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Our Opinion on Homosexuality?

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A devotee of Krishna does not try to satisfy his own senses, he tries to satisfy Krishna’s senses. We understand that Krishna is the source of everything and that everyone is part and parcel of Krishna, so if we satisfy Krishna everyone, including…Continue

What do the teachings of Krishna consciousness say about gay marriage?

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Hare Krishna! Welcome, John Martini!

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Name / Initiated name
sriman john martini (Krishna Dasa)
Daily number of rounds of Hare Krishna mahamantra.
8
When, where and how did you come into contact with the Hare Krishna Movement?
Obviously I had to have had an interest in Krishna consciousness from previous lifetimes. But specifically in New York City in the 1970's. I used to see devotees selling Prabhupada's books and I used to talk with them and buy their books. Then I went to the Rathayatra's in Washington Square Park every June. Then I went to the Sri Sri Radha Govinda Temple in Brooklyn to associate with devotees and engage in Deity worship and Prasadam. I have been consciously Krishna conscious since 1987. But actually for many years before that. I first heard about Krishna from George Harrison back in 1970 and I was immediately attracted.
Name the nearest or most frequently Visited ISKCON temple/ centre and name few of the devotees whom you know.
Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir in downtown Brooklyn. I also used to visit "Matchless Gifts" Temple in the Lower East Side of NYC where Prabhupada first started ISKCON in North America. Unfortunately I am physically disabled and have been for several years, so I am not able to visit the Temple much anymore. But I am always visiting Temples worldwide through the World Wide Web.
Please describe yourself so that other like minded devotees can find you.
I am genuine and authentic. What you see is what you get. I am sincere, honest, down to earth, real, not pretentious or into fakery or pretense. I am a Jiva that at times wants to be open in my Krishna consciousness, and at other times wants to remain silent about it. Just keep it inside myself. I feel that there's a time to shout about it and a time to be silent. I need Lord Krishna. He doesn't need me.
What are your expectations from this community?
To receive the nectar of association with other devotees and the Lord's mercy in reading, listening, hearing, seeing all things Krishna.
Describe any specific service you would love to offer to Lord Krishna & His devotees?
Just to humbly be a part of His Divine Grace's mission. I have been since 1987. I have distributed hundreds of books, tapes, pamphlets in all these years. I have made a web site devoting art, music, kirtans, Prabhupada's teachings. I simply intend to offer my humble services now and in the future, as I have in the past. Until I die.

“They believe that to gratify the senses unto the end of life is the prime necessity of human civilization. Thus there is no end to their anxiety. Being bound by hundreds and thousands of desires, by lust and anger, they secure money by illegal means for sense gratification.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 16.11-12)

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2018 NYC Rathayatra and Community Festival

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2018 NYC Rathayatra and Community Festival

Sri Jagannath Ratha Yatra

Saturday June 9th 2018

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At 11:55pm on August 21, 2014, MAHATMA AIYER said…

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" KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI "

2014

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Our Lord God Krishna

is often referred to as the complete Incarnation.

He is also an Ideal in all respects. 

Following are the highest ideals He established and functions He performed during His life in this world.


IDEAL SON

Shri Krishna would behave in a manner so as to make His parents, Vasudev and Devaki, as well as His foster parents, Nanda and Yashoda happy.


 IDEAL SIBLING

Shri Krishna would respect His elder brother Balarama.


IDEAL HUSBAND

Shri Krishna kept all His wives happy ! Even Narad’s efforts were frustrated when he tried to create strife amongst them.

 

 
 
 

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