Krishna is Here
Feb04

Krishna is Here

Yahan krsna: wherever Krsna is there. Krsna is absolute. He can be present in His various potencies. He can be present by His name only. Just like we chant Hare Krsna — He is present, because His name is not different from Him. That is the absolute sense. In relative sense… Suppose somebody calling me in my apartment, “Swamiji.” Swamiji is here. The response cannot be. Just like in telephone. Yesterday Raymond...

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Affection
Feb03

Affection

Affection-means fond feelings, devotion and love. The goal of chanting Hare Krsna is to chant suddha-nama-the pure name enriched with krsna-prema and the presence of the Lord. May the following prayer awaken our love for beautiful Krsna standing before as Sri NamaPrabhu: O Krsna! May I chant Your holy names with heartfelt emotion. When will I become charmed by the ambrosia of Your names and start chanting from the heart? O Krsna!...

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How to chant when we are full of anarthas
Feb02

How to chant when we are full of anarthas

What process should a practitioner who is full of anarthas follow in the course of chanting the holy names ? Every day a person should give up the disturbance caused by material enjoyment and chant with love for a while in a solitary place.  Gradually he should try to increase the duration of this process. Finally, a wonderful mood will be awakened in him and will remain constantly. – By Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, in his book...

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Be willing to chant
Feb01

Be willing to chant

One suggestion of an overall nature is that one should be willing to make changes in one’s life in order to give sadhana a chance to survive. For example, if a business firm discovers that it is in financial difficulty, then the members sit down and decide on appropriate action. This may require sacrifices and changes. Everything cannot stay the way it is. The willingness to sit down, discuss, and bring about changes is a perquisite....

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