15 By chanting, one associates with the Lord directly
Jun17

15 By chanting, one associates with the Lord directly

We can associate with Krsna through His vibrational presence: Some people complain that when they pray to God they do not feel His presence. We should know that this is due to our incapacities, not God's. There are two conceptions of presence−the physical conception and the vibrational conception. The physical conception is temporary, whereas the vibrational conception is eternal. When we enjoy or relish...

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06 By chanting, one develops forbearance
Mar10

06 By chanting, one develops forbearance

By chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, the quality of forbearance automatically develops: A devotee engaged in chanting the holy name of the Lord should practice forbearance like that of a tree. Even if rebuked or chastised, he should not say anything to others to retaliate.For even if one cuts a tree, it never protests, nor even if it is drying up and dying does it ask anyone for water. This practice of forbearance (trnad api...

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01 The Holy Name revives one’s dormant, eternal krsna consciousness
Mar10

01 The Holy Name revives one’s dormant, eternal krsna consciousness

As a snake bitten man is brought back to consciousness by the chanting of certain mantras, so one in the unconscious state of material life can be revived by hearing the maha mantra: As a snake bitten man is brought back to consciousness by the chanting of certain mantras, so one in the unconscious state of material life can be revived by hearing the maha mantra: In the Garuda Purana the stress on hearing is...

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13 Krsna helps the sincere chanter
Mar08

13 Krsna helps the sincere chanter

If Krsna sees that one is chanting Hare Krsna sincerely, He helps internally and externally: We should try to avoid the ten offenses in chanting the holy name, but anyone who chants Hare Krsna sincerely is purified. Ceto−darpana−marjanam bhava−maha−davagni−nirvapanam [Cc. Antya 20.12] (Siksastaka 1). This is the easiest process by which the mirror of the mind can be cleansed. If Krsna sees...

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12 If one chants his holy name, Krsna becomes pleased and obliged
Mar04

12 If one chants his holy name, Krsna becomes pleased and obliged

Krsna is pleased when one chants His holy name: The Supreme Personality of Godhead exists everywhere (andantara−stha−paramanu−cayantara−stham). Therefore when one chants His transcendental names  Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare the Supreme Personality of Godhead is automatically pleased by such sankirtana. It is not that the Supreme...

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09 The holy name brings faith in krsna consciousness
Mar03

09 The holy name brings faith in krsna consciousness

Faith in Krsna consciousness is attained by chanting the holy name: [Lord Krsna to Arjuna]: In this world, there is nothing so sublime and pure as transcendental knowledge. Such knowledge is the mature fruit of all mysticism. And one who has achieved this enjoys the self within himself in due course of time. A faithful man who is absorbed in transcendental knowledge and who subdues his senses quickly attains the...

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