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CHANT Hare Krishna!

CHANT Hare Krishna!

Five centuries ago, while spreading the maha-mantra throughout the Indian subcontinent, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu prayed, "O Supreme Personality of Godhead, in Your holy name You have invested all Your transcendental…

CHANT Hare Krishna!

CHANT Hare Krishna!

Krsna means "the all-attractive one," and Rama means "the all-pleasing one," and Hare is an address to the Lord's devotional energy. So the maha-mantra means, "O all-attractive, all-pleasing Lord, O…

Chanting Hare Krsna—Only in Georgetown?

Chanting Hare Krsna—Only in Georgetown?

One Saturday night a woman stopped before our chanting party and shook her head in disbelief. Finally she exclaimed, "Only in Georgetown!" and walked off in shocked dismay.…

CHANT Hare Krishna!

CHANT Hare Krishna!

In Sanskrit, man means "mind" and tra means "freeing." So a mantra is a combination of transcendental, spiritual sounds that frees our minds from the anxieties of life in the…

CHANT! Hare Krishna!

CHANT! Hare Krishna!

The name Krsna means "the all-attractive one," the name Rama means "the all-pleasing one," and the name Hare is an address to the Lord's devotional energy. So the maha-mantra means,…

Kirtan at the Hindu Centre, London

Kirtan at the Hindu Centre, London

Transformed hippes clad in saffron robes...chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra"—so ran a recent story in the London Evening Standard.…

Pure Love Through Transcendental Sound

Pure Love Through Transcendental Sound

One can extricate himself from the bonds of material life by hearing and chanting transcendental sounds. The common, unenlightened person is in a sleeplike state, oblivious of his real nature…

An Expanding Ocean Of Bliss

An Expanding Ocean Of Bliss

The chanting of God's holy names quickly polishes the mirror of the mind and reveals both Him and ourselves. "The face is the index of the mind," Prabhupada was fond…

Sankirtana — The Perfection of Glorifying God

Sankirtana — The Perfection of Glorifying God

Among all the practices of the Hare Krsna movement, the most prominent is the public chanting of God's names, ecstatic dancing, and playing of musical instruments—a spontaneous street liturgy common…

The Nectar of the Holy Name of Krishna

The Nectar of the Holy Name of Krishna

I do not know how much nectar the two syllables 'Krs-na' have produced. When the holy name of Krsna, is chanted, it appears to dance within the mouth. We then…

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