“Give Me Love”, is the new Hare Krishna centre in the heart of the famous Camden Town, Central London, opened by the Prasad Distribution team officially known as Food for All, by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada.

It’s already attracting so much attention, everyone wants a photo.

*George:* Well, we should try to see God in everything, so it helps so much having the food to taste. Let’s face it, if God is in everything, why shouldn’t you taste Him when you eat? I think that *prasadam* is a very important thing. Krsna is God, so He’s absolute: His name. His form,*prasadam,* it’s all Him. They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so if you can get to a man’s spirit soul by eating, and it works, why not do it?

There’s nothing better than having been chanting and dancing, or just sitting and talking philosophy, and then suddenly the devotees bring out the *prasadam.* It’s a blessing from Krsna, and it’s spiritually important. The idea is that *prasadam’s* the sacrament the Christians talk about, only instead of being just a wafer, it’s a whole feast, really, and the taste is so nice—it’s out of this world. It’s undoubtedly done a great deal toward getting a lot more people involved in spiritual life. *Prasadam *breaks down prejudices, too, because they think, “Oh, well, yes, I wouldn’t mind a drink of whatever or a bite of that.” Then they ask, “What’s this?” and “Oh, well, it’s* prasadam.”* And they get to learn another aspect of Krsna consciousness. Then they say, “It actually tastes quite nice. Have you got another plateful?” I’ve seen that happen with lots of people, especially older people I’ve seen at your temples. Maybe they were a little prejudiced, but the next thing you know, they’re in love with *prasadam,* and eventually they walk out of the temple thinking, “They’re not so bad after all.”

*Mukunda:* The Vedic literatures reveal that *prasadam* conveys spiritual realization, just as chanting docs. You make spiritual advancement just by eating it.

*George:* I’d say from my experience that it definitely works. I’ve always enjoyed *prasadam* much more when I’ve been at the temple, or when I’ve actually been sitting with Prabhupada, than when somebody’s brought it to me. Sometimes you can sit there with *prasadam* and find that three or four hours have gone by and you didn’t even know it. *Prasadam* really helped me a lot, because you start to realize “Now I’m tasting Krsna.” You’re conscious suddenly of another aspect of God, understanding that He’s this little *samosa.* It’s all just a matter of tuning into the spiritual, and *prasadam’s* a very real part of it all.

Give me love
Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me free from birth
Give me hope
Help me cope with this heavy load
Trying to touch and reach you with
Heart and soul
My Lord
Please take hold of my hand
That I might understand you

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