Srila Prabhupada re Chanting of the Holy Name Is the Supreme Form of Yoga

Subject: Srila Prabhupada re Chanting of the Holy Name Is the Supreme Form of Yoga
 

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In this Age, Chanting of the Holy Name Is the Supreme Form of Yoga The chanting of the maha−mantra is the most practical form of yoga in the present age: The breathing exercises and meditational practices of yoga are very difficult in this age. They were difficult even five thousand years ago, or else Arjuna would not have rejected the proposal of Krsna. This age of Kali is called a fallen age. At the present moment, people in general are short−living and very slow in understanding self−realization, or spiritual life.

They are mostly unfortunate, and as such, if someone is a little bit interested in self−realization, he is misguided by so many frauds. The only actual way to realization of the perfect stage of yoga is to follow the principles of the Bhagavad−gita as they were practiced by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. This is the simplest and highest perfection of yoga practice.

Lord Caitanya practically demonstrated Krsna consciousness yoga simply by chanting the holy names of Krsna, as they are mentioned in the Vedanta, the Srimad−Bhagavatam, and many important Puranas. The largest number of Indians follow this yoga practice, and in the United States and other countries also it is gradually growing in many cities. It is very easy and practical for this age, especially for those who are serious about success in yoga.

No other process can be successful in this age. The meditational process in right earnest was possible in the Golden Age, Satya−yuga, because the people at that time lived for a hundred thousand years on the average. In the present age, however, if you want success in practical yoga, take to the chanting of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, and feel for yourself how you are making progress.

¯The Science of Self−Realization

 

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