The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popularly known as the Hare Krishna movement, is a worldwide association of devotees of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. God is known by many names, according to His different qualities and activities. In the Bible he is know as Jehovah (“the almighty one”), in the Kuran as Allah (“the great one”), and in the Bhagavad-gita as Krishna, a Sanskrit name meaning “the all-attractive one.”
The movement’s main purpose is to promote the wellbeing of human society by teaching the science of God conciousness (Krishna conciousness) accourding to the timeless Vedic scriptures of India.
Many leading figures in the international religious and academic community have affirmed the movement’s authenticity. Diana L. Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University, describes the movement as “a tradition that commands a respected place in the religious life of humankind.”
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