I accept Chanting as a duty
Apr21

I accept Chanting as a duty

To me, the bottom line is duty. My spiritual master told me to chant Hare Krishna, and so I will never give it up. I do not regard this duty as a nonsense thing. It is all I have, and so it’s very dear to me. I also have become aware that it may take a long time for me to “master” the art of chanting Hare Krishna. It is not something easily attained. This thought helps me to become more patient. So what if I have...

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Who is Krishna?
Jun12

Who is Krishna?

Krishna is a name of the Supreme Lord, or God. It means “the all-attractive person.” And “Rama” means “the source of all pleasure.” Each of us, every living entity, seeks pleasure. But we do not know how to seek pleasure perfectly. With a materialistic concept of life, we are frustrated at every step in satisfying our pleasure because we are constantly being told to enjoy through our bodily senses. To enjoy real pleasure, one must...

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05 Relative importance of chanting and deity worship
Jun12

05 Relative importance of chanting and deity worship

In Kali−yuga, chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra is more powerful than Deity worship: As it is said in Srimad−Bhagawtam (12.3.52): krte yad dhyayato vi tretayam yajato makhaih dvapare paricaryayam kalau tad dhari−kirtanat "Whatever result one obtained in Satya−yuga by meditating on Visnu, in Treta−yuga by performing sacrifices and in Dvapara−yuga by serving the Lord's lotus feet one can also...

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15 The chanting of Hare Krsna is not limited to the kali yuga
Jun11

15 The chanting of Hare Krsna is not limited to the kali yuga

The chanting of Hare Krsna is not limited to the Kali yuga but is applicable to other ages as well: According to Srimad−Bhagavatam there are different processes for different ages, but the principle of each process remains valid in all ages. It is not that the chanting of Hare Krsna is effective in this age and not in Satya−yuga. Nor is it that people were not chanting the holy names of Krsna in...

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03 Offenseless chanting of the holy name
Jun10

03 Offenseless chanting of the holy name

General Instructions One should avoid offenses against the holy name: [Lord Caitanya to Sanatana Gosvami]:  "One should avoid offenses against devotional service and the holy name." The eleventh item is to avoid offenses when rendering devotional service and chanting the holy names. – Sri Caitanya caritamrta Madhya lila 22.117 Mechanical chanting is not as powerful as offenseless chanting: Mechanical chanting is...

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