We simply have to find a pure devotee of Krishna, surrender to him, and follow his instructions, then our life will be successful. So a symptom of a pure devotee of Krishna is that whoever hears from him with faith becomes purified and very quickly becomes advanced in Krishna consciousness. To become Krishna conscious requires tapasys, voluntary suffering for the purpose of making spiritual advancement. I have been married for many years. So devotees do not take any intoxicants and only want to be addicted to Krishna. … As a result of such pure devotion, he is sure to go back home, back to Godhead. Now recently fell in love with a girl.and loving her but she don’t know that I am loving her.and I am following of krsna conciousness .i chant 16 rounds daily and I read bagvatgita.is that wrong if I love a girl .and I am an engg student .i am crazy about her .what to do and how to approah her. Anyways if i had done anything wrong may lord krishna gave mercy to me…so coming into his questions…. But how can we find the spiritual master……???? my question is if i use tho sins and two not then will kirshna conciousness born in my heart and kirshana love towards me or not? However there are many other dos and don’ts that we also have to follow. We have to understand that other people are not under our control. But obstained during Ekadashi days. We have to keep chanting Hare Krishna to cure the material disease and only when the material disease is cured will be actually able to relish the sweetness of chanting Hare Krishna. So if you can not chant 24 hours because you need to take some rest, then chant as much as possible. But if you don’t worship unflinchingly Krsna, then you remain in the saguna platform. One who chants them is bestowed with all perfections in spiritual life. Takes only about 3 hours out of 24 hours. Why aren’t we not allowed to have, & enjoy sex w/our spouses?? Krishna is not different from His name. Another is i can commit mistakes like for example if i spilled milk or not paying attention then is that a good reason for them to get angry. I’d like to be more spiritual and I have been pushing myself reading the Gita and with the chanting and abstaining from alcohol. For more information call (800) 927-4152 Chanting the Hare Krishna mantra is always good, but if it is done offensively of course it becomes milk touched by the lips of a serpent and has poisonous effects. I went through your article pointing out the ten offences and in this regard i am an offender since i smoke cigarettes a lot and am a bit alcoholic which clearly indicates the gact that i am eternally not permitted to chant those golden spells of my God. It is believed that Lord Krishna was born to free the world from the clutches of evil and that was the sole purpose of his life. Yes. Can one chant Hare Krishna if he or she eats egg by mistake (for example while eating a cake which is made with egg)? You can not cook with butter because if you heat up butter it will burn. To be a lifesaver first one has to be a very proficient swimmer himself. The Pancha-tattva mantra is: (Jaya) shri-krishna-caitanya prabhu nityananda shri-advaita gadadhara First I must work on giving up the meat totally, I find writing tunes to the Maha Mantra and playing and singing them on my guitar draws me closer to Krishna also and very helpful..Hari Bol. But if you are associating with ISKCON devotees then why not follow the custom? If we are sinful and fallen then it is only by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada and Krishna through chanting His holy names that we will be able to get the strength to get back to the proper spiritual platform. Anyone, however, who tries sincerely to present Bhagavad-gita as it is will advance in devotional activities and reach the pure devotional state of life. But Prabhupada has most likely already given you the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, anyhow read his books and follow the instructions you find him giving you as you read his books and this will please him. There is obviously a result but the results from offensive chanting and chanting without following the four regulative principles are very minimal, not significiant. One who chants them is bestowed with all perfections in spiritual life. Lentils there may be some disagreement on but as followers of Srila Prabhupada we do not offer lentils. C. No gambling. You can see in the Krsna book if you read the story of the Brahmana’s wives feeding Krishna and Balaram in the forest how this nature of a woman is favorable for Krishna consciousness. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. These ‘acharyas’ and the others who are hanging around there hoping to be ‘acharyas’ also in the future have destroyed the whole thing. So do not be satisfied chanting 5-12 rounds a day, know that the minimum standard is 16 rounds and that you are falling short on this, and always try to chant at least 16 rounds every day and gradually you will be doing it easily every day. As far as om namo bhagavate vasudevaya. So you have to read Prabhupada’s books so you know about Krishna so you can talk about Krishna with everyone you meet…, Thank-you for your reply and the way you replied. Those who do not accept Krsna as He is and Bhagavad-gita as it is should not try to explain Bhagavad-gita whimsically and become offenders. Illicit sex is difficult to control. It is very good you are reading Prabhupada’s books again and chanting Hare Krishna again. untill now there is no problem. Jai Radhe! And that was the way I was initially trained up in the bhakta program, so that is what I am still doing. It may be difficult in the beginning but we have no choice. mayayapahrta-jnana asuram bhavam asritah. varieties of mantras, are a dime a