25 A Devotee can be satisfied in any condition of life simply by chanting
Aug07

25 A Devotee can be satisfied in any condition of life simply by chanting

A pure devotee can be satisfied in any condition of life simply by chanting Hare Krsna: For the spiritual master, a pure devotee, heaven and hell are both the same if there is no Krsna consciousness. In hell people are suffering in so many ways, and in heaven they are enjoying their senses in so many ways, but a devotee of the Lord can live any place where there is Krsna consciousness, and since he brings this...

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15 Definitions: Japa, Kirtana, Sankirtana, and Sravana
Aug05

15 Definitions: Japa, Kirtana, Sankirtana, and Sravana

The difference between japa and kirtana: When a mantra or hymn is chanted softly and slowly, that is called japa. The same mantra, when chanted loudly, is called kirtana. For example, the maha−mantra (Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare) when uttered very softly only for one's own hearing is called japa. The same mantra, when chanted loudly for being...

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21 The holy name evokes ecstasy
Aug04

21 The holy name evokes ecstasy

Offenseless chanting of the holy name brings ecstasy: [Lord Caitanya to Prakasananda Sarasvati]: "After describing the potency of the Hare Krsna maha mantra, My spiritual master taught Me another verse, advising Me to always keep the name within My throat. 'In this age of Kali there is no alternative, there is no alternative, there is no alternative for spiritual progress than the holy name, the holy name,...

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14 “Om” and “Hare Krsna”
Aug04

14 “Om” and “Hare Krsna”

This section includes only those instructions on omkara encountered while gathering references on the maha−mantra. Omkara was not separately researched. Omkara is a sound representation of the Supreme Lord: The principal word in the Vedas, pranava omkara, is the sound representation of the Supreme Lord. Therefore omkara should be considered the supreme sound.… Omkara is the reservoir of all the...

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09 The holy name of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is all auspicious
Aug01

09 The holy name of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is all auspicious

A brahmana tells Prakasananda Sarasvati that the name "Krsna Caitanya" is all−auspicious to the world: "His name, Krsna Caitanya, is all−auspicious to the world. Everything about Him−His name, form, and qualities−is unparalleled." – Sri Caitanya caritamrta Madhya lila 17.113 Simply by remembering or chanting Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's holy name one can be delivered...

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