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 of pointing out, he would often mention the bright faces of his disciples.
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 desire many, many mouths. When that name enters the holes of the ears, we desire many millions of ears.
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 in most major cities throughout the world.
The Vedic literature explains the power of chanting God’s name in the story of Ajamila, a great sinner who at the time of his death called out the name of God and was immediately purified of all sinful contamination.
In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy name of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way.
When Lord Krsna appears in the present age His complexion is golden, He is surrounded by various associates, and His mission is to teach people how to make their lives spiritually sublime through the sankirtana-yajna, or chanting of the holy names Hare Krsna.
In West Germany, devotees have evolved a preaching strategy adapted from the nama-hatta program established by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura in India during the last century.
Tap into the reservoir of pleasure. By chanting the names of God, you’ll immediately be in touch with the source of all pleasure. The name Krsna means the all-attractive person, and Rama means the supreme pleasure. Hare is the form of addressing Hara, God’s devotional energy, to whom we pray to be engaged in the Lord’s service.
The name Krishna 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.
“We’re practicing yoga.” “Yoga? You call this yoga? Chanting and dancing, playing on drums and hand cymbals, passing out magazines and sweets—all in one big group?” “Absolutely! Yoga means ‘to link with God,’ and this congregational chanting of God’s names.
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare In Sanskrit, man means “mind” and tra means “freeing.” So a mantrais a combination of transcendental, spiritual sounds that frees our minds from the anxieties of life in the material world. Ancient India’s Vedic literatures single out one mantra […]
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Chanting is easy, and it works. In fact, it is the most effective means of God realization in the world. Here’s why. God is unlimitedly powerful, and His name is Himself. When we chant God’s names, God is totally […]
If I chant Hare Krsna, will I be able to levitate? Why not keep the Hare Krsna mantra secret, like other mantras? If you chant a mantra in public, won’t it lose its power?
I’m afraid I’m a rather materialistic person. I want a compatible mate, a reasonable amount of money, healthy children, and things like that. Can I still chant Hare Krsna? I’ve read about plants responding to sound. If you chant Hare Krsna, does it have any effect on them?
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Q; Does chanting Hare Krsna have anything to do with reincarnation? A. Definitely. The whole process of reincarnation depends on what you’re thinking about at the time of death. If you’re thinking about a dog, you could become a […]
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 material world.
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Q. What’s so special about the Hare Krsna mantra? Couldn’t you get the same effect by chanting Coca-cola Coca-cola, or any other sound, over and over again? A. No. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the incarnation of God who inaugurated mass […]
Can I chant Hare Krsna while I’m doing yoga? I don’t understand Sanskrit. Will the Hare Krsna mantra work for me? Would it be a good idea to tell a dying person to chant Hare Krsna? Why so much talk about death? What about happiness here and now?
I want to get back in harmony with nature. Can chanting Hare Krsna help me do that? Can’t I harmonize with nature by backpacking, jogging, or surfing? Can chanting Hare Krsna help me to see God in nature?
When Pralhad Moharaj, the celebrated devotee of the Personality of Godhead Vishnu and the son of Hiranyakashipu the well-known atheist—was a mere boy of five years old, was seen one day by his fellow playmates, chanting the transcendental name of Hari (The Lord). The boys, who were all born of atheist family and thereby known […]