Feeling shy to chant in public?
Nov16

Feeling shy to chant in public?

In India today japa is somewhat of a lost practice. Among a great variety of religious activities people perform, japa is almost always absent. Religious speakers promote many ways to express our devotion to God, but rarely does one hear the glories of the personal chanting of the holy names. Japa chanters are mostly devoted widows or renounced sadhus living in places of pilgrimage. “Chanting on japa beads can be embarrassing...

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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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