Aim of ISKCON
Today ISKCON comprises of more than 600 temples, 60 rural communities and over 100 vegetarian restaurants. It also conducts special projects throughout the world, such as “Food for Life”, the only free vegetarian relief program in the world.
The aim of ISKCON is to acquaint all people of the world with universal principles of self-realization and God-consciousness so that they may derive the highest benefit of spiritual understanding, unity, and peace. The Vedic literature recommends that in the present age of Kali-yuga the most effective means of achieving self-realization is always heard about, glorify, and remember the all-attractive Supreme Lord Sri Krishna. Therefore, it recommends the chanting of the Holy Names:
“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”.
This sublime chanting puts the chanter directly in touch with the Supreme Lord through the sound vibration of His Holy Name.