India’s unique legacy
Oct09

India’s unique legacy

Question : Does the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra do any practical good for the world? Certainly. As most of us know, the fundamental problem in economics is to reconcile the unlimited desires of people with the limited resources of the world. All of us perpetually seek happiness by fulfilling our desires. Two conflicting forces within our hearts determine our desires: the centrifugal force that allures us to external objects,...

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Simple Chant – No Time
Oct09

Simple Chant – No Time

yaa nishaa sarva-bhutaanaam tasyaam jaagarti samyami yasyaam jaagrati bhutaani saa nishaa pashyato muneh "Simple lyric. Majority of verses in Bhagavad Gita are in this lyric. Now let us see the verse 6.2.8 from Srimad Bhagavatam etenaiva hy aghono 'sya krtam syaad agha-nishkrtam yadaa naaraayanaayeti jagaada catur-aksharam "The Vishnudutas continued: Even previously, while eating and at other times, this Ajaamila would...

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Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada About Chanting
Oct08

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada About Chanting

“Bhagavan will not accept anything which is offered by a person who doesn’t chant Harinama one-hundred thousand times daily and such a person is considered a ‘patita’. By sincerely endeavoring to chant Harinama without offenses and remaining fixed in chanting constantly, one’s offenses will fade and pure Harinama will arise on the tongue.” Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur in an article in The Gaudiya,...

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The Miracle of Chanting Part – 02
Oct08

The Miracle of Chanting Part – 02

In our last article we discussed a disciple of Narada Muni, by name Valmiki. In this article, we will discuss another disciple of Narada named Dhruva Maharaj. His story on the power of the Holy Name is one of perseverance, courage, and inspiration.  Though he started out praying to Lord Vishnu to fulfill his material desires, his continued prayers to the Lord destroyed them.  Even after many thousands of years, his story...

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Mad After God
Oct08

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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Declare Boldly
Oct07

Declare Boldly

ksipram bhavati dharmatma sasvac-chantim nigacchati kaunteya pratijanihi na me bhaktah pranasyati (Bhagavad Gita 09.31) Translation: He quickly becomes righteous and attains lasting peace. O son of Kunti, declare it boldly that My devotee never perishes. Purport: This should not be misunderstood. In the Seventh Chapter the Lord says that one who is engaged in mischievous activities cannot become a devotee of the Lord. One...

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