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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 Supreme sweetness of Holy Names

The Supreme sweetness of Holy Names

The scriptures reveal that Holy Names are the sweetest sound vibrations, and if we chant with faith, we can experience unlimited taste and sweetness. If however we aren’t experiencing this taste at the present moment, then it’s time for us to examine our motives and desire strongly to want to experience
the sweetness.

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Attracting the Lord by Compassion

Attracting the Lord by Compassion

The result of chanting enthusiastically and prayerfully is the development of genuine compassion in the heart; you develop an eagerness to serve and help others. A chanter feels deep internal connection to Krishna by chanting the Holy Names because the Holy Names are non-different from the Lord. The scriptures reveal that in the present age, the Lord incarnates in the form of His Holy Names.

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Diligence is the key to success

Diligence is the key to success

Attaining success in chanting is not an overnight affair. Patience and perseverance is the key for good chanting. We may chant attentively and excitedly one day but the next day we may feel lethargic and disinterested. The secret of successful chanting of Hare Krishna lies in disregarding our mood and maintaining consistency. Even if we feel bored and uninspired, if we keep chanting daily, we’ll eventually achieve victory over the mind. Regularity in chanting assures success in the long run.

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Three questions to ask during chanting

Three questions to ask during chanting

Radhanath swami explains a culture of scriptural study helps us provide our intelligence with the ammunition to fight the disloyal mind. During chanting, as the mind wanders, we can pull it back to the sound of the Holy Names by internally connecting to the sound of scriptures. The Vedic scriptures are the sound representation of God, and they contain many verses extolling the glories of Holy Names.

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Servitude- the most natural position

Servitude- the most natural position

Have you ever offered your seat on a train to an old man or a pregnant woman? Have you ever helped a blind man cross the street? How did you feel when you rendered any kind of selfless service, without expecting anything in return? Most people would confess that the happiness experienced was special; a lightening of the heart. It’s as if some unknown burden has been removed from the heart.

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