Each Word of Maha Mantra is a Jewel
Jun16

Each Word of Maha Mantra is a Jewel

Srila Prabhupada once stated: "You must hear every word of the mantra, because chanting is the essence of our philosophy." Why did he say this?  Srila Prabhupada's main intent was to get all his disciples to remember and serve Krishna.  By chanting sincerely, the objective of remembering Krishna is achieved.  All nine processes of Bhakti are contained within chanting and so, it is the chief means of...

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Chant seriously
Jun16

Chant seriously

Devotee (2) : Would you say something about the mercy of Lord Caitanya's sankirtana movement?   Srila Prabhupada : Yes, He says, param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam. So you follow His advice and you will get, become victorious. So I will advise you not to make research in that way. [laughter]   Indian woman : Well, I got my degree doing that research.   Srila Prabhupada : Yes, that degree is...

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Courtesy Japa
Jun15

Courtesy Japa

How to properly chant the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra – Japa ” Nish, nish, ram, ram, nish, nish, ram, ram .” Srila Prabhupada once imitated how we sometimes chant without focus, without concentration, without proper pronunciation – how we chant when we don’t feel like chanting. You know the mood behind this type of chanting; “I have to chant but I’d rather be doing something else.” And in...

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