Degrees of Lust
Sep14

Degrees of Lust

dhumenavriyate vahnir yathadarso malena ca yatholbenavrto garbhas tatha tenedam avrtam (Bhagavad Gita 03.38) Translation: As fire is covered by smoke, as a mirror is covered by dust, or as the embryo is covered by the womb, the living entity is similarly covered by different degrees of this lust. Purport: There are three degrees of covering of the living entity by which his pure consciousness is obscured. This covering is but...

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Cry For Mercy of Radha And Krishna
Sep13

Cry For Mercy of Radha And Krishna

"You can die any time. When you chant your 16 rounds you should think this is my last chance to cry for mercy of Radha and Krishna. And when you come to the last round you should think this is my last chance to try to please Radha and Krishna. And When you come to the last mantra of the last round, chant in a way that They are convinced, and when you come to the last "Hare",  if Krishna didn't hear me with all...

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Greatest Mediator
Sep12

Greatest Mediator

yat karosi yad asnasi yaj juhosi dadasi yat yat tapasyasi kaunteya tat kurusva mad-arpanam (Bhagavad Gita 09.27) Translation: Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform – do that, O son of Kunti, as an offering to Me. Purport: Thus, it is the duty of everyone to mold his life in such a way that he will not forget Krishna in any circumstance. Everyone has to...

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The New Mantra is “Down with Courtesy Japa”
Sep12

The New Mantra is “Down with Courtesy Japa”

“Courtesy japa” is like shooting a gun with blank bullets. When the trigger is pulled it just sounds like a bullet is being fired. Obviously you can’t win a battle firing blanks. Similarly, “courtesy japa” sounds like the Hare Krishna maha mantra but it is just an artificial sound, a shadow of the real thing. Certainly you can’t win the battle with maya firing blank mantras. The problem is –...

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Killing Some Time While Chanting
Sep11

Killing Some Time While Chanting

My mind derives great pleasure from thinking. So I have a problem when I chant because while I am chanting my mind goes pleasure hunting and wants to contemplate so many interesting thoughts and not listen to the holy name. This happens most often when I am bored with chanting. It is sometimes really difficult to just hear the mantra because my mind says, “This is not interesting. Think of something interesting, like, what you...

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