How to chant when we are full of anarthas
Oct22

How to chant when we are full of anarthas

What process should a practitioner who is full of anarthas follow in the course of chanting the holy names ? Every day a person should give up the disturbance caused by material enjoyment and chant with love for a while in a solitary place.  Gradually he should try to increase the duration of this process. Finally, a wonderful mood will be awakened in...

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Be willing to chant
Oct22

Be willing to chant

One suggestion of an overall nature is that one should be willing to make changes in one’s life in order to give sadhana a chance to survive. For example, if a business firm discovers that it is in financial difficulty, then the members sit down and decide on appropriate action. This may require sacrifices and changes. Everything cannot stay the way it is. The willingness to sit down, discuss, and bring about changes is a...

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If One Always Chants
Oct21

If One Always Chants

'eka' krsna-name kare sarva-papa nasa premera karana bhakti karena prakasa Simply chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra without offenses vanquishes all sinful activities. Thus pure devotional service, which is the cause of love of Godhead, becomes manifest. (CC- 1:8:26). One cannot be situated in the devotional service of the Lord unless one is free from sinful life. This is confirmed in the Bhagavad-gita (7:28): yesam tv...

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Hare Krishna during life – will cause Hare Krishna in the end
Oct21

Hare Krishna during life – will cause Hare Krishna in the end

anta-kale ca mam eva smaran muktva kalevaram yah prayati sa mad-bhavam yati nasty atra samsayah (Bhagavad Gita 08.05) Translation:  And whoever, at the end of his life, quits his body remembering Me alone at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt. Purport:  In this verse the importance of Krishna consciousness is stressed. Anyone who quits his body in Krishna consciousness is at once transferred to the...

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I Have No Time to Chant
Oct21

I Have No Time to Chant

Most of us who are raising families are challenged to find two undisturbed hours a day to solely focus on our rounds. Yet many of the activities that take our time away from chanting are activities that we specifically have chosen to do. After the second retreat I thought that the reason I have so much on my plate that takes me away from chanting is simply because I don’t like chanting enough. It’s what Prabhupada calls...

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One Goal without deviation
Oct21

One Goal without deviation

Bg 8.14 ananya-cetaḥ satataṁ yo maṁ smarati nityaSaḥ tasyahaṁ su-labhaḥ partha nitya-yuktasya yoginaḥ   Word for word:  ananya-cetaḥ — without deviation of the mind; satatam — always; yaḥ — anyone who; mam — Me (Krsna);smarati — remembers; nityaSaḥ — regularly; tasya — to him; aham — I am; su-labhaḥ — very easy to achieve;partha — O son of Prtha; nitya —...

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