01 The Krsna Consciousness Movement and the Holy Name
Jan11

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...

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15 Chanting of the holy name in Krsna lila
Dec21

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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02 Qualifications and disqualifications for understanding and chanting the holy name
Jun27

02 Qualifications and disqualifications for understanding and chanting the holy name

Only the devotee can understand the transcendental nature of Krsna's name: [The demigods to Lord Krsna in the womb of DevaKi]: O Lord, Your transcendental name and form are not ascertained by those who merely speculate on the path of imagination. Your name, form and attributes can be ascertained only through devotional service. As stated in the Padma Purana: atah sri−Krsna−namadi na bhaved grahyam indriyaih sevonmuKhe...

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05 Relative importance of chanting and deity worship
Jun26

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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16 Other instructions
Jun16

16 Other instructions

The Lord as nama−dheya, one whose holy name is worth chanting: [Gajendra to Lord Visnu]: "All are purified simply by hearing Your holy name, which is worthy to be chanted." The holy name of the Lord and topics in relation with Him are always worth hearing, and therefore He is called here in this verse nama−dheya, or one whose holy name is worth chanting. – Srimad Bhagavatam 2.7.15 One who has taken to...

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13 To preach effectively, one must chant the holy name
Jun14

13 To preach effectively, one must chant the holy name

In order to have potency to preach, the preachers of the Krsna consciousness movement should become purified by chanting the holy name: Our preachers who are preaching Krsna consciousness all over the world should follow in the footsteps of Narada Muni and become purified by following the four principles and chanting the Hare Krsna maha−mantra. This will make them fit to become Vaisnavas. Then, when they speak to sinful people...

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