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How I Discovered Krishna

I live in the USA in Pennsylvania. It is a nice place and the people are also nice but they are not very open-minded. I will tell you about how I discovered Krishna.

Hello again.

I live in the USA in Pennsylvania. It is a nice place and the people are also nice but they are not very open-minded. I will tell you about how I discovered Krishna.

I was raised as a Catholic but there were many questions that remained unanswered and seemed contradictory.
Because of this I became a sort of atheist for many years. I believed in a higher power, but I could not accept the ‘God’ that my friends went to church an hour on Sunday for. When I held these beliefs, I was certain that nothing could change my mind, now that I was atheist I would never believe in God again.

However I was wrong. One day last month I was looking around the bookshelves when I came across a small book: The Bhagavad-Gita. This was a translation by Shri Purohit Swami. It was given as a Christmas gift to my Mother from an Indian friend of hers named Rahim. I did not know anything about the Bhagavad-Gita other than what I learned in my history class when we lightly brushed over it. I figured I would enjoy a read in verse, so I picked it up and read the first chapter.

This turned into the second, and then to the third. I was  so enthralled by what I was reading. It all made perfect sense. I finished the book over the first day and was completely awestruck with the idea of Krishna Consciousness. I realized that my belief in God had been completely restored. Srila Prabhupada says: “Certainly. You may be atheist or theist. The chanting is so powerful, the atheist will be theist. If you are atheist, you can try it. Yes?”

While I did not discover Krishna through chanting, I was changed nonetheless. The word was that powerful. I am trying to increase my knowledge in Krishna Consciousness every day. Reading Prabhupada’s Purports on the Bhagavad-Gita is very helpful and I am very glad that they are on the internet for all to see.

http://PrabhupadaBooks.com

I hope you enjoyed my story. Hare Krishna!

Dan

 

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6 Responses to How I Discovered Krishna

  1. das s pillai says:

    Pamho,

    My present thinking is to hear more & more about Krishna & his leela, thru. short storeies.

    Your Servent
    Das.S.Pillai

  2. shivam says:

    listen to them w/o giving ur own comments. filter the good part and leave the rest

  3. Shamini says:

    Hare Krishna

    I can Identify with our story. We grew up as Hindus , worshiping Demi Gods all our lives and doing things that we never understood. The Bhagavad Gita , has taught us everything we need to know . It seems like Sri Krishna has opened the door for us. Chanting has become a way of life and doing 16 rounds a day is a must. I had so many questions in the beginning regarding Iskcon …but know my doubts have been cleared , thanks to out dear devotee friends who explained and also showed us DVDs on Srila Prabupa.

    Hare Krishna
    Shamini

  4. gemcyn says:

    in the bible jesus says- there are so many things i want to tell you but you are not ready for it. so jesus has not revealed the complete truth to the christians. but in the gita lord krishna tells arjuna- i shall now declare unto you in full this knowledge knowing which there shall remain nothing further to be known.
    so tell your christian friends that bhagavad gita is just a more advanced truth of what is revealed in th bible.

  5. Jayendra says:

    I am Hindu. I am follower of Krishna. But Christian people from church come to preach me. Tey threat me and establish confusion showing Bible is always right.What to say about them?Tell me via yahoomail.

  6. AMIT SABHARWAL says:

    LORD KRISHNA IS A SUCH A SUPREME POWER IT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE , GITA GIVES INNER CONFIDENCE AND POWER, IF YOU REMEMBER KRISHNA WITH TRUE HEART HE WILL COME TO HELP YOU AND BEST PART HE BIELVES IN KARMA


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