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Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead

Mother Yasoda dresses Krishna

Krishna instructs Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra
What is Krishna Consciousness

Krishna consciousness, or bhakti-yoga, is acting in harmony with ultimate reality—the Supreme Person, who is Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Bhakti, or devotional service, is the relationship between the bhakta (devotee) and Bhagavan (God, or Krishna, who is the possessor of all opulences.)

People are all naturally Krishna conscious. In illusion, however, we think we’re the center of the universe, and that our bodies are our real selves. Krishna consciousness means becoming free from that illusion, and experiencing our true blissful, eternal nature. It's a process that works. Anyone can do it.

Krishna consciousness is both a practice and the goal of the practice. The goal is to be Krishna conscious. The practice is to always stay conscious of Krishna.

Krishna Consciousness Basics
An overview of some of the basic teachings of Krishna consciousness
FAQs about Krishna, Krishna consciousness, the nature of spiritual reality, and more. (Links to an external site.)

In-depth articles, from the Krishna.com Reading Room. These links will open in a new window:

Meditation and Yoga
Everything under the sun about meditation, mantras, chanting, and the meditation of chanting mantras

Faiths and Knowledge
What's the difference between religion and knowledge? Between different religions?

Spiritual Eating
All about preparing and offering food to Krishna. How is this done? What are the life-changing effects of eating Krishna prasadam?

Kirtan/Sacred Sounds
What amazing thing happens when the power of music is harnessed, focused, and directed towards glorification of the Supreme Person?

Spiritual Masters
How to identify, find, inquire from, and relate to a qualified guru, or teacher of spiritual science.

Forms of God
Does the Supreme Being have a form? If so, what is it? What's the difference between worshiping that form and worshiping an "idol"?

Simple Living
Do God consciousness and a return to a more natural, agrarian lifestyle go hand in hand?

Holy Places
Do some places on Earth have greater spiritual potency, where anyone can make spiritual benefit just by going there?

Spiritual Association
An essential ingredient for steadiness in spiritual life. Hear from those who've made the quantum leap of faith toward Krishna consciousness, and learn why it's impossible to make spiritual progress in a vacuum.

Practice at Home
Practical how-tos, stories, tips, tools, and meditations for anyone wanting to practice Krishna consciousness right now, right where they live.