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What is a Vaishnava?

A Vaishnava is one who follows Lord Krishna..

 A Vaishnava is a pure human being with the highest humane consciousness, the best human being as we shall see below.

A Vaishnava Follows The Eternal Religion Established by The Eternal God 

We are the soul which is eternal and part of the eternal God and thus we should follow the eternal religion (Sanatan-Dharma) to go back to the kingdom of God called Vaikuntha where we will live in our spiritual body eternally with complete bliss. 

“The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 15.7)

Will I be Saved?

Yes off course you will be saved. This is a guarantee from a real person who has appeared more than 18,000 time in His original form as Lord Krishna and millions of times in other forms. You won’t find anyone like Lord Krishna. The so called God of other religions are unknown, invisible, and unproven. This is because God is One and He is only described in the scriputres He compiled, the Vedic scriptures. Lord Krishna is completely known, because He appears in Person to perform His transcendental past times with His loving devotees, He does not hide in a cave nor a mountain to deliver His message. Lord Krishna is the real God and He is omnipotent, He delivers His message Himself and not depend on angels or others.

“Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 18.66)

“There is no truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 7.7)

“He quickly becomes righteous and attains lasting peace.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.31)

“Though engaged in all kinds of activities, My pure devotee, under My protection, reaches the eternal and imperishable abode by My grace.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 18.56)

What are the Basic Beliefs of a Vaishnava?

* God is one, Lord Krishna, who has proven millions of times that He is the only God. 

* God is eternal and thus eternally known. Only Lord Krishna is eternally known and this is because He is the only God. In the current cycle He has been known for 155.522 trillion years. 

* God is eternal and thus His teachings must also be eternal. All knowledge comes from the eternal Vedic scriptures which have more than 800,000 verses and are the teachings of Lord Krishna in person and His pure devotees. One should only follow the instructions in the Vedic scriptures. The Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad Bhagvatam are the 2 main scriptures for a Vaishnava.

* God is eternal and thus His religion must also be eternal, the religion of God is called ‘Sanatan-Dharma’ which means ‘The Eternal Religion’.

* We are the soul and not this temporary body, the soul moves from one body to another, life after life, from one species to another, exactly based on our desires and deserves and thus one should only take pious actions in life. 

* All living beings are the children of Lord Krishna, we are all brothers and sisters, including the plants and animals. Thus we should love all living beings and to prove this one must be a vegetarian. Killing is wrong (human or animal). 

* Life is an intelligent design, nothing happens by chance. This is the law of Karma. One is held responsible for all his actions and thus one should live a responsible life. 

* Truthfulness, compassion for all living beings, cleanliness, and humility are some very important qualities of a Vaishnava.

* No drugs, no alcohol, no meat, no gambling, no relationship outside marriage.

* Only follow the teachings/instructions of Gurus who satisfy the below conditions. 

“The symptoms of a sadhu are that he is tolerant, merciful and friendly to all living entities. He has no enemies, he is peaceful, he abides by the scriptures, and all his characteristics are sublime.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25)

“A sober person who can tolerate the urge to speak, the mind’s demands, the actions of anger and the urges of the tongue, belly and genitals is qualified to make disciples all over the world.”  (Nectar of Instruction 1)

The above means don’t listen to a word from anyone who is violent, rapist, lusty, intolerant, and animal killers.

* Chanting of Vedic mantras, deity worship, study of Vedic scriptures, and preaching all above to others are the main devotional activities for a Vaishnava.

What is the Benefit to the World from Vaishnavas?

If one can follow the above then he will become the best human being.

* All animals will be happy as they will not be killed. The price of milk, vegetables, fruits, and grains will collapse as cows and other animals will not be killed and there will be 10 times more vegetables/grains on the market for humans to eat, thus no more poverty and starvation in the World.

* All people will be happy as a Vaishnavas considers all living beings as his brothers/sisters.

* No druggies, no drunkards, no prostitutes, no terrorists, no liars, no deceptions, and so on.  

* Acceptance of the law of Karma and reincarnation means the person will take responsible and pious actions. Lord Krishna is truly forgiving and merciful by giving us unlimited chances and not just one. A Vaishnava understands that people are born and situated differently due to their karma and thus has no hatred for anyone and does not curse anyone or damnation of anyone. 

* A Vaishnava is a true believer of God and thus has no problems with God’s will. The variety of people exist due to the practice of free will which is given by God and thus there will be complete freedom of speech, thought, and religion. 

* Acceptance of Lord Krishna as God means a mature, responsible, and loving God. He does not make childish statements and is not a bully/dictator and does not spend his time sending people to hellfire. He spends his time in loving exchanges with his devotees and taking care of animals. Lord Krishna is not just a name in a book, he is the real, seen, and proven God.

