Practicing Tolerance by Sacinandana Swami
Oct12

Practicing Tolerance by Sacinandana Swami

This famous verse form the Siksastaka (3) describes how one should chant to awaken one’s love for Krsna: trinad api sunicena taror api sahishnuna amanina manadena kirtaniyah sada harih Srila Bhaktivinoda thakura comments: “Although he is very exalted, he thinks himself lower than the grass on the ground, and like a tree, he tolerates everything in two ways. When a tree is cut down, it does not protest, and even when drying...

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Eight Rules for Better Japa
Oct12

Eight Rules for Better Japa

 The rules start with basic mechanical arrangements and end with the proper mood and meditation. Anyone who follows these eight rules will surely improve his japa and receive delightful rewards from sri-nama.  1. Night before-Give up rice and eating heavy foods at night.Take simple foods such as milk and fruits. By eating a light meal you will sleep soundly, rise early without difficulty, and have full energy for attentive...

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No other Kirtan is recommended
Oct11

No other Kirtan is recommended

No other kirtana is recommended. This hari-kirtana was started five hundred years ago in Bengal by Lord Caitanya. In Bengal there is competition between the Vaisnavas and the saktas. The saktas have introduced a certain type of kirtana called kali-kirtana. But in the Vedic scriptures there is no recommendation of kali-kirtana. Kirtana means hari-kirtana. One cannot say, "Oh, you are Vaisnava. You can perform hari-kirtana. I shall...

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Attachment
Oct11

Attachment

Attachment-is a precursor to bhava or preliminary love of God. Upon reaching the threshold of bhava-bhakti, an advanced devotee becomes extremely attached to hearing and chanting about Krsna with great joy and enthusiasm. A prayer for developing attachment to chanting: "O Krsna! By nature I am attached to so many wrong things. Please help me to transfer all my attachments to Your lotus feet. O my Lord! May chanting Hare Krsna...

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Why hasn’t God Descended to Rectify
Oct11

Why hasn’t God Descended to Rectify

Question to Radhanath Swami : We read in Gita: Krishna says that when there is a decline in religion and an up-rise in irreligion, he descends. Look at the world today; so much of irreligion, so many problems. There is tsunami of irreligion and problems crashing against practically every living entity in the whole planet- there’s an inundation. Where is God? Radhanath Swami : Krishna has descended in this age in his...

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See Krishna by Chanting Krishna
Oct11

See Krishna by Chanting Krishna

by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada The Supreme Lord has nothing to do, and no one is equal to Him or greater than Him. He hasn't got to do anything, because He has so many energies. Svabhaviki jnana-bala-kriya ca. Everything is being done by His energy perfectly. The Supreme Lord's energy is working even in the water, so you can perceive His energy within the water. We are daily using water. We...

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