Let repetition be a re-petition

Chanting mantras is a standard religious practice based on the philosophical understanding that sacred sound is packed…

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Prayerfulness is not the replacer of prayer, but its reinforcer
Feb11

Prayerfulness is not the replacer of prayer, but its reinforcer

Some people say, “Prayer is a state of being – it’s not something that you do; it’s something that you are.” Actually, this…

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Choose to act your way to feelings, not feel your way to actions
Oct30

Choose to act your way to feelings, not feel your way to actions

“Acting our way to feelings” means choosing conscientiously to act based on our intelligence, even when our feelings don’t…

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Don’t hide the devotion in the heart; hide the heart in the devotion
Sep03

Don’t hide the devotion in the heart; hide the heart in the devotion

As we live in largely materialistic society, we may sometimes hide our devotion to avoid any unnecessary conflicts with…

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The essence of empowerment is not disappearance of obstacles, but persistence amidst obstacles
Jun18

The essence of empowerment is not disappearance of obstacles, but persistence amidst obstacles

“Krishna empowers his devotees to do wonderful things.” This statement is frequently heard in devotional circles....

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The supposition that we have spontaneous devotion sentences us to sporadic devotion
Jun09

The supposition that we have spontaneous devotion sentences us to sporadic devotion

Some people ask, “What is the use of chanting Krishna’s holy names mechanically, keeping track of the count on beads? True…

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