The following eight principles form the basis of ISKCON’s philosophy:
1) PURE HAPPINESS
By sincerely cultivating spiritual knowledge, we can be free from anxiety and reach a state of pure happiness in this lifetime.
2) KRISHNA OUR ETERNAL FATHER
We are not our bodies but eternal souls, part and parcel of God, or Krishna. The soul transmigrates into different bodies according to the consciousness at the time of death. As eternal souls, we are all brothers and sisters, and Krishna is ultimately our common father.
3) KRISHNA THE ULTIMATE SUSTAINER
Krishna is eternal, all knowing, omnipresent, all powerful and all attractive. He is the father of all living beings and sustains the entire cosmic creation. He is also known as God the father, Allah, Buddha, Jehovah and Yahweh
4) KNOWING KRISHNA THROUGH SCRIPTURES
The absolute truth is revealed in the Vedas, the oldest scriptures in the world. The essence of Vedas is found in Bhagavad- gita, a literal record of Krishna’s words.
5) THE BONAFIDE GURU
We gain spiritual knowledge from a genuine spiritual master.
6) FROM PRASAD TO PEACE
Practicing vegetarianism and offering all our food to God before eating purifies our consciousness, minimizes the violence in the world and frees us from bad karma, or material reactions.
7) KRISHNA THE ONLY BENEFACTOR All
our action should be done as offerings to Krishna and not for selfish motives.
8) THE YUGA DHARMA
The best way to attain self realization and pure love of God in this age is of quarrel and hypocrisy is to chant His holynames. The easiest method for most people is to chant.
The complete philosophy is detailed one. We encourage you to read Bhagavad Gita (single volume), Srimad Bhagavatam (18 Volumes) or Chaitany Charitamrita (12 volumes) with commentaries by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada for detailed understanding of the philosophy.