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Bhakti levels

How to become true devotee

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Bhakti levels

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  2. 2. ( SIKSHA LEVELS)
  3. 3. The Bhakti Steps is a system for encouraging devotees by recognizing their chanting and spiritual standards.
  4. 4. It is a way to help devotees consolidate and increase their spiritual practices. Also offers a system to identify those who are serious about advancing in Krishna consciousness. It is supported by an ISKCON GBC resolution since 1997
  5. 5. 1. ISKCON Leaders and GBC Members (with the exception of ISKCON initiating spiritual masters who cannot perform this ceremony except when it is for an approved guru-asraya (sheltered) or approved aspirant disciple) shall, within their area of authority, be permitted to publicly bestow acceptance and recognition to members of its congregation for devotional achievements and progress in devotional service. 2. Local temples and congregational preaching units should implement programs for aiding the congregational members to enhance their standing, and for training them to qualify for the higher levels. This should include following a recommended study course for the different levels (Adult Education and Congregational Preaching Monitors shall recommend.) ISKCON LAW BOOK Chapter 15, updated to 1997
  6. 6. Sradd havan BHAKTI LEVELS
  7. 7. Brief summary of the five levels Sraddhavan: 1 round of japa a day
  8. 8. Krishna-sevaka: 4 rounds & no meat-eating.
  9. 9. Krishna-sadhaka: 8 rounds, eating only prasadam and fundamental elements of the four principles.
  10. 10. Srila Prabhupada- Asraya: 16 rounds & four regulative principles.
  11. 11. Sri Guru-carana-asraya: Srila Prabhupada-asraya level for at least six months plus choice of an ISKCON guru.
  12. 12. Next Step:  To organize a Siksha Ceremony (or start planning for one):  Discuss with local authorities the preachers, the feasibility of the event  Make a list of prospective participants
  13. 13. Certificate Samples
  14. 14. Please contact us at: Email: Facebook ISKCON Mayapur Chakra Building, office 127-128