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a clearer definition and understanding of God, he said. Of all the religious expressions that I know, it is the only one that gives an understanding of God, the spiritual world and spiritual activities.
Despite stereotypes of quick conversions, Solomon said there was no single religious epiphany that led him to embrace the teachings.
Sometimes people think that all of Indian religion involves worshiping many gods, Solomon said. Our Krishna tradition is strongly monotheistic, yet that doesnt mean God is restricted to one name. He has many names, according to his different activities.
Solomon feels a strong connection to his own spiritual name, Prabhupada Dasa, but he hasnt abandoned his birth name.
The Vedas includes the Bhagavad Gita, which some generically refer to as the Hindu bible.
The Bhagavad Gita states that all creation had knowledge of God and the universe, he said, but that over time mankind forgot that knowledge.
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In a previous lifetime Arjuna and Krishna were great friends. The timing of the appearance held symbolic significance, said Guru Prasad Swami, also known by his civil name William Henricks.
The whole Hare Krishna movement is based on bhakati, a Sanskrit word that means devotion to God in a loving exchange, Solomon said. We all have a particular relationship of God, but we dont know it because we are covered over by material designations.
In his 20s, a time he refers to as the Hippie era, Solomon came upon the burgeoning Hare Krishna movement in New York.
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, rang out from the small choir as the sounds of hand cymbals and drums reverberated through the restaurant.
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Our movement strives to bring the original form of Hinduism and what we would call Bhagavad Dharma, which would be the understanding of ones activities in relation to the supreme, Henricks said. That is the actual religion of the Vedas.
According to scripture, the information returned 5,000 years ago to mankind when Krishna (God) appeared before a king named Arjuna on the eve of a great battle to relate the Bhagavad Gita, a Sanskrit term that means song of God.
Solomon said there are misperceptions about Hare Krishnas and about Hindus in general.
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According to our tradition we claim the Bhagavad Gita was spoken 5,000 years ago, Solomon said. Even western scholars admit that it was known well before Christianity.
Because the battle was a very difficult situation, that situation was selected as the optimum situation to explain how to solve lifes problems with a spiritual approach, Henricks said.
Sanskrit word that refers to an auspicious ritual, an initiation ceremony wherein the guru, or spiritual teacher, and disciple mutually accept one another.
While Solomon was raised in a Jewish home, he found his personal path to enlightenment as an adult.
Hare Krishnas beliefs are derived from the Vedas a collection of thousands of holy texts that promotes spirituality and supports the belief of reincarnation.
He was a philosopher teaching of the ancient wisdom books of India, he said. We like to say he was teaching spiritual science, the science of the soul and the science of God.
We consider the names that our parents gave us to be more connected to the body, Solomon said. Our spiritual names are more connected to God.
You could compare it to a Catholic confirmation or a Jewish Bar Mitzvah, he said.
In my own case, between meeting my guru (Shrila Prabhupada) and actually taking it as my lifes work, nine years passed, he said. During those nine years I was arguing with the devotees. But eventually I had nothing left to argue about. I was satisfied.
a cult or some other false religion, he said.
He explained that the name Krishna means all attractive, and that the Vedas includes numerous descriptions of Gods form and activities in several planes of existence.
Hare Krishnas spread message of spirituality
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