The short cut way
Oct29

The short cut way

So to make our life perfect is not at all difficult. We are simply neglecting. That is our misfortune. Mandah sumanda-matayo manda-bhagyah [SB 1.1.10]. Because we are manda, manda-matah, we have accept some bogus logic, bogus "ism," and wasting our time. We should take from the sastra the real path. Then we shall become intelligent. Su-medhasah. Yajnaih sankirtana-prayair yajanti hi su-medhasah [SB 11.5.32]. The short-cut...

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To understand Krishna, Chant Hare Krishna
Oct29

To understand Krishna, Chant Hare Krishna

Unless one is advanced in krsna-prema, love of Krsna, he cannot see or understand. By the blunt material senses, we cannot even understand the name of Krsna. People are always asking, "Why are these people chanting Hare Krsna?" They cannot understand, although Krsna realization begins with the name. The name of Krsna and Krsna are nondifferent, but we cannot realize this intellectually. Krsna is within the heart, and the...

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Holy Name can save even dog eaters
Oct29

Holy Name can save even dog eaters

yavan artha uda-pane sarvatah samplutodake tavan sarvesu vedesu brahmanasya vijanatah (Bhagavad gita 02.46) Translation:  All purposes served by a small well can at once be served by a great reservoir of water. Similarly, all the purposes of the Vedas can be served to one who knows the purpose behind them. Purport:  The rituals and sacrifices mentioned in the karma-kanda division of the Vedic literature are meant to...

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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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