Desire for liberation will not become bitter unless
Oct23

Desire for liberation will not become bitter unless

tavad brahma-katha vimukti-padavi tavan na tikti-bhavet tavac capi vishrinkhalatvam ayate no loka-veda-sthitih tavac chastra-vidam mithah kala-kalo nana-bahir-vartmasu shri-chaitanya-padambuja-priya-jano yavan na drig-gocarah (19) Verse 19: "Discussion of and desire for the advanced stage of impersonal liberation will not become bitter and distasteful, the tight shackles of blind adherence to social, religious and Vedic...

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Holy Name is All and Everything
Oct23

Holy Name is All and Everything

1. Glory, glory to the holy names of Lord Chaitanya, which have now descended to this world! Glory, glory to the holy names of Lord Krishna, which are the highest of all spiritual truths! 2. Haridasa said, "O Lord, please listen carefully. Other pious deeds are not equal to the holy name. 3. "O Lord, You are like a spiritual sun. That is Your nature. You are perfectly spiritual. Your nature is wonderful. 4. "Your form...

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Krishna is Here
Oct22

Krishna is Here

Yahan krsna: wherever Krsna is there. Krsna is absolute. He can be present in His various potencies. He can be present by His name only. Just like we chant Hare Krsna — He is present, because His name is not different from Him. That is the absolute sense. In relative sense… Suppose somebody calling me in my apartment, "Swamiji." Swamiji is here. The response cannot be. Just like in telephone. Yesterday Raymond...

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Affection
Oct22

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
Oct22

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...

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Be willing to chant
Oct22

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...

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