Hari-Nama-Sankirtana IMPORTED FROM THE SPIRITUAL WORLD
Apr30

Hari-Nama-Sankirtana IMPORTED FROM THE SPIRITUAL WORLD

Material affairs have herein been compared to an ocean of poison. They have been described in a similar way by Srila Narottama dasa thakura in one of his songs: samsara-visanale, diva-niSi hiya jvale, judaite na kainu upaya "My heart is always burning in the fire of material existence. and I have made no provisions for getting out of it." golokera prema-dhana, hari-nama-sankirtana, rati na janmila kene taya "The only...

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Chanting is the Foundation of a Worthwhile Life
Apr29

Chanting is the Foundation of a Worthwhile Life

Chanting is the foundation of a worthwhile life.  It is the foundation of true success.  Nothing in this world or the next can be had without work.  One cannot work without energy and enthusiasm.  Chanting, when properly done (without the ten offenses), generates such enthusiasm, courage, and energy.  Therefore it forms the foundation from which a skyscraper of life is built. There are numerous examples in our...

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Chanting With Sambandha
Apr29

Chanting With Sambandha

Sambandha means to be connected to Krishna. Chanting with sambandha means to chant with a feeling of a relationship to Krishna. It means to chant prayerfully, from the heart “Please accept me in your service.” Without a conscious connection,  chanting is just lip service. Krishna wants to see that we are connected, he wants heart-deep chanting. He can read our minds and knows where we are. If you chant and think...

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Holy Name can save even dog eaters
Apr28

Holy Name can save even dog eaters

yavan artha uda-pane sarvatah samplutodake tavan sarvesu vedesu brahmanasya vijanatah (Bhagavad gita 02.46) Translation:  All purposes served by a small well can at once be served by a great reservoir of water. Similarly, all the purposes of the Vedas can be served to one who knows the purpose behind them. Purport:  The rituals and sacrifices mentioned in the karma-kanda division of the Vedic literature are meant to...

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One must become a servant of the Holy Name
Apr27

One must become a servant of the Holy Name

“In the spiritual world the Absolute is always Absoute; the name, form, quality and pastimes of the Absolute are all as good as the Absolute Himself. As such, one is understood to be an eternal servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If he considers himself an eternal servant of the holy name and in this spirit distributes the holy name to the world. One who chants in this spirit, without offenses, is certainly elevated...

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