 Only a devotee of Lord Krishna can begin to know and understand God (Lord Krishna) in full. For those who are not devotees of Lord Krishna, God is unknown and invisible. This is very much true and this can be proven by asking the non-devotees. They will never be able to describe God and they will simply say God is unknown and/or invisible. Don’t follow the godless, those who cannot describe God, the blind.

 “That very ancient science of the relationship with the Supreme is today told by Me to you because you are My devotee as well as My friend and can therefore understand the transcendental mystery of this science.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 4.3)

What is the Result of Being a Vaishnava To You?

You are now on your way to becoming the best among human beings, and provided you strive for perfection as stated above and in the Vedic scriptures. This will be your last material birth. At death all your sins will be completely erased and you will go back to the spiritual creation called Vaikuntha, where you will live eternally in the same body which will be completely beautiful, completely blissful, and full of knowledge and there will be no trace of misery. In the spiritual creation, based on your devotional service and sincerity, you could take a role as a close friend of Lord Krishna and play with him every day, eternally. Or you could dance with him and listen to the best music from the best musician, Lord Krishna. There are millions of spiritual planets to choose from for your truly permanent residence in the same body with no old age, no death, no disease, and no anxiety.

” With your mind fixed on Me in this principle of renunciation, you will be liberated and come to Me.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.28)

“That supreme abode of Mine is not illumined by the sun or moon, nor by fire or electricity. Those who reach it never return to this material world.”  (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 15.6)



What is Reincarnation?


This explains the reality that we are eternal and that this life is not the first one, nor the last one.

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Sanatan-Dharma : The Solution to all the Problems in the World

Sanatan-Dharma – The Solution to all the Problems in the World

Explains how following the Eternal Religion can solve all the problems in the world. Not following the Eternal Religion creates all the problems in the world.

The problems in the World today are: Drugs, alcoholism, terrorism, envy/hatred, violence, cancer, poverty, divorce, AIDS, crop failures, global warming, droughts, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and financial ruin.

A true Sanatan-Dharma follower accepts and follows the following principles:

Krishna (God) consciousness, to love all His creations

  1. Following regulated principles: No Intoxication, No Meat eating, No elicit sex, No gambling. To ensure no living being is hurt
  2. Believing in justice for all living beings (Law of Karma)
  3. Belief in reincarnation, thus living a responsible life
  4. Universal brotherhood (all living beings are part of God and thus we are all brothers and sisters)

It should be noted that currently India is in a chaotic condition, because most people there do not follow the principles of Sanatan-Dharma, they just pretend to. A few hundred years ago, India was the most prosperous country in the World, because the people followed the Sanatan-Dharma principles.

  1. Krishna (God) Consciousness

Do you follow a God with no name, unknown address, unknown description, and unknown history, not seen, or not proven?

“The whole cosmic order is under Me. By My will it is manifested again and again, and by My will it is annihilated at the end.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.8)

“I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who know this perfectly engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 10.8)

In the Vedic religion God is a real person with a name, address, description, and history dating back to the beginning of creation (billions of years), seen by millions of humans (the forefathers of all of us), and proven.

Lord Krishna is the Supreme Being (God) who last appeared in his original form, only 5000 years ago. He declared himself and proved that he was the Supreme Being, God, to millions of humans.

The life of a Krishna conscious person (a devotee) is centered on God (Krishna), which results in liberation from the cycle of birth, death, and re-birth after this life. The life of non-devotees is centered on materialism, lust, attachments, greed, or illusion. Which only result in bondage to material life for countless lifetimes. Material life is conditioned with misery, old age, disease, and death. There are 8.4 million bodies in which the soul keeps circulating. Out of these, only 400,000 are human species in various conditions of life. Not all the species are present on this planet. Thus human birth is rare, and one should utilize the higher consciousness to the fullest potential to break free from the wheel of birth, death, and re-birth, by becoming Krishna conscious.

One who is not envious but who is a kind friend to all living entities, who does not think himself a proprietor, who is free from false ego and equal both in happiness and distress, who is always satisfied and engaged in devotional service with determination and whose mind and intelligence are in agreement with Me–he is very dear to Me.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 12.13-14)

When one’s life is not centered on God, then it becomes centered on lust and materialism, which leads to anger and hatred as desires are unlimited and thus can never be satisfied. Couples should first love God, which will automatically lead to love for one another. If they just center their life on each other than their desires will never be satisfied and their relationship will end in misery, divorce.

“It should be understood that all species of life, O son of Kunti, are made possible by birth in this material nature, and that I am the seed-giving father.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 14.4)

Krishna consciousness people are totally non-violent (vegetarian), not materialist (simple), don’t behave like dogs on the street (no elicit sex), drug free (no intoxications), and don’t gamble with their life. The result of which is no mentality of violence, no AIDS, no druggies, and no financial ruin.

“As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, similarly, the soul accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.22)

If you are serious about stopping terrorism, drugs, and AIDS. Then become Krishna conscious now.

