The hunger for Krishna

The hunger for Krishna

I recently heard the story of one lady from Ukraine, Kirtida mataji who struggled to practise and preach Krishna Consciousness while her husband was tormented by the KGB under the former USSR regime. He was imprisoned and persecuted by the former communist government, while she determinedly raised her three tiny children, and also fearlessly preached the message of Bhagavad Gita. She and many devotees .

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Going forward or backward?

Going forward or backward?

In the Srimad Bhagavatam little Prahalad tells his father that he learnt in his studies that one must serve the Supreme Lord and chant Krishna’s Holy Names. This deeply annoyed his father Hiranyakashipu, the king of the demons. During modern times children learn many things in school, but on closer inspection we realize it’s all centred on making better our natural propensity to eat, sleep, .

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The Hare Krishna revolution

The Hare Krishna revolution

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 .

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Remembering a song two decades later

Remembering a song two decades later

“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 .

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Don’t take it cheaply

Don’t take it cheaply

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. One .

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Bhaktivinod Thakur on the holy names

Bhaktivinod Thakur on the holy 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 .

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