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Hare Krishnas in Poland


Soul  
8 May 2007 /  #1
I know that there are few Hare Krishna temples in Poland in Warsaw, Wroclaw,Krakow, Kielce... How does the Polish people react to this and lots of them have been converted to the new religion - which is a branch of Hinduism.
ukinpoland 5 | 338  
8 May 2007 /  #2
I imagine it would be a little strange for a Polish person to hear of Christmas not being celebrated somewhere in their country, as it is a massive time for parties and dinners here.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
8 May 2007 /  #3
lots of them have been converted

It's not "lots". Poland is a Catholic country.
OP Soul  
8 May 2007 /  #4
POLAND IS A CATHOLIC COUNTRY BUT LOTS OF POLISH ARE JOINING THE HARE KRISHNAS... IT'S NOT SOMETHING MASSIVE, BUT THERE SHOULD BE SOME REASONS WHY THEY FEEL MORE ATTRACTED TO THAT MOVEMENT, THEIR PHILOSOPHY AND WAYS OF LIFE.

I WANTED TO KNOW PEOPLE'S OPINIONS.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
8 May 2007 /  #5
POLAND IS A CATHOLIC COUNTRY BUT LOTS OF POLISH ARE JOINING THE HARE KRISHNAS...

A few thousand is not "lots" in a country like Poland and most of them rather don't treat that seriously.
witek 1 | 587  
8 May 2007 /  #6
just a few lost souls
sudharma88  
8 May 2007 /  #7
As a Hindu, I don't think people should join the HARE KRISHNA band wagon. It's just a waste of time. Rather go into something more construcitve like meditation or yoga. That would be more beneficial. There are some good Hindu things that you can follow like vegetarianism and anti-alcoholism.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
8 May 2007 /  #8
vegetarianism

Worth a go perhaps

anti-alcoholism.

Not so good (as long as consumption is in moderation, give up Chablis - I don't think so)
Giles  
8 May 2007 /  #9
In my humble experience and from those orange clad nutnuts I have talked too in the UK, bipolar disorder and or heavy drug abuse seem to be prerequisites for joining the Hare Hare hare brigade. Dropped too much acid in Goa, join the Krishnas and bang that drum.
sparrow 2 | 243  
8 May 2007 /  #11
Dropped too much acid in Goa, join the Krishnas and bang that drum.

Funny. They always looked pretty psychotic to me.. :)
LoneStranger 3 | 382  
8 May 2007 /  #12
anti-alcoholism

Interesting... tell me... is it a very important tradition? Something which you hold very dear and important...

Hare Krishnas

Best would be to study more ... and have a good spiritual ideology.
sudharma88  
8 May 2007 /  #13
Hare Krishna, is a chant in the name of the God Krishna.

Interesting... tell me... is it a very important tradition? Something which you hold very dear and important...

Yes, it is a must for every Hindu. Hindus mostly come from India. So due to climatic conditions here, there is no need of consumption of alcohol to keep the body warm as t is hot here anyway. So an ideal Hindu must never touch alcohol, nor meat, not even eggs
sparrow 2 | 243  
8 May 2007 /  #14
I don't drink to keep my body warm.. ;)
OP Soul  
10 May 2007 /  #15
Sudharma is giving lots of advice to people here - not to join the Hare Krishna... And he's hindu, i just wanna know whether he is vegetarian.
kirtan  
17 May 2007 /  #16
Sudharma knows nothing.
Have you ever read the Yoga sutras, Bhagavad Gita or Bhagvatam end-to-end? What do you know about the Krishnas?

I come from a pork-eating, 'alcoholic' observant Jat Hindu family. Traditionally, we also slaughter our own meat and cannot consume halal/kosher (muslim, jewish sacrificial) meat.

I have read some Hare krishna literature and it is exactly 'Hindu', not this or that. They encourage vegetarianism for lessening world cruelty and environmentalism. I am struggling to give up myself.

Now, why to join the Hare Krishnas:
If there is god, then there is a need to know him/her. The Krishnas practise Bhakti-yoga, the most sublime method of god consciousness. Therefore, hare-krishna=bhakti-yogi

Middle-eastern origin religions (Judaism, Catholicism and other forms of christianity, Islam , etc) are tribal religions where god is constantly after the asses of people for small mistakes and god is also very envious of any other form of worship. Look how christians and muslims fight among themselves with Crusades, Jihads, Inquisitions, Holocausts, 911, Iraq, Rwanda, Bosnia, shia-sunni. This is because of the in-grained envy of their 'revelations'.

So, one needs to become a yogi/hare-krishna/buddhist or far-eastern religious practioner to become peaceful, non-envious, full of joy and therefore powerful.
away guy 10 | 343  
17 May 2007 /  #17
just a few lost souls

Hahahahahaha good one.
kirtan  
17 May 2007 /  #18
Sudharma,
Here are some hints:
a) The definition of yoga from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali:
Tapas, svadhyaya, ishvarpranidhanani kriya-yogah (disciplined action, study of the self, surrender to the Lord, constitute the practice of yoga)

In the Bhagavad Gita, chapter 18 approximately verses ~64-69 Krishna (also called Yogendra: lord of Yoga, as is shiva), after having described Karma yoga, gyan yoga, ashtanga yoga and bhakti-yoga, gives his supreme (in his own words) suggestion (not order) of 'keep me in mind and surrender to me'. This is the purpose of all yoga.

So, 'Yoga' and Hare-Krishna is the same. I suggest you now read the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga-sutra.
ukinpoland 5 | 338  
23 May 2007 /  #19
I had some come to my house the other day. I did the old im not Polish routine. Unfortunately they had a card prepared for many languages. They had been waking me up at 9am every morning for the past 2 weeks so I decided to answer at last. Nice people bit inconsiderate about sleeping hours though <smile>

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