One must become a servant of the Holy Name
Oct31

One must become a servant of the Holy Name

“In the spiritual world the Absolute is always Absoute; the name, form, quality and pastimes of the Absolute are all as good as the Absolute Himself. As such, one is understood to be an eternal servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If he considers himself an eternal servant of the holy name and in this spirit distributes the holy name to the world. One who chants in this spirit, without offenses, is certainly elevated...

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Potency of The Holy Names
Oct30

Potency of The Holy Names

Inspirational story. Evidence of the potency of the Holy Names. And the we are not these bodies. I just visited one mataji, Gaurangi Devi Dasi, in the hospital. Four years ago she had some surgery that was done wrongly. That caused "irreparable" kidney damage and they said she could not l live very long. I last saw her two years ago. At that time she had not slept or eaten for more than one year. She could not even lie down....

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Talks With Dad
Oct29

Talks With Dad

I once read a book in which a woman said that the walks she took with her dad when she was young were the most valuable moments in her life because she learned so much from him during those walks. I have always felt the same way about japa. My time with the holy name is the most valuable time of my day. Good chanting always gives me realization, strength, determination, and taste. Those two hours with the holy name is the most...

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9 Keys for better chanting of Holy Names
Oct29

9 Keys for better chanting of Holy Names

Based on Sri Shikshashtakam prayers of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Key 1) Chant Hare Krishna Maha Mantra: Just chant Hare Krishna Maha Mantra. Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare  Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare  Srila Prabhupada has recommended us minimum 16 rounds of Hare Krishna Maha Mantra and we should make sure that we are doing them. Key 2) Listen to ONE MANTRA: Japa...

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Gudakesha
Oct28

Gudakesha

sanjaya uvaca evam ukto hrsikeso gudakesena bharata senayor ubhayor madhye sthapayitva rathottamam (Bhagavad Gita 01.24) Translation:  Sañjaya said: O descendant of Bharata, having thus been addressed by Arjuna, Lord Krishna drew up the fine chariot in the midst of the armies of both parties. Purport:  In this verse Arjuna is referred to as Gudakesa. Gudaka means sleep, and one who conquers sleep is...

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