Is Chanting Hare Krishna Mantra For Everyone?
Dec14

Is Chanting Hare Krishna Mantra For Everyone?

This Hare Krishna Mantra is a universal chant, it can be chanted by anyone. It is for people of all religions, all nations, all colours, and both sexes. There’s no need to pay any fees, join any group, or turn your life around. It only requires your time and effort. Furthermore the people who chant Hare Krishna are developing good character, gaining knowledge of both the material and spiritual worlds, and helping others to also...

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Can I use clicker instead of beads?
Dec13

Can I use clicker instead of beads?

Using 'clickers' instead of japa beads is a somewhat controversial practice, but is often employed by devotees who wish to chant their rounds while commuting long distances in a vehicle, or under other circumstances where beads might be difficult or dangerous to use. Devotees have been known to glue half a tulasi bead onto their clicker so they're touching Tulasi while chanting. As with all things, clickers should be used...

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What if I Don’t Believe in or Understand Mantra Meditation?
Dec11

What if I Don’t Believe in or Understand Mantra Meditation?

Fortunately, the Hare Krishna mantra works whether we believe in it or not. We don't have to understand or believe in medicine for it to work, and the science of chanting Hare Krishna is subtler than any chemical process. It has a profoundly beneficial effect on the consciousness, whether or not one is aware of the science at all. Try it and...

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22 A neophyte devotee should not retire to a secluded place to chant
Dec10

22 A neophyte devotee should not retire to a secluded place to chant

Sitting in a solitary place to chant the Hare Krsna maha mantra is not recommended for neophytes: [Lord Caitanya to Kasi Misra]: "Please give that room to Me, for I have need for it. Indeed, I shall remember the lotus feet of the Lord sitting in that solitary place." This statement of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is significant. Nibhrte vasiya tahan kariba smarana: "I shall sit down there in that solitary place and remember...

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Clear recommendation
Dec09

Clear recommendation

om ity ekaksaram brahma vyaharan mam anusmaran yah prayati tyajan deham sa yati paramam gatim (Bhagavad Gita 08.13) Translation: After being situated in this yoga practice and vibrating the sacred syllable om, the supreme combination of letters, if one thinks of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and quits his body, he will certainly reach the spiritual planets. Purport: It is clearly stated here that om, Brahman and Lord Krishna are...

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