Accident
Oct18

Accident

Bg 9.30 api cet su-durācāro bhajate mām ananya-bhāk sādhur eva sa mantavyaḥ samyag vyavasito hi saḥ Translation:  Even if one commits the most abominable action, if he is engaged in devotional service he is to be considered saintly because he is properly situated in his determination. Purport:  The word su-durācāraḥ used in this verse is very significant, and we should understand it properly. When a living entity is...

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Attention
Oct17

Attention

Attention-means steady application of the mind, or focusing the consciousness on a particular subject. Whatever one focuses his attention on becomes deeply impressed in the mind. Although the mind can move from one object to another with fantastic speed, Vedic sastras and modern science concur that the mind can only do one thing at a time. This is called the "single idea" principle of the mind. For example, if one is reading...

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Chanters are honored
Oct16

Chanters are honored

Nana-sastra-vicaranaika-nipunau sad-dharma-samsthapakaulokanamhita-karinau The Gosvamis were very much fond of doing welfare activities for the general people, just like this movement. This movement is the greatest welfare activities in this world. Lokanamhita-karinau. It is beneficial for all kinds of human being. Nana-sastra-vicaranaika-nipunau sad-dharma-samsthapakaulokanamhita-karinau tri-bhuvanemanyau. So if we execute this Krsna...

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Krishna is called in different ways
Oct15

Krishna is called in different ways

Lord Krishna is referred to as Hrishikesha in this verse because He is the owner of all senses. The living entities are part and parcel of Him, and therefore the senses of the living entities are also part and parcel of His senses. The impersonalists cannot account for the senses of the living entities, and therefore they are always anxious to describe all living entities as senseless, or impersonal. The Lord, situated in the hearts...

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The Mind is Like a Loud Truck
Oct14

The Mind is Like a Loud Truck

While I was chanting the other day, a truck drove by that was so loud that I couldn’t even hear myself chant. As it got further away I could again hear the mantra coming out of my mouth. As this was happening I immediately thought that the truck is exactly like the mind. Sometimes the mind is so loud that I can’t even hear myself chant. It just takes over and the maha mantra gets drowned out by the volume of my mind. When...

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Harer Namaiva Kevalam
Oct13

Harer Namaiva Kevalam

In this age of logic, argument and disagreement, the chanting of Hare Krsna is the only means for self-realization. Because this transcendental vibration alone can deliver the conditioned soul, it is considered to be the essence of the Vedanta-sūtra. (Pg no-202 – Last Para) A student is to be considered perfected when he understands the identity of the holy name and the Supreme Lord. Unless one is under the...

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