Suffering all around – only way out is Hare Krishna
Mar19

Suffering all around – only way out is Hare Krishna

So this age… Therefore sastra says, prayena alpa ayusah. Generally, almost everyone is short-living. Prayena alpa ayusah kalau asmin yuge janah. Asmin yuge, kalau, they are very short-living. Then again, mandah: all rascals. Mandah, third class; no first-class men. Practically no brahminical qualification. All sudra qualification. Therefore mandah. Sumanda-matayah. And if one comes forward to be spiritually enlightened, he...

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21 Even the lowest of men can be elevated by the holy name
Mar18

21 Even the lowest of men can be elevated by the holy name

The holy name is readily available to even the lowest type of man: "'The holy name of Lord Krsna … is so powerful that save for the dumb who cannot chant it, it is readily available to everyone, including the lowest type of man, the candala…'" – Padyavali (24), by Rupa Gosvami – [cited: Sri Caitanya−caritamrta Madhya lila 15.110] Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu distributed the nectar of...

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What is Japa?
Mar18

What is Japa?

'Japa' means personal chanting on beads and hearing the Holy Name. There are no hard-and-fast rules for chanting Hare Krsna. The most wonderful thing about mantra meditation is that one may chant anywhere-at home, at work, driving in the car, or riding on the bus or subway. And one may chant at any...

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08 The holy name is all auspicious
Mar18

08 The holy name is all auspicious

The sankirtana movement of chanting the holy name is the most auspicious activity in the universe: [Sukadeva Gosvami to King Pariksit]: Sukadeva Gosvami continued: My dear King; the chanting of the holy name of the Lord is able to uproot even the reactions of the greatest sins. Therefore the chanting of the sankirtana movement is the most auspicious activity in the entire universe. Please try to understand...

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17 Chanting of the holy name is the foundation of spiritual life
Mar17

17 Chanting of the holy name is the foundation of spiritual life

Chanting the holy name is the basic principle of spiritual advancement: [Lord Kapila to Devahuti]: A devotee should always try to hear about spiritual matters and should always utilize his time in chanting the holy name of the Lord… It is especially mentioned here, nama−sankirtanac ca: one should chant the holy names of the Lord− Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama...

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