 90's and then stopped. However I had no association with devotees and strayed into impersonal realisation of God for about 9 years. I thought that was the highest level of God realisation, but now I realise it isn't, so I have moved back to devotion to a personal god. So as I see it I have graduated from the level of impersonal realisation to devotion to a personal God. I have recently started repeating the mantra again with much deeper understanding, devotion, and effect in my life.
What are your expectations from this community?
I am in need of association with devotees. I am surrounded by materially minded people who are not interested in Krishna Consciousness at all. I am massively outnumbered. I find their mentality unsatisfying to be around.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
To me the first and greatest service to Krishna is to do my best to offenselessly chant the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra.