India’s unique legacy
Sep28

India’s unique legacy

Question : Does the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra do any practical good for the world? Certainly. As most of us know, the fundamental problem in economics is to reconcile the unlimited desires of people with the limited resources of the world. All of us perpetually seek happiness by fulfilling our desires. Two conflicting forces within our hearts determine our desires: the centrifugal force that allures us to external objects,...

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Don’t Listen To The Mind
Sep27

Don’t Listen To The Mind

Hare Krishna my dear devotees, I hope your weekend is being blessed by the Lord in all aspects. Today I was listening to a lecture from H.H. Sacinandana Swami on his Japa Retreat and he was talking about the method so you cannot listen to your mind. He made an exercise like that: devotees were chanting and he was trying to interrupt them saying things or making noise, pretending he was their mind and they had to continue...

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How chanting is the best meditation
Sep26

How chanting is the best meditation

Meditation essentially involves calming and silencing ourselves so that we can tune out the rustle-bustle of the world and tune in to life’s subtler, deeper realities, for example, nature’s serenity. The subtlest and deepest of all such realities is Krishna. He is our greatest well-wisher, wisest mentor and closest friend. And he resides at the very center of our being. The purpose and perfection of the inner journey of...

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Holy Name with Family Members – why not
Sep25

Holy Name with Family Members – why not

Create a temple in your home and teach your family, how to come together to chant. The family that prays together stays together. When we pray, the holy name is a prayer; it is the most powerful prayer of the heart. And individually, we should train our consciousness to be in connection to the holy name from chanting of Japa, individual meditation and through this process of purification, our home is Vaikuntha, our life is the life of...

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Tears of call
Sep24

Tears of call

When the mantra is chanted by a pure devotee of the Lord, it has the greatest effect on hearers, and therefore this chanting should be heard from the lips of a pure devotee of the Lord, so that immediate effects can be achieved. As far as possible, chanting from the lips of non-devotees should be avoided, just as one would avoid milk touched by the lips of a serpent because it has poisonous effects The word Hara is a form of...

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