Great Khali Appreciates ISKCON

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On the 16th of March 2011 His Holiness Giriraj Swami spoke on the Bhagavad-gita 4.8 at a program at the home of The Great Khali, the famous Indian wrestler and screen personality. Khali and the participants chanted Hare Krishna, discussed the philosophy of Krishna consciousness, and honored prasada (sanctified vegetarian food). You may listen to the class Giriraj Swami gave at The Great Khali's residence in Houston here

An excerpt from the class: “Srimad-Bhagavatam says that those who consider themselves to be liberated — vimukta manina — but neglect the lotus feet of the Lord (in other words, neglect the personality of Godhead and His service), then patanti adhah — they fall down. Just imagine, that spiritual spark within you that is so active and lively, so full of thoughts, enthusiasm, desires, and emotion — that little spark goes into the brahmajyoti and is packed up there with so many other spiritual particles, and there is no real activity. There are no relationships. It is just existence. Even if one does achieve that position, eventually he will becomes restless. One will want some activity, want some relationship, and then, patanti adhah — one comes back again to the material world. That is because one has neglected one’s relationship with Krishna, which is spiritual. One has neglected one’s service to Krishna, which is spiritual. So we shouldn’t make the mistake of believing that just as our activities in the material world cause suffering, so the activities of bhakti-yoga will also cause suffering. No, these are the activities of liberation. They are eternal, full of knowledge, and full of bliss.”