The best practice is chanting Hare Krishna

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Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada once explained that after careful consideration of the five limbs of bhakti, the best practice is sri-nama bhajana.

(1) Sadhu-sanga-assotiating with devotees is recommended to create a taste or inclination for sri-nama bhajana. This comes from associating with holy saints who are attached to chanting Krsna’s holy names with firm faith and who systematically chant the names.

(2) Bhagavata-sravaha-hearing Srimad Bhagavatam which itself declares sri-nama bhajana to be the highest virtue. In its beginning, middle (sixth canto, Ajamila story), and end, the Srimad Bhagavatam repeatedly stresses the efficacy of sri-nama bhajana.

(3) Mathura-vasa-sri-nama bhajana is situated at the root of residence in the region of Vrindavan. The sadhus living in or visiting these holy places are always engaged in nama-sankirtana.

(4) Sri-murti-seva-the service of Krsna’s Deity is always conducted with mantras full of God’s names. The Hari-bhakti-vilasa and Sri Jiva Gosvami say that Deity service must be accompanied with chanting the Hare Krishna mantra for it to be accepted.

(5) Nama-sankirtana-is directly chanting the holy names.

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