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As we make our way on the journey of Japa, we sometimes forget about listening to the Holy names - our mind becomes louder and we tend to listen to that. By persistent effort we can bring ourselves back to the sound and continue to make progress. The importance of hearing the Holy names cannot be overstated. Hearing is the first process in devotional service and the most important....so keep trying to hear the Holy names beginning with the next mantra you chant and then the next. Persistence pays off and we will soon be absorbed in the Lord's spiritual energy.

I hope your Japa is going well this week and that you can continue to hear the Holy names.







This Is Called Attentive Chanting




We should not minimize the hearing. What are we hearing? Krsna’s name. Hearing oneself calling on Krsna’s name is really not different from addressing Krsna. It should not be that we are repeating the name dully, or unconsciously. So let your consciousness be that you think of calling on Krsna’s name while you actually recite that name. This is called attentive chanting.

From Japa Reform Notebook by SDG




-- In this material world the conditioned soul is very much distracted from his original all-knowing, all-blissful nature as Krishna's eternal servant because he is carried away by the so-called taste of material sense gratification. This artificial taste is encouraged and exploited by the materialistic propaganda mongers who make a handsome profit by misguiding the people in general promoting cigarettes, liquor, prostitution, meat eating, etc. The foolish sense enjoyer tries to become happy by squeezing as much pleasure as possible out of these things, but because there is no factual pleasure in sense gratification, the poor soul is ultimately left in a state of frustration and bewilderment. If, however, he will reconnect with his original transcendental nature diving deep into his eternal identity as the servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he will taste a pleasure that is unlimitedly sublime and will go on increasing forever.

Chant:Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare HareHare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare

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