RIGHT WAY OF STOPPING CHANTING IN EXCEPTIONAL SITUATIONS!

Posted or Updated on June 26th, 2021RIGHT WAY OF STOPPING CHANTING IN EXCEPTIONAL SITUATIONS! Consider these two guys: (i) A Person does not chant at all and leads material life; (ii) Another person gets manthra from a guru and chants but stops after some period due to lethargy or carelessness; (How Chanting protects us from … Continue reading “RIGHT WAY OF STOPPING CHANTING IN EXCEPTIONAL SITUATIONS!”

Is Taking Onion and Garlic while Chanting with Tulasi beads permitted?

Posted or Updated on July 20th, 2021Is Taking Onion and Garlic while Chanting with Tulasi beads permitted? Reema asked like this: “Namaskar prabhuji, I am chanting hare Krishna maha mantra on tulsi mala. I had given up meat, fish, garlic, but, I cannot give up onion, some days I eat, is it ok to chant … Continue reading “Is Taking Onion and Garlic while Chanting with Tulasi beads permitted?”

Encouraging Tips for Chanting without Offenses!

Posted or Updated on June 6th, 2021Encouraging Tips for Chanting without Offenses! Only when we chant without offenses, we can purify ourselves and feel the importance of chanting itself. Krishna’s holy names should be chanted though you commit some offenses. Why? Because, the chanting itself will soon make your chanting offenseless. How? Sri Rupa Gosvami … Continue reading “Encouraging Tips for Chanting without Offenses!”

How Chanting protects us from material problems?

Posted or Updated on May 31st, 2021How Chanting protects us from material problems? A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Hare Krishna.  Greetings Prabhuji,  Please Hide my name.  I had a Doubt regarding usage of electronic device from many years. The question is we use various electronic devices everyday , we talk in cell phone … Continue reading “How Chanting protects us from material problems?”

What if my parents want me chanting manthras of other gods with Krishna?

Posted or Updated on May 4th, 2021What if my parents want me chanting manthras of other gods with Krishna? Two Questions from two devotees: (1) Hk Prabhu…..prabhu….I just want to ask, when I do mangala arathi,or sandhyadeepam in the evening,I feel to only chant the mahamantra or sing it in different tunes……I feel so relieved … Continue reading “What if my parents want me chanting manthras of other gods with Krishna?”

Using intoxicants or other Violations while chanting – Will Krishna accept?

Posted or Updated on October 24th, 2020Using intoxicants or other Violations while chanting – Will Krishna accept? A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Hare.Krishna I was reading about the pain and suffering some very good devotees experience and those who are Karmis do not. I have struggled with this but I look at … Continue reading “Using intoxicants or other Violations while chanting – Will Krishna accept?”

Should an initiated devotee of other sampradhaya chant Hare Krishna too?

Posted or Updated on August 26th, 2020Should an initiated devotee of other sampradhaya chant Hare Krishna too? A male devotee asked like this:  “Hare Krishna Prabhu ji..   I have taken ‘Diksha’ from vrindavan and my whole maternal family follows them and i am from kumar sampradaya (shri nibhankachari)..  And i used to go  iskcon preaching … Continue reading “Should an initiated devotee of other sampradhaya chant Hare Krishna too?”

Some Devotees are gossiping and talking while chanting! Is it right?

Posted or Updated on November 24th, 2019Some Devotees are gossiping and talking while chanting! Is it right? A woman devotee asked like this (I myself have hidden name): “Hare Krishna anna….reading your posting regarding of chanting…i need to ask you something…i went to temple day before yday…i am really disappointed to see devotees talking while … Continue reading “Some Devotees are gossiping and talking while chanting! Is it right?”

What if I feel more excited while chanting the Names of Krishna than Hare Krishna Maha Manthra?

Posted or Updated on August 30th, 2019What if I feel more excited while chanting the Names of Krishna than Hare Krishna Maha Manthra? A Girl devotee (Name Hidden) asked like this: “Hare Krishna prabhuji. When i chant Hare Krishna my mind gets diverted very much. But then i started chanting ‘Krishna Krishna’ and ‘Radhey Radhey’ … Continue reading “What if I feel more excited while chanting the Names of Krishna than Hare Krishna Maha Manthra?”

