hare krishna beliefs

Heatseeker

“Neither the demigods nor any exalted personalities were there helping Rama, for He acted alone. You should not entertain any doubt on this matter. Indeed, Rama shot feathered arrows, plated with gold, which turned into five-headed serpents that devoured all… Read More ›

Hrishikesha

“Bhakti, or devotional service, means engaging all our senses in the service of the Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the master of all the senses (Hrishikesha). When the spirit soul renders service unto the Supreme, there are two side… Read More ›

God is Great

“His name is Rama and He is the most effulgent and powerful (mahatejah). He is the foremost of all wielders of the bow, and possesses divine qualities and weapons. He adheres to the highest level of conduct (paramdharma) on the… Read More ›

Breaking Free

“Serving Krishna with purified senses is called Krishna consciousness. That is the way of bringing the senses under full control. What is more, that is the highest perfection of yoga practice.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 6.26 Purport) Obstacles will inevitably come… Read More ›

Slayer of Demons

“O ranger of the night, I have come, at the command of the king, to kill those who perpetrate horribly sinful acts and also those who wish harm to the people of the world.” (Lord Rama speaking to Khara, Valmiki… Read More ›

The Sinner’s Fruit

“Just as a tree starts to blossom during the proper season, so the doer of sinful deeds inevitably reaps the horrible fruit of their actions at the appropriate time.” (Lord Rama speaking to Khara, Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 29.8) Nature’s… Read More ›

The Ultimate Renunciate

“The person who possesses all wealth, strength, fame, beauty, knowledge and renunciation is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Bhagavan.” (Parashara Muni, Vishnu Purana, 6.5.47) Renunciation is not an easily acquired trait. It is considered a virtuous quality because renunciation requires… Read More ›

Ajatashatru

“Oh Rakshasa, the sages dwelling in the Dandaka forest are highly pious and always follow the virtuous path. What do you gain by killing them?” (Lord Rama speaking to Khara, Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 29.6) The heavy metal band Metallica… Read More ›

A Regulated Mind

“Whatever is achieved by meditation in Satya-yuga, by the performance of yajna in Treta-yuga or by the worship of Krishna’s lotus feet in Dvapara-yuga is also obtained in the Age of Kali simply by chanting and glorifying Lord Keshava.” (Padma… Read More ›

Sadharma Charini

“My dear beautiful wife, what you have said is befitting the occasion and also indicative of the greatness of your family heritage. You are dearer to Me than My life, for you are My companion in the performance of religious… Read More ›