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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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THREE Best Times to Chant Hare Krishna Japa

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Because they are the ideal periods for meditation and divine absorption, the three best times to chant Hare Krishna nama japa are: 1) Early Morning: 3 AM to 6 AM 2) Half Hour Before Sunrise: New Delhi today appx.…
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Japa Fingers Confusion

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Confusion has arisen regarding which fingers to use while chanting Hare Krishna Nama or Diksa Mantras. The clear truth is found in Hari Bhakti Vilasa as follows: Siva Agama: andmamadhyamakramya japam kuryyattu…
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Krishna Nama Gives All

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Just before my merciful mentor left this world to enter Sri Radha’s eternal seva, we discussed the merits of different bhakti sadhana practices. Throughout that most wonderful and unforgettable Harikatha, he repeatedly…
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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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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…
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Kirtana, Japa and Rules

Mahanidhi Swami   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…