Cry For Mercy of Radha And Krishna
Sep05

Cry For Mercy of Radha And Krishna

"You can die any time. When you chant your 16 rounds you should think this is my last chance to cry for mercy of Radha and Krishna. And when you come to the last round you should think this is my last chance to try to please Radha and Krishna. And When you come to the last mantra of the last round, chant in a way that They are convinced, and when you come to the last "Hare",  if Krishna didn't hear me with all...

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India’s unique legacy
Sep04

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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What’s Wrong
Sep04

What’s Wrong

Why do we fail to find taste, why do we lose the discipline to perform chanting and hearing as a daily duty of life? In the Harinama Chintamani, Bhakti Vinod Thakur analyzes this difficulty in regard to inattentive chanting of holy names. He states that if a neophyte devotee is not very scrupulous in taking up the practices of chanting and hearing, he will quickly grow distracted, and this will produce “a type of illusion,...

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The Miracle of Chanting Part – 02
Sep03

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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One should first take shelter of Gaura-Nityananda
Sep03

One should first take shelter of Gaura-Nityananda

If one only chants, with some slight faith, the holy names of Lord Caitanya and Nityananda, very quickly he is cleansed of all offenses. Thus as soon as he chants the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, he feels the ecstasy of love for God. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura remarks in this connection that if one takes shelter of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda, follows Their instructions to become more tolerant than the tree and...

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No, No God has Name
Sep02

No, No God has Name

Vedavyasa : He says from the Old Testament that Jesus said, "Hallowed be Thy name," so he didn't say a particular name because, he says, God has actually no name because if we… Srila Prabhupada : So how He can be no name? He says, "Hallowed be Thy name." He has name. Therefore he says like that. Vedavyasa : But there's no name in the Bible… Srila Prabhupada : That doesn't mean… He...

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