How to chant 1 lakh Hari Nams a day as said by Sri Caitanya? How Haridas Thakkur chanted 3 lakh Hari Nams a day?

Posted or Updated on August 20th, 2019How to chant 1 lakh Hari Nams a day as said by Sri Caitanya? How Haridas Thakkur chanted 3 lakh Hari Nams a day? Surbhi Kursija asked like this: Radheshyam Prabhuji, First of all please accept my pranams. I want to ask one question and know you will guide … Continue reading “How to chant 1 lakh Hari Nams a day as said by Sri Caitanya? How Haridas Thakkur chanted 3 lakh Hari Nams a day?”

If a Sick Patient is unclean while chanting, will it be forgiven?

Posted or Updated on July 18th, 2019If a Sick Patient is unclean while chanting, will it be forgiven? A woman devotee who requested anonymity asked like this: “Jai shri krishna prabhuji… prabhuji Is the basic of chanting: cleanliness of body necessary for the diseased body?? Is it necessary to take bath daily if it is … Continue reading “If a Sick Patient is unclean while chanting, will it be forgiven?”

I am unable to chant because of job. Should I change the job or drop chanting?

Posted or Updated on July 3rd, 2019I am unable to chant because of job. Should I change the job or drop chanting? A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Hare Krishna Prabhu ji. I am writing to you with a heavy heart though I know it’s all Krishna’s planning to make me grow into … Continue reading “I am unable to chant because of job. Should I change the job or drop chanting?”

I get angry while chanting when Krishna does not favor me. What to do?

Posted or Updated on June 24th, 2019I get angry while chanting when Krishna does not favor me. What to do? A woman devotee who requested anonymity asked like this: “Hare Krishna, Prabhu….   I have read your articles and felt that I too can get few replies to my problems, from You.    I want to know … Continue reading “I get angry while chanting when Krishna does not favor me. What to do?”

I stopped chanting because of severe problems I face in life. What to do?

Posted or Updated on May 10th, 2019I stopped chanting because of severe problems I face in life. What to do? “A woman devotee” asked like this: “Hare krishna…prabhuji since 3  to 4 months our family is struggling alot…m only child of my parents…nd my mother herself is suffering from rhematoid arthrities since 22 years…my father … Continue reading “I stopped chanting because of severe problems I face in life. What to do?”

I am unable to chant daily though I perform all other devotional practices. Why?

Posted or Updated on November 8th, 2018I am unable to chant daily though I perform all other devotional practices. Why? A devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “hare krishna prabhuji my mind don’t want to chant even by forcing what to do??? and i don’t feel the importance of holy.. i just don’t know what … Continue reading “I am unable to chant daily though I perform all other devotional practices. Why?”

I doubt that Srila Prabhupada’s preaching suits only for this kaliyuga. What to do?

Posted or Updated on October 6th, 2018I doubt that Srila Prabhupada’s preaching suits only for this kaliyuga. What to do? A devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “hare krishna prabhuji…. i can’t do any thing regularly.. i mean chanting, mangala arti etc…i just offer food to krishna and sometime i do arti, but, i really … Continue reading “I doubt that Srila Prabhupada’s preaching suits only for this kaliyuga. What to do?”

Is chanting many manthras of other sampradhayas correct?

Posted or Updated on September 21st, 2018Is chanting many manthras of other sampradhayas correct? Two Questions by two devotees: (1) Hk prabhu.  prabhu there is one Krishna temple nearby our house,there they recite many mantras like kaayena vancha manasendriyarva.. Karacharana kritham vaak …. So How should we follow…..???? Each Krishna temple,each mantras n slogans are … Continue reading “Is chanting many manthras of other sampradhayas correct?”

I stopped chanting and involved in offenses because I got no benefits. What to do?

