12 Our misfortune: No attachment for chanting
May26

12 Our misfortune: No attachment for chanting

It is our misfortune that although Krsna makes Himself so available through His name, we have no attachment for chanting: The Krsna consciousness movement is giving all facilities so that people may come here, chant, dance, live very peacefully, take krsna−prasada, and be happy, but people will not accept it. That is called misfortune. Caitanya Mahaprabhu, portraying the people of this age, therefore said, "I am so...

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On which beads should one chant Japa?
May24

On which beads should one chant Japa?

Tulasi beads are considered the topmost for japa mala, but other beads may also be used. After Tulasi, Neem beads are generally considered the best. Most any kind of wooden beads will do. Rudraksa beads, however, are not generally used by Gaudiya Vaisnavas, as they are symbolic of a different spiritual practice. Ideally, one should cultivate and offer worship to Srimate Tulasi-devi. When Her plant form dies a natural death, you may...

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02 In the kali yuga, Lord Krsna is worshiped by chanting of the holy name
May13

02 In the kali yuga, Lord Krsna is worshiped by chanting of the holy name

Sri Madhvacarya has brought our attention to this quotation from the Narayana−samhita: dvapariyair janair visnuh pancaratrais tu kevalaih kalau tu nama−matrena pujyate bhagavan harih "In the Dvapara−yuga one could satisfy Krsna or Visnu only by worshiping opulently according to the pancaratriki system, but in the age of Kali one can satisfy and worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead Hari...

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