The process of chanting is very simple
Sep30

The process of chanting is very simple

“This process of hari-kirtana is very simple: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. Actually there are only three words: Hare, Krishna, and Rama. But they are very nicely arranged for chanting so that everyone can take the mantra and chant Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare. Since we have started this movement in the Western countries, Europeans,...

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The 4 step japa mala technique
Sep29

The 4 step japa mala technique

Step 1 – Make a sankalpa to hear ONE mantra. A sankalpa is a resolution or determination to do something. So the 1st step is to tell the mind to resolve to just hear one hare krishna maha mantra. The idea is that it is a doable request. If we tell the mind to hear 16 rounds of mantra, or even 1 round….the mind is to powerful to heed such a big request. But if we tell the mind "Just hear this one mantra…" we...

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Counteracting Sins
Sep28

Counteracting Sins

[The Visnudutas to the Yamadutas]: Authorities who are learned scholars and sages have carefully ascertained that one should atone for the heaviest sins by  undergoing a heavy process of atonement and one should atone for lighter sins by undergoing lighter atonement. Chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, however, vanquishes all the effects of sinful activities, regardless of whether heavy or light. One should take shelter of Krsna...

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Chant Gayatri Instead of Hare Krishna
Sep27

Chant Gayatri Instead of Hare Krishna

Question: Chant Gayatri Instead of Hare Krishna? Since Sri Krishna says that of mantras He is Gayatri shouldn't we chant the Gayatri mantra instead of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra? Can you please quote slokas where it is said that Hare Krishna maha-mantra is superior. My parents want me to chant Gayatri mantra, however, I tell them that since I chant Hare Krishna maha-mantra, it already includes all other mantras. But, they...

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The Miracle of Chanting Part – 03
Sep26

The Miracle of Chanting Part – 03

Hare Krsna to all devotees.  Please accept my humble obeisances.  All glories to Srila Prabhupada. There are those who would have you believe that Bhakti is a very easy path, that it would put the responsibility on the Lord for your personal development. There are many examples in all religious traditions that prove just the opposite. Why? In our own tradition we have Bhishma, Hanuman and many others. As this is a Japa...

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