Purpose of Chanting Holy Names
Jun24

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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Strenghtening Our Faith: Sri Nama-Mahatmya
Jun24

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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Chanting at impure places
Jun23

Chanting at impure places

When we are chanting our surrender is simply to hear because our mind will have many objects about what to contemplate on. The mind has so many attachments, desires, fears and aspirations. It is a great priority that we make a offering of our heart by concentrating and hearing the Holy Name. This is how we can worship Krishna in the temple of our heart. It is an offering of love. There’s a story of a devotee in Jagannath Puri...

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8th Offence
Jun23

8th Offence

To Consider the Chanting of Hare krishna One of the Auspicious Ritualistic Activities Offered in the Vedas as Fruitive Activities. (karma-kanda) What is the difference between chanting the holy name and pious activities? The holy name is directly krishna; the way and the goal are identical. The holy name is the process and simultaneously the goal; it is full of spiritual bliss and bestows highest perfection. As for ordinary pious...

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How Chanting Helps us Defeat Maya
Jun22

How Chanting Helps us Defeat Maya

Hare Krsna to all devotees.  Please accept our humble obeisances.  All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Many of us who have listened to Prabhupada’s lectures are familiar with the analogy of the donkey chasing after a carrot on a stick placed by his master who wants the donkey to carry a burden. The foolish donkey, not being cognizant of the freely available grass around him continues chasing after the carrot while...

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How is it Possible to Constantly Chant The Holy Names?
Jun22

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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