Yogic Meditation VS Hari Kirtan
Oct01

Yogic Meditation VS Hari Kirtan

In all Vedic literatures it is confirmed that one must meditate on the Supreme Absolute Truth, Visnu, not on anything else. But there are different processes of meditation recommended for different ages. The process of mystic yogic meditation was possible in Satya-yuga, when men lived for many thousands of years. Now people will not believe this, but in a previous age there were people who lived for one hundred thousand years. That...

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Courtesy Japa
Oct01

Courtesy Japa

How to properly chant the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra – Japa ” Nish, nish, ram, ram, nish, nish, ram, ram .” Srila Prabhupada once imitated how we sometimes chant without focus, without concentration, without proper pronunciation – how we chant when we don’t feel like chanting. You know the mood behind this type of chanting; “I have to chant but I’d rather be doing something else.” And in...

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Shelter and Surrender
Oct01

Shelter and Surrender

Shelter and Surrender In "Arundaya-kirtana" Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura explains that the nectar-filled names of Krsna are the sole shelter within the universe: krsna-nama-sudhd koriya pan, jurdo… In "Arundaya-kirtana" Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura explains that the nectar-filled names of Krsna are the sole shelter within the universe:  krsna-nama-sudhd koriya pan, jurdo bhakativinoda-pran, nama bind kichu...

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The process of chanting is very simple
Sep30

The process of chanting is very simple

“This process of hari-kirtana is very simple: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. Actually there are only three words: Hare, Krishna, and Rama. But they are very nicely arranged for chanting so that everyone can take the mantra and chant Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare. Since we have started this movement in the Western countries, Europeans,...

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The 4 step japa mala technique
Sep29

The 4 step japa mala technique

Step 1 – Make a sankalpa to hear ONE mantra. A sankalpa is a resolution or determination to do something. So the 1st step is to tell the mind to resolve to just hear one hare krishna maha mantra. The idea is that it is a doable request. If we tell the mind to hear 16 rounds of mantra, or even 1 round….the mind is to powerful to heed such a big request. But if we tell the mind "Just hear this one mantra…" we...

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