What is Mantra Meditation?
Apr23

What is Mantra Meditation?

There are two types of mantra meditation, Japa and Kirtan. Japa is a quiet and personal meditation where one chants on beads. Kirtan, on the other hand, is the singing of mantras with others, often with musical instruments. Japa is counted on a japa mala, the sanskrit word for prayer beads. These beads are used to count the number of mantras chanted. One chants the Hare Krishna mantra on each of the 108 beads of the mala to complete...

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12 Our misfortune: No attachment for chanting
Apr23

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
Apr20

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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Give Yourself A Gift
Apr17

Give Yourself A Gift

Prabhupada said the highest realization is to save yourself. I have so often neglected to chant well that I sometimes feel like I am dying of thirst for the nectar of the name. On the 64 rounds day (at the retreat, one day is reserved for 64 rounds and a vow of silence) I was finally taking the time to give myself the nectar that I so desperately needed. But because I had dried up so much over the years and thus was so thirsty, no...

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Really Intelligent People will….
Apr16

Really Intelligent People will….

Bg 3.10 saha-yajnah prajah srstva purovaca prajapatih anena prasavisyadhvam esa vo ’stv ista-kama-dhuk   Word for word:  saha — along with; yajnah — sacrifices; prajah — generations; srstva — creating; pura — anciently; uvaca — said; praja-patih — the Lord of creatures; anena — by this; prasavisyadhvam — be more and more prosperous;esah — this; vah —...

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