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Kirtana, Japa and Rules

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Devotees often say, “There are no hard and fast rules in chanting Hare Krishna.” Thus anything goes in the name of nama-japa: chanting on tulsi beads a fixed number of rounds of the maha-mantra, Hare Krishna Hare…
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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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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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SIX TIPS FOR GOOD JAPA (FROM HARINAMA CINTAMANI : BHAKTIVINODA THAKURA; AOC—ART OF CHANTING HARE KRSNA)

By: Mahanidhi Swami I. SAMBANDHA JNANA (Chant japa with knowledge) To properly chant japa, you must have the basic knowledge of the material world; God; the living entity (jiva), and their relationship. In brief, sambandha jnana means knowing,…
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16 Japa Tips

By: Mahanidhi Swami 1. Dawn and dusk are best for japa because the air is pure and the density of distracting vibrations is less. 2. Bathe or just wash hands, feet, face, and mouth before sitting for japa. 3. Observe silence (besides…