When is the Time for Spiritual Life

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By Pujya Swami Chidananda Saraswati

So frequently in life we think, “Just one more year” and then I will simplify my life, minimizing luxuries. “Just one more year” and I will cut back on my time at the office to spend more time in spiritual pursuits. “Just one more year” and I will dedicate more time to ...

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What is Prayer..

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By Sri Chinmayananda

Most of us are inspired to pray only at the time of emotional upheaval, when failure, success, or deep fears overwhelm us.  At those times in our lives, something is stirred up in man’s heart; Faith in a greater being or power, is born and prayer follows.  Prayer is thus the deepest impulse of the ...

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What is ‘Mantra’


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By Chamunda Swami

The word ‘Mantra’ is a Sanskrit word, made up of two root words. Man means ‘mind’ or thinking, tra means ‘to release or to free’.  Therefore the meaning of mantra is to free the mind and thinking from the material sphere of consciousness, thus transcending the physical world.

A mantra is composed of sacred sound vibrations ...

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Pure love of devotee

 

 

There was a great devotee (bhakta) of Lord Sri Krishna in Nathdwaar in Rajasthan.  He had a murthy of Krishna at home, who he would worship everyday with a lot of devotion.  He would go to the market everyday, bring a garland for his Lord and offered it to Him with humility and love, without any expectation in return.  This he did ...

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How to attain Krishna

 

Start by holding Krishna’s hand and bathing Him by pouring water over Him. Picture the water falling on all parts of His body and running down. All the while, call out to Him, ‘Krishna, Krishna!’ and visualize His divine form. Imagine doing ‘abhisheka’ (ceremonial bath) with Kamadhenu’s milk, honey, ghee, sandal paste (chandana) and rose water, one after the ...

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Place of Worship

By Swami Tejomayananda

 

Many of us say if God is all-pervading, why do we need temples, churches or any place for worship.  The need is based on the individual.  If you can calculate mathematical formulae mentally, then you have no need of a calculator, pencil or paper.  In the same way, if a person can walk on his own ...

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Sincere Prayers

GOPASTAMI AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE

Gopastami occurs on the eighth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Kartika. On this day lord Sri Krishna became a qualified cowherd. Before this day, he was a keeper of the calves.  Krishna one day decided that he would take care of the cows and He was just 6 years old.  Nand Baba and Yashodha Maiya were ...

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