Holy Name can save even dog eaters
Jul11

Holy Name can save even dog eaters

yavan artha uda-pane sarvatah samplutodake tavan sarvesu vedesu brahmanasya vijanatah (Bhagavad gita 02.46) Translation:  All purposes served by a small well can at once be served by a great reservoir of water. Similarly, all the purposes of the Vedas can be served to one who knows the purpose behind them. Purport:  The rituals and sacrifices mentioned in the karma-kanda division of the Vedic literature are meant to...

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One must become a servant of the Holy Name
Jul10

One must become a servant of the Holy Name

“In the spiritual world the Absolute is always Absoute; the name, form, quality and pastimes of the Absolute are all as good as the Absolute Himself. As such, one is understood to be an eternal servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If he considers himself an eternal servant of the holy name and in this spirit distributes the holy name to the world. One who chants in this spirit, without offenses, is certainly elevated...

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All I Want
Jul10

All I Want

When it comes down to it, all I want is to chant well, feel Krishna’s presence while I chant, relish the nectar of the name, and be a servant of the name. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says there is nothing else in the three worlds but the holy name. Krishna has shown this to me by allowing me to observe other devotees’ transformations (at the retreats) through good chanting. As their chanting improved, their desires changed. As...

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Desire for liberation will not become bitter unless
Jul09

Desire for liberation will not become bitter unless

tavad brahma-katha vimukti-padavi tavan na tikti-bhavet tavac capi vishrinkhalatvam ayate no loka-veda-sthitih tavac chastra-vidam mithah kala-kalo nana-bahir-vartmasu shri-chaitanya-padambuja-priya-jano yavan na drig-gocarah (19) Verse 19: "Discussion of and desire for the advanced stage of impersonal liberation will not become bitter and distasteful, the tight shackles of blind adherence to social, religious and Vedic...

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Potency of The Holy Names
Jul09

Potency of The Holy Names

Inspirational story. Evidence of the potency of the Holy Names. And the we are not these bodies. I just visited one mataji, Gaurangi Devi Dasi, in the hospital. Four years ago she had some surgery that was done wrongly. That caused "irreparable" kidney damage and they said she could not l live very long. I last saw her two years ago. At that time she had not slept or eaten for more than one year. She could not even lie down....

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