Since All The Powers Are There in Krishna’s Name, Why Just One Round is Not Sufficient?
Mar15

Since All The Powers Are There in Krishna’s Name, Why Just One Round is Not Sufficient?

Actually, why would one even have to chant one round? One pure utterance of the two syllables "Krish-na" is sufficient to deliver the sincere chanter from millions and billions of lifetimes of sinful activities and transport him back to the spiritual sky for reviving his original loving relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the source of all existence. But the difficulty is that our chanting is not of a very...

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Why do we chant 16 rounds, what is special about this Number?
Mar11

Why do we chant 16 rounds, what is special about this Number?

Answer by His Holiness Jayapataka Swami: Actually in some places, in the Vedas, it is said that if you chant 100,000 names of Krsna, that is enough to get you back to the spiritual world. So the number is 100,000 which should be 64 rounds. But then Prabhupada, when he came to the west, he found that the people are active and so many requirements, he said that if we do a regular practice of Bhakti yoga, of service, so that more or less...

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Why Chant on Tulsi Beads?
Mar01

Why Chant on Tulsi Beads?

The different effects of beads on the chanter are as follows: One who chants on gold, silver or copper beads gets a long life. One who chants on golden beads will get all his material desires fulfilled.  One who chants on saffron, lotus seed or sandalwood beads gets ability to magnetite. One who chants on Rudraksha or bone beads gets the ability to tame others by forceful means. One who chants on crystal, pearl, shell or...

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Why Am I Not Experiencing Bliss During Chanting?
Mar01

Why Am I Not Experiencing Bliss During Chanting?

Rupa Goswami explains his realizations of chanting Hare Krishna. When I chant the holy names of Krishna with my tongue, I desire many many tongues. When that names enters into my ears, I desire millions and millions of ears. When that name enters into my heart it conquers my consciousness and I know nothing else. That’s his experience. Every time he recites the name of Krishna. That supremely blissful experience is available to...

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Why we have got 108 beads?
Jan18

Why we have got 108 beads?

Two prominent reasons are: 1. There are 108 upanisads.” So chanting of Hare Krishna with 108 beads means that we are surpassing the study of 108 upanisads. 2. There are 108 damsels who served Krishna with all respect at Vrindavan. So chanting of Hare Krishna with 108 beads means that we are serving Krishna's...

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What Should we Pray for?
Jan17

What Should we Pray for?

A: It is stated in the Srimad Bhagavatam that whether one is full of material desires, or has no desires, or desires liberation, one should approach the Supreme Lord Krsna. So whatever we want in life we should pray for Krsna to fulfill our desire. It is of course not so wise to pray for material things as this will just prolong our stay in the material world. Best thing is to ask Krsna, "Please, take us out of samsara and engage...

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