The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popularly known as the Hare Kṛṣṇa movement, is a worldwide association of devotees of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Krishna is the speaker of the Bhagavad-gita, recognized throughout the world as one of mankind’s greatest books of wisdom, wherein He confirms that he is God Himself, the source of everything.
Yoga includes different practicesand can be compared to a ladder for attaining the topmost spiritual realization. The complete ladder is called yoga and may be divided into 3 main parts: Karma, Jnana, and Bhakti.
Mantra meditation is a spiritual practice that has a place in all religious traditions, The prayer, or “mantra”, that is repeated is called the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra.
Karma means activity, and the law of karma is the law that regulates the reactions to our activities. The law of karma is the natural law of action and reaction.
Devotees of Krishna do not take the regulations of spiritual life as restrictions, but rather as ‘regulative principles of freedom’ – a tool for advancing personal character development & spiritual consciousness.
Non-violence means not to stop the progressive life of any living being. Devotees of Krishna offer their food to God. This ceremony sanctifies the food and frees the person eating it from the karma involved.
There is a symbiotic relationship between man and cows, because cows supply milk, they are accepted as our mother, and therefore worthy of reverence.
History of Great Teachers of Bhakti Yoga in the chain of disciplic succession going back directly to Lord Sri Krishna.