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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We become free
Apr14

We become free

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare …is the sublime method for reviving our transcendental consciousness, or Krishna consciousness. As living spiritual souls, we are all originally Krishna conscious entities, but due to our association with matter from time immemorial, our consciousness is now polluted by the material atmosphere, called maya, or illusion. And what is...

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Chant Hare Krishna & Be Happy!
Apr13

Chant Hare Krishna & Be Happy!

Confidently following this conclusion of Acharyas like SrilViswanathChakravartiThakur ,SrilaPrabhupada asserts: “This is the advantage of chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna ,Hare Hare/ Hare Ram, Hare Ram, Ram Ram ,Hare Hare. One may be put in any condition, but god gives him the prerogative to chant Hare Krishna.” If in any condition of life if one goes on chanting he will never be unhappy.”(S.B....

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Footnotes by Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Apr13

Footnotes by Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

(1) Anyone who thinks Lord Krishna'S holy name is made of maya, the dull and inert material energy, will suffer in hell for a long time. If one sees the face of such a person one must immediately remember Lord Vishnu and bathe, still wearing one's clothing. (2) People possess different levels of qualification to attain Lord Krishna. The primary levels are karma, jnana, and bhakti (devotional service). This the scriptures say....

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Suffering all around – only way out is Hare Krishna
Mar19

Suffering all around – only way out is Hare Krishna

So this age… Therefore sastra says, prayena alpa ayusah. Generally, almost everyone is short-living. Prayena alpa ayusah kalau asmin yuge janah. Asmin yuge, kalau, they are very short-living. Then again, mandah: all rascals. Mandah, third class; no first-class men. Practically no brahminical qualification. All sudra qualification. Therefore mandah. Sumanda-matayah. And if one comes forward to be spiritually enlightened, he...

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