Why Are Beads Necessary For Chanting The Holy Name?
Aug16

Why Are Beads Necessary For Chanting The Holy Name?

If we chant His Holy Name without the beads, will it be less effective? Will it also be good if we continuously chant in our mind at any place and at any time? The answer to these questions is that only a highly advanced self-realized devotee can continuously chant the holy names of God within his mind in all times and places. To reach that stage disciplined, regulated chanting is required. We are in neophyte stage & the great...

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Gudakesha
Aug15

Gudakesha

sanjaya uvaca evam ukto hrsikeso gudakesena bharata senayor ubhayor madhye sthapayitva rathottamam (Bhagavad Gita 01.24) Translation:  Sañjaya said: O descendant of Bharata, having thus been addressed by Arjuna, Lord Krishna drew up the fine chariot in the midst of the armies of both parties. Purport:  In this verse Arjuna is referred to as Gudakesa. Gudaka means sleep, and one who conquers sleep is...

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WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLE
Aug15

WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLE

Question : WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE  RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLE ? Answer : BY  SRILA  PRABHUPADA. etavan eva loke 'smin pumsam dharmah parah smṛtah bhakti-yogo bhagavati tan-nama-grahanadibhih TRANSLATION : Devotional service, beginning with the chanting of the holy name of the Lord, is the ultimate religious principle for the living entity in human society. (Srimad Bhagavatam). PURPORT : As stated in the previous verse,...

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Do enlighten souls see Krishna?
Aug14

Do enlighten souls see Krishna?

Question to His Grace Sankarshan Das Adhikari: While doing Hare Krishna chanting on japa beads, I feel immersed in the name of Lord Krishna and become oblivious to my surroundings. However I feel incomplete that I am only chanting the name of Krishna but not seeing Him. My question as a very low level soul is, "Do enlightened souls see Krishna?"  Can you please tell me your experience? Answer: "They see very...

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God appeared just recently
Aug13

God appeared just recently

The Lord says that He incarnates Himself in every millennium. This indicates that He incarnates also in the Age of Kali. As stated in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, the incarnation in the Age of Kali is Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, who spread the worship of Kṛṣṇa by the saṅkīrtana movement (congregational chanting of the holy names) and spread Kṛṣṇa consciousness throughout India. He predicted that this culture...

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Clear recommendation
Aug12

Clear recommendation

om ity ekaksaram brahma vyaharan mam anusmaran yah prayati tyajan deham sa yati paramam gatim (Bhagavad Gita 08.13) Translation: After being situated in this yoga practice and vibrating the sacred syllable om, the supreme combination of letters, if one thinks of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and quits his body, he will certainly reach the spiritual planets. Purport: It is clearly stated here that om, Brahman and Lord Krishna are...

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