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Why Chant Hare Krishna?

Mahanidhi Swami Why do we chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra? What are the results and benefits it gives? Anyone anywhere in world who sincerely chants Hare Krishna will clearly know and directly feel, understand and experience his/her…
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Vishnu & Shiva: One & Different part two

Mahanidhi Swami Oneness & Difference: Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva Milk & Yogurt Analogy In Brahma-samhita (5.45), Lord Brahma prays: ksiram yatha dadhi vikare-visesa yogat sanjayate na hi tatah prthag asti hetoh yah…
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Vishnu & Shiva: One & Different part one

Mahanidhi Swami Shiva-tattva or the identity, function and position of Lord Shiva is the one of the most difficult spiritual truths to comprehend. Confusion arises from the fact that Lord Shiva has different forms and abodes that…
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Light on Nama Abhasa

Mahanidhi Swami What is the meaning of nama-abhasa chanting of Krishna’s Holy Name? Is nama-abhasa a stage of japa in sadhana bhakti? Are devotees chanting nama-abhasa? This subject is not very clearly understood by many devotees.…
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Why No Tears?

Mahanidhi Swami Devotees often feel frustrated and hopeless with their chanting of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra. In humble sadness, they confess, “My heart must be hard as steel because when I chant Hare Krishna, I never cry nor does…
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Japa & Ego

Mahanidhi Swami While discussing japa, Sri Sanatana Goswami does not distinguish between harinama japa and diksha mantra japa. For both he gives the following important rules which all devotees should follow. First of all, he defines…
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Chakra Japa Revealed

Mahanidhi Swami In Bhagavad-gita, Sri Krishna describes the “third eye” or Ajna Chakra Meditation Method. In verses (5.27 & 8.10) Sri Krishna says, “A sadhaka should fix his vision and attention on the point between the…
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The Japa Cave part three

Mahanidhi Swami Create a Japa Cave Having described the three salient features of a cave (darkness, solitude, silence), we will now explain how to make one. To obtain the positive effects of the Goswamis’ japa caves, we must try…
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The Japa Cave-part two

Mahanidhi Swami How do solitude, silence and darkness bring success in Nama japa? The Japa Space Solitude Two bangles make noise, one makes none. One chanter alone is quiet, affording a chance for concentration. But two chanters…
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The Japa Cave part one

Mahanidhi Swami Every day, we spend time chanting japa of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra. But why don’t we feel anything from our japa—no experiences, no emotions and no revelations? What to speak of tears, trembling and darshana of Krishna? We…