The teachings of Krishna consciousness are known by various names – bhakti-yoga, Gaudiya Vaishnavism, the prema-dharma, Bhagavat-dharma. In the scripture Srimad Bhagavatam, Krishna consciousness is compared to a ripe, juicy fruit without seed or skin, which has grown on the wish-fulfilling tree of the Vedas. The ancient Vedas of India take a very broad approach to spiritual thought, discussing and accommodating a great diversity of conceptions, but in their conclusion they present love for the personal Deity of Sri Sri Radha Krishna as the highest goal and true end of all that was previously discussed.
In a nutshell, Krishna consciousness presents these facts: we are eternal, spiritual beings who have at present mistakenly identified with the temporary physical body and associated material phenomena and conceptions. Through devotional practices such as spiritual discussion, chanting, worship, and offerings of practical service, however, we can become free of our material bondage, awaken our intrinsic spiritual identity, and ultimately realise our natural relationship with our divine, loving source, Sri Krishna, who embodies the divine masculine principle, and Sri Radha, who embodies the divine feminine principle.