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You May Inquire–Why Are We Chanting Hare Krsna?

Dear Prabhu,
Ref your response, U are still missing my point. I am looking for responses to FAQ (Frequently asked Questions). What u are suggesting is for me to read those massive collection of Prabhupad’s books to answer a simple question. It is like using a sledge hammer to kill a fly. Companies use these scripts, as not all are quick in finding the answers in those volumes and volumes of Prabhupad’s books. So devotees who have mastered all those books would be able to give a short, like a 30 to 1 minute responses to the FAQ. I would not where to start. If u have attended one of those Toastmasters meetings, it is like those scenarios. Where people will jump u with questions, and one is asked to give short responses like in the Toastmasters club.
Hare Krishna

» Posted By Jegajothy Vythilingam On March 5, 2018 @ 10:25 am

Hare Krishna Prabhu,
I have attended the presentations by Vaiseshika Prabhu and he is doing an awesome job, but I am at ground zero of answering the faq by those who grab a pamphlet and pop the questions.
And in an actual environment, one does not have the time to formulate the response on the spot, thus the need for a ready made script, and as u say, with more readings of the books and listening to His lectures, one will make slight adaptations.
It is these scripts that I am looking for. Which has to be a standard 30 second or 1 minute response as we distribute the books.
And in our team, we sometimes have someone who is knowledgeable and experienced enough to spend more time with the person and do the preaching. While others, like me, concentrate on distributing the pamphlets to all those who have heard the sankirtana and the Maha Mantra, being chanted in the background, and are willing to accept them.
At times, it is about 30 seconds after their flashing past me, or hearing the Kirtans, that they rush back to grab the book, or stop to ask quick questions, thus ideally it will be good to have standard responses to their faq.
I have tried to make a note of their questions, but find it hard doing multi tasking, holding and juggling the books and watching the passers by to distribute the books who have heard the Maha mantra being chanted in the background.
Hope to compile these questions once we resume the harinams at the Mall this coming Spring, as due to the weather we had to take a break, while chanting and catching up the reading at home.
Hare Krishna

» Posted By Jegajothy Vythilingam On February 18, 2018 @ 6:53 am

Hare Krishna Prabhu,
While I agree with u, but we have book distribution going on in a big way especially at the Smithsonian Mall, Washington D.C., where all the people from all over the U.S. and the world, come to visit the Museums for free, and thus most of them pass our location, chanting and distributing. And u can imagine people approaching u from all sides where u are standing, and while grabbing a pamphlet,and pop these questions, and need a 30 second or one minute response, which one should be able to provide without hesitation, like a parrot. Thus this is not going to be a lecture or talk. If companies, just like mine, have used scripts very successfully for their business needs, while are we trying to reinvent the wheel, I feel, that we should just a copy a method that works, and time available, one can refine it further or read more on that subject.
When u have a crowd of a few people from all sides crowding u and popping a quick question, one has no time to think out a response. Thus a standard script.
The Indians mentality is always to reinvent the wheel, whereas the successful Japanese copy it and then refine it and call it their own.
Hare Krishna

» Posted By Jegajothy Vythilingam On February 15, 2018 @ 5:45 am

Dear Prabhu,
Thank u for your response, while I agree with u but it will take time to achieve that. Now we are actively in the field doing book distribution and chanting, and of course meet tons of curious people wondering what we are doing, thus having a one minute script response would be ideal. else 10 different Prabhus and Matajis might give contradictory responses to the same question, and that would not look good for KC. And importantly, we are rookies to KC thus not that knowledgeable or well read in all the books by Prabhupad.

» Posted By Jegajothy Vythilingam On February 11, 2018 @ 6:44 am

I am trying to compile like a one minute or two minutes responses whenever I do Sankirtana, which happens weekly in the weekends, to typical questions like :
what is this?
why are u chanting?
I am a Christian?
Thus, if I can compile the responses and have it ready and be spontaneous in my responses, would a good idea.

