08 One must chant the holy name constantly
May31

08 One must chant the holy name constantly

The chief object of constant remembrance for all living entitles is the holy name (etc.) of the Lord: [Lord Caitanya to Ramananda Raya]: Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu asked, "What should all living entities constantly remember?" Ramananda Raya replied, "The chief object of remembrance is always the holy name of the Lord, His qualities and pastimes." – Sri Caitanya caritamrta Madhya lila 8.252 Following the...

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14 By chanting his holy name, one can remember Krsna
May31

14 By chanting his holy name, one can remember Krsna

To always remember Krsna and never forget Him is possible by constantly chanting the holy name: "'Krsna is the origin of Lord Visnu. He should always be remembered and never forgotten at any time. All the rules and regulations mentioned in the sastras should be the servants of these two principles.'" This verse is a quotation from the Padma Purana. There are many regulative principles in the...

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What’s The Benefit of Chanting Hare Krishna?
May30

What’s The Benefit of Chanting Hare Krishna?

In the preliminary stages of chanting, the practitioner experiences peace of mind, and relief from unwanted drives and habits. As one develops more realization by chanting, one perceives the original, spiritual existence of the self, and one can understand one’s relationship with the Lord. The founder of the Hare Krishna movement, Srila Prabhupada, very nicely explains that: “We have practical experience that any person who is...

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07 The holy name eradicates material desires and sinful activity
May30

07 The holy name eradicates material desires and sinful activity

By chanting the maha mantra, one can remove the seeds of desire from the heart: Sukadeva points out that austerity, charity and the performance of ritualistic ceremonies for counteracting sinful activities are recommended processes, but that by performing them one cannot remove the sinful desire−seed from the heart, as was the case with Ajamila in his youth. This sinful desire−seed can be removed only by...

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Why Chant Hare Krishna?
May29

Why Chant Hare Krishna?

Below are some of the reasons mentioned by Jayadvaita Swami. They are upheld by evidence from Vedic writings like Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanisads and the Puranas. Chanting Hare Krishna awakens love of God. Chanting Hare Krishna brings liberation as a side benefit along the way. When you chant Hare Krishna, you automatically develop knowledge and detachment. Chanting Hare Krishna gets you out of the endless cycle of birth and death. It is...

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