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SLEEP AT 10 UP AT 4 FOR DEATH NO MORE

Mahanidhi Swami We present this essay, based on scientific research, to help aspiring devotees recognize THE NEED TO TAKE REST EARLY each night (latest by 10 p.m.), and to rise by 4 a.m. each morning in order to chant the Hare Krishna Mahamantra…
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Simple Vaishakha Vrata 2018 April

Mahanidhi Swami Many Puranas and Hari Bhakti Vilasa by Sri Sanatana Goswami describe the fantastic benefits and blessings accrued by observing the Vaishakha Month Vrata (April 1-30, 2018). It’s said among sadhus: “In material life more…
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Sadhakas Must Study Sandarbhas

Mahanidhi Swami By quoting mostly Srimad Bhagavatam, Sri Jiva Goswamipada wrote six essential books known as the Sandarbhas, which everyone must study and know to attain success in bhakti sadhana. As philosophical treatises, the Sandarbhas…
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Kama Gayatri: Meaning & Method

Mahanidhi Swami Cupid, the material Kamadeva, is the god of love, desire and attraction who turns the minds and churns the hearts of all men and women with lust and attachment. Besides Cupid, there is the original God of pure unadulterated…
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Is Our Bhakti Pure?

Mahanidhi Swami In Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu (1.1.11), Sri Rupa Goswamipada gives the clearest, most perfect definition of suddha-bhakti or pure devotional, loving expression toward Bhagavan Sri Krishna. This verse is so crucial and important…
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Queen Rukmini Teaches How to be Determined

Mahanidhi Swami Before marrying Bhagavan Sri Krishna, the exceptionally elegant and stunningly beautiful Princess Sri Rukminiji sent a love letter to Sri Krishna expressing her desire for His hand in marriage. Sri Rukmini beseeched, “O…
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Krishna Bhakti Includes Eating, Sleeping, Working & More - October 6, 2018

Mahanidhi Swami In Sri Gita, Sri Krishna describes devotees who are not yet niskincana pure devotees fully engaged in hearing and chanting about Sri Krishna. They are one class of bhaktas who can also please Sri Krishna by practicing bhakti…
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Bhakti Perfection: You Must Do Four October 18, 2018

Mahanidhi Swami Our Gaudiya Vaisnava sastras conclude that if you want to relish the unlimited waves of bliss derived from humbly serving Sri Krishna’s intimate amorous pastimes with the gopis of Vrajabhumi, then you must: 1) Humbly, attentively,…
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Doing Sadhana: Me or Krishna?

Mahanidhi Swami Who is performing our daily sadhana of chanting Hare Krishna japa, dhyana, Thakuraji puja, and other sevas? Is it me, or is Krishna Himself actually doing everything? It’s Krishna Himself who is permitting and empowering…
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PURUSOTTAMA MONTH VRATA (ADHIKA MAS) 2018 16TH MAY—13TH JUNE

Mahanidhi Swami INTRODUCTION TO PURUSOTTAMA MONTH: Purusottama month or adhika masa (extra month) is also called mala masa, which means the dirty or useless month. In India, the sadhus, sadhakas and pious people of all sampradayas undertake…