Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 1.1, Srila Prabhupada

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Māyāpur, March 25, 1975 Nitāi: Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. [devotees repeat] [leads chanting of verse, etc.] vande gurūn īśa-bhaktān īśam īśāvatārakān tat-prakāśāṁś ca tac-chaktīḥ kṛṣṇa-caitanya-saṁjñakam [Cc. Ādi 1.1] [break] [01:01] “I offer my respectful obeisance unto the sprititual masters, the devotees of the Lord, the Lord’s … Read More

The vow on chanting Hare Krishna – question and answer

Question Thanks, it’s very kind of you !! The first question that comes to my mind is this: RKC was often told to reach a certain number of rounds of mala a day, then you had to try not to go below and if you increase you cannot go down (at least … Read More

Il voto di cantare Hare Krishna – domanda e risposta

Domanda Grazie, molto gentile !! La prima che mi viene in mente è questa: da RKC veniva spesso detto di raggiungere un certo numero di giri di mala al giorno, poi si doveva cercare di non scendere al di sotto e semmai solo di aumentare, di nuovo senza mai diminuire (almeno questo … Read More

Some Vaisnava calendar vocabulary

I was asked to clarify some of calendar vocabulary. Here is something to start: Tithi = day Paksa = fortnight. Two paksas form a lunar month Krishna Paksha = The dark lunar fortnight or waning moon. It’ the period of 15 days beginning on the full moon day (Purnima) and culminating on … Read More

Etiquette in Management

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  By Bhakti Caru Swami ISKCON is a spiritual organization personally established by Srila Prabhupada. We must take care that it doesn’t become material. Anything (husband-wife relationship, Deity worship, even prasadam) can turn material by one’s consciousness. In any Society, there must be some organization and management, otherwise there will be chaos. … Read More

A moment of truth

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(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2014, Mayapur, India, Siksastakam Seminar: Verses 1&2, Part 1) The process of glorification of Krsna through his name is actually our means of purification. So we are preparing to chant and the first reason why we chant, is for purification, whether it is in kirtan or japa. Injapa, we are exposed because … Read More

Spiritual Fasting

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From Back to Godhead By Yamuna Devi Dasi With spiritual fasting, you may not make headlines, but you’ll make headway on the path back to Godhead. What do Mahatma Gandhi, Dick Gregory, Jane Fonda, Norman Mailer, Bolivian dissidents, British suffragettes, and Irish revolutionaries have in common? Well, for one thing, at one … Read More

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