from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chant to the Hindu god Krishna.
- n. Informal A member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), founded in the United States in 1966.
- n. Informal The society itself.
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- n. A mantra chanted as a form of supplication to the Hindu god Krishna and his divine consort Radha
- n. A member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
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- n. a chant to the Hindu god Krishna
- n. a religious sect founded in the United States in 1966; based on Vedic scriptures; groups engage in joyful chanting of `Hare Krishna' and other mantras based on the name of the Hindu god Krishna; devotees usually wear saffron robes and practice vegetarianism and celibacy
- n. worshipper of Krishna and member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
ISKCON, commonly known as the Hare Krishna movement, started serving its flavorful vegetarian fare in the jail on May 21 under contract from the prisons department. …
At the time, he was involved with the Radha Krishna Temple, a troupe of itinerant saffron-robed musicians who banged tambourines along Regent Street while chanting 'Hare Krishna'.
The first edition of their book, Snapping focused on small counter-cultural cults and self-help groups that sprang up in the 1960's and 1970's such as Hare Krishna, Transcendental Meditation, EST, Mind Dynamics, Unification Church, Scientology, and others.
I don ` t want to make it out to be some kind of Hare Krishna group, but it has cult-like characteristics and ...
I even googled 'Hare Krishna' looking for it because I couldn't remember.
"Hare Krishna," the young man said in a thin but enthusiastic voice.
Interestingly, several sociologists have predicted that authoritarian sects such as Hare Krishna or The Unification Church will increasingly de-emphasize recruitment through proselytization and will rely on systematic indoctrination of the second generation to maintain their numbers.
If you directly intend to offend him, though, it would probably be the most direct, in a sense -- this is kind of Hare Krishna stuff, where they talk about the different ways you can stand with God.
"They were clapping and chanting along, and then as soon as I sang 'Hare Krishna' they all looked at each other and went, Oh, that's what he is.
"She engages in one or a combination of the following spiritual practices for a minimum of 15 minutes per day (mdash; meditating, chanting" Hare Krishna, "etc.) ...
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