What is the most unbelievable but true thing in Krishna consciousness ?
The happiness of a devotee is the most unbelievable but true thing in Krishna consciousness. Even after becoming a devotee, the inflow of miseries doesn’t stop. Unlike materialistic people, a devotee realizes at every step in life that the material world is a place of suffering. Still he is the happiest person in the creation. Isn’t that unbelievable? This is possible only by Krishna’s grace, association of devotees and the incredible philosophy. A devotee understands the basic facts about life, and their connection with Krishna. This helps him to remain stable even in testing circumstances. In fact, material miseries increase the happiness of devotees, making them ecstatic looking at the way Krishna handles their respective situations. This is the magic of Krishna consciousness, which should actually serve as the best preaching tool for devotees worldwide. (Rahul Danait, Mira Road)
The most unbelievable but true thing in Krishna consciousness is mercy.
Mercy in the form of association lava-matra sadhu-sange sarva-siddhi haya: “Even with a moment’s association of a pure devotee, one can attain all success.” The Srimad-Bhagavatam glorifies the power of association. By the association of Narada Muni, many personalities like Vyasadeva, Dhruva, Prahlada, and Mrgari attained success.
Mercy in the form of Srila Prabhupada’s books which are considered as law books for another 10,000 years. Just by reading his books, the stone-hearted can become soft-hearted and easily accept Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Mercy in the form of maha-mantra has changed thousands of hippies into happies. Just by chanting the maha-mantra offenselessly anyone can go back to godhead.
Mercy in the form of prasada brings several thousands not only human beings, but even animals into Krishna consciousness.
Mercy in the form of arca-vigraha of Krishna who descended in this world and has been accepting our offerings. (Rasarnava Govinda Dasa, Chennai)
Joy is not in things; it’s in us. I experienced this joy inside me like never before after I came in Krishna consciousness. This quality of giving unlimited joy is the most amazing thing about Krishna consciousness. When I look back I don’t see anything thing in my life which was getting older and better. But in Krishna consciousness from the first day up until now the pleasure is increasing. The same kirtana makes me feel much more ecstatic every time I listen to it. The same lectures have a different and new meaning upon hearing them again. Krishna’s pastimes never appear boring or stale. The craze for prasada is still maddening. I don’t have the capacity to understand what is it that makes Krishna consciousness ever fresh and joyful but I love this very fact about it. This joy is my hope to stay in Krishna consciousness. (Manish Goel, Mumbai)
The most unbelievable thing to me is that we can get purified just by a simple act of eating prasada. Krishna is so clever that he has made the most basic thing in life into a purifying process. (Parag Baxi)
The most unbelievable but true thing in Krishna consciousness is that the Lord is always present with us during chanting, praying, or remembering. We can immediately feel ‘connected’ such an experience is very rare in material relationships. Krishna consciousness gives a whole new dimension for communication. If we’re in the proper consciousness we can feel that our prayers have been heard, that some form of interaction has taken place. When Srila Prabhupada was leaving the US for the first time after establishing ISKCON, he told his American disciples that when they are chanting and Prabhupada is chanting, they are both situated at the lotus feet of Krishna, and are therefore together. (Ankit Verma, Mumbai)
For me, it is the concept of ‘love in separation.’ This concept makes Gaudiya Vaishnavism stand out as the most sublime of all philosophical truths. The whole material world revolves around the concept of union in a loving relation. Movies are made, songs are composed, dramas are enacted, and novels are written just to portray this union. Perhaps this is one of the main sources of income for the entire film industry. In contrast to this, in Gaudiya Vaishnavism we find that the gopis lived with their beloved Krishna for only eleven years and then were seperated from Him for whole lifetime. In this separation their love intensified manifold and they experienced the highest bliss of Krishna consciousness. This is called vipralambha bhava i.e. love in separation,the highest and most sublime truth that Lord Caitanya revealed as the ultimate perfection of Krishna consciousness. Unbelievable. (Sagar Tupe, Mumbai)