Not acquainted with Lord Gauranga are doomed
Oct24

Not acquainted with Lord Gauranga are doomed

Verse 43: Not acquainted with Lord Gauranga are doomed… dhig astu kulam ujjvalam dhig api vagmitam dhig yasho dhig adhyayanam akritim nava-vayah shriyam castu dhik dvijatvam api dhik param vimalam ashramadyam ca dhik na cet paricitah kalau prakata-gaura-gopi-patih (43) Verse 43: "Condemned is his noble birth and high lineage! Doomed is his eloquence and artistic abilities! Pathetic is his fame and reputation! Denounced is...

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Holy Name is not of this world
Oct24

Holy Name is not of this world

What does it mean that the holy name of Krsna is transcendental, and should never be considered a material sound vibration? The holy name has absolutely nothing to do with the mundane world of matter. The holy name is not a combination of material letters and syllables. The form of the holy name is sat-cit-ananda, eternal blissful consciousness. Although in this world, the holy name is not of this world. The divine name of the Lord is...

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Hara, Krishna & Rama – transcendental seeds of the Mahamantra
Oct24

Hara, Krishna & Rama – transcendental seeds of the Mahamantra

Krishna Consciousness is not an artificial imposition on the mind. This consciousness is the original energy of the living entity. When we hear the transcendental vibration, this consciousness is revived. This simplest method is recommended for this age. By practical experience also, one can perceive that by the simple chanting of this Mahamantra, or the great chanting for deliverance, one can at once feel a transcendental ecstasy...

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All I Want
Oct24

All I Want

When it comes down to it, all I want is to chant well, feel Krishna’s presence while I chant, relish the nectar of the name, and be a servant of the name. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says there is nothing else in the three worlds but the holy name. Krishna has shown this to me by allowing me to observe other devotees’ transformations (at the retreats) through good chanting. As their chanting improved, their desires changed. As...

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Purport to Panca-tattva Maha-mantra
Oct23

Purport to Panca-tattva Maha-mantra

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is always accompanied by His plenary expansion Sri Nityananda Prabhu, His incarnation Sri Advaita Prabhu, His internal potency Sri Gadadhara Prabhu, and His marginal potency Srivasa Prabhu. He is in the midst of them as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One should know that Sri CaitanyaMahaprabhu is always accompanied by these other tattvas. Therefore our obeisances to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu are complete...

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No time to waste
Oct23

No time to waste

krte yad dhyayato visnum tretayam yajato makhaih dvapare paricaryayam kalau tad dhari-kirtanat This is the injunction of the sastra, that in the Satya-yuga, when people were said to live for one hundred thousands of years, at that time yogic principle, meditation, was possible. And in the Treta-yuga, the performance of big, big sacrifices was possible, because things were available, there were yajnika-brahmanas. In this age,...

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