Divine Name – The Elixir of Life
Aug30

Divine Name – The Elixir of Life

The Holy Name of Sri Hari is the only refuge for all types of persons, be he a follower of the path of Karma, Jnan, Yoga, Tapasya or Bhakti. For those practicing devotion or Bhakti, it is the most potential factor, the main source of inspiration. To devotees who have advanced in this path, it is the life of their lives, the most coveted object, the very pith and marrow of their existence. The Divine Name has a unique position. It is...

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God has Name
Aug29

God has Name

Srila Prabhupada :  If you don't like to chant Krsna you chant in your own way. Chant the name of God. If you know the name of God chant it. If you do not know then take it from me. (laughter) We are recommending to chant the holy name of God. If you know, you chant that name and if you don't know then take it from me. (German) [break] …explained by Caitanya Mahaprabhu that God has many thousands of names or God has...

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Dust of Material Existence
Aug28

Dust of Material Existence

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare Due to our manipulation of material activities, a great deal of dust has collected over our mind's clear mirror, and as a consequence we are unable to see things in perspective. This vibration of transcendental sound (the Hare Krsna mantra) will cleanse away this dust and enable us to see clearly our real constitutional position. As soon as...

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Japa Workshop: Process, Techniques, and Methodology
Aug27

Japa Workshop: Process, Techniques, and Methodology

Chanting, while mostly devotional, is also a technical process of meditation. This section will help you to understand more of what is involved and how to improve your japa meditation. The Proper use of Beads : • Start from bead no.1; turning at bead no.108  • Turn each bead in the fingers.  • Don’t chant on or cross the larger bead where you start  Pronunciation : One should note in this...

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Harinaama of Lord Chaitanya is only Solution
Aug26

Harinaama of Lord Chaitanya is only Solution

When Lord Caitanya was in Benares promulgating the chanting of Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, thousands of people were following Him. Prakasananda Sarasvati, a very influential and learned scholar in Benares at that time, derided Lord Caitanya for being a sentimentalist. Sometimes Mayavadi philosophers criticize the devotees because they think that most of the...

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In order to see first we have to purify the senses
Aug25

In order to see first we have to purify the senses

So all our senses are imperfect. By imperfect senses, you cannot see the spirit soul. You cannot see even the spirit soul. How you can see the Supreme Soul, God? That is not possible. You have to purify your senses. Then you can see. Atah sri-krsna-namadi na bhaved grahyam indriyaih [Brs. 1.2.234]. The present blunt senses, material senses, all are imperfect. Even we hear the Lord's name, namadi, atah sri-krsna-namadi… Just...

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