When to chant?
Jun07

When to chant?

One may chant japa at any time, but the Vedic literatures note that certain hours of the day are most auspicious for performing spiritual activities. The early morning hours just before and after sunrise are generally a time of stillness and quietude, excellently suited to contemplative chanting. At the conclusion of Tulasi-arati, during the 1-1/2 to 2-hour period before Darshan Arati & Guru-puja begins, the devotees take time for...

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Do enlighten souls see Krishna?
Jun06

Do enlighten souls see Krishna?

Question to His Grace Sankarshan Das Adhikari: While doing Hare Krishna chanting on japa beads, I feel immersed in the name of Lord Krishna and become oblivious to my surroundings. However I feel incomplete that I am only chanting the name of Krishna but not seeing Him. My question as a very low level soul is, "Do enlightened souls see Krishna?"  Can you please tell me your experience? Answer: "They see very...

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The Mind is Like a Loud Truck
Jun05

The Mind is Like a Loud Truck

While I was chanting the other day, a truck drove by that was so loud that I couldn’t even hear myself chant. As it got further away I could again hear the mantra coming out of my mouth. As this was happening I immediately thought that the truck is exactly like the mind. Sometimes the mind is so loud that I can’t even hear myself chant. It just takes over and the maha mantra gets drowned out by the volume of my mind. When I think of...

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9 Keys for better chanting of Holy Names
Jun04

9 Keys for better chanting of Holy Names

Based on Sri Shikshashtakam prayers of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Key 1) Chant Hare Krishna Maha Mantra: Just chant Hare Krishna Maha Mantra. Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare  Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare  Srila Prabhupada has recommended us minimum 16 rounds of Hare Krishna Maha Mantra and we should make sure that we are doing them. Key 2) Listen to ONE MANTRA: Japa...

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Divine Name – The Best in Kali Yuga
Jun03

Divine Name – The Best in Kali Yuga

Hence, in the words of the Sastras, the performance of the chanting of the Holy Name is the only method of worship that is suitable to the people of the present Kali Yuga. Everything is attained by means of this Divine Dispensation. Recourse to the Name of the Lord is the sole efficacious method in this age, suitable for all kinds of people after God-realization. The other methods, though prescribed in the Sastras, are not effective...

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Divine Name – Its true Nature
Jun02

Divine Name – Its true Nature

"The Name 'Krishna' is Chintamani – the Bestower of all objects of desire. It is an Embodiment of Divine Intelligence, Spiritual Ecstatic Bliss, All-Pure, Ever-Perfect, absolutely free from any material nature and fully identical with the form or Svarupa, i.e. Bhagavan Himself." In the Transcendental Realm there is no difference between the Lord, His Body or His Name. They are one and the same in all respects....

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