Topic: Sādhana

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Kīrtana is Not Simply Music!

Are all kīrtanas the same or are there gradations? In "Kīrtana is Not Simply Music!" Mañjarī Devī Dāsī, a professional musician, explores this point and explains the emotional impact that mundane music has on us, as compared to the transcendental nature of the Holy Name.

By |October 21, 2022|Tags: |

“Can I Dovetail It?”

In 'Can I Dovetail It?' Kalki Dāsa explores the common notion amongst devotees of 'dovetailing' - using everything in Kṛṣṇa's service, and asks "Are such things really pure devotion, or are we simply attached to fulfilling our desires and using Kṛṣṇa as an excuse?"

By |October 7, 2022|Tags: |

Hari-kathā in Puruṣottama-kṣetra

In 'Hari-kathā in Puruṣottama-kṣetra' Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura speaks in Jagannātha Purī about the necessity for hari-kātha (topics of Kṛṣṇa) and the constant chanting of the Lord's Name. He also explains what is actual kīrtana and what is not. This article was first published in The Gauḍīya, Volume 14, issue 37, and translated from Bengali by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.

By |July 8, 2022|Tags: , |

Conquering Anarthas

In 'Conquering Anarthas' Dhīra Lalitā Dāsī answers the question 'what are anarthas and how do we rid ourselves of them?'. This article explains the nature of anarthas, the erratic mind, and how to remove unwanted desires from the heart.

By |May 27, 2022|Tags: |

Vaiṣṇava Nindā

In Vaiṣṇava Nindā (Offences to Devotees) which was first printed in the May-July issues of the 5th Volume of Sajjana-toṣaṇī in 1893, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the different categories of jīvas and Vaiṣṇavas and explains the dangers of committing offences to them. This Bengali article was translated into English by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.

By |July 7, 2013|Tags: , |
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