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The safe anchor

The safe anchor

One of Radhanath Swami’s good friends, Hayagriva dasa was a spiritual seeker who came in contact with Srila Prabhupada and assisted him in various services. However due to the power of the illusory energy, he got distracted and left the association, and engaged in many non-spiritual activities.

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Radhanath swami – Settling the agitated lake of mind

Radhanath swami – Settling the agitated lake of mind

Radhanath Swami advises us to ignore the mind while chanting Hare Krishna, lest it deludes us and distracts us from the path of spiritual progress:

“In life, some of the most dangerous enemies cannot be seen, we don’t even know they are there; we may even consider them as our friends. That is the way the mind works.”

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Hare Krishna – Simplistic or Practical

Hare Krishna – Simplistic or Practical

Radhanath Swami offers a brilliant analysis on the working of Hare Krishna yoga. “The Hare Krishna meditation is simultaneously simple and difficult. The principle is simple- to chant and hear the Names of God and offer our love to Him. However the application is difficult because the practise requires us to be humble to accept the path sincerely without duplicity and pride.” To the extent a practitioner is receptive to the simple message of Hare Krishna yoga he experiences tangible benefits in quick time. On the other hand those who prefer to speculate for hours and doubt the efficacy of the Holy Names, struggle to discover taste and bliss, even as they chant occasionally. The path requires us to invest our faith in the mood of a simple, innocent child.

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Mind strikes during peak hours

Mind strikes during peak hours

Many chanters have expressed that the mind comes up with the best ideas and plans during our chanting session. Also on many occasions, it’s during the middle of the chanting that we feel sick, pain in the various bodily limbs, and general discomfort. Later as we complete the rounds, the mind has no ideas, and even the pain seems to disappear.

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Yogi, mind your mind

Yogi, mind your mind

The Hare Krishna meditation helps the Bhakti Yogi see his own mind. As we sit down to chant, the devotee offers prayers to God and sermons his mind to cooperate for the next few minutes that he resolves to chant. However no soon does the chanter begin his session, the mind goes on a world tour, initially surveying the room, and then carrying us to our childhood, and then planning for the future- living all experiences except the present. That’s human mind- the enigma for the Bhakti Yogi.
The yoga science teaches the art of observing the mind and gently prodding …

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