how did you came into krishna consciousness?
priya mj- In May 2014,my daughter started attending Bhagavad-Gita classes by HG Satsvarupa Shyam Prabhuji in Paharganj center (Giri Goverdhan Dham). I used to come to pick up my daughter after the class. After some time I was curious to know what are they teaching and then I decided to attend the classes. And then I started following Krishna Consciousness.
Priya Mj and Ved Prakash Prabhuji with their counselor in Vrindavan Dham.
VED PRAKASH PRABHUJI- same reason. Initially my daughter and then my wife also started going to Bhagavad Gita classes. Then I used to come in the end of the class and devotees used to welcome me very nicely and they used to give me Prasadam. So, i felt bad that I always come at the time of prasadam. So I also decided to reach classes at the time of lecture and Kirtan and then i also started following Krishna Consciousness.
What Inspires you most in this Process?
Priya mj- The philosophy is amazing. To know your real identity that I am a soul and not this body. We have an eternal home in the spiritual world. We belong to the spiritual world and not to this material world.
ved prakash prabhuji- We Have to go back to Godhead. The way I love my family, I am supposed to love Krishna because I have an eternal relation with Krishna only. To love Krishna is our real identity.
How It Has changed your life than before?
priya Mj- Chanting is very powerful.It gives peace to my mind. I feel that now I am free from all the anxieties.Because chanting never gives you time to think about the problems or worries.
ved prakash prabhuji- Krishna consciousness made me a good human being as well. Now I respect others. And normally we expect others to give us respect. This teaches you basic things of life . like what to eat ,how to eat,sleep early,wake up early. Everything should be offered to krishna first. These things completely changed my life.
one important thing that you have learned and you would like to share.
Priya mj-As Srila Prabhupada said “ Bhagavad Gita is the song of God.” Like other scriptures, although they are equally important,but are written by pure devotees of Lord. But Bhagavad Gita is spoken by Lord Krishna himself. So we can understand the value of Bhagavad Gita. I read other bhagavad gita also few years ago. But “what am I supposed to do after reading this?” is answered by Bhagavad Gita as it is only.
ved prakash prabhuji- I learned that chanting is the only process to attain god in this age. And before coming to iskcon I used to do everything except chanting.I realised that reading scriptures and doing arati is important, but chanting and sankirtan is first.
glorify one quality about srila prabhupada.
priya mj- He was completely surrendered to his spiritual master and Lord Krishna. That is what Krishna wants us to do and says in Bhagavad Gita and Srila Prabhupada showed this with his own example.
ved prakash prabhuji- like at the age of 70,he went to USA even after getting 2 heart attacks. He was determined to follow the instructions of his spiritual master.