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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09 Anyone who chants the holy name is worthy of respect
Mar10

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
Nov12

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...

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