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

A Book Marathon Message

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By Giriraj Swami krsna-varnam tvisakrsnam sangopangastra-parsadam yajnaih sankirtana-prayair yajanti hi su-medhasah “In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting to worship the incarnation of Godhead who constantly sings the names of Krsna. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Krsna Himself. He is accompanied by His associates, servants, weapons, … Read More

Nueve principios de actividades de servicio.

Nueve principios de actividades de servicio. El servicio devocional del Señor consta de nueve principios de actividades de servicio, y son: (1) escuchar, śravaṇaṁ (2) cantando, kīrtanaṁ (3) recordando, smaraṇaṁ (4) sirviendo los pies de loto, pāda-sevanam (5) adoración, arcanaṁ (6) rezando, vandanaṁ (7) ejecutar las órdenes, dāsyaṁ (8) fraternizar, sakhyam (9) … Read More

Seven stages of purification and transcendental elevation

ceto-darpana-marjanam bhava-maha-davagni-nirvapanam sreyah-kairava-candrika-vitaranam vidya-vadhu-jivanam anandambudhi-vardhanam prati-padam purnamrtasvadanam sarvatma-snapanam param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam “Let there be all victory for the chanting of the holy name of Lord Hari, Lord Krishna, which can cleanse the mirror of the heart and stop the miseries of the blazing fire of material existence. That chanting is the waxing … Read More

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