Meditations on Rama Navami

Meditations on Rama Navami

Valmiki, the original author of the Ramayana was a cruel hunter by profession. Narada muni, a pure devotee of the Lord felt compassion for him and helped him mend ways and take shelter of the Lord. However Valmiki was so sinful that he couldn’t even chant the names of Lord Rama. We should remember that this episode took place during the treat yuga, a time period of great virtue and piety when people .

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Removing the poison of Envy

Removing the poison of Envy

The greatest obstacles on the path of spirituality are caused not by the external challenges posed by the world, but by our own false ego. The Srimad Bhagavatam describes the envious activities of the serpent Kalia who poisoned the sacred river Yamuna and killed all of Krishna’s friends and cows. Kalia was proud of his destructive activities and couldn’t stand anyone else happy. When Krishna sported .

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Love- the highest form of fearlessness

Love- the highest form of fearlessness

A significant, perceivable benefit of chanting Hare Krishna is that the process fills our heart with the quality of fearlessness. The Vedic scriptures narrate many examples of devotees who were fearless in the face of adversities because of constant chanting and remembrance of Krishna. Prahalad was a five year old child who loved Vishnu, God. His father Hiranyakashipu abhorred God and threatened .

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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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Does God give us what we ask?

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Does God give us what we ask?

Radhanath Swami narrates a simple example to illustrate this point:
Suppose you give a person a donation of ten lakh rupees to build a nice temple, and he spends half of the amount to buy a nice car, then another quarter to buy an expensive watch, and the balance on the temple. Later when you examine the progress of the temple construction….

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