Hare Krishna is for Everyone
Oct20

Hare Krishna is for Everyone

by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada HARE KRSNA HARE KRSNA KRSNA KRSNA HARE HARE HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE The Hare Krsna mantra is for everyone, regardless of one’s religious faith, nationality, race, creed or occupation. This sound vibration is transcendental to all boundaries because it cannot be affected by material conditions; therefore anyone can chant it...

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The Holy Name is the Most Valuable Possession I Have
Oct20

The Holy Name is the Most Valuable Possession I Have

Without the holy name I would practically have no spiritual life, no real happiness, no intimacy with Krishna, no peace of mind, and no ability to control my senses. My entire relationship with Krishna, the most important relationship in my life, is revealed through His holy name. Without the holy name I would be lost, miserable, spiritually weak and destitute. Yet sometimes I treat this most valuable relationship as a botheration,...

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Purpose of Chanting Holy Names
Oct20

Purpose of Chanting Holy Names

Srila Prabhupada : Not only is the chanter of the maha-mantra purified, but the heart of anyone who happens to hear the transcendental vibration of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare is also cleansed. (The Nectar of Instruction: TEXT 4) One must chant God's name, not, as the Mayavadi philosophers say, any name, such as a demigod's name or the names of God's energies....

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Perfection without delay
Oct20

Perfection without delay

Bg 4.39 sraddhaval labhate jnanaṁ tat-parah saṁyatendriyah jnanaṁ labdhva paraṁ santim acirenadhigacchati   Word for word:  sraddha-van — a faithful man; labhate — achieves; jnanam — knowledge; tat-parah — very much attached to it;saṁyata — controlled; indriyah — senses; jnanam — knowledge; labdhva — having achieved; param — transcendental; santim — peace; acirena...

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Love of Godhead
Oct19

Love of Godhead

If, due to some righteous activities which provoke devotional service, one is influenced by the service attitude and takes shelter of the good association of pure devotees, he develops attachment for hearing and chanting. By developing chanting and hearing, one can advance further and further in regulative devotional service to the Supreme Lord. As one so advances, his misgivings about devotional service and his attraction for the...

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Vedic verses glorifying the holy names
Oct19

Vedic verses glorifying the holy names

• "By once chanting the holy name of the Lord, which consists of the two syllables hari, one guarantees his path to liberation." (Skanda Purana) • "Simply by chanting one holy name of Hari, a sinful man can counteract the reactions to more sins than he is able to commit." (Brhad-Vishnu Purana) • "If one chants the holy name of the Lord, even in a helpless condition or without desiring to do so,...

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