Posted or Updated on August 18th, 2018I stopped chanting and involved in offenses because I got no benefits. What to do? A girl devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: Please help me. I was chanting earlier but now I stopped. i feel it have offended many things during that time. I have done lots of … Continue reading “I stopped chanting and involved in offenses because I got no benefits. What to do?”

Why should we hear about Krishna and get Hari Nam ONLY from a Pure Vaishnava?  

Posted or Updated on August 8th, 2018Why should we hear about Krishna and get Hari Nam ONLY from a Pure Vaishnava?   How can the Pure Hari Nam be contaminated if we hear from a Non Vaishnava? Yes.  Hari Nam can’t be contaminated, but, it will not have full potency if we hear from non vaishnava. … Continue reading “Why should we hear about Krishna and get Hari Nam ONLY from a Pure Vaishnava?  “

Why should we read the scriptures?  Is chanting alone not sufficient?

Posted or Updated on June 30th, 2018Why should we read the scriptures?  Is chanting alone not sufficient? A girl devotee asked like this: “Hare krishna prabhhu ji …. is it compulsory to know about vedas n shastra n other precious things abt god to preaching the lords of lord …. If one person chanting mahamantra … Continue reading “Why should we read the scriptures?  Is chanting alone not sufficient?”

Will my offensive chanting benefit me in any way, or, punish me?

Posted or Updated on August 20th, 2021Will my offensive chanting benefit me in any way, or, punish me? A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “hare krishna prabhu i am chanting nama aparadha will i not get any benefits.if i get benefits. what benefit i will get by chanting nama aparadha? Generally by chanting … Continue reading “Will my offensive chanting benefit me in any way, or, punish me?”

Why Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu said that chanting does not require initiation?

Posted or Updated on May 8th, 2018Why Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu said that chanting does not require initiation? Roshini Dubey asked like this: “Hare Krishna, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. In Chaitanya Charitamrita Madhya Lila Chapter 15 The Lord Accepts Prasada at the House of Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya , Verse 108 … Continue reading “Why Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu said that chanting does not require initiation?”

FIVE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT CHANTING HARE KRISHNA MAHA MANTHRA!

Posted or Updated on March 2nd, 2018FIVE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT CHANTING HARE KRISHNA MAHA MANTHRA! Five Doubts from the devotees and replies to them: (1) DOES CHANTING REQUIRE DIKSHA FROM A GURU? ACTUAL QUESTION: “Can we just start chanting by the process as said by you earlier or we have to go near … Continue reading “FIVE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT CHANTING HARE KRISHNA MAHA MANTHRA!”

WHY 16 ROUNDS OF CHANTING HARE KRISHNA IS RECOMMENDED?

Posted or Updated on May 27th, 2021WHY 16 ROUNDS OF CHANTING HARE KRISHNA IS RECOMMENDED? We should perform ‘limitless’ practices for Krishna because His mercy is also ‘limitless’. Whatever we do, it can not compensate the blessings showered by Krishna for us. Because this human birth itself is the mercy of the Lord. (How to … Continue reading “WHY 16 ROUNDS OF CHANTING HARE KRISHNA IS RECOMMENDED?”

Will Chanting free us from Problems and improve our status?

Posted or Updated on October 5th, 2020Will Chanting free us from Problems and improve our status? Three Questions from three devotees: (1) This is the discussion between me and a male devotee in FB message on 03.10.2020: Devotee: I fall down from devotional will get reduced reaction or I will get full reaction like karmis … Continue reading “Will Chanting free us from Problems and improve our status?”

Will chanting by mentally challenged persons be heard by Krishna?

Posted or Updated on February 25th, 2021Will chanting by mentally challenged persons be heard by Krishna? Actual Question from a devotee: “hare krsna prabhu I am a mentally retarded person.but Iam trying to chant hare krsna 16 rounds but why I can’t act intelligently than normal what karma I did in last life.please explain.i am … Continue reading “Will chanting by mentally challenged persons be heard by Krishna?”

THREE STAGES OF ATTAINING PERFECTION IN CHANTING!

