Case Study

The magic of Saintly Association

By on May 21, 2013 in Case Study with 10 Comments
The magic of Saintly Association

One of the greatest challenges for the Hare Krishna chanters is the uncontrolled mind. Practitioners struggle with the myriad desires of the restless mind; it pushes us for selfish enjoyment and exploitative control of others. The Bhagavad Gita declares that for one whose mind is controlled, it becomes the best friend and for an aspirant whose mind is uncontrolled, the mind is the worst enemy (Bhagavad .

Continue Reading »

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.

Continue Reading »

Case Study 8 – Chanting – “Sweet or a bitter experience?”

By on November 14, 2011 in Case Study with 27 Comments
Case Study 8  – Chanting – “Sweet or a bitter experience?”

Pareshan is troubled by his inability to chant attentively. He feels frustrated as the chanting session leaves him tired and dry. He’s heard in classes that the Holy Names of Krishna is sweeter than the sweetest. However practically speaking, he finds the chanting a bitter experience. While chanting he wishes he was doing something more fruitful and productive. Rather than feeling spiritual bliss, he feels relief on completing his daily quota of ten rounds. He asks you how come if the scriptures describe the Holy Names as sweet, he feels restless and unhappy while chanting. Why he can’t experience the sweetness of the Holy Names like other seasoned practitioners.

Continue Reading »

Case Study 7 – Loud or silent chanting?

By on October 3, 2011 in Case Study with 48 Comments
Case Study 7 – Loud or silent chanting?

Ian has experimented with many spiritual paths and his quest for the truth is still on. Recently he began chanting Hare Krishna after reading some literature extolling the glories of the path of Bhakti Yoga. Ian is happy chanting and now he’s also associating with few regular Hare Krishna chanters.
One doubt however plagues Ian’s mind; his experience with almost all the spiritual organizations that he’d been to before encountering Hare Krishna was of silent meditation.

Continue Reading »

Case Study 6 – Does chanting make things worse?

By on September 6, 2011 in Case Study with 44 Comments
Case Study 6 – Does chanting make things worse?

Anupam is confused about the practise of Hare Krishna yoga. He’s been hearing in classes and reading in books, ‘chant Hare Krishna and be happy’. He expected to be happy since he began chanting four rounds daily. Two months later he perceived not much difference, neither in his level of happiness nor his own spiritual progress. Still he decided to increase his daily chanting to eight rounds. Now after another two months of chanting eight rounds daily, he feels not only has he made no progress, his earlier bad habits are resurfacing in his consciousness.

Continue Reading »

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

By on August 10, 2011 in Case Study with 16 Comments
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

Continue Reading »

Top