Footnotes by Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Aug19

Footnotes by Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

(1) Anyone who thinks Lord Krishna'S holy name is made of maya, the dull and inert material energy, will suffer in hell for a long time. If one sees the face of such a person one must immediately remember Lord Vishnu and bathe, still wearing one's clothing. (2) People possess different levels of qualification to attain Lord Krishna. The primary levels are karma, jnana, and bhakti (devotional service). This the scriptures say....

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We become free
Aug18

We become free

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare …is the sublime method for reviving our transcendental consciousness, or Krishna consciousness. As living spiritual souls, we are all originally Krishna conscious entities, but due to our association with matter from time immemorial, our consciousness is now polluted by the material atmosphere, called maya, or illusion. And what is...

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Universal Mantra
Aug17

Universal Mantra

The chanting of Hare Krsna is universally applicable: Chanting is free and open for everyone: We are not charging anything, we are not asking for fees and giving the people some secret mantra and promising them that within six months they will become God. No. This is open for everyone — children, women, girls, boys, old people everyone can chant and see the results.   The Science of Self-Realization The holy name is readily...

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Why Are Beads Necessary For Chanting The Holy Name?
Aug16

Why Are Beads Necessary For Chanting The Holy Name?

If we chant His Holy Name without the beads, will it be less effective? Will it also be good if we continuously chant in our mind at any place and at any time? The answer to these questions is that only a highly advanced self-realized devotee can continuously chant the holy names of God within his mind in all times and places. To reach that stage disciplined, regulated chanting is required. We are in neophyte stage & the great...

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Gudakesha
Aug15

Gudakesha

sanjaya uvaca evam ukto hrsikeso gudakesena bharata senayor ubhayor madhye sthapayitva rathottamam (Bhagavad Gita 01.24) Translation:  Sañjaya said: O descendant of Bharata, having thus been addressed by Arjuna, Lord Krishna drew up the fine chariot in the midst of the armies of both parties. Purport:  In this verse Arjuna is referred to as Gudakesa. Gudaka means sleep, and one who conquers sleep is...

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