Two Unexplainable experiences!!
Hare Krishna everyone,
Eight months ago I went to visit my mother in another city, and she told me about this 'Spiritual Temple' called Krsna consciousness. Obviously, I had hardly any interest in spirituality really, but I had SOME motivation for going to the temple when suddenly IT happened.
As we were entering the temple I could hear the sound of kirtan playing and as I entered the temple room and found a comfortable place in the back of the crowd, I listened and began studying what was going on - many men dressed in skirts, and women in robes were surrounding what looked like some statues on an alter, and there were plaques with some foreign language that read: "hare krishna, hare krishna, krishna krishna, hare hare, hare rama, hare rama, rama rama, hare hare" by the sides, then I spotted what looked like an old man sitting on a large chair, It was Srila-Prabhupada's statue! By now I was freaked out a little, when suddenly there occured a small rip in the crowd, like having a cloudy sky split in two..
Time slowed down as I saw this statues deity face smiling and holding a flute near his mouth, for one second I became confused and then - for 3 seconds, THATS RIGHT 3 SECONDS: I felt Bliss, Serenity, Love, Joy - and a thought occured in my mind: "I've finally found home!"
In the Skanda Purana there is the following description of the result of seeing arati (worship) of the Deity: 'If someone sees the face of the Lord while arati is going on, he can be relieved of all sinful reactions coming from many, many thousands and millions of years past. He is even excused from the killing of a brahmana or similiar prohibited activities.' (The Nectar of Devotion, Ch. 9)
Then I became bewildered; and I also suddenly realized that one of the temple Brahmin priests was staring at me oddly, and then I REALLY freaked out.
As kirtan finished and we sat down to talk the priest was handed the microphone and pointed at me and said "You see that there boy - his soul was very happy!" I immediantly became emberrased and as well with still being disorientated after what had just happened to me.
2 months later - I was chanting my 18 rounds in the temple and circling the deity darshana - all alone. Every time I came around the back and passed the Pujari room, I had the feeling some 'Ghost' was following behind me and disappeared either every time I looked back or came around to the front of the alter. Finally I decided to stand in the hall behind the alter and wait. Suddenly, there was a peaceful - magnetic sensation to my Third Eye coming from the back wall of the alter, I moved closer and it felt really good; I embraced it, and it gradually faded into my Third Eye. I never realized that people touch they're heads to the back wall until a week later I saw people pressing they're heads in obesiances against the back wall.
So now, ever since then these experiences have given me constant faith in Krishna, as I cannot explain them and the fact my heart started feeling emotions again, I've grown so detatched from computer games, non-devotee friends, modern-music, improved intuition, love of god, attatchment to chanting, etc. And the feeling that Krishna is often with me, showing me the way. I'm terribly attatched to him and can't imagine my life now without him, I almost LUST for him at times and then feel helpless because I can't reach him.
God bless you all, I swear that everyone will have intimate experiences like these in Krsna Consciousness, don't think you'll only have one, a couple, or a few, or even JUST several, he will reveal himself to all who have confidence in him! He is the light of lights!
With love, Haribollll!