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The Power of Mantra Meditation

BASED ON THE TEACHINGS OF HIS DIVINE GRACE
A.C.BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA
Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

 


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John Lennon and George Harrison


 

Words from George Harrison

 


WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
ABOUT MANTRA MEDITATION:

"It is as necessary to a life of growth as regular brushing is to dental hygiene."

Dr. John Heider, Psychologist
from
The Journal of Humanistic Psychology


"The ability to handle stress increases with the practice of meditation. In a culture like ours in which inner, spiritual growth is totally neglected in favor of materialistic pursuits, we might have something to learn from the Hare Krishna devotees' meditational practices."

Daniel Goleman, Ph.D.
Associate Editor
Psychology Today
Author The Varieties of Meditational Experiences

 


 

DEDICATION

 


 

CONTENTS

 

PREFACE  

The Search for Happiness

The basic problem in our search for happiness is that our sources of pleasure are all limited. Chant and Be Happy provides information about how we can expand our pleasure beyond our present limitations.
   
INTRODUCTION  

On Chanting

Brought to the west in 1965 by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, "Hare Krsna" quickly became a household word.
   
CHAPTER 1  

The Hare Krsna mantra: "There's Nothing Higher..."

A 1982 interview with George Harrison
   
CHAPTER 2  


Chanting for Liberation

A Conversation with Srila Prabupada and John Lennon, Yoko Ono and George Harrison
   
CHAPTER 3  


Srila Prabhupada Brings the Hare Krsna
Mantra to the west

Accounts and excerpts from Srila Prabhupada-lilamrita about this great sage's early days and his drive to spread the science of Mantra Meditation here in the west
   
CHAPTER 4  

Chanting for Higher Consciousness: A Cultural History

"The power of sound to effect changes in consciousness has long been recognized."
   
CHAPTER 5  

The Life of Sri Caitanya

Five hundred years before Ghandi, Sri Caitanya swept aside the stifling restrictions of the hereditary caste system and made it possible for people from any station of life to achieve the highest platform of spiritual enlightenment
   
CHAPTER 6  


Haridasa Thakura and the Prostitute

In the fifteenth century, the sage Haridasa Thakura demonstrated through practical example the benefits of Mantra Meditation
   
CHAPTER 7  


The Science of Mantra Mediation

Excerpts from the writings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on the science of Mantra Meditation
   
CHAPTER 8  


The Benefits of Chanting

From peace of mind to the ultimate benefit - love of God, this chapter brings to light the many benefits of Mantra Meditation
   
CHAPTER 9  

Techniques for Chanting

"There are no hard-and-fast rules for chanting Hare Krsna. The most wonderful thing about Mantra Meditation is that one may chant anywhere and at any time."

 


 

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