Elevation to Kṛṣṇa Consciousness


  1. Choosing Human and Animal Livesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigElevation to Kṛṣṇa Consciousness 1: Choosing Human and Animal Lives

    Choosing Human and Animal Lives

    " oṁ ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā cakṣur unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ"

    “I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes, blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge.
  2. Hard Struggle for Happinessplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigElevation to Kṛṣṇa Consciousness 2: Hard Struggle for Happiness

    Hard Struggle for Happiness

    In the revealed scriptures the Supreme Lord is described as sac-cid-ānanda-vigraha [Bs. 5.1]. Sat means eternal, cit means fully cognizant, ānanda means joyful, and vigraha means that He is a person. Thus the Lord, or the Supreme Godhead, who is one without a second, is a fully cognizant and eternally joyful personality with a full sense of His identity. No one is equal to Him or greater than Him. This is a concise description of the Supreme Lord.
  3. Toward a Peaceful Societyplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigElevation to Kṛṣṇa Consciousness 3: Toward a Peaceful Society

    Toward a Peaceful Society

    " śrī bhagavan uvāca idaṁ śarīraṁ kaunteya kṣetram ity abhidhīyate etad yo vetti taṁ prāhuḥ kṣetrajña iti tad-vidaḥ"

    “The Supreme Lord said: This body, O son of Kuntī, is called the field, and one who knows this body is called the knower of the field.
  4. Knowing Kṛṣṇa as He Isplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigElevation to Kṛṣṇa Consciousness 4: Knowing Kṛṣṇa as He Is

    Knowing Kṛṣṇa as He Is

    We do not need any high qualifications to offer prayers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Whatever our social or intellectual position may be, we can offer prayers. We do not have to be very learned or very scholarly, nor do we have to present our prayers in nicely selected words that are poetical, rhetorical or metaphorical. None of this is required, although if it is there it is very nice. We simply have to express our feelings, but in order to be able to do this w…
  5. Knowing Kṛṣṇa's Energiesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigElevation to Kṛṣṇa Consciousness 5: Knowing Kṛṣṇa’s Energies

    Knowing Kṛṣṇa’s Energies

    For Kṛṣṇa there is no difference between material and spiritual energy. For Him, it is all the same. Sometimes electricity works for cooling purposes, and sometimes it works for heating purposes, but the energy generated from the electric powerhouse is all the same. Similarly, Kṛṣṇa
  6. Taking to Kṛṣṇa Consciousnessplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigElevation to Kṛṣṇa Consciousness 6: Taking to Kṛṣṇa Consciousness

    Taking to Kṛṣṇa Consciousness

    In India all scriptures and great spiritual teachers, including Śaṅkarācārya, an impersonalist, accept Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme Lord. In the beginning of his commentary on the Bhagavad-gītā, Śaṅkarācārya says that Nārāyaṇa is transcendental to this manifested and unmanifested creation, and in the same commentary he says that the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa, is Kṛṣṇa appearing as the son of Devakī and Vasudeva. Thus in this respect there is little differenc…