|The movement Hare Krishna is inserted in the oldest
religious tradition that knowledge is had. It's the religion
vaishnava (monoteísta; has millions of followers in India
and in the Occident; it cultivates the devotion Vishnu or Krishna),
that it is the main trunk of the compound denominated philosophical
Based on the conclusions of great authorities, the vaishnavas
consider Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu an incarnation of Lord Krishna.
500 years ago in India happened an important movement, with
popular bases, of rebirth of the feeling of Bhakti, devotion
to God. The responsible for that spiritual revolution was great
saint and philosopher Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, that it relived
the practice of resonant meditation in the mantra Hare Krishna
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare
Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
Caitanya Mahaprabhu also taught that any name regarding God
(for instance, Jehovah, Alá, Krishna, Rama, etc.) it
is completely pure and anybody, no matter what his religion,
philosophy, culture or tradition, can practice this process
of singing the saints names of God and like this to obtain all
of the current benefits of this meditation practice, to know
the end of the mental anxieties, control of the mind and of
the senses, development of the conscience and the supreme proposal
of all of the authentic religions: to develop pure love for
God. This practice is based on the millenarian original Vedic
knowledge of India.
This knowledge is arriving even us through a line of discipular
succession, through a current of spiritual masters and disciples,
authentic and uninterrupted, that comes from the origins of
the creation. In this sequence of spiritual masters, is situated
divine grace B.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, that founded
in 1966, in the city New York, International Society for Krishna
Consciousness, ISKCON, more known with movement Hare Krishna.
Srila Prabhupada came to die in 1977, encharging his earlier
disciples with the function leading the Movement spiritually
and initiating disciples.
The movement Hare Krishna is disseminated in practically all
of the countries and in the main cities of the world. The presence
of the devotees of Krishna with their traditional clothes and
their cheerful music and dances is already part of the day by
day of our modern western city.
The healthy devotees of Krishna are very conscious of their
role in the society. This movement seeks, fundamentally, the
reespiritualization of the modern society, so lacking of perfect
spiritual knowledge. Although it shows conquests of technological
sophistication, referred society suffers because of the existence
of a great abyss that separates of the understanding of the
Now, about of hundreds of devotees they live in the temples
and communities in UK and dozens of thousands of people participate
in the movement indirectly. Anybody can participate direct or
indirectly of that movement. It is not a "closed society."
There are several activities that the movement develops to extend
the spiritual knowledge:
A very important activity is the children's education. The Movement
uses the system of called Vedic education Gurukula. The children
learn them academic matter and also the philosophy of the conscience
The regime is it of boarding school and specialized teachers
accompany the children day by day.
A program that characterizes the devotees in the whole world
is the "Food for Life": free distribution of prasada,
food spiritualized by it being offered to the supreme.