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A Few Words on Vidhi and Raga

Mahanidhi Swami There are two distinct paths of sadhana bhakti: vidhi-marga and raga-marga, the paths of rules and passionate drive. Externally both observe the same practices i.e. hearing, chanting, remembering and worshiping Sri Krishna.…
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Five Essential Teachings

Mahanidhi Swami We humbly request our readers to read these teachings slowly, think deeply about each one, and pray to Sri Krishna for the energy and vision to implement them in your life. If we neglect the present, waiting for…
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Evaporating Enthusiasm

Mahanidhi Swami In his book of life nourishing teachings, Srila Rupa Goswamipada describes six actions which diminish and ultimately destroy loving sentiments for God (bhaktir vinashyati). And in the absence of love and devotion how can…
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Enthusiasm—Go on! Stick to it!

Mahanidhi Swami Sometimes one feels disappointed with his progress and experience in bhakti sadhana. And as a result, he loses his enthusiasm for serving Sri Hari, Guru and the Vaisnavas. What began as a devotional expression may turn into…
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Begin Bhakti With Reading or Chanting? Part two

Mahanidhi Swami HEAR THEN PREACH: Srila Prabhupada: “The first principle of practicing bhakti-yoga is hearing. And as you become experienced in hearing, then you become a preacher—Kirtanam.” (700312BG.LA) “Only one…
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Begin Bhakti With Reading or Chanting? Part one

Mahanidhi Swami Many newcomers to Krishna consciousness are confused. “Should I start my spiritual life by reading books like Gita and Bhagavata and hearing from learned devotees? Or should I chant japa of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra?” The…
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A Devotee Never Loses

Mahanidhi Swami Sri Krishna concludes His teaching on dhyana-yoga, which means, “divine communion through self-control and meditation”, by saying that the bhakti-yogi or Krishna bhakta is the yuktatamo yogi, the greatest yogi. (Gita 6.47) Before…
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Take the Bhakti Test!

Mahanidhi Madana Gopala Dasa Want to know what kind of a devotee you are? Curious to know your level of advancement in bhakti bhajana? Simple, just take the amazing test below. In this exam, you grade your SELF and Krishna is the monitor! Good…