1. Our whole philosophy: chant!

    We are recommending, according to Vedic scripture, that in this age one should simply chant the holy name of God. We are chanting that: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. Rama and Krsna, they are the name of God. And Hara is the energy of God. So we are chanting “Krsna,” or “God,” along with His energy. He has got two energies — spiritual energy and material energy. So at the present moment we are under the jurisdiction of material energy. So we are praying to Krsna, “Kindly transfer me from the service of material energy to the service of spiritual energy.”

    This is our whole philosophy. Hare Krsna movement means, “O the energy of God and O God, Krsna, please engage me in Your service.”

    Srila Prabhupada, Room Conversation with Benedictine Monk Pater Emmanuel, June 22, 1974, Germany