Talks With Dad
Jul08

Talks With Dad

I once read a book in which a woman said that the walks she took with her dad when she was young were the most valuable moments in her life because she learned so much from him during those walks. I have always felt the same way about japa. My time with the holy name is the most valuable time of my day. Good chanting always gives me realization, strength, determination, and taste. Those two hours with the holy name is the most...

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Just Hear about Krishna
Jul07

Just Hear about Krishna

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva. When our beloved spiritual master, HDG Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj came to Singapore in September 2008, he gave an inspiring class on SB 3.29.11-12. This is a humble attempt at transcribing the same lecture. mad-guna-shruti-maatrenaa / mayi sarva-guhaashaye mano-gatir avichinnaa / yathaa...

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WHAT DOES HARE RAMA MEANS
Jul06

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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06 The relative potency of the names “Krsna,” “Rama,” and “Visnu”
Jul05

06 The relative potency of the names “Krsna,” “Rama,” and “Visnu”

The holy name "Rama" is equal to one thousand holy names of Visnu: [Siva to Durga]: "Lord Siva addressed his wife Durga as Varanana and explained, 'I chant the holy name of Rama, Rama, Rama and thus enjoy this beautiful sound. This holy name of Ramacandra is equal to one thousand names of Lord Visnu.'" – Brhad−visnu−sahasra−nama−stotra, 72.335 – from Padma...

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Attachment
Jul05

Attachment

Attachment-is a precursor to bhava or preliminary love of God. Upon reaching the threshold of bhava-bhakti, an advanced devotee becomes extremely attached to hearing and chanting about Krsna with great joy and enthusiasm. A prayer for developing attachment to chanting: "O Krsna! By nature I am attached to so many wrong things. Please help me to transfer all my attachments to Your lotus feet. O my Lord! May chanting Hare Krsna...

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