I accept Chanting as a duty
Oct25

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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One must become a servant of the Holy Name
Oct25

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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Holy Name is so Powerful!!!
Oct25

Holy Name is so Powerful!!!

srnvatam sva-kathah krsnah punya-sravana-kirtanah hṛdy antah stho hy abhadrani vidhunoti suhrt satam TRANSLATION Sri Krishna, the Personality of Godhead, who is the Paramatma [Supersoul] in everyone's heart and the benefactor of the truthful devotee, cleanses desire for material enjoyment from the heart of the devotee who has developed the urge to hear His messages, which are in...

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Not acquainted with Lord Gauranga are doomed
Oct24

Not acquainted with Lord Gauranga are doomed

Verse 43: Not acquainted with Lord Gauranga are doomed… dhig astu kulam ujjvalam dhig api vagmitam dhig yasho dhig adhyayanam akritim nava-vayah shriyam castu dhik dvijatvam api dhik param vimalam ashramadyam ca dhik na cet paricitah kalau prakata-gaura-gopi-patih (43) Verse 43: "Condemned is his noble birth and high lineage! Doomed is his eloquence and artistic abilities! Pathetic is his fame and reputation! Denounced is...

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Holy Name is not of this world
Oct24

Holy Name is not of this world

What does it mean that the holy name of Krsna is transcendental, and should never be considered a material sound vibration? The holy name has absolutely nothing to do with the mundane world of matter. The holy name is not a combination of material letters and syllables. The form of the holy name is sat-cit-ananda, eternal blissful consciousness. Although in this world, the holy name is not of this world. The divine name of the Lord is...

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