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Following rules to develop love

Following rules to develop love

Chanting Hare Krishna is a petition to the Lord. ‘Petition’ refers to a formal request made to some authority. While chanting Hare Krishna, the devotee makes a request to the Supreme Lord to engage him in the Lord’s service. Since at the present moment we lack the spontaneous loving feelings towards God, we aspire to develop this stage by regulated chanting.

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Cultivating the mood of ‘helplessness’

Cultivating the mood of ‘helplessness’

Chanting is most effective when performed in the mood of ‘helplessness’. Usually when we perform any activity in life, we are deeply driven by the consciousness that ‘I am the doer’ or ‘I can figure out how to get this done correctly’. We work hard, and mobilize all resources at our disposal to get the perfect result. However while chanting this formula fails to get us the desired result.

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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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Krishna yoga – a hobby or a serious commitment?

Krishna yoga – a hobby or a serious commitment?

A friend told me that his wife’s hobby is cooking. I thought he must be very happy to have such a wife for he may get good Prasadam, spiritualized food at home. However he revealed to me that when they are hungry they often go out for lunch and dinner. This is because she doesn’t cook the staple diet at home but constantly experiments and learns the intricacies of cooking at different cooking classes.

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Radhanath swami on “Love or Peace”

Radhanath swami on “Love or Peace”

Radhanath Swami being a staunch Bhakti Yoga practitioner since the last four decades confesses that he discovered a sacred teaching from his guru, Srila Prabhupada, who revealed that the soul’s real need and perfection is to go beyond the neutral condition of peace. “We do not care for peace; we want love” says Radhanath Swami.

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