17 Chanting of the holy name is the foundation of spiritual life
May13

17 Chanting of the holy name is the foundation of spiritual life

Chanting the holy name is the basic principle of spiritual advancement: [Lord Kapila to Devahuti]: A devotee should always try to hear about spiritual matters and should always utilize his time in chanting the holy name of the Lord… It is especially mentioned here, nama−sankirtanac ca: one should chant the holy names of the Lord− Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama...

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19 The holy name is meant to be chanted by all persons
May12

19 The holy name is meant to be chanted by all persons

  The entire world should glorify Lord Krsna by the easy process of chanting the maha mantra: In the beginning of Srimad−Bhagavatam, Srila Vyasadeva offered his respectful obeisances to the Supreme Truth, Vasudeva, Krsna. After that he taught his son, Sukadeva Gosvami, to preach Srimad−Bhagavatam. It is in this connection that Sukadeva Gosvami glorifies the Lord as jayati. Following in the...

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Since All The Powers Are There in Krishna’s Name, Why Just One Round is Not Sufficient?
May10

Since All The Powers Are There in Krishna’s Name, Why Just One Round is Not Sufficient?

Actually, why would one even have to chant one round? One pure utterance of the two syllables "Krish-na" is sufficient to deliver the sincere chanter from millions and billions of lifetimes of sinful activities and transport him back to the spiritual sky for reviving his original loving relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the source of all existence. But the difficulty is that our chanting is not of a very...

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03 Nama diksa, Brahminical Initiation, and the Holy Name
May09

03 Nama diksa, Brahminical Initiation, and the Holy Name

Sincere eagerness to chant the holy name is the main qualification to be initiated according to the pancaratrika process: The following injunction is given in the Hari−bhakti−vilasa (1.194): tantrikesu ca mant diksayam yositam api sadhvinam adhikaro 'sti sudradinam ca sad−dhiyam "Sudras and women who are chaste and sincerely interested in understanding the Absolute Truth are qualified to be initiated with...

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07 Chanting of the holy name yields all results of austerity
May08

07 Chanting of the holy name yields all results of austerity

By chanting Hare Krsna one attains the highest perfectional stage, formerly attained only by great austerities:  If one wants to perform austerities and penances in order to attain the supreme goal, one must attain the favor of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If one achieves the favor of the Supreme Lord, it is to be understood that he has finished all kinds of austerities and penances and has attained...

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