dozen, as eager customers flock to the feet of Krishna is the Original Supreme Personality of Godhead. Just make chanting 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra your first priority. But as we are all part and parcel of Krishna we have the same qualities and desires as Krishna. “Actually i want to know “Egg” is veg or non veg?” If it is a non-veg i will not join gym. i wish to completely dedicate myself to the service of Lord Shree Krishna but observe that as long as I am involved with the material world in the minutest sense, the objective seems lost. Uninitiated devotee has to wear 2 rounds of tulsi beads around neck…if he follows four regulative principles strictly…Is it true…? But first we have to learn the teachings of Srila Prabhupada and actually live them practically in our day-to-day lives. We have to accept the prescription of the expert doctor, Srila Prabhupada, who gives us the prescription for overcoming the effects of the material nature. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer questions on this website. So you need to chant at least 16 rounds and follow the four regulative principles and read Prabhupada’s books at least 1-2 hours a day, you are not reading Prabhupada’s books if you do not know this. Lord. He is in love with Krishna. I am not indulge in illicit sex. i am 36 years old..and i have two daughters..studying in 3 and 1…. That is self-interest. Therefore they are not recommended for one who has taken up the chanting of Hare I feel like there needs to be something in the savings when i retire. This overpopulation is a myth. So do not worry how sinful you are or how offensive you think you are. Try chanting some word or phrase for even five minutes. However, one should focus on the sound of words. That is the process. That is the way. chanting and singing krishna songs that time she will more happy plz It means that Prabhupada’s books have the complete potency of Srila Prabhupada. I have so enjoyed learning from this website. Hare Krishna Hare Ram, Thank you The Vedas refer to it as the maha - mantra or "Great Mantra, the Mantra of Liberation". Hare Krishna But if the spiritual master is not qualified he will have to accept the karma of the disciples himself and in time that will destroy him and his destruction will, in turn, destroy his disciples…. It simply has to be uncovered. Can you please explain it sir. However, he has never been to Hare Krishna Centre for prayers sessions nor he would allow me to take our sons to ISKCON for prayers. I have been confused for so long by so many different things I have read about this dilemma concerning finding a bona fide Guru. We give up all these personal interests and are no longer interested in doing things for ourselves and we become interested in doing things to please Krishna and the amazing thing is that if Krishna does become pleased by our puny offerings then automatically we are also satisfied in every way. The idea is you shouldn’t try to force someone to accept Krishna consciousness against their will. I want to know , when to chant hare krishna maha mantra. That is not Bhagavad-gītā. But we have to know it for sure that non-devotees have no knowledge. Sara. Chanting on beads is especially helpful, for it engages the sense of touch There are many devotees who had a lot of physical association with Srila Prabhupada but turned out to be rascals. And the only way you can realistically follow this principle is to make some advancement in Krishna consciousnesses and experience some transcendental pleasure on the spiritual platform by chanting: Hare Krishna Madhuvisa Dasa, Otherwise without doing these things it becomes sentimental only. In the beginning our material desires are strong and we want to satisfy our senses by sense gratification and to give this up and chant Hare Krishna may be a bit painful. There are no rules and regulations as to where you can and can not chant Hare Krishna. However, due to Maya (The great illusion) the living entities think themselves as the doer. But still due to my upbringing I am more inclined to the mayavad philosophy. Anyone who preaches but does not mention the regulative principles is a cheater. But when you go down to their level and play their demonic music and chant Hare Krishna to it the tendency is you get pulled down by the demonic music and atmosphere rather than being elevated and if you, the preacher, are pulled down, then you can not help to elevate the people…. So anyone, anywhere in the world, can awaken the spiritual force, Krishna consciousness, within their hearts. If one simply hears about God, His uncommon activities I mean she is also a living entity, part and parcel of lord RadhaKrishna. Neck beads are for going around your neck and japa beads are for chanting on. Now I have doubt. I am not worthy of chanting God’s name I realise now. We have two sons (11 y.o and 15 y.o) and do not want to have more children. God realization is only possible if we actually surrender to and serve a real actual pure devotee of Krishna and actually please him by our service. Home The only enlightened soul I am aware of at the moment is His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and he is living in his books so please read them and in this way you can associate with a completely enlightened soul 24 hours a day 7 days a week…. They are innocent and they take on the qualities of the people they associate with. Therefore you are not going to find a bonafide spiritual master in ISKCON. Thank you so much, I Love Lord Krishna, and prayed for mercy and forgiveness. You can chant Hare Krishna even if you are not currently following the regulative principles. It is more realistic to consider that we are aspiring to become devotees. This is the medicine