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All you need to do is surrender to Lord Krishna and ask HIM for direction. Obviously for one to do that one has to obey every law of the land one lives in and align his thoughts, words and actions in line with The Absolute Truth and in time one finds what one has set out to find. Sincerity and Dedication to the cause is a must. Hare Krishna!
» Posted By Sanat Attavar On November 10, 2014 @ 4:03 am
Hare Krishna Prabhu
Thank you for your reply.
I sincerely don’t intend to ignore anyone, my only need and continous effort is to chant and remember GOD at every moment of my life. My understanding is if you pray to Sri Krishna one is giving due respect to all HIS devotees. While there are many Saints who by their writing gave me a chance to understand GOD, my journey to reach upto Sri Krishna has been long and through reading various Saints. And even though i was a regular visitor to Sri Krishna Temple for years in Muscat it was only in 2010 Krishna Janmastami when a friend of mine took me to ISKCON Temple in Chennai and a young devotee urged me to read a few books which i’ve mentioned in my earlier posts did i experience GOD and now know that i need not look any further. But wouldn’t it be unfair not to credit other Saints and credit only Srila Prabhupada. If i hadn’t read and experienced i would not have proceeded further, the fact is that one thing led to the other. For one to reach the first floor one has to start at the first step but after reaching the first floor shouldn’t one thank all the steps for getting him there, instead of the last step only? Whatever i’ve said is an honest attempt to understand how to go about life correctly.
» Posted By Sanat Attavar On October 4, 2012 @ 2:04 pm
Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa
I’ve read a few books such as ‘Life comes from Life’, ‘The Laws of Nature’, ‘Beginner’s Guide to Krishna Consciousness’, ‘The Bhagavad Gita – As It Is’ – twice, ‘Bhakti Yoga’ and have been chanting 16 rounds (and more mostly) and following the 4 regulative principles and since then i’ve experienced peace / balance / clarity / understanding of life like never before.
My prayer to Lord Krishna after chanting is ‘Lord Sri Krishna, Thank you for all that YOU have given me, please forgive me for all the mistakes or sins that i may have committed knowingly or unknowingly in my life, please help me not to commit any mistakes or sins knowingly or unknowingly in my life. Please take care of me and show me the right path in my life. Give me the strength, the courage and the guidance to follow the path YOU have shown me. Please help me to remember YOU, seek YOU, serve YOU, surrender to YOU and worship YOU in all the moments of my life. Please Lord Sri Krishna show me the right way to worship YOU’ Thank YOU GOD.
Since doing this i feel in total control of the situation i am in, whatever it may be – good, challenging, stressful, happy etc i find myself equanimous and can’t thank Sri Krishna enough for it. Nothing gives me more happiness than chanting the Maha Mantra.
My question is since there are quite a few grave challenges i face in my family life / professional life, am i in the right track? I do my best, given the circumstances to handle whatever situation i happen to face. I personally am totally convinced that i’m in the right direction in life. I just wanted hear from you what do you have to say, is there anything else i have to do? and if there is, i will galdly do so.
» Posted By Sanat Attavar On April 30, 2012 @ 7:03 am
Dear Madhuvisa Dasa,
Hare Krishna! Is it then possible that in the same life that a person is a Sudra but he works or trains towards being a brahmana or a ksatriya or a vaisvyas?
Like one is working for a company but reads the scriptures, qualifies himself in it and starts to teach them or one buys some land and starts to farm in them does it make him a brahmana / ksatriya or a vaisvyas. I understand that being anyone of them has no consequence in one’s quest for reaching GOD but want to understand if this is how it is.
» Posted By Sanat Attavar On April 11, 2012 @ 7:48 am
Hare Krishna Martin
It is so beautiful to read about your story.
The more one reads the more one knows that Krishna Consciousness is THE ONLY WAY ahead in life.
» Posted By Sanat Attavar On December 16, 2012 @ 7:28 am
Pray you will find Part 5 and Part 6 and publish it.
Reading about Krishna, HIS devotess and their struggle makes you so complete by giving you the necessary strength to stay connected in HIS Consciousness.
» Posted By Sanat Attavar On December 16, 2012 @ 7:33 am
One of the best interviews ever, gives one such an insight into the benefits of chanting George Harrison experienced. For me personally chanting has helped a great deal in accepting life and helping me go through every instance / everyday of my life in relative peace.
“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare”
» Posted By Sanat Attavar On December 20, 2011 @ 10:38 am
Hare Krishna Dipankar
1 round is 108 times. Initially when you start it takes longer to get through one round. Like for me it took nearly 15minutes, i’ve been chanting 16 rounds for 2 odd years now and i now take 7 1/2 minutes for one round and in about 2hrs i complete 16 rounds. You don’t have to necessarily do all the 16 rounds at one go – the goal is, ultimately one should only be chanting The Lord’s name and believe me the more you do it the more you want to do it. It’s an eternal high – BLISS is the word i guess.
