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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Strenghtening Our Faith: Sri Nama-Mahatmya
Oct19

Strenghtening Our Faith: Sri Nama-Mahatmya

When you go on a journey, you need a compass. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s poem Sri Nama-Mahatmya is such a compass for chanting the holy names. It describes the process of chanting and strengthens our faith. The strength of our faith is what determines how quickly we advance. Faith in a process is strengthened when we see that it works. In the Sri Nama-Mahatmya Bhaktivinoda Thakura describes his own experiences with the holy...

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Animal Sacrifice Yajna VS Sankirtana Yajna
Oct19

Animal Sacrifice Yajna VS Sankirtana Yajna

Lord Buddha defied Vedic authority, but His mission was to stop animal killing. In the Vedas there are recommendations for animal sacrifice, and therefore to prevent the killing of animals, Lord Buddha rejected the Vedas. Such sacrifice is not possible in this age because there is no brahmana qualified to carry it out. Those who are intelligent know that such a sacrifice cannot be successful in this age because no one knows the proper...

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Chanting at impure places
Oct18

Chanting at impure places

When we are chanting our surrender is simply to hear because our mind will have many objects about what to contemplate on. The mind has so many attachments, desires, fears and aspirations. It is a great priority that we make a offering of our heart by concentrating and hearing the Holy Name. This is how we can worship Krishna in the temple of our heart. It is an offering of love. There’s a story of a devotee in Jagannath Puri...

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Hare Krishna Maha Mantra
Oct18

Hare Krishna Maha Mantra

The transcendental vibration established by the chanting of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare is the sublime method of reviving our Krsna consciousness. As living spiritual souls we are all originally Krsna conscious entities, but due to our association with matter from time immemorial, our consciousness is now polluted by the material atmosphere. The material atmosphere, in...

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Name and Form Identical
Oct18

Name and Form Identical

"The Name of Sri Krishna and the Transcendental Form of Sri Krishna are identical. The Name, Form, the Holy Image, all the three are exactly the same. All these three are Transcendental by nature and hence there is not the least difference between Them. Sri Krishna's Body is Sri Krishna Himself. There is no categorical difference between the Body and the Being in the Transcendental Plane. So also with respect to the Name and...

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