The Krishna Devotee Interview
The Krishna Devotee
Name : Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji
From which part of the world : Vrindavan, India
About your spiritual (Religious ) practice :
I follow the path of love as was propagated by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu who was a contemporary of Guru Nanak. He lived most of his life in Jagannath Prui in Orissa and there is a belief that Sri Guru Nanak and Caitanya Mahaprabh met there. His main teaching is to chant (in japa) the name of Krishna, who is the supreme object of love. We follow the teachings of Krishna in Bhagavad Gita and of Bhagavat Purana as explained by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His followers. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said that by doing japa of Krishna’s name while avoiding offenses, one cannot attain love.
Share one spiritual tip / wisdom lesson or quote for us to practice or think about on our spiritual journey :
We should always see the presence of the Divine in every living being, human, subhuman or superhuman. If we practice this, there will be peace, happiness and love in society.
A detail of your meditation story or tradition to inspire us to seek God :
Our meditation is the japa of the Names of Krishna. We do it every day in the morning for 2-3 hours, and then during the day time we try to remain focused on the Name of God.
Save our earth or environment quote , advice , wisdom or prayer :
Our environment is part of God, therefore to pollute or exploit it, is working against God. If we remember this , then we will not create disturbance in the environment.
His articles to promote peace and happiness can be seen on : www.jiva. org
There we also have information about a series of books I am translating and commenting upon, entitled Sat Sandarbhas: http://sandarbhas.jiva.org/