Divine Name – The sole remedy for all ills
Nov10

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
Nov09

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
Nov08

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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Bhakti starts with hearing
Nov07

Bhakti starts with hearing

Dr. P. J. Saher: Will you please be so kind as to further elucidate your technique of that one chants the name of God and will you please be so kind as to elucidate further in some particular way or what comes (German) what should be done in relation to that or how it is, how it is formulated in that, in that total, in that complete system of your reverent teachings? Prabhupada: Yes. This is the bhakti-marga, means, the first thing is...

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Divine Name – The Elixir of Life
Nov06

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
Nov05

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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