No Taste for Chanting
ASK BVKS | November 10, 2011 |
I have been practicing for several years but when recently asked by another young devotee regarding when one gets the taste for chanting I had to frankly admit that I hadn't got it yet. I can understand that it is due to offences and inattentive chanting. If it is not too impertinent to ask, may I request you to share your personal experience about chanting. I have heard from your lectures that you were chanting 16 rounds from the day you joined. Of course it depends on the devotee's level of sincerity and one cannot put a timeline on when one gets a taste from chanting and consequently other things such as waking up early, but hearing from you will definitely inspire those of us who are struggling.
February 27, 2011 |
Question: My question is, why in the material world is things so disgusting like sex life so attractive? Why does sex life start of so sweet but end bitter, and why is it so hard to get out of? In essence my question is about me being attached to masturbation. Part of that might be because I am not feeling ecstasy in Krishna consciousness or I am not losing the lower taste and acquiring the higher taste. Please tell me with your mercy how to gain the higher taste and lose such dirty habits such as masturbation. How to be ecstatic in Krishna Consciousness?
November 28, 2012 |
Question: On www.harekrishnalinks.com, I came across one article "Why to Chant Nityananda Gauranga?" (http://nitaaiveda.com/Nityananda_Gauranga_Naam/Why_to_chant_Nityananda_Gauranga.htm) Kindly tell us about the authenticity and accuracy of chanting another mantra other than Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare!
November 7, 2011 |
Question: Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's words regarding the sannyasa ashram are very cutting and pointed. They leave no room for doubt that such conduct may not be tolerated. But we live in an age where association with women cannot be avoided (even for sannyasis). How should a sannyasi handle women association especially in an organization like ISKCON? Has Prabhupada given any instructions on… Expand>
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's words regarding the sannyasa ashram are very cutting and pointed. They leave no room for doubt that such conduct may not be tolerated. But we live in an age where association with women cannot be avoided (even for sannyasis). How should a sannyasi handle women association especially in an organization like ISKCON? Has Prabhupada given any instructions on this matter?
This question has been answered by His Grace Gokulacandra Prabhu, a senior disciple of His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Maharaj upon Maharaj's request.
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