Haridasa Thakur: Namacarya

Namacarya isa compound of two Sanskrit nouns. Nama is used in connection with the holy name of the Lord, Sri Krsna, and acarya means one who teaches by example. So one who is considered the spiritual master of the holy name of Krsna is called namacarya. Lord Caitanya, the Supreme Godhead, awarded this title to one of His intimate disciples, HaridasaContinue reading “Haridasa Thakur: Namacarya”

Saragrahi Vaisnava by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

LyricsAlas for those who spend their daysIn festive mirth and joy.The dazzling, deadly, liquid formsTheir hearts fore’er employ.The shining bottles charm their eyesAnd draw their heart’s embrace;The slaves of wine can never riseFrom what we call disgrace.Was man intended to beA brute in work and heart?Should man, the Lord of all around,From common sense depart?Man’sContinue reading “Saragrahi Vaisnava by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura”

Incessantly accept the shelter of sri nama and pray for the mercy of sri nama

Incessantly accept the shelter of sri nama and pray for the mercy of sri nama If one can chant the holy name in the association of a pure devotee who is attached to chanting, all his offences will be dispelled and nama-tattva will quickly manifest in his heart. Our prayer at the lotus feet ofContinue reading “Incessantly accept the shelter of sri nama and pray for the mercy of sri nama”

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