Hare Krishna

Founded in 1966 by Swami Srila Prabhupada it is a religion that is under the direction of those who have reached guru status. They practice Hindu in alignment with their Hare Krishna directives based on the Vedic scriptures and Caitanya. They are practicing vegans, minimalists, who practice bhakti and sankirtana, and believe their body is Krishan's temple. They do not believe in consuming socially acceptable drugs like caffeine, or tobacco. They believe in cleanliness is next to godliness and have some socially strange prohibitions in acts of cleanliness. They have sex only when married & only to procreate, not for recreation.

Conversion Difficulty: Moderate
Moderate Conversion
Accept the beliefs, and practice them

Time Consumption: Heavy
Heavy Time Consumption
Daily participation in mantras and living a minimalist lifestyle is time consuming

Cost to Participate: Some
Some Cost
Cost is determined in many ways; monetary & non-monetary

Deities: Krishna
Literature: Bhagavad Gita
Location Practiced: India, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
Afterlife: Samsara (endless reincarnation) unless you reach the Krisha consciousness
Congregation: Over 200,000
Meaning of Life: Achieve moksha & the Krishna consciousness
Famous: George Harrison, John Lennon

Tags: hare krishna, hindu
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2012-01-26 15:43
Magnolia West
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