chanting

Thankful for the Name

"O Vishnu! It is only by the grace of Thy Name that we are capable of offering hymns to Thee. So we should adore and pray to Thy NAMA alone." (Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Nama-bhajana) Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, the celebrated Vaishnava… Read More ›

Building Blocks

“The Vedic injunctions are there just to give the conditioned souls the chance for sense gratification under regulative principles, and thereby also give them the chance for promotion to the higher conditions of life; ultimately, if the consciousness is purified,… Read More ›

Indexing

“Raising my hands, I declare, ‘Everyone please hear me! String this verse on the thread of the holy name and wear it on your neck for continuous remembrance.’” (Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi 17.32) Names, account numbers, social security… Read More ›

Tradeoffs

“My dear King, although Kali-yuga is full of faults, there is still one good quality about this age. It is that simply by chanting the holy name of Krishna, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to… Read More ›

No Laws No Limits

“Regardless of time or place, one who chants the holy name, even while eating or sleeping, attains all perfection.” (Lord Chaitanya, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Antya 20.18) Regardless of the specific religious tradition, there will always be rules and regulations associated with… Read More ›

Service to Humanity

“The sufferings of humanity are due to forgetfulness of Krishna as the supreme enjoyer, the supreme proprietor, and the supreme friend. Therefore, to act to revive this consciousness within the entire human society is the highest welfare work.” (Shrila Prabhupada,… Read More ›

Quitting Time

“For those who are wandering in the material universe, there is no more auspicious means of deliverance than what is aimed at in the direct devotional service of Lord Krishna.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 2.2.33) The American television sitcom Friends had a… Read More ›

Hare Krishna

“After searching through all the Vedic literature one cannot find a method of religion more sublime for this age than the chanting of Hare Krishna.” (Kali-santarana Upanishad) Question: “May I know the meaning of Hare Krishna and Hare Rama please?”… Read More ›

Sankirtana Yajna

“…According to the age, O my Lord, You protect the principles of religion. In the age of Kali, however, You do not assert Yourself as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and therefore You are known as Triyuga, or the Lord… Read More ›