What Are The Benefits of Chanting?
Nov13

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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What Does The Hare Krishna Mantra Mean?
Nov12

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 is Mantra Meditation?
Nov11

What is Mantra Meditation?

There are two types of mantra meditation, Japa and Kirtan. Japa is a quiet and personal meditation where one chants on beads. Kirtan, on the other hand, is the singing of mantras with others, often with musical instruments. Japa is counted on a japa mala, the sanskrit word for prayer beads. These beads are used to count the number of mantras chanted. One chants the Hare Krishna mantra on each of the 108 beads of the mala to complete...

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What’s The Benefit of Chanting Hare Krishna?
Nov10

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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Which is The Best Mantra For This Age?
Nov09

Which is The Best Mantra For This Age?

Srila Prabhupada has given the following purport about chanting Hare Krishna: "This transcendental vibration – the chanting of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare | Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare || – is the sublime method for reviving our Krsna consciousness. As living spiritual souls we are all originally Krsna conscious entities, but due to our asociation with matter since time immemorial,...

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Why Chant Hare Krishna?
Nov08

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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