Varnashrama & Bhakti

Varnasrama and Bhakti

by His Holiness Bhakti Vikas Swami In ascertaining the relationship between varnasrama and bhakti, devotees often quote Lord Caitanya’s rejecting varnasrama as external to bhakti: “Lord Caitanya indicated that the varnasrama-dharma was simply external (eho bahya). Lord Caitanya wanted to impress upon Ramananda Raya that simply by executing the duties of varnasrama-dharma one is not…

Why to Chant HK

Why Chant Hare Krishna?

Why Chant Hare Krishna? By Jayadvaita Swami from Back to Godhead, May-June 1994 Here’s a page full of reasons. I’ll spare you the footnotes, but each reason is fully upheld by evidence from Vedic writings likeBhagavad-gita, the Upanisads, and the Puranas. Chanting Hare Krishna awakens love of God. Chanting Hare Krishna brings liberation as a side benefit along the way. When…