“There is another world: eternal, immortal, beyond matter. When all in this world dissolves, that world remains.”
Bhagavad Gita 8.20
“Starry Night” (1889) is the work of post-impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh. It was, he wrote, an attempt to express a nature “purer” than city life. In the swirling night sky, blazing stars and bright crescent moon we find hints of another dimension, something “purer” than what our senses normally perceive. To gain a clearer vision of that other nature, the Sanskrit texts encourage chanting the maha-mantra (“great mantra”) Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare—and keeping company with fellow yogis who also seek a vision of that eternal realm. Join our newsletter to received updates on gatherings and lively discussion about worlds outside everyday experience.