Affection
Feb03

Affection

Affection-means fond feelings, devotion and love. The goal of chanting Hare Krsna is to chant suddha-nama-the pure name enriched with krsna-prema and the presence of the Lord. May the following prayer awaken our love for beautiful Krsna standing before as Sri NamaPrabhu: O Krsna! May I chant Your holy names with heartfelt emotion. When will I become charmed by the ambrosia of Your names and start chanting from the heart? O Krsna!...

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How to chant when we are full of anarthas
Feb02

How to chant when we are full of anarthas

What process should a practitioner who is full of anarthas follow in the course of chanting the holy names ? Every day a person should give up the disturbance caused by material enjoyment and chant with love for a while in a solitary place.  Gradually he should try to increase the duration of this process. Finally, a wonderful mood will be awakened in him and will remain constantly. – By Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, in his book...

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Be willing to chant
Feb01

Be willing to chant

One suggestion of an overall nature is that one should be willing to make changes in one’s life in order to give sadhana a chance to survive. For example, if a business firm discovers that it is in financial difficulty, then the members sit down and decide on appropriate action. This may require sacrifices and changes. Everything cannot stay the way it is. The willingness to sit down, discuss, and bring about changes is a perquisite....

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The Best Advice
Oct31

The Best Advice

…Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the incarnation of Godhead in this age has delivered the medicine for all problems of the world by his introducing the Sankirtan movement. The chanting is a process of purification. Just like we use soap to cleanse the body, this is material, but the chanting is spiritual cleansing. …one should learn the art of chanting the Holy name of Krishna 24 hours a day and that alone is the remedy...

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Attention
Oct31

Attention

Attention-means steady application of the mind, or focusing the consciousness on a particular subject. Whatever one focuses his attention on becomes deeply impressed in the mind. Although the mind can move from one object to another with fantastic speed, Vedic sastras and modern science concur that the mind can only do one thing at a time. This is called the "single idea" principle of the mind. For example, if one is reading...

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Attraction
Oct31

Attraction

The inestimable power of Krsna's attraction acts everywhere in creation from the atoms to the cosmos. From the invisible movements of neutrons and electrons to the vast stellar orbits of huge planets and galaxies, Krsna exerts His influence through His powers of gravity and attraction. Krsna is the most beautiful and attractive person in all the worlds. In the spiritual realm every man, woman, child, bird, beast, insect, tree,...

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