Chanting Hare Krishna: The Art Of Mystic Meditation, Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga.
Compiled from the teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
Chanting Hare Krishna offers selections from Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations, and letters, giving practical guidance and instructions on chanting Hare Krishna, from the most basic understanding of the maha-mantra, progressively on through kirtana, japa meditation, initiation, sankirtana, and ultimately to the perfection of chanting - ecstatic love of God.
*Introduction of Maha-mantra.
*Initiation and the Ten Offenses.
*The Glories of Namacarya Haridasa Thakura.
*The Perfection of Chanting.
*Chanting at the Time of Death.
Soft cover, 229 pages.
Reviews of Chanting Hare Krishna
"Chanting Hare Krishna is giving us the most valuable gift one can imagine: A glimpse into the heart of Srila Prabhupada's realizations about the Holy Names. By tastefully arranging a vast variety of quotes the publishers have taken us on a journey into the heart of chanting and given
us nourishment, and important spiritual impetuses to move forward in applying the yuga-dharma of the age: just chant Hare Krsna. I highly recommend it for everyone who is chanting and not yet chanting. May the whole world blossom in ecstasy like a lotus flower as the chanting
of the Holy Names of Krsna awakens in the heart and leads the chanters to the deepest realization in Krsna consciousness. I and my team will utilize this wonderful book on
our japa retreats as much as possible."--Sacinandana Swami
"I have just read the book, Chanting Hare Krishna, I LOVE it! It is most excellent, brimming with inspiring quotes from Srila Prabhupada. I know this book will be very enlivening and enlightening for the inmates we write to also. It will give them the inspiration they need to start chanting or, if they are already chanting, to improve their chanting. I have already sent your first draft to some inmates and they have responded very enthusiastically. Thank you for this inspired book!"--Bhakti-lata dasi, ISKCON Prison Ministry
"Over the past three years I have had the good fortune of helping to facilitate japa retreats. I was often looking on the Veda base for certain things that Srila Prabhupada said about chanting. I was keeping quotes in a word file. So having this book come out, was a wonderful treat. It is really well organized and very user friendly. It is light enough to carry around and will be a great resource for future japa retreats. I thank the compilers of this book for making this available."-- Archanasiddhi Dasi
"I have not yet finished reading Chanting Hare Krishna, but from what I have read, it is a much needed medicine to help cure the ills of today. It is well organized and very easy to read. It helped me to remember Srila Prabhupada and how he gave his life to propagate the glories of chanting Hare Krishna for the benefit of the whole world. Thank you so much, we really need it."-- Pyari Mohan dasa
"Chanting Hare Krishna is a wonderful source of inspiration and strength. In the modern times, the chanting of the Holy Names is certainly the most important practice for any spiritual aspirant. These important instructions of Srila Prabhupada, nicely arranged for easy access, are a welcome resource, both for the beginner and the veteran chanter."-- Bada Hari dasa
"It's a wonderful book that has managed to remind us once again how fortunate we are having the Mahamantra in our lives. Having such a well composed and organized literary companion about the Mahamantra is invaluable."--Havi dasa
"What I especially enjoy and value about this concise collection of Srila Prabhupada's statements about chanting is the fact that it is compact and easy to read. If you want to get right to the essence of pure chanting of the holy names this is the book. I've already begun distributing them to members of our congregation."-- Dharmasetu dasa
"Your compilation is nicely done....lots of nectar....very helpful for us to pull quotes for japa and kirtan workshops. Thank you for doing the service."-- Kosarupa dasi
"This is a wonderful and well-organized compilation of Srila Prabhupada's quotes on one of his favorite topics--the chanting of Krishna's holy names. Thank you so much. It is a book sure to benefit all who read it."-- Braja Bihari dasa
"The title is great. Just by reading it, people are vibrating Hare Krishna. What most impressed me about the book is that the selection of quotes is not based on self-opinionated intention. Prabhupada is being presented transparently As It Is. This book is not a dry presentation of Prabhupada's teachings; you get to feel his presence, his personality- and that's so enlivening.
I look forward to seeing the book on sale both for my own benefit and the benefit of my friends and counselees." --Srimati Devi Dasi
"I would also like to thank you for the book you sent to me, On Chanting Hare Krishna. I am currently reading and enjoying it, but already it has had a profound effect upon me. The teachings of Srila Prabhupada on chanting I have read in many places, but for some reason, after reflecting on his most basic instruction, "When you say Hare Krishna, you try to hear the very sound, Hare Krishna." That's all. Nothing more," something changed. Practicing this while I chanted, I completely lost myself in the transcendental sounds. There was no prison, no people, no anything except Lord Krishna and myself. Afterwards, I was so at peace. Everything around me had become perfect, lending itself only to creating that very moment in time. It was absolutely amazing, and my morning and afternoon chanting has become...I don't even know how to describe it. This has helped me tremendously. Many of my struggles have lessened considerably, or completely dissappeared, and a new peace has settled in my heart. He is truly amazing!"
--Joseph Powell, Galesburg, IL (ISKCON Prison Ministry member)