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Pronunciation Helps Concentration

From time to time I receive messages from devotees who are struggling with their Japa – it's usually connected to inattention and the wandering mind.Lately I've been changing my pronunciation of the word Rama….I used to say just Ram but now I am making an effort to pronounce the whole word and it's working wonders for attentive […]

The Key For Good Chanting

"Patience and perseverance is the key for good chanting. We may chant attentively and excitedly one day but the next day we may feel lethargic and disinterested. The secret of successful chanting of Hare Krishna lies in disregarding our mood and maintaining consistency. Even if we feel bored and uninspired, if we keep chanting daily, […]

Reminder for Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 – Sat-tila Ekadasi

Vaisnava Calendar Reminder ————————– Reminder for Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 Fasting for Sat-tila Ekadasi http://www.vaisnavacalendar.info/i/fasting-for-sat-tila-ekadasi.html

This Will Keep You Strong In Spiritual Life

"Always be sure to chant 16 rounds and study my books daily. This will keep you strong in spiritual life." Letter to Locanananda das16 January, 1975

Please Do Not Fail To Chant 16 Rounds

Please do not fail to chant 16 rounds, rise early, read my books carefully and follow all the regulative principles. Letter to Gandharva das12 January, 1975

Please Do Not Fail To Chant 16 Rounds

Please do not fail to chant 16 rounds, rise early, read my books carefully and follow all the regulative principles. Letter to Gandharva das12 January, 1975

Attain God’s Kingdom During Your Present Life

One does not have to wait for death to enter into the kingdom of God. If one becomes a pure chanter of the holy names of God, he can actually enter into the kingdom of God even within his present body.  This is described as follows by Srila Prabhupada in his purport to Srimad Bhagavatam […]

Just Keep On Chanting

Whatever our situation – whatever the material energy conjures up in our lives, we need to keep on chanting regardless. It's something I was meditating on today after I finished my last 2 rounds – Maya may make so many disturbances in our lives, and it can become a very big distraction in our minds. […]

The First Medicine

If One Chants Japa Regularly

"If one chants japa regularly to please the Supreme Lord, then the Supreme Lord, being pleased, will increase one's spiritual advancement and give one the eternal liberation." Hari Bhakti Vilasa