Chant Hare Krishna & Be Happy!
Nov30

Chant Hare Krishna & Be Happy!

Confidently following this conclusion of Acharyas like SrilViswanathChakravartiThakur ,SrilaPrabhupada asserts: “This is the advantage of chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna ,Hare Hare/ Hare Ram, Hare Ram, Ram Ram ,Hare Hare. One may be put in any condition, but god gives him the prerogative to chant Hare Krishna.” If in any condition of life if one goes on chanting he will never be unhappy.”(S.B....

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Footnotes by Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Nov29

Footnotes by Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

(1) Anyone who thinks Lord Krishna'S holy name is made of maya, the dull and inert material energy, will suffer in hell for a long time. If one sees the face of such a person one must immediately remember Lord Vishnu and bathe, still wearing one's clothing. (2) People possess different levels of qualification to attain Lord Krishna. The primary levels are karma, jnana, and bhakti (devotional service). This the scriptures say....

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Hari-Nama-Sankirtana IMPORTED FROM THE SPIRITUAL WORLD
Nov28

Hari-Nama-Sankirtana IMPORTED FROM THE SPIRITUAL WORLD

Material affairs have herein been compared to an ocean of poison. They have been described in a similar way by Srila Narottama dasa thakura in one of his songs: samsara-visanale, diva-niSi hiya jvale, judaite na kainu upaya "My heart is always burning in the fire of material existence. and I have made no provisions for getting out of it." golokera prema-dhana, hari-nama-sankirtana, rati na janmila kene taya "The only...

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Chanting With Sambandha
Nov27

Chanting With Sambandha

Sambandha means to be connected to Krishna. Chanting with sambandha means to chant with a feeling of a relationship to Krishna. It means to chant prayerfully, from the heart “Please accept me in your service.” Without a conscious connection,  chanting is just lip service. Krishna wants to see that we are connected, he wants heart-deep chanting. He can read our minds and knows where we are. If you chant and think...

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Chanting is the Foundation of a Worthwhile Life
Nov26

Chanting is the Foundation of a Worthwhile Life

Chanting is the foundation of a worthwhile life.  It is the foundation of true success.  Nothing in this world or the next can be had without work.  One cannot work without energy and enthusiasm.  Chanting, when properly done (without the ten offenses), generates such enthusiasm, courage, and energy.  Therefore it forms the foundation from which a skyscraper of life is built. There are numerous examples in our...

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Holy Name can save even dog eaters
Nov25

Holy Name can save even dog eaters

yavan artha uda-pane sarvatah samplutodake tavan sarvesu vedesu brahmanasya vijanatah (Bhagavad gita 02.46) Translation:  All purposes served by a small well can at once be served by a great reservoir of water. Similarly, all the purposes of the Vedas can be served to one who knows the purpose behind them. Purport:  The rituals and sacrifices mentioned in the karma-kanda division of the Vedic literature are meant to...

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