In ISKCON’s incorporating document, Srila Prabhupada imparts the “Seven Purposes of ISKCON”:
- To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all peoples in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the world.
- To propagate a consciousness of Krishna as it is revealed in the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.
- To bring the members of the Society together with each other and nearer to Krishna, the prime entity, and thus to develop the idea, within the members, and humanity, at large, that each soul is part and parcel of the quality of Godhead (Krishna).
- To teach and encourage the Sankirtan movement of congregational chanting of the holy name of God as revealed in the teachings of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
- To erect for the members, and for society at large, a holy place of transcendental pastimes, dedicated to the personality of Krishna.
- To bring the members closer together for the purpose of teaching a simpler and more natural way of life.
- With a view towards achieving the aforementioned purposes, to publish and distribute periodicals, magazines, books and other writings.
Some startling facts about ISKCON:
- Today ISKCON as a worldwide organization has 650 temples in over 100 countries.
- Over the past fifty years ISKCON has distributed over 500 million of Vedic literature which has been instrumental in bringing positive change in millions of lives.
- ISKCON runs over 110 vegetarian restaurants worldwide to promote healthy, violence free and tasteful lifestyle.
- Over the past 50 years ISKCON gave out over 3 billion plates of sanctified food worldwide.
- Today ISKCON runs 65 ECO villages and farm communities all over the world to set an example of how to live pollution free, peaceful and self-sustaining value centric life in harmony with Mother Nature.
- Each week ISKCON sends out 1000 chanting parties worldwide to make people aware of benefits of living a God centric life.