01 The Krsna Consciousness Movement and the Holy Name
Jan23

01 The Krsna Consciousness Movement and the Holy Name

The Krsna Consciousness movement is based upon the chanting of the holy name Chanting the holy name is the basis of the Krsna consciousness movement: The simplest process of purification is to assemble in congregation and chant the holy names of God. This is called sankirtana and is the basis of our Krsna consciousness movement… The age we live in is called Kali−yuga, the age of forgetting God. It is an age of misunderstanding...

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15 Chanting of the holy name in Krsna lila
Jan19

15 Chanting of the holy name in Krsna lila

Unable to find Krsna, and completely absorbed in Krsna consciousness, the gopis gathered on the bank of the Yamuna and chanted the names of Krsna: All the gopis, including Radharani, began to proceed further into the forest until they could no longer see the moonlight. When they saw that it was getting gradually darker, they stopped. Their mind and intelligence became absorbed in the thoughts of Krsna; they all imitated the activities...

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09 Anyone who chants the holy name is worthy of respect
Jan07

09 Anyone who chants the holy name is worthy of respect

One should mentally honor the devotee who chants the holy name: One should mentally honor the devotee who chants the holy name of Lord Krsna The kanistha adhikari is a neophyte who has received the harinama initiation from the spiritual master and is trying to chant the holy name of Krsna. One should respect such a person within his mind as a kanistha vaisnava. – The Nectar of Instruction Text 5 Any person trying to advance in...

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14 Chanting of the holy name continues in the liberated state
Jan04

14 Chanting of the holy name continues in the liberated state

Even a self realized devotee must continue to execute all scriptural injunctions, especially hearing and chanting: [Lord Caitanya to Sanatana Gosvami]: “There are two processes by which one may execute this raganuga bhakti−external and internal. When self realized, the advanced devotee externally remains like a neophyte and executes all the sastric injunctions, especially hearing and chanting. However, within his mind, in his...

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05 Relative importance of chanting and deity worship
Jun12

05 Relative importance of chanting and deity worship

In Kali−yuga, chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra is more powerful than Deity worship: As it is said in Srimad−Bhagawtam (12.3.52): krte yad dhyayato vi tretayam yajato makhaih dvapare paricaryayam kalau tad dhari−kirtanat "Whatever result one obtained in Satya−yuga by meditating on Visnu, in Treta−yuga by performing sacrifices and in Dvapara−yuga by serving the Lord's lotus feet one can also...

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06 The interrelationship between chanting and studying scripture
Jun01

06 The interrelationship between chanting and studying scripture

By becoming purified by chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, the general mass of people can come to understand Bhagavad gita and Srimad Bhagavatam: Saintly people like Jada Bharata do not speak ordinary words. Whatever they say is approved by great yogis and those advanced in spiritual life. That is the difference between ordinary people and saintly people. The listener must also be advanced to understand the words of such exalted,...

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