Supreme virtues of Lord Gauranga’s devotees
Sep19

Supreme virtues of Lord Gauranga’s devotees

Supreme virtues of Lord Gauranga's devotees… trinad api nicata sahaja-saumya-mugdhakritih sudha-madhura-bhashita vishaya-gandha-thuthutkritih hari-pranaya-vihvala kim api dhiranalambhita bhavanti kila sad-guna jagati gaura-bhajam ami (24) Verse 24: "Humbly thinking oneself more fallen than a blade of straw; natural, spontaneous, charming and gentle bodily features; sweet speech full of relishable nectar; repeatedly...

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Mad After God
Sep19

Mad After God

Satsvarupa:  satatam kirtayanto mam  yatantas ca drdha-vratah  namasyantas ca mam bhaktya  nitya-yukta upasate  [Bg. 9.14] "Always chanting My glories, endeavouring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship me with devotion." (German) [break] Dr. P. J. Saher: …and when I was in Africa I saw the people are looking for the name and chanting like you...

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Krishna is Here
Sep18

Krishna is Here

Yahan krsna: wherever Krsna is there. Krsna is absolute. He can be present in His various potencies. He can be present by His name only. Just like we chant Hare Krsna — He is present, because His name is not different from Him. That is the absolute sense. In relative sense… Suppose somebody calling me in my apartment, "Swamiji." Swamiji is here. The response cannot be. Just like in telephone. Yesterday Raymond...

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Strenghtening Our Faith: Sri Nama-Mahatmya
Sep18

Strenghtening Our Faith: Sri Nama-Mahatmya

When you go on a journey, you need a compass. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s poem Sri Nama-Mahatmya is such a compass for chanting the holy names. It describes the process of chanting and strengthens our faith. The strength of our faith is what determines how quickly we advance. Faith in a process is strengthened when we see that it works. In the Sri Nama-Mahatmya Bhaktivinoda Thakura describes his own experiences with the holy...

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8th Offence
Sep17

8th Offence

To Consider the Chanting of Hare krishna One of the Auspicious Ritualistic Activities Offered in the Vedas as Fruitive Activities. (karma-kanda) What is the difference between chanting the holy name and pious activities? The holy name is directly krishna; the way and the goal are identical. The holy name is the process and simultaneously the goal; it is full of spiritual bliss and bestows highest perfection. As for ordinary pious...

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