I Have No Time to Chant
Mar31

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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Purpose of Chanting Holy Names
Mar30

Purpose of Chanting Holy Names

Srila Prabhupada : Not only is the chanter of the maha-mantra purified, but the heart of anyone who happens to hear the transcendental vibration of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare is also cleansed. (The Nectar of Instruction: TEXT 4) One must chant God's name, not, as the Mayavadi philosophers say, any name, such as a demigod's name or the names of God's energies....

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Chanting at impure places
Mar29

Chanting at impure places

When we are chanting our surrender is simply to hear because our mind will have many objects about what to contemplate on. The mind has so many attachments, desires, fears and aspirations. It is a great priority that we make a offering of our heart by concentrating and hearing the Holy Name. This is how we can worship Krishna in the temple of our heart. It is an offering of love. There’s a story of a devotee in Jagannath Puri...

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How is it Possible to Constantly Chant The Holy Names?
Mar28

How is it Possible to Constantly Chant The Holy Names?

As we prayerfully chant in a mood of humility and tolerance daily, over a period of time we become conscious of Krishna and recognize Him as our Supreme Father & we begin to appreciate all other living entities also as children of the same God. We realise that we are a tiny spark in this unlimited material world with practically very minute independence. There is nothing that we have that we can be proud about. At the...

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Far Far advanced
Mar27

Far Far advanced

purvabhyasena tenaiva hriyate hy avaso ’pi sah jijnasur api yogasya sabda-brahmativartate (Bhagavad Gita 06.44) Translation: By virtue of the divine consciousness of his previous life, he automatically becomes attracted to the yogic principles – even without seeking them. Such an inquisitive transcendentalist stands always above the ritualistic principles of the scriptures. Purport: Advanced yogis are...

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