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Human Being- Rational or Animal?

Human Being- Rational or Animal? »

We often say that human being is a ‘rational animal’.  If you take away the ‘rational’ part, the human is simply an

God- great or sweet?

God- great or sweet? »

The Hare Krishna yogi initially focusses on God’s greatness; however to sustain a life of chanting, he/she also explores the irresistible sweetness

Chasing the illusion; losing the precious

Chasing the illusion; losing the precious »

While chanting Hare Krishna, a spiritualist also examines his own heart; is his or her lifestyle healthy for spiritual practises or are

The safe anchor

The safe anchor »

If you enjoy swimming in an ocean, you would sometimes face huge waves, and as you swim high on them, you enjoy

The Essence of Devotional Service

The Essence of Devotional Service »

Service means to ask- how can I serve you. This is the essence of spiritual life. The ancient scripture Srimad Bhagavatam, assures

The cardinal virtue- Disciple and discipline

The cardinal virtue- Disciple and discipline »

The Holy Names of Krishna are revealed to one who practises spiritual life seriously. And serious Spiritual life begins with the shelter

Happiness- mental or spiritual?

Happiness- mental or spiritual? »

Men struggle to earn millions or work hard at their jobs, yet the elixir of happiness eludes them. And there are others

Does God give us what we ask?

Does God give us what we ask? »

Sometimes Hare Krishna chanters wonder if God, Krishna, really takes care of us; will He give us what we ask from Him?

Just

Changing Vision- eyes v/s heart?

Changing Vision- eyes v/s heart? »

We cannot recognize God simply by seeing from our eyes. We’ve to also see from the heart. The Brahma Samhita (5.38) describes, “I

Can the limited know the unlimited? »

The Hare Krishna chanter cultivates humility while practising Bhakti Yoga. Only when our chanting is accompanied by humble petitions to the Lord, do

A refreshing experience »

Imagine diving into a cool pond on a scorching day; a one word description for this experience would be ‘refreshing’. That’s attentive chanting;

Removing loneliness from the heart »

The attentive chanting of Hare Krishna fills the heart with deep inner contentment and happiness. The scriptures reveal that the sound vibration of

Following rules to develop love »

Chanting Hare Krishna is a petition to the Lord.  ‘Petition’ refers to a formal request made to some authority. While chanting Hare Krishna,

The Supreme sweetness of Holy Names »

The scriptures reveal that Holy Names are the sweetest sound vibrations, and if we chant with faith, we can experience unlimited taste and

Cultivating the mood of ‘helplessness’

Cultivating the mood of ‘helplessness’ »

Chanting is most effective when performed in the mood of ‘helplessness’.  Usually when we perform any activity in life, we are deeply

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