What is Krishna consciousness?

Radhika Raman Das
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A person who is Krishna conscious is free from bodily designations and has the following state of mind:

  • I am not this body
  • I am the eternal soul
  • I am not a man nor woman
  • I am not white nor black
  • I am not rich nor poor
  • I am not the owner of anything
  • I and all living beings are part of Krishna
  • I am the servant of Krishna and all living beings
  • All living beings are my brothers and sisters
  • Sees all living beings as souls and not as bodies
  • The purpose of my existence is to serve Krishna (God) and all living beings and I will serve according to the best of my abilities
  • Lord Krishna is present in the heart of all living beings as the super soul and thus I will respect and bow down all living beings
  • I am concerned for the welfare and well-being of all living beings and I will be charitable according to the best of my capacity
  • I will always be truthful, humble, kind to all living beings, tolerant in all situations, clean, and live a simple life (no fancy/expensive expenditure and not bother others with demands)
  • I will make it a priority to preach all the above to others using my time, energy, money, life experiences, and intelligence

All the problems in the world would be eliminated if everyone had the above state of mind, which is called Krishna consciousness.

When one develops this consciousness, at death, the soul is immediately transferred to the spiritual creation called Vaikuntha, where the soul lives eternally in the same body with no trace of misery.

“Those who are wise, have real knowledge, understanding, and gentleness. They see with equal vision, a Brahmana, a cow, an elephant, a dog, and a dog eater.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 5.18)

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Raman (Radhika Raman Das) joined ISKCON in 2003 and got initiated by HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami Maharaj in 2011. As the Editor in Chief at "The Vaisnava - Online Magazine", he helps readers around the world hone in their Spiritual Curiosity, express their unique realizations as aspiring Vaisnava writers and enthusiasts, as well as to spread the digital seed of Srila Prabhupada's mission to spread Krishna Consciousness all around the globe.
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