WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLE
Jan14

WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLE

Question : WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE  RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLE ? Answer : BY  SRILA  PRABHUPADA. etavan eva loke 'smin pumsam dharmah parah smṛtah bhakti-yogo bhagavati tan-nama-grahanadibhih TRANSLATION : Devotional service, beginning with the chanting of the holy name of the Lord, is the ultimate religious principle for the living entity in human society. (Srimad Bhagavatam). PURPORT : As stated in the previous verse,...

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Universal Mantra
Jan13

Universal Mantra

The chanting of Hare Krsna is universally applicable: Chanting is free and open for everyone: We are not charging anything, we are not asking for fees and giving the people some secret mantra and promising them that within six months they will become God. No. This is open for everyone — children, women, girls, boys, old people everyone can chant and see the results.   The Science of Self-Realization The holy name is readily...

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Hari-Nama-Sankirtana IMPORTED FROM THE SPIRITUAL WORLD
Jan12

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
Jan11

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
Jan10

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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One should first take shelter of Gaura-Nityananda
Jan09

One should first take shelter of Gaura-Nityananda

If one only chants, with some slight faith, the holy names of Lord Caitanya and Nityananda, very quickly he is cleansed of all offenses. Thus as soon as he chants the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, he feels the ecstasy of love for God. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura remarks in this connection that if one takes shelter of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda, follows Their instructions to become more tolerant than the tree and...

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