What if I Don’t Believe in or Understand Mantra Meditation?
Jan21

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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What Feeling Should we Have in Mind While Chanting Maha Mantra?
Jan21

What Feeling Should we Have in Mind While Chanting Maha Mantra?

Hare Krishna! Thanks for your question. Actually the most important thing when chanting the maha mantra is to hear the mantra. Other feelings and thoughts will come naturally as we begin to hear the Mantra and relate deeply to the Lord as He appears in His Holy Name. It is not necessary to try to feel or think about anything. Just chant and hear. According to Lord Chaitanya the most important feeling ultimately, is humility. When one...

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Why Not Just Chant “Krishna”?
Jan21

Why Not Just Chant “Krishna”?

Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krishna Himself. Therefore by following Lord Caitanya you are following God Himself, Lord Sri Krishna. That same Supreme Lord Sri Krishna who spoke the Bhagavad-gita to Arjuna 5,000 years ago has reappeared as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu a mere 500 years ago to teach us what is the most effective means of awakening our dormant Krishna consciousness by chanting the Hare Krishna mahamantra. Therefore, just as...

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What is the benefit of mantra meditation?
Jan20

What is the benefit of mantra meditation?

Answer Summary: Its principal benefits can be summarized as three ‘p’s: peace, purity and pleasure. Answer: Sonic spirituality – or approaching the spiritual level of reality through sanctified sound – is an integral part of most world traditions. The Vedic wisdom-tradition takes sonic spirituality to the level of a sophisticated science involving theoretical analysis and experimental experiences that center on empowered sound...

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10 The holy name liberates one from the miseries of material existence
Jan20

10 The holy name liberates one from the miseries of material existence

To escape the ocean of material miseries and illusion, we must chant the maha mantra: We are all pure spirit, part and parcel of the Supreme. God is pavitram, pure, and we are also pure. Somehow or other, however, we have fallen into this material ocean, and as the waves toss, we suffer. Actually we have nothing to do with the tossing waves of material miseries. We must simply pray, “Krsna, please pick me up.” As soon as...

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