The Mind is Like a Loud Truck
Apr23

The Mind is Like a Loud Truck

While I was chanting the other day, a truck drove by that was so loud that I couldn’t even hear myself chant. As it got further away I could again hear the mantra coming out of my mouth. As this was happening I immediately thought that the truck is exactly like the mind. Sometimes the mind is so loud that I can’t even hear myself chant. It just takes over and the maha mantra gets drowned out by the volume of my mind. When...

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Harer Namaiva Kevalam
Apr22

Harer Namaiva Kevalam

In this age of logic, argument and disagreement, the chanting of Hare Krsna is the only means for self-realization. Because this transcendental vibration alone can deliver the conditioned soul, it is considered to be the essence of the Vedanta-sūtra. (Pg no-202 – Last Para) A student is to be considered perfected when he understands the identity of the holy name and the Supreme Lord. Unless one is under the...

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I accept Chanting as a duty
Apr21

I accept Chanting as a duty

To me, the bottom line is duty. My spiritual master told me to chant Hare Krishna, and so I will never give it up. I do not regard this duty as a nonsense thing. It is all I have, and so it’s very dear to me. I also have become aware that it may take a long time for me to “master” the art of chanting Hare Krishna. It is not something easily attained. This thought helps me to become more patient. So what if I have...

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