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What is Bhuta Shuddhi?

By Mahanidhi Swami In an earlier article, we mentioned the practice of “identity purification”. This practice helps one transcend his material false ego and false self-identification by understanding and realizing his eternal spiritual…
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The Vishnu Shiva Aparadha

By Mahanidhi Swami One must have a clear conception of nama-tattva to chant the Holy Names of Bhagavan Sri Krishna without offense, and thereby attain the desired result of Krishna prema. The Padma Purana lists ten offenses to avoid in…
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Secrecy and the Mystic Mantra Science

By Mahanidhi Swami Mantras give birth to sadhakas. Mantras sustain the lives of sadhakas, and mantras award spiritual perfection to sadhakas by giving darshana of their cherished ishta-devatas, Radha Govinda Yugala. In this article we will…
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Perfection at Your Fingertips

By Mahanidhi Swami Each and every Holy Name of Bhagavan Sri Krishna is all powerful, all beautiful, all merciful and all beneficial. Tremendous blessings and benefits will come to anyone who chants, regardless of time, place, method…
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OM MY GOD! Part two

By Mahanidhi Swami The divine syllable OM has nothing to do with an impersonal conception. The following verses from Gopala-tapani Upanisad clearly establish that OM means the Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna. "The sound vibration…
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OM MY GOD! Part one

By Mahanidhi Swami The chanting of the spiritual mantra OM, the primordial vibration of transcendence, Divinity in sound, is probably one of most popular chanting mantras in the world. Before coming to Krishna consciousness many devotees…
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Mantra Siddhi

By Mahanidhi Swami This is the last article in our series of articles on Sri Guru and Mantra Tattva, offered in glorification of Srila Vyasadeva and all divine preceptors on the most auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima. Here we will…
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How to Chant Mantras? - part two

By Mahanidhi Swami Now we will discuss physical posture and its effect on chanting success. Yoga mantra sastras recommend that one should sit perfectly still (no shaking the head or pacing back and forth) with a straight back, because an…
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How to Chant Mantras? - Part three

By Mahanidhi Swami Determination, sincerity and devotion in mantra chanting will definitely bring perfection. Iskcon’s Deity worship manual also encourages correct posture along with manasika or silent japa chanting: "Japa refers to…

How to Chant Mantras- part one

By Mahanidhi Swami In the Bhagavad-gita Krishna says that among sacrifices He is japa yajna, the sacrifice of chanting japa. The Agni Purana defines japa thus: “The syllable “ja” destroys the cycle of birth and death, and the syllable…