Operation of the Senses and Liberation becomes Hellish
Oct23

Operation of the Senses and Liberation becomes Hellish

kaivalyam narakayate tri-dasha-pur akasha-pushpayate durdantendriya-kala-sarpa-patali protkhata-damshtrayate vishvam purna-sukhayate vidhi-mahendradish ca kitayate yat-karunya-kataksha-vaibhavavatam tam gauram eva stumah ( 5) Verse 5: "For those most supremely fortunate souls who have even once attained the opulence of the most merciful and compassionate sidelong glance of Lord Gauranga and His Holy Name, impersonal liberation...

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Attachment
Oct21

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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Greatest Mediator
Oct19

Greatest Mediator

yat karosi yad asnasi yaj juhosi dadasi yat yat tapasyasi kaunteya tat kurusva mad-arpanam (Bhagavad Gita 09.27) Translation: Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform – do that, O son of Kunti, as an offering to Me. Purport: Thus, it is the duty of everyone to mold his life in such a way that he will not forget Krishna in any circumstance. Everyone has to...

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The Glories of the Holy Names (Hare Krishna Mantra)
Oct18

The Glories of the Holy Names (Hare Krishna Mantra)

• Krishna and His name are non-different (Namo namino abhinatwa) • The Lord's name has descended from Goloka (Goloker premadhana harinaam sankitan) • Invested with the Lord's spiritual potency • Purifies the heart and mind • The chanting process is simple, sublime, and all-auspicious; even a child can take part • Frees one from sinful reaction and material bondage; • Chanting "Rama"...

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We are saying ‘just chant’
Oct15

We are saying ‘just chant’

Srila Prabhupada :   The simplest method is to associate with the Father, or the Absolute Truth. By association. This association can be possible. God, His name, His form, His pastimes, His abode, His paraphernalia, everything is God, because absolute. First of all you should understand this Absolute Truth. Just like here in the relative world the name of a person is different from the person. But in the absolute world the name...

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Six Goswami’s Business
Oct14

Six Goswami’s Business

So the six Gosvamis were, some of them were very prominent government officers. Just like Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami, they were two important ministers in the (indistinct) Muhammadan government, Nawab Hussein Shah, his government. They resigned their ministerial post and joined Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu for propagating His mission of Krsna consciousness. So rupa-sanatanau, they are very responsible government officers, and...

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