Killing Some Time While Chanting
Sep11

Killing Some Time While Chanting

My mind derives great pleasure from thinking. So I have a problem when I chant because while I am chanting my mind goes pleasure hunting and wants to contemplate so many interesting thoughts and not listen to the holy name. This happens most often when I am bored with chanting. It is sometimes really difficult to just hear the mantra because my mind says, “This is not interesting. Think of something interesting, like, what you...

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Divine Name – The sole remedy for all ills
Sep10

Divine Name – The sole remedy for all ills

In the age of Kali, Sri Krishna Manifests Himself as the Holy Name. The whole world is liberated by the chanting of this Holy Name. In the above Sloka Sri Hari's Name is repeated thrice for the purpose of emphasis. The use of the article 'Eva' in the verse is to convince those ignorant of the efficacy of Sri Hari-Nama by positive assertion. The idea is strengthened further by the addition of the word 'Kevala'. It...

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A Further Meditation In three Steps by His Holiness Sacinandana Swami
Sep09

A Further Meditation In three Steps by His Holiness Sacinandana Swami

1. Become aware that the holy name is non-different from Sri Sri Radha Krishna.   nama cintamanih krsnas, caitanya-rasa-vigrahah purnah suddho nitya-mukto, 'bhinnatvan nama-naminoh   The holy name of Krishna is transcendentally blissful. It bestows all spiritual benedictions, for it is Krishna himself, the reservoir of all pleasure. Krishna’s name is complete, and it is the form of all transcendental mellows. It is...

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Chanting Hare Krishna VS Reading Vedanta – sutra
Sep08

Chanting Hare Krishna VS Reading Vedanta – sutra

“My dear sir, My spiritual master considered Me a great fool,” Lord Caitanya replied. “Therefore he has more or less punished me by saying that because I am such a fool I have no capacity to study Vedānta. So in turn he gave me the chanting of Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare. My spiritual master told me, ‘Just go on chanting this Hare Krishna...

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No other way – Only Name
Sep07

No other way – Only Name

harernamaharernamaharernamaevakevalam kalau nasty eva nasty eva nasty evagatiranyatha [Cc. Adi 17.21] For your perfection you simply chant the name of the Lord harernama, harer. Harer means of the Lord and nama means name. Thrice. Just like we give stress three times, "You do it. You do it. You do it." This is a good stress. Similarly, the sastra says harernamaharernamaharernama, namaevakevalam, simply chant the Lord's...

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Holy Name Resembles fire
Sep06

Holy Name Resembles fire

Question : WHAT IS THE POWER OF THE HOLY NAME ? Answer : BY  SRILA  PRABHUPADA. ajñānād athavā jñānād uttamaśloka-nāma yat sańkīrtitam aghaḿ puḿso dahed edho yathānalaḥ Translation :  As a fire burns dry grass to ashes, so the holy name of the Lord, whether chanted knowingly or unknowingly, burns to ashes, without fail, all the reactions of one's sinful activities. (Srimad Bhagavatam). Purport: ...

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