Regulating the tongue’s vibration

Regulating the tongue’s vibration

Radhanath Swami has often alarmed us about the dangers of prajalpa. He appeals that in the initial stages of our spiritual life we do not have spontaneous taste for chanting. Therefore we must perform some austerities to acquire this taste. One of the austerities is to restrain the tongue from engaging in criticism of other sincere spiritual practitioners. The tongue has two functions; to taste and vibrate. Both the functions have to be regulated by the practitioner.

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Case Study 3 :- Dealing with prolonged sickness

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Case Study 3 :- Dealing with prolonged sickness

Mr Albert has been sick since last six months. Earlier he would visit the Hare Krishna meditation centre daily and chant with the devotees. He was enthusiastic and an inspiration for many. Since his sickness, ranging from high blood pressure to back pains and recurring cold and cough, he has been practically indisposed.

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Hare Krishna chanting resolves religious conflicts

Hare Krishna chanting resolves religious conflicts

Radhanath Swami’s chanting of Hare Krishna over forty years helps him see the essence in all religions. “Religious strife and friction are caused when we understand only the letter of the religious law but ignore the spirit behind it”, says Radhanath Swami, “Unity and brotherhood of mankind can happen when we transcend the external differences and focus on the spiritual essence of all great traditions.” Radhanath Swami reveals …

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Three stages while dealing with the mind

Three stages while dealing with the mind

Radhanath Swami says that our goal is not to be great controllers of our minds. We want to instead purify the mind so that it can be offered for Krishna’s pleasure. At this stage, a Hare Krishna chanter endeavours to please Krishna in all aspects of his life. While chanting, and rendering various types of services, his focus is on pleasing the Lord. At this stage of devotional practise he is less worried if he has controlled his mind perfectly.

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Purifying effect of Sound Vibration

Purifying effect of Sound Vibration

Radhanath Swami reveals the power of sound of the Holy Names, “The greatest poverty is lack of devotion to God and the greatest charity is to give Krishna to others. In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, diligent practise of the chanting of God’s Holy Names cleanses the heart of all the unwanted desires; the divine sound awakens our original spiritual consciousness and reunites us with our loving Lord.”…

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Culture of service and appreciation

Culture of service and appreciation

Chanting Hare Krishna is not an isolated activity. Just like a person may be administered the best medicine during sickness, still his complete recovery from the illness depends on the diet that he takes. If he is careful about the diet, his quick recovery is granted. On the other hand if he takes the medicines regularly but his diet is erratic and he ingests forbidden foodstuffs, his recovery is delayed…

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