Vedic verses glorifying the holy names
Apr30

Vedic verses glorifying the holy names

• "By once chanting the holy name of the Lord, which consists of the two syllables hari, one guarantees his path to liberation." (Skanda Purana) • "Simply by chanting one holy name of Hari, a sinful man can counteract the reactions to more sins than he is able to commit." (Brhad-Vishnu Purana) • "If one chants the holy name of the Lord, even in a helpless condition or without desiring to do so,...

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Holy Name with Family Members – why not
Apr29

Holy Name with Family Members – why not

Create a temple in your home and teach your family, how to come together to chant. The family that prays together stays together. When we pray, the holy name is a prayer; it is the most powerful prayer of the heart. And individually, we should train our consciousness to be in connection to the holy name from chanting of Japa, individual meditation and through this process of purification, our home is Vaikuntha, our life is the life of...

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Is Chanting a Prayer or a Meditation?
Apr29

Is Chanting a Prayer or a Meditation?

It is both because it enables us to fulfill the purpose of prayer, speaking to God, and the purpose of meditation, listening to God. How chanting is the best prayer Prayer is a universal practice by which people all over the world and through the ages have connected with God. By praying, they speak their heart to God and seek his blessings for solving their problems and fulfilling their desires. Vedic wisdom reveals God in his highest...

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Declare Boldly
Apr28

Declare Boldly

ksipram bhavati dharmatma sasvac-chantim nigacchati kaunteya pratijanihi na me bhaktah pranasyati (Bhagavad Gita 09.31) Translation: He quickly becomes righteous and attains lasting peace. O son of Kunti, declare it boldly that My devotee never perishes. Purport: This should not be misunderstood. In the Seventh Chapter the Lord says that one who is engaged in mischievous activities cannot become a devotee of the Lord. One...

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I Have No Time to Chant
Apr27

I Have No Time to Chant

Most of us who are raising families are challenged to find two undisturbed hours a day to solely focus on our rounds. Yet many of the activities that take our time away from chanting are activities that we specifically have chosen to do. After the second retreat I thought that the reason I have so much on my plate that takes me away from chanting is simply because I don’t like chanting enough. It’s what Prabhupada calls...

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