Why Chant on Tulsi Beads?
Jan23

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?
Jan22

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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Who Invented the Maha-Mantra?
Jan14

Who Invented the Maha-Mantra?

The maha-mantra was not "invented." It is recommended in the Brhad Naradia Purana (and many other Vedic texts) and is an incarnation of the Lord Himself…He IS HIS NAME and this maha-mantra was offered to the people in Kali-yuga as the Yuga-dharma (prime recommended method of spiritual realization) by Lord Chaitanya who was Krishna Himself. The Holy Name,...

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Is Hare Krishna Mahamantra Invented by ISKCON?
Jan13

Is Hare Krishna Mahamantra Invented by ISKCON?

ISKCON is simply presenting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra which has been mentioned in various Vedas & Upanisads.  This mahamantra is the most potent and important method of purification in current times (also called age of Kaliyuga – aga of quareel & hypocrisy) The Hare Krishna Mahamantra is mentioned in the ancient Kalisantarana Upanisad and it is universal & not a sectarian mantra for a particular type of...

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What are the offenses to be avoided while chanting Japa?
Jan12

What are the offenses to be avoided while chanting Japa?

The sincere devotee who wants to attain a perfection (Siddhi) for himself by the process of chanting the Name of the Lord must refrain from the ten kinds of offences which are quoted below from the "Padmapuranam." 1. The first and foremost offence is the act of defaming the great saints who have glorified the chanting of the Name of the Lord by example in their own life and precepts. According to ordinary moral...

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How many Japa rounds to chant?
Jan10

How many Japa rounds to chant?

Srila Prabhupada's program for chanting japa requires the devotees to regularly chant sixteen rounds over the course of the day. "Although Madhavendra Puri was not interested in eating and sleeping, his interest in chanting the maha-mantra was as acute as if he were an aspiring transcendentalist rather than a paramahamsa. This means that even in the paramahamsa stage, one cannot give up chanting. Haridasa Thakura and the...

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