Krishna Yoga

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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Servitude- the most natural position

Servitude- the most natural position

Have you ever offered your seat on a train to an old man or a pregnant woman? Have you ever helped a blind man cross the street? How did you feel when you rendered any kind of selfless service, without expecting anything in return? Most people would confess that the happiness experienced was special; a lightening of the heart. It’s as if some unknown burden has been removed from the heart.

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Remembering God at the time of Death

Remembering God at the time of Death

In the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna says one who remembers Him at the time of death attains His abode without fail. Many sincere practitioners of Bhakti Yoga desire to remember God at the final moment of death. Disciplined chanting of Hare Krishna helps one daily focus on God and increases his or her favourable remembrance of God.

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Enthusiasm melts God’s heart

Enthusiasm melts God’s heart

Enthusiasm is the key to find spiritual joy while chanting. A mechanical approach to Bhakti Yoga involves simply the external fingering of beads, and a ritualistic murmuring of the Holy Names. This makes spirituality in general a dry affair and the process of chanting Hare Krishna, in particular, appears dull and boring. Enthusiasm breaks the jinx of listless and unemotional endeavours, and makes spiritual life refreshing.

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Case Study 5 – Chanting – “To Increase or Decrease”

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Case Study 5 – Chanting – “To Increase or Decrease”

You are a mentor, guiding a group of young boys and girls on the science of chanting Hare Krishna. Pritam is enthusiastic and is a member of the group that is learning the science of Hare Krishna yoga from you since the last two months

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