If One Always Chants
Oct21

If One Always Chants

'eka' krsna-name kare sarva-papa nasa premera karana bhakti karena prakasa Simply chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra without offenses vanquishes all sinful activities. Thus pure devotional service, which is the cause of love of Godhead, becomes manifest. (CC- 1:8:26). One cannot be situated in the devotional service of the Lord unless one is free from sinful life. This is confirmed in the Bhagavad-gita (7:28): yesam tv...

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Hare Krishna during life – will cause Hare Krishna in the end
Oct21

Hare Krishna during life – will cause Hare Krishna in the end

anta-kale ca mam eva smaran muktva kalevaram yah prayati sa mad-bhavam yati nasty atra samsayah (Bhagavad Gita 08.05) Translation:  And whoever, at the end of his life, quits his body remembering Me alone at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt. Purport:  In this verse the importance of Krishna consciousness is stressed. Anyone who quits his body in Krishna consciousness is at once transferred to the...

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I Have No Time to Chant
Oct21

I Have No Time to Chant

Most of us who are raising families are challenged to find two undisturbed hours a day to solely focus on our rounds. Yet many of the activities that take our time away from chanting are activities that we specifically have chosen to do. After the second retreat I thought that the reason I have so much on my plate that takes me away from chanting is simply because I don’t like chanting enough. It’s what Prabhupada calls...

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One Goal without deviation
Oct21

One Goal without deviation

Bg 8.14 ananya-cetaḥ satataṁ yo maṁ smarati nityaSaḥ tasyahaṁ su-labhaḥ partha nitya-yuktasya yoginaḥ   Word for word:  ananya-cetaḥ — without deviation of the mind; satatam — always; yaḥ — anyone who; mam — Me (Krsna);smarati — remembers; nityaSaḥ — regularly; tasya — to him; aham — I am; su-labhaḥ — very easy to achieve;partha — O son of Prtha; nitya —...

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Hare Krishna is for Everyone
Oct20

Hare Krishna is for Everyone

by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada HARE KRSNA HARE KRSNA KRSNA KRSNA HARE HARE HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE The Hare Krsna mantra is for everyone, regardless of one’s religious faith, nationality, race, creed or occupation. This sound vibration is transcendental to all boundaries because it cannot be affected by material conditions; therefore anyone can chant it...

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The Holy Name is the Most Valuable Possession I Have
Oct20

The Holy Name is the Most Valuable Possession I Have

Without the holy name I would practically have no spiritual life, no real happiness, no intimacy with Krishna, no peace of mind, and no ability to control my senses. My entire relationship with Krishna, the most important relationship in my life, is revealed through His holy name. Without the holy name I would be lost, miserable, spiritually weak and destitute. Yet sometimes I treat this most valuable relationship as a botheration,...

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