Purpose of Chanting Holy Names
Oct20

Purpose of Chanting Holy Names

Srila Prabhupada : Not only is the chanter of the maha-mantra purified, but the heart of anyone who happens to hear the transcendental vibration of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare is also cleansed. (The Nectar of Instruction: TEXT 4) One must chant God's name, not, as the Mayavadi philosophers say, any name, such as a demigod's name or the names of God's energies....

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Perfection without delay
Oct20

Perfection without delay

Bg 4.39 sraddhaval labhate jnanaṁ tat-parah saṁyatendriyah jnanaṁ labdhva paraṁ santim acirenadhigacchati   Word for word:  sraddha-van — a faithful man; labhate — achieves; jnanam — knowledge; tat-parah — very much attached to it;saṁyata — controlled; indriyah — senses; jnanam — knowledge; labdhva — having achieved; param — transcendental; santim — peace; acirena...

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Love of Godhead
Oct19

Love of Godhead

If, due to some righteous activities which provoke devotional service, one is influenced by the service attitude and takes shelter of the good association of pure devotees, he develops attachment for hearing and chanting. By developing chanting and hearing, one can advance further and further in regulative devotional service to the Supreme Lord. As one so advances, his misgivings about devotional service and his attraction for the...

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Vedic verses glorifying the holy names
Oct19

Vedic verses glorifying the holy names

• "By once chanting the holy name of the Lord, which consists of the two syllables hari, one guarantees his path to liberation." (Skanda Purana) • "Simply by chanting one holy name of Hari, a sinful man can counteract the reactions to more sins than he is able to commit." (Brhad-Vishnu Purana) • "If one chants the holy name of the Lord, even in a helpless condition or without desiring to do so,...

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Strenghtening Our Faith: Sri Nama-Mahatmya
Oct19

Strenghtening Our Faith: Sri Nama-Mahatmya

When you go on a journey, you need a compass. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s poem Sri Nama-Mahatmya is such a compass for chanting the holy names. It describes the process of chanting and strengthens our faith. The strength of our faith is what determines how quickly we advance. Faith in a process is strengthened when we see that it works. In the Sri Nama-Mahatmya Bhaktivinoda Thakura describes his own experiences with the holy...

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