The Five Qualities of Effective Mantra Meditation

The Five Qualities of Effective Mantra Meditation

By HH Dhanurdhara Swami Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare I have noticed, and tradition confirms, that the efficacy of mantra meditation depends significantly upon the quality of chanting. It is not that...
Nama Kirtan: The Essence of The Bhagavatam

Nama Kirtan: The Essence of The Bhagavatam

Śrī Caitanya sat attentively at the feet of Śrī Īśvara Purī, his spiritual master, who had just promised to reveal to Him the one verse that embodies the essence of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. Īśvara Purī then revealed the conclusion, a verse that would form the foundation...
Wise Words from HH Bhakti Ananta Krishna Swami

Wise Words from HH Bhakti Ananta Krishna Swami

Srila Prabhupada once said that in order to listen to the mantra we need to be very devoted to our Spiritual Master. The one who really dedicated oneself to the service of the Spiritual Master is able to listen to the mantra while chanting it. When I read this...
Dhanurdhara Swami’s research paper on Raganuga Bhakti

Dhanurdhara Swami’s research paper on Raganuga Bhakti

(click on link below to read original post on maharaja’s website) Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta and Rāgānuga-sādhana-bhakti There is a criticism of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī in certain Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava circles, concerning his approach to sādhana. In short, the claim is...
Prayers before chanting

Prayers before chanting

Message from Sacinandana Swami The following prayers help us to connect with the Holy Name and thus are highly effective to help us chant with sambandha. You may choose to use them from time to time, or you may just continue to chant ‘Sri Krishna Caitanya Prabhu...