Jagannatha dasa, Sanskrit student: "There are thousands of verses in the Sanskrit scriptures that explain the unlimited, eternal benefit we gain by chanting Hare Krsna. According to the Kalisantarana Upanisad, there's no better process of self-realization. That's also the verdict of thousands of great self-realized souls who've reached the topmost spiritual platform (prema pure love of God). And out of kindness they've written volumes praising the Hare Krsna mantra and urging us to try it. If we follow the process carefully and regularly, as directed by the previous sages, certainly we can also attain perfection."
Hector Salas, artist: "Chanting Hare Krsna gives me peace and comfort that I couldn't find before. Chanting reassures me that there's something higher than just trying to make a living. I can definitely feel spiritual energy when I chant."
Guruttama dasa, book distributor: "I've been chanting Hare Krsna and reading authorized books about Krsna consciousness for four years, and now I'm finding a higher happiness than I've ever experienced before. Chanting and reading give me the conviction to introduce this experience to others. My work takes me to public places where I meet all types of people, working so hard to achieve their goals fame, money, power, beauty, knowledge. But what they don't know is that Lord Krsna is the source of all these opulences. So, what I've learned can benefit everyone. They can have their goal of life by linking up with Krsna through chanting His name."
Here at ISKCON's farm community in Indre, France, everyone chants the Hare Krsna mantra, including the children. Chanting is simple to understand. It isn't anything artificial to be imposed on the mind it's something sublime to purify our hearts. We're all originally Krsna-conscious spiritual entities, and chanting Hare Krsna is the easiest method for reviving our dormant, pure state of God consciousness.
Find out more about Krsna consciousness in this issue of BACK TO GODHEAD magazine.