09 The holy name brings faith in krsna consciousness
Jan26

09 The holy name brings faith in krsna consciousness

Faith in Krsna consciousness is attained by chanting the holy name: [Lord Krsna to Arjuna]: In this world, there is nothing so sublime and pure as transcendental knowledge. Such knowledge is the mature fruit of all mysticism. And one who has achieved this enjoys the self within himself in due course of time. A faithful man who is absorbed in transcendental knowledge and who subdues his senses quickly attains the...

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11 By chanting the holy name one becomes enlightened
Jan25

11 By chanting the holy name one becomes enlightened

The holy name frees one from false bodily identification  Chanting Hare Krsna frees one from the bodily concept of life: [Ajamila said]: Simply because I chanted the holy name of the Lord in the association of devotees, my heart is now becoming purified. Therefore I shall not fall victim again to the false lures of material sense gratification. Now that I have become fixed in the Absolute Truth, henceforward I...

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03 Only one empowered by the Lord can propagate the holy name
Jan24

03 Only one empowered by the Lord can propagate the holy name

Unless empowered by Krsna, one cannot propagate the holy name: [Vallabha Bhatta to Lord Caitanya]: "The funtamental religious system in the age of Kali is the chanting of the holy name of Krsna. Unless empowered by Krsna, one cannot propagate the sankirtana movement. You have spread the sankirtana movement of Krsna consciousness. Therefore it is evident that You have been empowered by Lord Krsna. There is no question about it....

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Why Chant on Tulsi Beads?
Jan23

Why Chant on Tulsi Beads?

The different effects of beads on the chanter are as follows: One who chants on gold, silver or copper beads gets a long life. One who chants on golden beads will get all his material desires fulfilled.  One who chants on saffron, lotus seed or sandalwood beads gets ability to magnetite. One who chants on Rudraksha or bone beads gets the ability to tame others by forceful means. One who chants on crystal, pearl, shell or...

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Why Am I Not Experiencing Bliss During Chanting?
Jan22

Why Am I Not Experiencing Bliss During Chanting?

Rupa Goswami explains his realizations of chanting Hare Krishna. When I chant the holy names of Krishna with my tongue, I desire many many tongues. When that names enters into my ears, I desire millions and millions of ears. When that name enters into my heart it conquers my consciousness and I know nothing else. That’s his experience. Every time he recites the name of Krishna. That supremely blissful experience is available to...

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