“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians ).
No amount of good deeds can ever achieve salvation for anyone.
Salvation, according to ISKCON, is thoroughly entwined with the Hindu concept of karma, or retributive justice.Moreover, Hare Krishnas retain the Bhagavad Gita, a Hindu Scripture, as well as the doctrines of reincarnation and karma.The ultimate goal for Hare Krishnas is a transcendental, loving relationship with Lord Krishna.ISKCON is a wealthy organization today, having gained its wealth largely through soliciting funds and distributing its literature, including the Bhagavad Gita and its periodical Back to Godhead.During the 1960s and 1970s, Hare Krishnas were so prevalent in public places such as airports that laws had to be passed to prevent them from accosting people with their often aggressive and intimidating demands for money. Becoming a member involves choosing a guru and becoming his disciple.This teaching requires belief in reincarnation and/or the transmigration of the soul.One’s works, good and bad, are measured and judged after death.Question: "Who are the Hare Krishnas and what do they believe?" Answer: The origin of Hare Krishna, also called Gaudiya Vaishnavism or Chaitanya Vaishnavism, is promoted through the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (or ISKCON). It is usually classified as a monotheistic form of Hinduism, since Hare Krishnas believe that all deities are simply various manifestations of the one god, Vishnu or Krishna.Mahaprabhu’s public displays of adoration gained a large following, in part, due to their sharp contrast with the dispassionate and ascetic expressions common to Hinduism.This Hindu sect, however distinct it is in its unique adherence to Krishna, is still quite Hindu, since even Krishna is but a manifestation (or "Avatar") of Vishnu—one of the classic deities of Hinduism.