Hare Krishna

» Posted By Jegajothy Vythilingam On February 4, 2018 @ 6:29 am

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  1. Govind says:

    Hare krishna Prabhuji.,Dandvat Pranaam
    May i know about the author of the book”Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita As It Is” named mukund das prabhu.Had he any personal association with Srila Prabhupada.

    • This book is a compilation of direct quotes from Srila Prabhupada speaking about his own life. The author is Srila Prabhuapda, all Mukunda did was compile the quotes and he did a good job of it. He wrote a bit of rubbish on the last 2 pages but apart from that he did not write a single word in the book. It is a collection of Prabhupada quotes and the author of this book is Srila Prabhuapda.

  2. Vamshi says:

    Prabhu Madhudvisa Dasa.Is Jagannath Krishna himself or is just an expansion of Krishna like Vishnu,Rama etc.In Iskcon lectures I heard that Jagannath is Krishna himself,they have proved this by saying a story from Skanda purana.Is this true or Iskcon lectures are just bogus?I found no video Prabhupad talking aboyt Lord Jagannath.Oh Prabhu kindly answer my doubts.Hare Krishna

    • Yes. Lord Jagannatah is Krishna Himself. It is Jagannatha [Krishna] Balarama and Krishna’s sister Subhadra.

      So Jagannatha is deity form of Krishna. He is representation of Krishna with His brother Balarama and sister Subhadra,

      It is deity manifestation of Krishna, Balarama and Lady Subhadra,

  3. tanu says:

    Jai Govind

    I request you clear my doubts.I understand the complexities of life processes,cellular mechanisms and other natural phenomenon cannot be explained solely by reasoning and scientific theories as somewhere or other our knowledge is limited.I am a science student nd nature lover.After reading the article posted by you regarding the concept of the origin of life,a question arisen in my mind that krishna is all powerful,then, why he designed this universe in this complicated way?,why life originated? why he made all that dna etc matter space?what is his true nature? why are we given these bodies these reasoning abilities?why krishna waited for billions of years and made us take birth here?why prakrati and purush got seperated? who were those dinosaurs etc for souls are eternal were those dinosaurs primitive and other organisms we only? are there any planet lest earth having life?why will happen atlast for we are ultimately destined to reach our eternal govind? why doesn’t he appears now and clear all these doubts for one thing is sure that if even he messages in some ways we will submit to him?why krishna is so naughty why has he made everything complicated?I know these are childlish questions but still worthy to be answered…..

    I am a krishana devotee.I feel as if there is pure love for him deep in my heart.But at the same time I do believe in science.Sometimes i find myself stuck in between science emotions belief and devotion.I want to understand my Govind,I want to understand myself.

    I request my friends to please give answer to these questions.I hope i will get atleast answers of a few questions as i found this site quite appealing.

    Radhe krishna

    • Hare Krishna Jai Govind

      To clear your doubts you have to become Krishna conscious. Because unless you become Krishna conscious you will not be able to understand what Krishna consciousness is and you will remain continually bewildered.

      All these questions are irrelevant. You seem to accept that Govinda exists, that He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Now you have to just surrender to the idea that you are His servant. And then you need to find out practically how you can engage in the service of Krishna. And to find out how to do this you need to read Srila Prabhupada’s books. And in the process of becoming Krishna conscious all your other questions will automatically be answered.

      The scientists can not understand anything. They only have very fragmental information about everything they study. The information we can gather through our material senses is very limited. There are so many things we can not perceive through our material senses. So they can not understand what they can not perceive.

      So instead of just speculating all these questions and being bewildered like this it is better to just admit that in our conditioned state with our very limited mind and our material senses we can not hope to understand Krishna or even this material world which is created ultimately by Krishna.

      The way to understand these things is to become Krishna conscious. We can not understand without becoming Krishna conscious.

      So you have to learn how to become Krishna conscious… That is the answer to all your questions. And Krishna consciousness is a science and that science is very elaborately presented in the books of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

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