Devotion

Srila Prabhupada  says:

Rama and Krishna are names of God, and Hare is the energy of God. So when we chant the maha-mantra, we address God together with His energy. This energy is of two kinds, the spiritual and the material. At present we are in the clutches of the material energy. Therefore we pray to Krishna that He may kindly deliver us from the service of the material energy and accept us into the service of the spiritual energy. That is our whole philosophy. Hare Krishna means, “O energy of God, O God [Krishna], please engage me in Your service.” It is our nature to render service. Somehow or other we have come to the service of material things, but when this service is transformed into the service of the spiritual energy, then our life is perfect.

 

HARE KRISHNA MAHAMANTRA

Hare Krishna
Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna
Hare Hare
Hare Rama
Hare Rama
Rama Rama
Hare Hare

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a person I would like to emulate

I can relate to abandoning academia for photography – to choosing the power of the image over the power of the word…this is a person I would like to emulate.

Sebastião Salgado is a Documentary Photographer and Photo Journalist from Brazil. He was born on 08th February, 1944 in Aimores, Brazil. When we think of photographer Sebastião Salgado, what comes to mind are the words “humanitarian”, “humanist”, and “concerned photographer”.  Sebastião Salgado was a student of economics who completed his Ph.D. course work in Paris, France and then decided to abandon academia for photography. He chose the power of the image over the power of the word to show the plight of the poor, the disadvantaged, the despised, and the abandoned people of the world. His photographs directly confront injustice, inhumanity, and horror with boundless compassion and empathy.