to cure the material disease. Dear Madhudvisa dasa, I am a university student and my real goal in life is to attain salvation. Artificially trying to give up sex life while the desire for sex still remains may work for some time but it can not be maintained for a long time. As far as a sexual life between married couples that is practically non-existent for a devotee. Daily Gita Discourse | HH Stoka Krishna Swami | BG 13.35-14.2 | 20-01-2021. Without having a bona fide spiritual master you can chant Hare Krishna forever but you will not be able to advance because Krishna does not reveal Himself in this way. Krishna consciousness is a way of life. Dear Madhudvisa Dasaji, Greetings, Kindly forgive me for any offenses i may speak. That is all. I am not into any form of intoxication and certain don’t dabble in gambling. Animals consciousness is very low, they can not practice spiritual life in an animals body. And then in the day do your university work. By this simple process alone, one can achieve all perfection. I pray that my humble service will be acceptable in Your sight. They are being forced to give you trouble because you deserve the trouble because of your sinful activities in the past. For a devotee it does not matter if he is rich or poor. Someone who does not follow the regulative principles is not a devotee. It is not something that is in the sastra or something that Srila Prabhupada taught. New Vrindavan can not help you. In the beginning the love is not there. necessary. There are numerous teas in the market, some of them serving the purpose of helping in curtailing body weight. Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. Ultimately we can say so may things–preach on so many points, but there is an English saying “the proof of the pudding is in the eating.” So the only way you can really understand Krishna consciousness is by practically following the process of saddhana-bhakti as it is given to us by Srila Prabhupada and experience the results yourself. Of course it is good that you get her to chant Hare Krishna and give her Krishna prasadam and if she can read you can get her to read Srila Prabhupada’s books. work, driving in the car, or riding on the bus or subway. If one does not get off the platform of offensive chanting he can chant for many, many births without any significant results. Because in the beginning we have no taste for chanting Hare Krishna. But we can chant Hare Krishna mantra anywhere. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Although one receives immense benefit however and whenever one may Guruji, may I always remember You constantly and strictly follow the four regulative principals, all the days of my life, without fail. So Krishna consciousness simply means to remember our original eternal relationship with Krishna. Also worshipping Lord Krishna in the form of saligram & Jagannathji. How is truthfulness or honesty described. They are not really devotees at all, they are not motivated by the desire to please Srila Prabhupada and serve Krishna. So it is just a question of taking Krishna consciousness more seriously and there will be no craving for meat. But the vow we take is to chant 16 rounds on beads. Just like if you associate with fire you will get warm. Don’t stop chanting Hare Krishna for exams or for anything else. Chanting the Hare Krishna mantra is the only way of spiritual advancement in Kali Yuga. we does not know the Sanskrit even hindi. associate with other like-minded persons. 1) It is not possible for a neophyte disciple to distinguish a bona fide guru from a cheating rascal. You can wear neck beads. And maya is serving Krishna. Hello i had one question..actually i m param baktha of Radha rani and i love her lot..i chant her names always when i woke up early morning and befour i go to sleep..so can i chant Rhadhe krishn Rhade krishn krishna krishna Rhadhe Rhadhe Rhadhe shyam Rhadhe shyam shyam shyam Rhadhe Rhadhe..and applying hare too..can i chant both..no bad effects na?..both have nice power na? But you will never be able to understand what Krishna consciousness is unless you surrender at least to the basic things, chanting at least 16 rounds a day, strictly following the four regulative principles, and reading Srila Prabhupada’s books at least 1-2 hours a day. I want to ask that even if you are not initiated you should follow the 4 principles and if you can’t follow one of them like i can’t stop eating onion and garlic and drinking tea you can and you should still chant hare krishna and it will eventually give you the strength to stop eating onion and garlic? And unless the spiritual master is a pure devotee of Krishna then he has no potency to give you Krishna. That is why it is ideal to live in the association of devotees who are strictly following the regulative principles but that association is also very, very difficult to find nowadays. I mean i read one article in which Prabhupada was mentioned to be at airport in “Prabhupada memories” and Prabhupadanever felt the need to conform to social conventions.” So Prabhuji focusing on Krsna Consciousness is the main thing right. And if you are Krishna conscious yourself then you will know how to make others Krishna conscious. When we got to spiritual world can we have infinite attachment towards a living entity?. We have to be patient. Actually birth in a woman’s body is not a very high birth spiritually. And we have to become strong enough to keep fighting the battle no matter what opposition maya and her servants throw at us and no matter how badly we get injured…. Of course thinking about Krishna is also good. That is the way. Like when we enter the temple we bow down and chant Prabhupada’s pranam mantras, before offering prasadam we bow down and chant Prabhupada’s