Talks With Dad
Nov22

Talks With Dad

I once read a book in which a woman said that the walks she took with her dad when she was young were the most valuable moments in her life because she learned so much from him during those walks. I have always felt the same way about japa. My time with the holy name is the most valuable time of my day. Good chanting always gives me realization, strength, determination, and taste. Those two hours with the holy name is the most...

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Divine Name – The Best in Kali Yuga
Nov21

Divine Name – The Best in Kali Yuga

Hence, in the words of the Sastras, the performance of the chanting of the Holy Name is the only method of worship that is suitable to the people of the present Kali Yuga. Everything is attained by means of this Divine Dispensation. Recourse to the Name of the Lord is the sole efficacious method in this age, suitable for all kinds of people after God-realization. The other methods, though prescribed in the Sastras, are not effective...

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9 Keys for better chanting of Holy Names
Nov20

9 Keys for better chanting of Holy Names

Based on Sri Shikshashtakam prayers of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Key 1) Chant Hare Krishna Maha Mantra: Just chant Hare Krishna Maha Mantra. Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare  Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare  Srila Prabhupada has recommended us minimum 16 rounds of Hare Krishna Maha Mantra and we should make sure that we are doing them. Key 2) Listen to ONE MANTRA: Japa...

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Chanting Hare Krishna VS Reading Vedanta – sutra
Nov19

Chanting Hare Krishna VS Reading Vedanta – sutra

“My dear sir, My spiritual master considered Me a great fool,” Lord Caitanya replied. “Therefore he has more or less punished me by saying that because I am such a fool I have no capacity to study Vedānta. So in turn he gave me the chanting of Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare. My spiritual master told me, ‘Just go on chanting this Hare Krishna...

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No other way – Only Name
Nov19

No other way – Only Name

harernamaharernamaharernamaevakevalam kalau nasty eva nasty eva nasty evagatiranyatha [Cc. Adi 17.21] For your perfection you simply chant the name of the Lord harernama, harer. Harer means of the Lord and nama means name. Thrice. Just like we give stress three times, "You do it. You do it. You do it." This is a good stress. Similarly, the sastra says harernamaharernamaharernama, namaevakevalam, simply chant the Lord's...

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Holy Name Resembles fire
Nov18

Holy Name Resembles fire

Question : WHAT IS THE POWER OF THE HOLY NAME ? Answer : BY  SRILA  PRABHUPADA. ajñānād athavā jñānād uttamaśloka-nāma yat sańkīrtitam aghaḿ puḿso dahed edho yathānalaḥ Translation :  As a fire burns dry grass to ashes, so the holy name of the Lord, whether chanted knowingly or unknowingly, burns to ashes, without fail, all the reactions of one's sinful activities. (Srimad Bhagavatam). Purport: ...

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