Bhakti starts with hearing
Aug31

Bhakti starts with hearing

Dr. P. J. Saher: Will you please be so kind as to further elucidate your technique of that one chants the name of God and will you please be so kind as to elucidate further in some particular way or what comes (German) what should be done in relation to that or how it is, how it is formulated in that, in that total, in that complete system of your reverent teachings? Prabhupada: Yes. This is the bhakti-marga, means, the first thing is...

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Divine Name – The Elixir of Life
Aug30

Divine Name – The Elixir of Life

The Holy Name of Sri Hari is the only refuge for all types of persons, be he a follower of the path of Karma, Jnan, Yoga, Tapasya or Bhakti. For those practicing devotion or Bhakti, it is the most potential factor, the main source of inspiration. To devotees who have advanced in this path, it is the life of their lives, the most coveted object, the very pith and marrow of their existence. The Divine Name has a unique position. It is...

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God has Name
Aug29

God has Name

Srila Prabhupada :  If you don't like to chant Krsna you chant in your own way. Chant the name of God. If you know the name of God chant it. If you do not know then take it from me. (laughter) We are recommending to chant the holy name of God. If you know, you chant that name and if you don't know then take it from me. (German) [break] …explained by Caitanya Mahaprabhu that God has many thousands of names or God has...

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Dust of Material Existence
Aug28

Dust of Material Existence

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare Due to our manipulation of material activities, a great deal of dust has collected over our mind's clear mirror, and as a consequence we are unable to see things in perspective. This vibration of transcendental sound (the Hare Krsna mantra) will cleanse away this dust and enable us to see clearly our real constitutional position. As soon as...

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Japa Workshop: Process, Techniques, and Methodology
Aug27

Japa Workshop: Process, Techniques, and Methodology

Chanting, while mostly devotional, is also a technical process of meditation. This section will help you to understand more of what is involved and how to improve your japa meditation. The Proper use of Beads : • Start from bead no.1; turning at bead no.108  • Turn each bead in the fingers.  • Don’t chant on or cross the larger bead where you start  Pronunciation : One should note in this...

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