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Diligence is the key to success »

Attaining success in chanting is not an overnight affair. Patience and perseverance is the key for good chanting. We may chant attentively and

Settling the agitated lake of mind »

Radhanath Swami advises us to ignore the mind while chanting Hare Krishna, lest it deludes us and distracts us from the path of

Transcending illusions of this world »

By regular and disciplined practise of the Hare Krishna yoga the chanter wakes up from illusion. One of the strongest illusions of this

Material skills- rejecting or accepting? »

One of the common misconceptions about spiritual life in general and Hare Krishna yoga in particular is people think the Hare Krishna practise

Going deeper through internal changes »

Chanting produces best results when we go deeper into chanting. Standing on the shores of the ocean one can’t access the precious gems

Blaming God for poor chanting? »

Yes, the mind is all powerful. Yet we have a choice to either allow the mind to wander everywhere or at least desire

Love or peace »

The Hare Krishna Maha Mantra offers many benefits, such as freedom from sinful reactions, liberation (also known as mukti in spiritual parlance), and

When a mouse becomes a tiger »

The world encourages us to lead a lifestyle centred on being a big accomplisher. All our family and friends constantly goad us to

Intent reveals the content »

Many people may be chanting Hare Krishna, yet not all access the deep benefits of chanting. It’s an open secret. A story may

Three questions to ask during chanting »

A culture of scriptural study helps us provide our intelligence with the ammunition to fight the disloyal mind. During chanting, as the mind

More opportunities to serve »

The Hare Krishna Maha Mantra has a simple meaning; “My dear Lord Krishna, please engager me in Your service” As we chant the

Becoming an expert gardener »

Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who inaugurated the Chanting movement five hundred years ago, compared a Hare Krishna yogi to a gardener.

Love for Krishna

Mind strikes during peak hours »

Many chanters have expressed that the mind comes up with the best ideas and plans during our chanting session. Also on many occasions,

Remembering God at the time of death »

In the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna says one who remembers Him at the time of death attains His abode without fail. Many sincere

Servitude- the most natural position »

Have you ever offered your seat on a train to an old man or a pregnant woman? Have you ever helped a blind

Enthusiasm melts God’s heart »

Enthusiasm is the key to find spiritual joy while chanting. A mechanical approach to Bhakti Yoga involves simply the external fingering of beads,

Making the right choice »

One of the common challenges to confront while chanting is to try and bring the wandering mind back to the Holy Names of

Humility- the weapon to control mind »

The mind has many tricks up its sleeve. The mind’s restless tantrums become obvious when we sit down to chant peacefully in a

The magic talisman of tolerance »

Radhanath Swami gives a brilliant example to explain the need of cultivating certain desirable qualities that can help us access the deep, lasting

Overcoming quarrel and hypocrisy »

One of the directly perceivable benefits of chanting the Holy Names of Krishna is it helps us individually and collectively overcome the two

The ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’s of maya »

To improve our chanting, it’s imperative to comprehend the principle of maya. Maya refers to ‘that which is not’.  To understand this phenomenon

Three stages while dealing with the mind »

The most common experience of all chanters is the impossibility they feel in controlling the mind. The moment you sit to chant, the

Cultivating faith while working hard »

The Hare Krishna yoga yields immense benefits when performed with faith. The process is not a mechanical exercise of moving the beads or

Regulating the tongue’s vibration »

Our internal connection with Krishna gets stronger when we supplement the chanting exercise with diligent avoidance of mundane gossip and wasteful talks. News

Hare Krishna chanting resolves religious conflicts »

One of the striking benefits of chanting Hare Krishna is it helps resolve religious conflicts, and enables us to see other human beings