Srila Prabhupada’s kirtans at the Washington square park and the Tompkins square park in 1966 created history. Never before Srila Prabhupada did the Holy Names of Lord Krishna create such an impact in the Western world as it did during the late 1960’s in America and Europe.
His initial kirtans at the twenty six second avenue storefront was attended by a few spiritually interested youth, who .
"I have brought medicine to awaken every living being from perpetual sleep. Please receive the holy name of the Lord, the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra, and awaken."
(Arunodaya Kirtana-II, verse four, by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur)
Today I woke up at 3.00 am humming a Bollywood number that I don’t remember hearing or singing even once in the last twenty years. From where did the song pop .
Krishna is non-different than His name. Krishna has descended within His name to give us shelter, to nourish us and to reveal all of His love to us. The holy name is the most precious cintamani jewel of creation, there is nothing so precious, because nothing else can give us the benediction of eternal life and eternal love. But we must understand the value of chanting Krishna's names.
1) The path of bhajan displayed by the previous mahajanas is to constantly chant the holy names of Krishna with firm determination and show compassion to all living entities.
2) Chanting the holy names of Krishna is the only sadhana. Other limbs of sadhana are only support of the chanting of the holy names of Krishna.
3) Apart from the time of resting which is necessary for keeping the body and .