What are the benefits of Hare Krishna meditation?

Are the benefits merely material or do they also pertain to the other worldly? Most importantly, are these rewards tangible? Some of the benefits may be perceivable while other results are simply by products of the path. The efficacy of the Hare Krishna meditation is delineated in this section, with philosophical inputs from the sacred scriptures of East.
The section will also discuss the spiritual phenomenon of love of God. What is divine love and how could we tap this power within? Radhanath Swami believes that the greatest motivation in this world is love. He also testifies with his own realizations how the mantra yoga fills the heart with rich spiritual love that motivates people from all walks of life to pursue their professional and personal life with human dignity and spiritual integrity.

Going forward or backward?

Going forward or backward?

In the Srimad Bhagavatam little Prahalad tells his father that he learnt in his studies that one must serve the Supreme Lord and chant Krishna’s Holy Names. This deeply annoyed his father Hiranyakashipu, the king of the demons. During modern times children learn many things in school, but on closer inspection we realize it’s all centred on making better our natural propensity to eat, sleep, .

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Remembering a song two decades later

Remembering a song two decades later

“I have brought medicine to awaken every living being from perpetual sleep. Please receive the holy name of the Lord, the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra, and awaken.”   (Arunodaya Kirtana-II, verse four, by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur) Today I woke up at 3.00 am humming a Bollywood number that I don’t remember hearing or singing even once in the last twenty years. From where did the song pop .

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Bhaktivinod Thakur on the holy names

Bhaktivinod Thakur on the holy names

1) The path of bhajan displayed by the previous mahajanas is to constantly chant the holy names of Krishna with firm determination and show compassion to all living entities. 2) Chanting the holy names of Krishna is the only sadhana. Other limbs of sadhana are only support of the chanting of the holy names of Krishna. 3) Apart from the time of resting which is necessary for keeping the body and .

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The tongue cannot stop chanting

The tongue cannot stop chanting

In the 12th chapter of Bhagavad Gita Krishna explains that the perfection of life is to fix our consciousness on His personal form.  This is the ultimate conclusion of the Vedas—to always remember Krishna and to never forget Krishna.  Krishna means God, who is the all attractive object of everyone’s intimate love.  On this spiritual platform, which is the natural platform for all living beings, .

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Radhanath Swami on “Shelter of the holy names in a scandalous age of controversies ”

Radhanath Swami on “Shelter of the holy names in a scandalous age of controversies ”

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has instructed us that of all the different Vedic ritualistic instructions, of all the great mantras in the Vedas, and of all the teachings of the great sadhus, there is one verse which is the most important and pertinent to all those aspiring for perfection. He explained that every devotee should take this one verse, put it on a golden necklace and wear it around his neck .

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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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