Pearls of Wisdom
Oct13

Pearls of Wisdom

It has been our greatest good fortune that our beloved spiritual master H.H. Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaja was here in Abudhabi from 29th of November to 3rd December, immersing all of us in transcendental bliss with his nectarean instructions. We have very limited capacity to even collect the pearls of wisdom that were flowing from his lotus mouth. Whatever we could assimilate, according to our limited capacity, we would like to share...

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WHAT DOES HARE RAMA MEANS
Oct12

WHAT DOES HARE RAMA MEANS

In whatever form one knows the Lord, one speaks of Him in that way. In this there is no falsity, since everything is possible in Krishna. In this connection we may mention an incident that took place between two of our sannyasis while we were preaching the Hare Krishna maha-mantra in Hyderabad. One of them stated that "Hare Rama" refers to Sri Balarama, and the other protested that "Hare Rama" means Lord Rama....

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Practicing Tolerance by Sacinandana Swami
Oct12

Practicing Tolerance by Sacinandana Swami

This famous verse form the Siksastaka (3) describes how one should chant to awaken one’s love for Krsna: trinad api sunicena taror api sahishnuna amanina manadena kirtaniyah sada harih Srila Bhaktivinoda thakura comments: “Although he is very exalted, he thinks himself lower than the grass on the ground, and like a tree, he tolerates everything in two ways. When a tree is cut down, it does not protest, and even when drying...

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Eight Rules for Better Japa
Oct12

Eight Rules for Better Japa

 The rules start with basic mechanical arrangements and end with the proper mood and meditation. Anyone who follows these eight rules will surely improve his japa and receive delightful rewards from sri-nama.  1. Night before-Give up rice and eating heavy foods at night.Take simple foods such as milk and fruits. By eating a light meal you will sleep soundly, rise early without difficulty, and have full energy for attentive...

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No other Kirtan is recommended
Oct11

No other Kirtan is recommended

No other kirtana is recommended. This hari-kirtana was started five hundred years ago in Bengal by Lord Caitanya. In Bengal there is competition between the Vaisnavas and the saktas. The saktas have introduced a certain type of kirtana called kali-kirtana. But in the Vedic scriptures there is no recommendation of kali-kirtana. Kirtana means hari-kirtana. One cannot say, "Oh, you are Vaisnava. You can perform hari-kirtana. I shall...

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