What’s The Benefit of Chanting Hare Krishna?
May30

What’s The Benefit of Chanting Hare Krishna?

In the preliminary stages of chanting, the practitioner experiences peace of mind, and relief from unwanted drives and habits. As one develops more realization by chanting, one perceives the original, spiritual existence of the self, and one can understand one’s relationship with the Lord. The founder of the Hare Krishna movement, Srila Prabhupada, very nicely explains that: “We have practical experience that any person who is...

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Why Chant Hare Krishna?
May29

Why Chant Hare Krishna?

Below are some of the reasons mentioned by Jayadvaita Swami. They are upheld by evidence from Vedic writings like Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanisads and the Puranas. Chanting Hare Krishna awakens love of God. Chanting Hare Krishna brings liberation as a side benefit along the way. When you chant Hare Krishna, you automatically develop knowledge and detachment. Chanting Hare Krishna gets you out of the endless cycle of birth and death. It is...

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If they hear Pure Devotee
Mar22

If they hear Pure Devotee

Again there are those who, although not conversant in spiritual knowledge, begin to worship the Supreme Person upon hearing about Him from others. Because of their tendency to hear from authorities, they also transcend the path of birth and death. Purport: This verse is particularly applicable to modern society because in modern society there is practically no education in spiritual matters. Some of the people may appear to be...

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What is Japa?
Mar21

What is Japa?

'Japa' means personal chanting on beads and hearing the Holy Name. There are no hard-and-fast rules for chanting Hare Krsna. The most wonderful thing about mantra meditation is that one may chant anywhere-at home, at work, driving in the car, or riding on the bus or subway. And one may chant at any...

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What Does The Hare Krishna Mantra Mean?
Mar12

What Does The Hare Krishna Mantra Mean?

The mantra is a spiritual call to the Lord, meaning, “Oh energy of the Lord, please engage me in the loving service of Lord Krishna.” This chanting of Hare Krishna is directly enacted from the spiritual platform, surpassing all lower stages of consciousness, namely sensual, mental, and intellectual. There is no need to understand the language of the mantra, nor is there any need of mental speculation, nor any intellectual...

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What Are The Benefits of Chanting?
Mar09

What Are The Benefits of Chanting?

Dr. Daniel Coleman, associate editor of Psychology Today and author of The Varieties of Meditative Experiences, after studying the meditational techniques of members of the Krishna consciousness movement, said, "I found the Hare Krishna devotees to be well-integrated, friendly, and productive human beings. In a culture like ours, in which inner, spiritual development is almost totally neglected in favor of materialistic pursuits,...

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