Absorption
Sep16

Absorption

Absorption-means to incorporate as part of oneself, to be obsessed, or to fully occupy and saturate the mind in something. Absorption is a feature of our lives. Everyday we become absorbed in sleeping, absorbed in eating a delicious meal, or absorbed in reading a wonderful book. But for some reason, it is very difficult to become absorbed in japa. Repeating the following prayer will help one get absorbed in chanting Hare Krsna: O...

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Govinda
Sep15

Govinda

kim no rajyena govinda kim bhogair jivitena va yesam arthe kanksitam no rajyam bhogah sukhani ca ta ime ’vasthita yuddhe praṇams tyaktva dhanani ca acaryah pitarah putras tathaiva ca pitamahah matulah svasurah pautrah syalah sambandhinas tatha etan na hantum icchami ghnato ’pi madhusudana api trailokya-rajyasya hetoh kim nu mahi-krte nihatya dhartarastran nah ka pritih syaj janardana (Bhagavad Gita 01.32 – 01.35)...

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Degrees of Lust
Sep14

Degrees of Lust

dhumenavriyate vahnir yathadarso malena ca yatholbenavrto garbhas tatha tenedam avrtam (Bhagavad Gita 03.38) Translation: As fire is covered by smoke, as a mirror is covered by dust, or as the embryo is covered by the womb, the living entity is similarly covered by different degrees of this lust. Purport: There are three degrees of covering of the living entity by which his pure consciousness is obscured. This covering is but...

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Cry For Mercy of Radha And Krishna
Sep13

Cry For Mercy of Radha And Krishna

"You can die any time. When you chant your 16 rounds you should think this is my last chance to cry for mercy of Radha and Krishna. And when you come to the last round you should think this is my last chance to try to please Radha and Krishna. And When you come to the last mantra of the last round, chant in a way that They are convinced, and when you come to the last "Hare",  if Krishna didn't hear me with all...

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Greatest Mediator
Sep12

Greatest Mediator

yat karosi yad asnasi yaj juhosi dadasi yat yat tapasyasi kaunteya tat kurusva mad-arpanam (Bhagavad Gita 09.27) Translation: Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform – do that, O son of Kunti, as an offering to Me. Purport: Thus, it is the duty of everyone to mold his life in such a way that he will not forget Krishna in any circumstance. Everyone has to...

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The New Mantra is “Down with Courtesy Japa”
Sep12

The New Mantra is “Down with Courtesy Japa”

“Courtesy japa” is like shooting a gun with blank bullets. When the trigger is pulled it just sounds like a bullet is being fired. Obviously you can’t win a battle firing blanks. Similarly, “courtesy japa” sounds like the Hare Krishna maha mantra but it is just an artificial sound, a shadow of the real thing. Certainly you can’t win the battle with maya firing blank mantras. The problem is –...

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