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Blasting Aparadhas

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das One often hears the question, “How to get free nama aparadhas? Nāma āparādha cannot be counteracted through some ritual or just by chanting some slokas. One needs to reform or change one’s faulty mentality…
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64 Rounds Japa & Perfection

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das After hearing that chanting 64 rounds a day gives spiritual perfection, some very sincere and well-meaning devotees begin chanting 64 rounds a day. However, they soon face problems in the form of maintaining the…
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Mixing Nama Japa & Krishna Lila

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das “The Vedic scriptures called Agamas say that it is proper to meditate on Sri Krishna’s pastimes which happened in the past because they are all eternal.” (Sri Jiva Goswamipada/ Krishna Sandarbha tika to Srimad…
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Update on Ten Offenses

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The Ten Offenses to Sri Krishna’s Holy Names (Padma Purana) satāṁ ninda-namnaḥ param aparādham vitanute, yataḥ khyātiṁ yātaṁ katham u sahate tu tad vigarhām The topmost offense (param aparadha)…
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Five Effects Nama Aparadha

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Everyone! Please be careful not to offend Sri Krishna’s most merciful and powerful, sweet, ever-present loving form as the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. In Kali-yuga, Sri Krishna Nama is our only hope—our only chance,…
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Harinama Is Not Diksha

Mahanidhi Swami Receiving the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra from a teacher is not called diksha; it is an expression of acceptance, care and compassion. According to the Veda shruti, Sri Sanatana Goswami, Sri Jiva Goswamipada and all Gaudiya…
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Gauranga Glorifies Harinama

Mahanidhi Swami When Mahaprabhu came to Benares, a local Brahmin narrated His transcendental glories to Sri Prakashananda, a famous Advaitin acharya. The Advaitin then laughed very much (bahuta hasila) and criticized Mahaprabhu: “Yes,…
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Hare Krishna Japa 16 Tips for Beginners - October 1, 2018

Mahanidhi Swami Dawn and dusk are best for japa because the air is pure and the density of distracting vibrations is less. Bathe or just wash hands, feet, face, and mouth before sitting for japa. Observe silence (besides japa) and…