16 One must chant with respect and veneration
Nov30

16 One must chant with respect and veneration

Knowing that Sri Krsna is present in His name, pure devotees chant with full respect and veneration: Devotees of the Personality of Godhead know that Sri Krsna son of the King of Vraja, is the Absolute Truth. They do not discriminate between Sri Krsna's name, form, quality and pastimes. One who wants to separate the Lord's absolute name, form and qualities must be understood to be lacking in absolute knowledge. A pure devotee...

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Why Not Just Chant “Krishna”?
Nov29

Why Not Just Chant “Krishna”?

Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krishna Himself. Therefore by following Lord Caitanya you are following God Himself, Lord Sri Krishna. That same Supreme Lord Sri Krishna who spoke the Bhagavad-gita to Arjuna 5,000 years ago has reappeared as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu a mere 500 years ago to teach us what is the most effective means of awakening our dormant Krishna consciousness by chanting the Hare Krishna mahamantra. Therefore, just as...

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10 The holy name liberates one from the miseries of material existence
Nov28

10 The holy name liberates one from the miseries of material existence

To escape the ocean of material miseries and illusion, we must chant the maha mantra: We are all pure spirit, part and parcel of the Supreme. God is pavitram, pure, and we are also pure. Somehow or other, however, we have fallen into this material ocean, and as the waves toss, we suffer. Actually we have nothing to do with the tossing waves of material miseries. We must simply pray, "Krsna, please pick me up."...

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14 By chanting his holy name, one can remember Krsna
Nov27

14 By chanting his holy name, one can remember Krsna

To always remember Krsna and never forget Him is possible by constantly chanting the holy name: "'Krsna is the origin of Lord Visnu. He should always be remembered and never forgotten at any time. All the rules and regulations mentioned in the sastras should be the servants of these two principles.'" This verse is a quotation from the Padma Purana. There are many regulative principles in the...

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15 Chanting of the holy name in Krsna lila
Nov26

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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