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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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The magic of Saintly Association

By on May 21, 2013 in Case Study with 10 Comments
The magic of Saintly Association

One of the greatest challenges for the Hare Krishna chanters is the uncontrolled mind. Practitioners struggle with the myriad desires of the restless mind; it pushes us for selfish enjoyment and exploitative control of others. The Bhagavad Gita declares that for one whose mind is controlled, it becomes the best friend and for an aspirant whose mind is uncontrolled, the mind is the worst enemy (Bhagavad .

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Chasing the illusion; losing the precious

Chasing the illusion; losing the precious

While chanting Hare Krishna, a spiritualist also examines his own heart; is his or her lifestyle healthy for spiritual practises or are we attempting to secure things that have no substance in reality, and as a result lose the precious gifts that we already have. The classic example of this is Daksha, an extra ordinary, charismatic leader of the universe. The fourth canto of Srimad Bhagavatam describes .

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What’s your motive?

What’s your motive?

The lifestyle of a Hare Krishna chanter plays a critical role in developing taste in chanting. We’ve heard of “Work is worship”, and we often work hard in expectation of better results. But there’s more to it; if work alone is worship, even the thieves ….

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