Each Word of Maha Mantra is a Jewel
Oct03

Each Word of Maha Mantra is a Jewel

Srila Prabhupada once stated: "You must hear every word of the mantra, because chanting is the essence of our philosophy." Why did he say this?  Srila Prabhupada's main intent was to get all his disciples to remember and serve Krishna.  By chanting sincerely, the objective of remembering Krishna is achieved.  All nine processes of Bhakti are contained within chanting and so, it is the chief means of...

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Chanting With Sambandha
Oct02

Chanting With Sambandha

Sambandha means to be connected to Krishna. Chanting with sambandha means to chant with a feeling of a relationship to Krishna. It means to chant prayerfully, from the heart “Please accept me in your service.” Without a conscious connection,  chanting is just lip service. Krishna wants to see that we are connected, he wants heart-deep chanting. He can read our minds and knows where we are. If you chant and think...

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What is the Nature of Harinama
Oct02

What is the Nature of Harinama

Harinama is not some unconscious thing or some imaginary thing. It is not some unique object in this plane that can be seen, nor does it belong to this visible manifest world at all. Harinama is the incarnation of the Supreme Lord. It is Bhagav n Himself. The Holy Name (nama) is directly Hari, and Hari is directly the Holy Name. Sri Nama is transcendental substance, complete in itself. It is the omnipotent Supreme Personality of...

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Chant seriously
Oct02

Chant seriously

Devotee (2) : Would you say something about the mercy of Lord Caitanya's sankirtana movement?   Srila Prabhupada : Yes, He says, param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam. So you follow His advice and you will get, become victorious. So I will advise you not to make research in that way. [laughter]   Indian woman : Well, I got my degree doing that research.   Srila Prabhupada : Yes, that degree is...

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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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