26 Other instructions on the practice of the holy name
Jan22

26 Other instructions on the practice of the holy name

On Ekadasi day, one should increase one’s chanting of Hare Krsna: However, one should generally accept the following principles to properly execute devotional service: (1) take shelter of a bona fide spiritual master, (2) receive initiation from the spiritual master, (3) serve the spiritual master, (4) inquire and learn love from the spiritual master, (5) follow in the footsteps of holy persons devoted to the transcendental...

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16 One must chant with respect and veneration
Jan22

16 One must chant with respect and veneration

Knowing that Sri Krsna is present in His name, pure devotees chant with full respect and veneration: Devotees of the Personality of Godhead know that Sri Krsna son of the King of Vraja, is the Absolute Truth. They do not discriminate between Sri Krsna’s name, form, quality and pastimes. One who wants to separate the Lord’s absolute name, form and qualities must be understood to be lacking in absolute knowledge. A pure...

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Can I use clicker instead of beads?
Jan22

Can I use clicker instead of beads?

Using ‘clickers’ instead of japa beads is a somewhat controversial practice, but is often employed by devotees who wish to chant their rounds while commuting long distances in a vehicle, or under other circumstances where beads might be difficult or dangerous to use. Devotees have been known to glue half a tulasi bead onto their clicker so they’re touching Tulasi while chanting. As with all things, clickers should be...

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What if I Don’t Believe in or Understand Mantra Meditation?
Jan21

What if I Don’t Believe in or Understand Mantra Meditation?

Fortunately, the Hare Krishna mantra works whether we believe in it or not. We don’t have to understand or believe in medicine for it to work, and the science of chanting Hare Krishna is subtler than any chemical process. It has a profoundly beneficial effect on the consciousness, whether or not one is aware of the science at all. Try it and...

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What Feeling Should we Have in Mind While Chanting Maha Mantra?
Jan21

What Feeling Should we Have in Mind While Chanting Maha Mantra?

Hare Krishna! Thanks for your question. Actually the most important thing when chanting the maha mantra is to hear the mantra. Other feelings and thoughts will come naturally as we begin to hear the Mantra and relate deeply to the Lord as He appears in His Holy Name. It is not necessary to try to feel or think about anything. Just chant and hear. According to Lord Chaitanya the most important feeling ultimately, is humility. When one...

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