02 The krsna consciousness movement and the propagation of the holy name
Mar27

02 The krsna consciousness movement and the propagation of the holy name

Following in the footsteps of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Prabhupada distributed the maha mantra freely in the West: Among His own associates, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu laughingly said, "I came here to sell My emotional ecstatic love. Although I came to Varanasi to sell My goods, there were no customers, and it appeared necessary for Me to carry them back to My own country. All of you were feeling unhappy that no one was...

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16 Other instructions
Mar27

16 Other instructions

The Lord as nama−dheya, one whose holy name is worth chanting: [Gajendra to Lord Visnu]: "All are purified simply by hearing Your holy name, which is worthy to be chanted." The holy name of the Lord and topics in relation with Him are always worth hearing, and therefore He is called here in this verse nama−dheya, or one whose holy name is worth chanting. – Srimad Bhagavatam 2.7.15 One who has taken to...

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What’s The Benefit of Chanting Hare Krishna?
Mar26

What’s The Benefit of Chanting Hare Krishna?

In the preliminary stages of chanting, the practitioner experiences peace of mind, and relief from unwanted drives and habits. As one develops more realization by chanting, one perceives the original, spiritual existence of the self, and one can understand one’s relationship with the Lord. The founder of the Hare Krishna movement, Srila Prabhupada, very nicely explains that: “We have practical experience that any person who is...

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13 To preach effectively, one must chant the holy name
Mar26

13 To preach effectively, one must chant the holy name

In order to have potency to preach, the preachers of the Krsna consciousness movement should become purified by chanting the holy name: Our preachers who are preaching Krsna consciousness all over the world should follow in the footsteps of Narada Muni and become purified by following the four principles and chanting the Hare Krsna maha−mantra. This will make them fit to become Vaisnavas. Then, when they speak to sinful people...

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12 Our misfortune: No attachment for chanting
Mar25

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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