Mahadeva dasa, book distributor: "I've been chanting Hare Krsna for over three years, and the more I chant the more I can see that this chanting is an ever-fresh experience. By absorbing my mind in the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, I feel the spiritual strength and conviction to offer this chanting process to everyone. I feel this is the highest welfare work. People are suffering, because they're ignorant of their real, spiritual self. But as the scriptures say, 'if one simply chants the holy name of Krsna, this holy name will rise within his heart like the powerful sun and immediately dissipate all the darkness of ignorance.'"
Dvarakanatha dasa, schoolteacher, with family: "We knew that family life would be most successful if it had a central purpose. So we tried country living, gardening, a VW bus, a good-paying job, and natural foods. But none of these satisfied us. Now, by chanting Hare Krsna, we've made Lord Krsna the center of our lives. We chant together every day and read about Krsna in the books of our spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada. More and more we're feeling unselfish in our family relationships and happy just being together to glorify Krsna and His pure devotees."
Mike Gabbard, Dean of Students, American Samoa Community College: "Like most people, I often get caught up in the rush of events that go on around me. Chanting Hare Krsna helps me remember the real purpose in my life loving service to God."
Here at ISKCON's center in Montreal, Quebec, 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.