If you ask them, “How are you?” they will respond, “I am so glad you asked! I have a headache, stomachache, and a pain in my leg. I need a raise and my son is giving me such problems.”
When her son joined the Hare Krishna movement, she didn't make any judgments without finding out for herself what it was all about.
"Looking lovingly at me, he said, 'Don't talk l-e-a-v-e, but talk l-i-v-e.' Inconceivably, he seemed to address my soul directly."
"As long as you think you're made of flesh and blood, then you'll think the Deity is made of one metal or another."
"I couldn't accept that I would be an engineer for the rest of my life, settle down, lead a steady life, grow old. I was bored. What was the point?"
To gain fame and recognition, he wanted to become a pop music star. But he thought his ultimate perfection would come by merging into the "Supreme Oneness."
"I then asked. 'How do they get in touch with God if they don't smoke marijuana?'"
Mantras and the process of devotional service have special power, provided they are received from the authorized person.
"This can easily be performed in one’s own home, with a small group of friends or with many people in a large public place. . ."
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