Follow the 4 regulatory principles strictly and start to chant. Or if you have any vices – ASK GOD to help you quit, be sincere in your request as well as your attempt to quit it. GOD helps those who help themselves. Surrender to Lord Krishna and you have NOTHING to fear or would you want ANYTHING for yourself, just to be with the LORD is what you’ll be craving for. At one point you’ll start to feel – it doesn’t matter what i am doing or where i am going – AS FAR AS I’M WITH SRI KRISHNA. The journey itself is the destination.
» Posted By Sanat Attavar On April 5, 2013 @ 10:22 am
Hare Krishna Sonika
Chanting with japa beads or by counting on your fingers allows one to remain in Krishna Consciousness for that period in time without being disturbed (108 times) and when you do that for 16 rounds (minimum or more) so the time you’ve spent chanting HIS names without interruption has increased. While chanting all the time is ideal, human mind being what it is, is better off when told to do certain number of times, for then you know that you’ve achieved a certain amount of time in HIS consciousness.
Don’t be worried of being appreciated or people seeing you as different for being Krishna Conscious. In time people will notice the changes in you and would want to be like you and may take up to Krishna Consciousness. While chanting or reading alone is good, it is better when we influence people to do the same. The benefits what we’ve experienced from being Krishna Conscious is to be shared so that people also are aware of it and enjoy it just as much as we do. Don’t be disheartened if people don’t take it up, that should not stop you from doing what you are doing.
It feels so beautiful to read of stories of how eachone gets to know Krishna.
» Posted By Sanat Attavar On December 16, 2012 @ 7:11 am
Hare Krishna Roger, i can understand your predicament when it comes to meat eating. I for one was a voracious meat eater and having lived in the middle east it only became worse. Then at the age of 41 i became Krishna Conscious and just after i became one i consciously stopped eating meat for a week and from then on i just found it in myself to get off it completely. It’s more than 2 yrs now and i’ve stayed away from it and i know it well that i’m off it for good. Yes when i meet friends and we go out for a meal etc i miss it or get tempted but the temptation is only momentary once you get your mind off it, you are fine. What i do is make a joke of it and laugh it off or say to myself and my friends ‘yeah, it was good while it lasted’. Maybe Krishna tests you, just to see your resolve but staying away from it has been far easier than thinking of being away from it and it goes without saying, this is only cos’ of Krishna’s mercy and HIS mercy is always there for people who chant HIS names regularly to remain in HIS consciousness.
» Posted By Sanat Attavar On December 16, 2012 @ 6:50 am
Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa
First you have to know what the ten offenses in regard to chanting the Hare Krishna mantra are and be very careful to avoid them.
I read the above in one of your posts, please tell me what are the ten offences.
» Posted By Sanat Attavar On June 19, 2012 @ 5:57 am
Hare Krishna Anshu
Í can understand your questions for i’ve been through the same. What i did was chant as many times as i could in the beginning which would be 3 times somedays 4 or 6. I’d chant while i drive as well. slowly in a couple of weeks i could increase the number and in 2 months i could get to 16 rounds which included the rounds i did while driving. Then I read in one of the comments that while i can chant when driving, number of rounds done while driving cannot be counted. Since a few months now i’ve been able to do 16 rounds and more leaving aside the chanting i do while driving. What i mean to say here is if you are sincere in your attempt, Lord Krishna will guide to where you intend to reach. So, as you practice deligently you will find time and will be able to do 16 rounds and more easily. When i’m in doubt and have not found satisfactory answers speaking to fellow worshippers or by reading, i ask Lord Krishna to show me the right path and believe me over time HE does show it depending on how sincere you are with the request.
» Posted By Sanat Attavar On May 9, 2012 @ 4:09 am
On Janmastami day 2010 a very good friend of mine took me to the ISKCON Temple – Chennai, INDIA and a young Hare Krishna devotee urged me to buy and read some books. I was a regular visitor to Sri Krishna Temple in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman since 1996 but sadly never had understood Sri Krishna as HE is to be understood. Thanks to the books available at ISKCON Temple i was able to understand and suddenly i found meaning to my life, till such time i lived a full life, living life the way it is to be lived which is through prayer, hard work, sincereity, committing mistakes sometimes knowingly sometimes unknowingly and enjoying every moment of it but had never understood why life is such. My reading of the Bhagavad Gita – As it is gave my life a whole new meaning and since then i’ve never felt the need for anything else, its an experience which has to be experienced not narrated, for only then will every individual understand what he is and where he has to eventually go. Thanks to everyone who at every step helped me get till here and from here on i know it is my devotion to Sri Krishna which will take me further to my ultimate destination for which i’m in a great hurry but at the same time i wish to enjoy every bit of the journey to get me there for i know bliss is as much in chanting Hare Krishna as it is in getting to HIM.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
» Posted By Sanat Attavar On February 16, 2012 @ 6:10 am