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Dharma? Sanatana Dharma?

Yes, I am enjoying very much the newsletters you email to me. Thank you.

» Posted By Susie Jane On August 20, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

Are the Hare Krishnas a Cult?

Everything is wonderful. My son is still very involved, I am happy for that. Thank you for your caring comments.

» Posted By Susie Jane On November 25, 2010 @ 11:56 am

She is looking for comfort and you believe she cannot be comforted by people trying to help. We are all wrong to try to help her to understand? We should just ignore her reaching out or what would you have us do?

I do not believe everyone here is “preaching” to Mary.

» Posted By Susie Jane On November 25, 2010 @ 11:55 am

Hello Mary

I sympathize with your discomfort. I am really in a good place now with my 21 yr. old son. He has been to NYC for several months, and now in W. Va. for a few more weeks. For the first time, he is talking in a good way about college and has been on a good track with the Krishna movement. I have met several local people he meets with and they are wonderful, kind and generous gentle people for what I saw in a few hours. I would not be comfortable with a Catholic choice at all, I have been only non-denominational Christian and other protestant religions. But I kind of know what you mean.

My son talked about going to India, got his passport and was going to sell his stuff for the fare. I offered to loan the money to him so he can keep his things but he after NYC, he put the trip off, as he felt he was not yet ready. I believe that is a good choice that they suggested he not go yet, whew. I was very worried, not only about the food, but the political unrest and the way Americans are disliked most everywhere now, sadly.

I really hope things go well for your son. My son recommended a book for me, it is called “The Journey Home” and I am reading it now. It is good, not yet done with it.

Maybe you would like to stay in touch, I am on Facebook too, as
Susie Jane –

Take care,

» Posted By Susie Jane On November 7, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

Many religions teach their followers to stay away from people who do not believe as they do, as well as Amish people from what I understand. I don’t agree with it either. I pray my son will not lose touch with me or his brother and family. I find comfort knowing the person who got my son involved originally is a Krishna devoted person who is married, has a job and a house and does live a life outside of a Hare Krishna temple. I believe that my son wants to be more devoted. I just can’t bear the thought of losing him completely. This is why I am reading and learning what I can, so I can converse with him in a way that is not trivial.

» Posted By Susie Jane On August 18, 2010 @ 11:30 am

Just because he has none of the obligations, does not mean his heart is stone to shun his loved ones.

» Posted By Susie Jane On August 18, 2010 @ 2:06 am

Mary Fletcher:

Sorry, I did not realize to scroll down, only after my first comment to you. I just discovered this site. I wish your son and you the best.

» Posted By Susie Jane On August 18, 2010 @ 2:04 am


I accept my son being on this journey and wish him great happiness, peace and well being. You may read my comments above to Mary Fletcher.

My son has been away since May with two visits, with a few phone calls to me and other family members. I treasure each communication from him.

I have been reading about Krishna and understand more today than I did last week. I plan to keep supporting my son and his beliefs, and to continue learning about his lifestyle. I never want to alienate him from me or his loved ones.

I will visit him wherever he is whenever, I hope he invites me sometime.
I respect his lifestyle and try to never interrupt his natural rhythm. I feel closer to him when I read about what he is doing.


» Posted By Susie Jane On August 18, 2010 @ 2:00 am

I am sorry to hear of your sad childhood experiences.
I hope the organization has improved during the past 20 + years.

» Posted By Susie Jane On August 18, 2010 @ 1:43 am

Hello Mary Fletcher,

My son is 20. I miss him. When he comes to visit, I give him money to buy the supplies he needs for his diet, and he prepares new foods for us. It is always a joyful time when he is around. So far, he has given only of himself. And he did that anyways.

How did your son get involved with Hare Krishna?
Has your son been with them long?
Where has he been traveling to?
How old is your son?

I hope that he is in contact with you so that you do not worry.

You say ‘giving up everything for the temple’. What does that mean?

I am reading some books and also the internet so I can learn about what my son is learning.

I hope to share more meaningful conversation with my son next time he calls. I pay for minutes on his little phone. I bought him a pair of glasses when his broke and some minutes. That is all the money I put out for him since he left home. He has used it to call some family members and a friend from home, we know that is good.

He left for the first time spring 2010. He went to W. Virginia to work on the farm. He returned home for just three days. It was a fantastic visit. He was very devoted to the religion. Our small family had a beautiful time together, and the foods he helped prepare. He left for New York a few days later and was gone nearly a month. He returned home for a family event. No one saw signs of anything negative concerning him. He kept to his schedule and the visiting family respected him and his needs.

I think my son wants to be a monk as well. But what if it were another religious occupation taking them away for missionary work and education?

Who is to say what our kids will do when they reach a certain age?
Whatever my son is doing today, I feel confident that it is a gentle and loving and necessary thing to be doing with his life. I believe that the core of this religion is positive. That does not mean that there are not impostors among them, as in any organized group.


I pray for Jesus to walk with my son, and with yours and keep all devoted people safe.
I pray for Jesus to be in the hearts of all people, all religions.



» Posted By Susie Jane On August 18, 2010 @ 1:36 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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