  1. No intoxications

Drugs are the biggest worry for parents of children. In the US alone, millions of people are addicted to drugs.

Millions of people are addicted to alcohol. Alcohol causes health problems and human suffering due to un-controlled consciousness.

Cigarettes cause diseases like cancer and lung disorders.

Tea and Coffee are intoxicants, which are addictive and can affect the consciousness in a negative way.

  1. No Meat Eating

A man works all his life and gets a pension to live out his remaining days. The cow gives milk all her life, and then people kill and eat her. It’s wrong. Man does not need to kill to live but he kills by the millions each day.

Animal killing, destruction of forests, and pollution is killing nature, which takes revenge in the form of droughts, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes. In this age (Kali Yuga) things will only get worse by the day.

Scientific research has shown that eating meat can seriously damage your health. Meat eaters are much more likely to suffer from cancer, heart disease, and other diseases than vegetarians.

Killing animals is inhumane and uncivilized. They too are God’s creatures.

Meat eaters have a mentality of violence, a person who kills animals is much more likely to kill people too. Than a person who is a vegetarian. The most violent humans on Earth are animal killers. In this time of terrorism, it is important to know that all terrorists are meat eaters. It would be extremely rare to find a vegetarian terrorist. If everyone in the world were a vegetarian, there would be no terrorism.

It makes no economic sense to produce meat for human consumption. It takes at least 16 lbs of grain and many gallons of water to produce just 1 lb of meat. The 16 lbs of grain can feed at least 16 people while the 1 lb of meat can only feed 1 person. If everyone in the world were a vegetarian, there would be enough grain to feed twice the number of people in the world; there would be no poverty.

The forests of the world are being decimated by conversion to grazing lands, ruining the lungs of mother earth- that convert the carbon- di-oxide in the air back to oxygen. Global warming would be reduced considerably if there were no meat consumption. The contribution to global warming by automobiles is insignificant compared to the damage caused by breeding animals for meat consumption.

“The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal, fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 15.7)

  1. No Illicit Relationships

Millions of people around the world are dying from sexually transmitted disease like AIDS. Which is caused by humans behaving like dogs on the street.

In this age, relationships and marriages are often based on sex impulses only. This can be proven by the fact that most marriages end in a divorce. It is the children that suffer the most, all due to the lusty parents. Marriage often end due to one or both the partners wanting to move onto another mate. Just like the dogs on the street.

If there was no sex before marriage, and if humans did not behave like dogs on the street then the number of divorces and thus single parent families would dramatically reduce. Sexual lust only leads to misery.

Marriage beak-ups are costly in terms of human suffering and financially to both the partners.

  1. No Gambling

Millions of people gamble in various ways. Often most are losers. Gambling destroys the financial well being of many families and causes suffering. Mostly to women and children.

The gamblers don’t realize that it’s the bookies who win and not them.

  1. Accepting the law of karma and reincarnation

If a person kills and soon after dies himself. How can be punished unless he takes birth again? If a sinner is sent to hell forever then how can God be merciful unless he is given another chance? Reincarnation and karma explain why some people are born into misery and others into good fortune. Why some are born healthy and some diseased and so on.

“When one dies in the mode of passion, he takes birth among those engaged in fruitive activities; and when he dies in the mode of ignorance, he takes birth in the animal kingdom.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 14.15)

By knowing that we are responsible for all our actions, one does not take actions, which causes suffering to others. This makes one very compassionate to all living beings. The law of karma makes one realize that by engaging in violence against other living beings will result in punishment, in equal proportion to the action.

Giving charity now will result in receiving charity in the future. If you give today to the needy, then in the future when you are in need, you will receive.

At death, all our actions taken during in life are taken into account to determine our next body (human or animal) and its conditions of life (rich, poor, healthy, diseased).

If all humans accepted that this life isn’t the only one and that for every action there will be a reaction, there would be no terrorism, violence, and criminals in the world. Also, if all humans were charitable and shared their wealth (take pious actions), there would be no poverty in the world.

People say “I want peace’. If you remove the ‘I’ (ego) and the ‘want’ (desires), you will be left with peace. Men and women must give up false ego, attachment to material objects, desires, and lust. This will result in everlasting peace and happiness.

Reincarnation and Karma are scientific facts.

“The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Fearlessness; purification of one’s existence; cultivation of spiritual knowledge; charity; self-control; performance of sacrifice; study of the Vedas; austerity; simplicity; nonviolence; truthfulness; freedom from anger; renunciation; tranquillity; aversion to faultfinding; compassion for all living entities; freedom from covetousness; gentleness; modesty; steady determination; vigor; forgiveness; fortitude; cleanliness; and freedom from envy and from the passion for honor – these transcendental qualities, O son of Bharata, belong to godly men endowed with divine nature.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 16.1-3)