Prabhupada’s Practical Tips on Chanting
Aug16

Prabhupada’s Practical Tips on Chanting

Sruti-kirti Prabhu, a disciple and former personal servant of Srila Prabhupada, recounts Prabhupada's practical instructions regard¬ing chanting rounds."It was easy to understand that Srila Prabhupada enjoyed chanting japa. He always stressed the importance of chanting our 16 rounds. He once told me that as a householder, he used a simple process for completing 16 rounds that we could apply.  'When I was a...

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Give Yourself A Gift
Aug15

Give Yourself A Gift

Prabhupada said the highest realization is to save yourself. I have so often neglected to chant well that I sometimes feel like I am dying of thirst for the nectar of the name. On the 64 rounds day (at the retreat, one day is reserved for 64 rounds and a vow of silence) I was finally taking the time to give myself the nectar that I so desperately needed. But because I had dried up so much over the years and thus was so thirsty, no...

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Really Intelligent People will….
Aug14

Really Intelligent People will….

Bg 3.10 saha-yajnah prajah srstva purovaca prajapatih anena prasavisyadhvam esa vo ’stv ista-kama-dhuk   Word for word:  saha — along with; yajnah — sacrifices; prajah — generations; srstva — creating; pura — anciently; uvaca — said; praja-patih — the Lord of creatures; anena — by this; prasavisyadhvam — be more and more prosperous;esah — this; vah —...

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Chant Hare Krishna & Be Happy!
Aug13

Chant Hare Krishna & Be Happy!

Confidently following this conclusion of Acharyas like SrilViswanathChakravartiThakur ,SrilaPrabhupada asserts: “This is the advantage of chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna ,Hare Hare/ Hare Ram, Hare Ram, Ram Ram ,Hare Hare. One may be put in any condition, but god gives him the prerogative to chant Hare Krishna.” If in any condition of life if one goes on chanting he will never be unhappy.”(S.B....

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Footnotes by Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Aug12

Footnotes by Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

(1) Anyone who thinks Lord Krishna'S holy name is made of maya, the dull and inert material energy, will suffer in hell for a long time. If one sees the face of such a person one must immediately remember Lord Vishnu and bathe, still wearing one's clothing. (2) People possess different levels of qualification to attain Lord Krishna. The primary levels are karma, jnana, and bhakti (devotional service). This the scriptures say....

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