02 Qualifications and disqualifications for understanding and chanting the holy name
May28

02 Qualifications and disqualifications for understanding and chanting the holy name

Only the devotee can understand the transcendental nature of Krsna's name: [The demigods to Lord Krsna in the womb of DevaKi]: O Lord, Your transcendental name and form are not ascertained by those who merely speculate on the path of imagination. Your name, form and attributes can be ascertained only through devotional service. As stated in the Padma Purana: atah sri−Krsna−namadi na bhaved grahyam indriyaih sevonmuKhe...

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05 Relative importance of chanting and deity worship
May28

05 Relative importance of chanting and deity worship

In Kali−yuga, chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra is more powerful than Deity worship: As it is said in Srimad−Bhagawtam (12.3.52): krte yad dhyayato vi tretayam yajato makhaih dvapare paricaryayam kalau tad dhari−kirtanat "Whatever result one obtained in Satya−yuga by meditating on Visnu, in Treta−yuga by performing sacrifices and in Dvapara−yuga by serving the Lord's lotus feet one can also...

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Who is Krishna?
May27

Who is Krishna?

Krishna is a name of the Supreme Lord, or God. It means “the all-attractive person.” And “Rama” means “the source of all pleasure.” Each of us, every living entity, seeks pleasure. But we do not know how to seek pleasure perfectly. With a materialistic concept of life, we are frustrated at every step in satisfying our pleasure because we are constantly being told to enjoy through our bodily senses. To enjoy real pleasure, one must...

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12 Our misfortune: No attachment for chanting
May26

12 Our misfortune: No attachment for chanting

It is our misfortune that although Krsna makes Himself so available through His name, we have no attachment for chanting: The Krsna consciousness movement is giving all facilities so that people may come here, chant, dance, live very peacefully, take krsna−prasada, and be happy, but people will not accept it. That is called misfortune. Caitanya Mahaprabhu, portraying the people of this age, therefore said, "I am so...

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15 The chanting of Hare Krsna is not limited to the kali yuga
May25

15 The chanting of Hare Krsna is not limited to the kali yuga

The chanting of Hare Krsna is not limited to the Kali yuga but is applicable to other ages as well: According to Srimad−Bhagavatam there are different processes for different ages, but the principle of each process remains valid in all ages. It is not that the chanting of Hare Krsna is effective in this age and not in Satya−yuga. Nor is it that people were not chanting the holy names of Krsna in...

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