Counteracting Sins
Jan27

Counteracting Sins

[The Visnudutas to the Yamadutas]: Authorities who are learned scholars and sages have carefully ascertained that one should atone for the heaviest sins by  undergoing a heavy process of atonement and one should atone for lighter sins by undergoing lighter atonement. Chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, however, vanquishes all the effects of sinful activities, regardless of whether heavy or light. One should take shelter of Krsna...

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The Miracle of Chanting Part – 03
Jan26

The Miracle of Chanting Part – 03

Hare Krsna to all devotees.  Please accept my humble obeisances.  All glories to Srila Prabhupada. There are those who would have you believe that Bhakti is a very easy path, that it would put the responsibility on the Lord for your personal development. There are many examples in all religious traditions that prove just the opposite. Why? In our own tradition we have Bhishma, Hanuman and many others. As this is a Japa...

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A ship for plying over
Jan25

A ship for plying over

So nana-sastra-vicaranaika-nipunau. So we have to study the Vedic literature very carefully, following the footsteps of Gosvamis. Not only chanting. This is also required, krsnot-kirtana-gana. But this is meant, if you simply go on chanting without reading books, that is also good. Especially in this age, because nobody has got power to study books. Education is very less, so still, one who is able, they should consider all this. We...

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Bad Chanting Becomes the Norm
Jan24

Bad Chanting Becomes the Norm

After chanting bad japa for extended periods of time, bad chanting starts to become my default setting. I then believe that due to the circumstances I am in this is the best I can do. Bad chanting thus reinforces itself with more bad chanting. And since bad chanting produces little or no nectar or realization, becoming Krishna conscious becomes more of a pie in the sky ideal than a possible reality. Chanting thus becomes totally a...

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Just Chant no other way out
Jan22

Just Chant no other way out

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna , Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare Although God has given us all facilities to live peacefully on this earth, cultivate Krsna consciousness, and finally to come to Him, in this age we're unfortunate. We are short-lived, and there are so many people without food, shelter, married life, or defense from the onslaughts of nature. This is due to the influence of this age of Kali....

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