pranam mantras, when we wake up in the morning we offer obeisances and chant Prabhupada’s pranam mantras, before taking rest we chant Prabhupada’s pranam mantras, etc, etc. Of course ultimately Krishna is controlling Bill Gates also. Of course we need to stay clean as much as possible. And please study that. The natural inclination to devotional service is also based on scriptural injunction, and one who has attachment for such devotional service is not required to give it up simply on the strength of scriptural argument. Krishna consciousness is like that. I have tried to talk to him about Srila Prabupada teachings/Krishna conciousness to him about sex and that we must abstain from sexual intercourses for pleasure and enjoyment. The person we are speaking to about Krishna has to be at least a little interested in hearing what we are saying. If the chanting of Hare Krishna is done purely then the results will be very quick and very great, but if there are offenses in the chanting then the results will be very, very limited. The four above-mentioned activities make it especially difficult for But the Brahmanas refused because they were preparing everything for the sacrifice and the food could not yet be distributed according to the strict Vedic rules. Swamiji, would you kindly explain the significance ,if any ,of chanting the Maha Mantra sixteen times. So he does not blame the person who is apparently causing him these problems for he knows that person is simply a puppet in the hands of maya and the real cause of his suffering, the remote cause, is his sinful activities. Please keep it up! Thank you So certainly you can hear the chanting of Hare Krishna from a CD or video while you are chanting Hare Krishna. Namaste, Hare Krishna. So a devotee will never accept anything that is not cooked by devotees and offered to Krishna. After all Srimati Tulsi Devi is a pure devotee of Krishna and she is merciful and understands also if we are sincerely trying to become Krishna conscious. The only way to get to Krishna is by pleasing His pure devotees. In the four regulative principles, you have mentioned the following Everyone has plenty of time. You can only give up the lower taste by experiencing the higher taste. As Srila Prabhupada says, Non-devotee association is very harmful, I am starting to realise that with experience, it degrades or tries to degrade your Krishna Consciousness, It is like a slow venom seeping into the mind.. So we have to develop our loving relationship with Krishna and as our love for Krishna increases we will become disinterested in these temporary love affairs of the material world…. This is one of the characteristics of a madhyama [middle] devotee. Of course there is sense gratification in Krishna consciousness one gets from serving Krishna. Thank you for the teaching of the ten offenses in chanting Hare Krishna Mantra. Yes. The first thing is we have to save ourselves. So that means we have to cook for Srila Prabhupada and Krishna ourselves. Offensless chanting leads to spiritual emotions but offensless chanting is not caused by spiritual emotions. Of course chanting Hare Krishna is always good, even if you find yourself eating meat and doing all sorts of sinful activities then keep on chanting Hare Krishna. We need to make a vow to chant at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra every day. with the material world will be cleansed. Tell me something. Haridas Thakur has established that namabhasa [chanting Hare Krishna unknowingly] is so powerful that it can give liberation immediately. But Lord Shiva is inbetween, shiva-tattva. So the point is when you know about the offenses then you increase your chanting and by the power of the holy name your consciousness is purified and the offenses disappear. Why not quit meat eating completely? HARE KRISHNA. So the position of male or female is no bar in advancing in Krishna consciousness but we do have to understand that the male and female bodies are different and for the proper functioning of society those in male and female bodies do have to realize they have different roles to perform, at least on the material platform. and Srimad-Bhagavatam. So be nice to your husband and chant Hare Krishna and read Srila Prabhupada’s books and cook and offer the bhoga to Prabhupada and Krishna and then your husband… And things will get better…. You said that “For women marriage is necessary, but for men it is not.”. how my life can be simple? So can I consider Lord Narshimha equal to Krishna during chanting? Simple example of this would be a person serving in army. interested in getting married (long time back) but now I am in favor of Celibacy only. I hope to be doing 16 rounds very soon while surrending to the regulative principles. If we are not doing these things then we have to be honest with ourselves and realize we have not yet really begun the process of Krishna consciousness. But there is a quality to the chanting. So you have to just surrender to these things and follow them, even though in the beginning you may not have any desire to follow, but just force yourself to follow, and that will purify you and you will again become Krishna conscious and you will find that Srila Prabhupada, the best devotee, is right there with you in his books and is always ready to associate with you. So a devotee wants to give them a chance to associate with devotees. Sometimes you see the Deity of Krishna is made from white marble but Krishna is not white, He is still dark complexion. I never smoked but I was a big drinker before I became a devotee and honestly now I have no attraction at all to alcohol. I have started chanting Hare krishna Mahamantra 2 rounds daily on japa mala. 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