Don’t Listen To The Mind
Jul31

Don’t Listen To The Mind

Hare Krishna my dear devotees, I hope your weekend is being blessed by the Lord in all aspects. Today I was listening to a lecture from H.H. Sacinandana Swami on his Japa Retreat and he was talking about the method so you cannot listen to your mind. He made an exercise like that: devotees were chanting and he was trying to interrupt them saying things or making noise, pretending he was their mind and they had to continue...

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Purpose of Chanting Holy Names
Jul30

Purpose of Chanting Holy Names

Srila Prabhupada : Not only is the chanter of the maha-mantra purified, but the heart of anyone who happens to hear the transcendental vibration of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare is also cleansed. (The Nectar of Instruction: TEXT 4) One must chant God's name, not, as the Mayavadi philosophers say, any name, such as a demigod's name or the names of God's energies....

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How is it Possible to Constantly Chant The Holy Names?
Jul29

How is it Possible to Constantly Chant The Holy Names?

As we prayerfully chant in a mood of humility and tolerance daily, over a period of time we become conscious of Krishna and recognize Him as our Supreme Father & we begin to appreciate all other living entities also as children of the same God. We realise that we are a tiny spark in this unlimited material world with practically very minute independence. There is nothing that we have that we can be proud about. At the...

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Mad After God
Jul29

Mad After God

Satsvarupa:  satatam kirtayanto mam  yatantas ca drdha-vratah  namasyantas ca mam bhaktya  nitya-yukta upasate  [Bg. 9.14] "Always chanting My glories, endeavouring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship me with devotion." (German) [break] Dr. P. J. Saher: …and when I was in Africa I saw the people are looking for the name and chanting like you...

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Strenghtening Our Faith: Sri Nama-Mahatmya
Jul28

Strenghtening Our Faith: Sri Nama-Mahatmya

When you go on a journey, you need a compass. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s poem Sri Nama-Mahatmya is such a compass for chanting the holy names. It describes the process of chanting and strengthens our faith. The strength of our faith is what determines how quickly we advance. Faith in a process is strengthened when we see that it works. In the Sri Nama-Mahatmya Bhaktivinoda Thakura describes his own experiences with the holy...

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Purport to Panca-tattva Maha-mantra
Jul22

Purport to Panca-tattva Maha-mantra

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is always accompanied by His plenary expansion Sri Nityananda Prabhu, His incarnation Sri Advaita Prabhu, His internal potency Sri Gadadhara Prabhu, and His marginal potency Srivasa Prabhu. He is in the midst of them as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One should know that Sri CaitanyaMahaprabhu is always accompanied by these other tattvas. Therefore our obeisances to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu are complete...

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