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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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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WHO AM I ?

By on February 22, 2012 in FAQ with 13 Comments
WHO AM I ?

Who am I? Where did I come from? Where will I go after death?

These are fundamental questions that every human being has the potential to inquire about and find answers for. Animals can use their intelligence only to fulfill basic needs for survival but human beings are blessed with the ability for higher inquiry.

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How can we accept the Vedas to be the manual?

By on February 21, 2012 in FAQ with 15 Comments
How can we accept the Vedas to be the manual?

To accept or reject a manual one must study it, apply it and see whether it works or it doesn’t work. To reject a manual without studying it or applying it would be non-scientific or just biased blind faith. Many people without studying the Vedas claim that they are bogus! Based on what scientific evidence or experiment do they make such a claim?

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Case Study 9 – Discovering special realizations on chanting

By on February 16, 2012 in Case Study with 11 Comments
Case Study 9 – Discovering special realizations on chanting

You’ve been chanting Hare Krishna for the last ten years and are happy to note Bhavuk’s enthusiasm for chanting. Mr Bhavuk is a new member of the Hare Krishna chanters club and since the last six months that he’s been coming for the sessions, he reveals tremendous enthusiasm in japa sessions as well as during the kirtans.

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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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