Posted or Updated on May 14th, 2021THREE STAGES OF ATTAINING PERFECTION IN CHANTING! PERFECTION IN CHANTING  can be achieved in three stages. Everyone can not come to pure chanting straightaway.  They have to improve stage by stage by crossing the following three stages in chanting to attain perfection. (How to avoid Tension, Anger, Abusive Thoughts … Continue reading “THREE STAGES OF ATTAINING PERFECTION IN CHANTING!”

CHANTING HARE KRISHNA MAHA MANTHRA – IMPORTANCE, TIPS AND COMPLETE PROCEDURE!

Posted or Updated on December 11th, 2017CHANTING HARE KRISHNA MAHA MANTHRA – IMPORTANCE, TIPS AND COMPLETE PROCEDURE! IMPORTANCE OF THE CHANTING (JAPA) OF HARE KRISHNA MAHA MANTHRA Why Chanting is given this much of importance?  Why not any other practices in this kaliyuga? Because, Chanting is the dharma recommended in this kaliyuga to liberate one … Continue reading “CHANTING HARE KRISHNA MAHA MANTHRA – IMPORTANCE, TIPS AND COMPLETE PROCEDURE!”

TEN OFFENSES AGAINST CHANTING THE HOLY NAME OF KRISHNA!

Posted or Updated on February 20th, 2021TEN OFFENSES AGAINST CHANTING THE HOLY NAME OF KRISHNA! (With simplified explanations) We should be sincere in chanting the Holy Names of Krishna! Chanting enables us to get connected to Krishna! So, Chanting the Holy Names should be done with taste. We should be very careful in avoiding THE … Continue reading “TEN OFFENSES AGAINST CHANTING THE HOLY NAME OF KRISHNA!”

Why Hare Krishna Manthra as Krishna is Gayathri among all Manthras?

Posted or Updated on December 30th, 2020Why Hare Krishna Manthra as Krishna is Gayathri among all Manthras? A devotee asked like this (Name hidden): In one of his lecture, Srila Prabhupada says that the Mantra “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare” is the only mantra which was passed by Brahma to Naradha and … Continue reading “Why Hare Krishna Manthra as Krishna is Gayathri among all Manthras?”

Is Mechanical Chanting equal to Loving Krishna from the heart?

Posted or Updated on December 28th, 2020Is Mechanical Chanting equal to Loving Krishna from the heart? ACTUAL QUESTION FROM A WOMAN DEVOTEE: Hare Krishna Prabhuji. Pranam. What is Krishna Consciousness ?  Means love of God. If we love God by giving any relation, ie, son, Husband, friend, father etc, it’s easy for us to do … Continue reading “Is Mechanical Chanting equal to Loving Krishna from the heart?”

How to avoid Negative thoughts while chanting? Causes & Solution!

Posted or Updated on December 2nd, 2020How to avoid Negative thoughts while chanting? Causes & Solution! Actual Question from a devotee: “Anna I always read your post but I dont understand how to control my heart and brain at the same while chanting there are lots of negative thought come in my mind..” REPLY: When … Continue reading “How to avoid Negative thoughts while chanting? Causes & Solution!”

Some Important Doubts & Replies on Chanting Holy names of the Lord!

Posted or Updated on February 3rd, 2020Some Important Doubts & Replies on Chanting Holy names of the Lord! You will find these Important Doubts & Replies on Chanting the Holy names of the Lord very useful for you. (1) Can we chant using left hand? Kiran Krishna asked like this:  Hare Krishna pr Dandavats pranam … Continue reading “Some Important Doubts & Replies on Chanting Holy names of the Lord!”

I don’t have the association of devotees. Can’t I chant and love Krishna?

Posted or Updated on December 19th, 2017I don’t have the association of devotees. Can’t I chant and love Krishna? Qn. in detail from a male student: “hare krishna I m a student and where m living here is no ISKCON temple and no association for me, that’s why i feel so many problems in my … Continue reading “I don’t have the association of devotees. Can’t I chant and love Krishna?”