US Military Gets First Hindu Chaplain

 Meanwhile, for Hindu members of the military, Dharm conducts yoga classes and Hindu services, including regular classes on the Bhagavad-gita—India’s foremost sacred text—using ISKCON founder Srila Prabhupada’s translation. For Chaplain Dharm, Lord Krishna’s personable nature makes Him the most attractive form of God. And being in the military, His message in the Gita of doing one’s duty is one she can apply practically in her life all the time. “While the book is of course very sacred to me, since Krishna Himself spoke it, it’s not just scripture—it is also very practical,” she says. “It helps me to stay grounded and to keep doing my duty in the wonderful way Krishna teaches, even when I’m in a situation I may not like. Our first instinct when anything gets difficult in life is often to run. But the Gita teaches us instead to look for what God is trying to tell us through a bad situation, and to think about what we can learn from it.” Read more…

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