Chanting Controls Mind
Sep19

Chanting Controls Mind

When the mind is finally trained to the point where it will think of nothing but Krsna, it will attain peace and will become very tranquil. "The yogi whose mind is fixed on Me verily attains the highest happiness. By virtue of his identity with Brahman, he is liberated; his mind is peaceful, his passions are quieted, and he is freed from sin." (Bg. 6.27) The mind is always concocting objects for...

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Krishna – the most Supreme Name
Sep12

Krishna – the most Supreme Name

Vijaya: Which name is the sweetest of all the primary holy names?   Babaji: The Sata-nama-stotra says,   visnor ekaikam namapi sarva-vedadhikam matam tadrk-nama sahasrena rama-nama-samam smrtam   Chanting one name of Vishnu gives more benefit than studying all the Vedas, and one name of Rama is equal to a thousand names (sahasra-nama) of Vishnu.   Again, it is stated in the Brahmanda Purana,   sahasra-namnam...

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Practicing Tolerance by Sacinandana Swami
Sep09

Practicing Tolerance by Sacinandana Swami

This famous verse form the Siksastaka (3) describes how one should chant to awaken one’s love for Krsna: trinad api sunicena taror api sahishnuna amanina manadena kirtaniyah sada harih Srila Bhaktivinoda thakura comments: “Although he is very exalted, he thinks himself lower than the grass on the ground, and like a tree, he tolerates everything in two ways. When a tree is cut down, it does not protest, and even when drying...

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24 Even improper chanting of the holy name yields beneficial results
Sep08

24 Even improper chanting of the holy name yields beneficial results

General instructions Even if one chants the holy name imperfectly, he still easily attains liberation: [A disciple of Prakasananda Sarasvati to an assembly of disciples]: "In this age of Kali, one cannot attain liberation without taking to the devotional service of the Lord. In this age, even if one does not chant the holy name of Krsna perfectly, he still attains liberation very easily." – Sri Caitanya...

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12 The maha mantra is a prayer for Deliverance, Protection, and Engagement in the Lord’s service
Sep07

12 The maha mantra is a prayer for Deliverance, Protection, and Engagement in the Lord’s service

The meaning and significance of the maha mantra: The word Hara is the form of addressing the energy of the Lord, and the words Krsna and Rama are forms of addressing the Lord Himself. Both Krsna and Rama mean "the supreme pleasure," and Hara is the supreme pleasure energy of the Lord, changed to Hare in the vocative. The supreme pleasure energy of the Lord helps us to reach the Lord.  The material energy,...

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