Developing Krishna Consciousness - an essential subject

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Krishna Consciousness means to fully absorb oneself by engaging one's mind, body and senses into Lord Krishna's service. In order to do so, one must first understand his constitutional position and then, under the guidance of a bona fide spiritual master, one can advance in this movement. Therefore, according to Srila Prabhupada, to be able to develop Krishna consciousness, one must not only read scriptures (mainly the Bhagavad-gītā and the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam), but must take association of like-minded devotees and preach the glories of Lord Krishna.

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Developing Krishna Consciousness category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.


   
 

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The purpose of all yoga is to detach one's sense activities from this material world. The final aims, however, are different. Jñānīs want to become one with the Brahman effulgence, yogīs want to realize Paramātmā, and devotees want to develop Kṛṣṇa consciousness and transcendental loving service to the Lord. That loving service is the perfect stage of sense control. The senses are actually active symptoms of life, and they cannot be stopped. They can be detached only if there is superior engagement. As it is confirmed in Bhagavad-gītā, paraṁ dṛṣṭvā nivartate: (BG 2.59) the activities of the senses can be stopped if they are given superior engagements. The supreme engagement is engagement of the senses in the service of the Lord. That is the purpose of all yoga. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.32.27)





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