How to Enhance Chanting?
Dec18

How to Enhance Chanting?

Although one receives immense benefit however and whenever one may chant Hare Krishna, the great spiritual masters who are authorities on chanting suggest that the practitioner employ certain practical techniques that will enhance the chanting and bring quicker results as well. 1. Following the regulative principles of purification: The four regulative principles of Krishna consciousness namely, no illicit sex, no...

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What should be the quality of Japa?
Dec17

What should be the quality of Japa?

By and large, japa is a personal matter. Whether a person is chanting their rounds or not is ultimately very subjective, and should not become a matter for public discussion. For instance, someone might say that they've chanted 16 rounds, but who is to know what the quality of those rounds was, or how many offenses may have been committed while chanting? Although Srila Prabhupada recommended that we chant 16 rounds each day, he...

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Clear recommendation
Dec09

Clear recommendation

om ity ekaksaram brahma vyaharan mam anusmaran yah prayati tyajan deham sa yati paramam gatim (Bhagavad Gita 08.13) Translation: After being situated in this yoga practice and vibrating the sacred syllable om, the supreme combination of letters, if one thinks of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and quits his body, he will certainly reach the spiritual planets. Purport: It is clearly stated here that om, Brahman and Lord Krishna are...

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God appeared just recently
Dec08

God appeared just recently

The Lord says that He incarnates Himself in every millennium. This indicates that He incarnates also in the Age of Kali. As stated in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, the incarnation in the Age of Kali is Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, who spread the worship of Kṛṣṇa by the saṅkīrtana movement (congregational chanting of the holy names) and spread Kṛṣṇa consciousness throughout India. He predicted that this culture...

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Again & Again
Dec07

Again & Again

bhuta-gramaḥ sa evayam bhutva bhutva pralīyate ratry-agame ’vasaḥ partha prabhavaty ahar-agame (Bhagavad Gita 8.19) Translation:  Again and again, when Brahma’s day arrives, all living entities come into being, and with the arrival of Brahma’s night they are helplessly annihilated. Purport: The less intelligent, who try to remain within this material world, may be elevated to higher planets and then again...

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