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 .
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 .
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 .
The attractive force exerted by each mass on the other is the same, the attraction (in this case, the affection or love) that God, Krishna, has towards the wayward spirit souls is much greater than what those souls have towards Him. As Radhanath Swami says, “There is no limit to Krishna’s beauty, His sweetness, His attraction, and His attractive qualities.” .