No time to waste
Jul30

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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Affection
Jul29

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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Chanting Controls Mind
Jul28

Chanting Controls Mind

When the mind is finally trained to the point where it will think of nothing but Krsna, it will attain peace and will become very tranquil. "The yogi whose mind is fixed on Me verily attains the highest happiness. By virtue of his identity with Brahman, he is liberated; his mind is peaceful, his passions are quieted, and he is freed from sin." (Bg. 6.27) The mind is always concocting objects for...

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Krishna – the most Supreme Name
Jul27

Krishna – the most Supreme Name

Vijaya: Which name is the sweetest of all the primary holy names?   Babaji: The Sata-nama-stotra says,   visnor ekaikam namapi sarva-vedadhikam matam tadrk-nama sahasrena rama-nama-samam smrtam   Chanting one name of Vishnu gives more benefit than studying all the Vedas, and one name of Rama is equal to a thousand names (sahasra-nama) of Vishnu.   Again, it is stated in the Brahmanda Purana,   sahasra-namnam...

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Pearls of Wisdom
Jul26

Pearls of Wisdom

It has been our greatest good fortune that our beloved spiritual master H.H. Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaja was here in Abudhabi from 29th of November to 3rd December, immersing all of us in transcendental bliss with his nectarean instructions. We have very limited capacity to even collect the pearls of wisdom that were flowing from his lotus mouth. Whatever we could assimilate, according to our limited capacity, we would like to share...

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Practicing Tolerance by Sacinandana Swami
Jul25

Practicing Tolerance by Sacinandana Swami

This famous verse form the Siksastaka (3) describes how one should chant to awaken one’s love for Krsna: trinad api sunicena taror api sahishnuna amanina manadena kirtaniyah sada harih Srila Bhaktivinoda thakura comments: “Although he is very exalted, he thinks himself lower than the grass on the ground, and like a tree, he tolerates everything in two ways. When a tree is cut down, it does not protest, and even when drying...

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