Dedicated to

His Divine Grace
A.C.
Bhaktivedanta
Swami
Prabhupada
ounder-Acharya
of ISKCON
iIe in the Iast lane iIe in the Iast lane
Jet Age Jet Age
hat is
Yoga?
Process oI linking
ourselves with the
Supreme
Añöäìga-yoga
the eight divisionaI yoga system
1. Yama
ControIIing the senses
2. Niyama
FoIIowing the ruIes and reguIations
3. Äsana
Practicing the sitting postures
4. Präëäyäma
Breath controI
Añöäìga-yoga
the eight divisionaI yoga system
5. Pratyähära
ControIIing the senses from sense
enjoyment
6. Dhäraëä
Concentration
7. Dhyäna
Meditation
8. Samädhi
Trance
Näìga-yoga as mentioned in
Bhagavad-Gita
Näìga-yoga as mentioned in
Bhagavad-Gita
Go to a secIuded sacred
pIace
Lead a Iife of compIete
ceIibacy
Go to a secIuded sacred
pIace
Lead a Iife of compIete
ceIibacy
Añöäìga-yoga as mentioned in
Bhagavad-Gita
Añöäìga-yoga as mentioned in
Bhagavad-Gita
Lay kuça grass on the
ground and sit in a rigid
posture
Sit aIone in a rigid posture
which cannot be changed
Lay kuça grass on the
ground and sit in a rigid
posture
Sit aIone in a rigid posture
which cannot be changed
ow many of us
are willing to give
this yoga system a
try
?
5,000 years ago when
conditions were much
more favorabIe, rjuna
expressed his inabiIity to
practice such yoga,
saying
5,000 years ago when
conditions were much
more favorabIe, rjuna
expressed his inabiIity to
practice such yoga,
saying
For the mind is restIess,
turbuIent, obstinate and very
strong, O KåNëa, and to
subdue it, I think, is more
difficuIt than controIIing the
wind."
For the mind is restIess,
turbuIent, obstinate and very
strong, O KåNëa, and to
subdue it, I think, is more
difficuIt than controIIing the
wind."
Bhagavad-gétä 6.34
DiIIerent Yoga practices
Ior DiIIerent Yugas
@rémad-Bhägavatam (12.3.52)
kate yad dhyäyato viñëuà
tretäyäà yajato makhaiù
dväpare paricaryäyäà
kalau tad dhari-kértanät
kate yad dhyäyato viñëuà
tretäyäà yajato makhaiù
dväpare paricaryäyäà
kalau tad dhari-kértanät
Tretä-yuga
Performing Sacrifices
Tretä-yuga
Performing Sacrifices
Dväpara-yuga
Elaborate Temple Worship
Dväpara-yuga
Elaborate Temple Worship
Satya-yuga
Meditation
Satya-yuga
Meditation
KaIi-yuga KaIi-yuga
Chanting
Holy
Names of
the Lord
Chanting
Holy
Names of
the Lord
hat do the major religions say
about chanting the holy names oI
ord?
Christianity
Christ glorified the
Lord`s holy name by
saying
~Our Father who art
in Heaven, hallowed
be Thy Name.¨
uru Nanak prayed,
~In the early hours
of the morning I
meditate on the
grace of the true
Name.¨
Sikhism
Muslims
repeatedly chant
the sacred name of
od - ~Allah¨
Islam
It also
recommends repetition
of the holy names of
the Lord, in form of
mantra.
Hinduism
MN + TR
MIND
DELIVER
What is a
mantra?
Hare Krishna
Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna
Hare Hare
Hare Rama
Hare Rama
Rama Rama
Hare Hare
1apa
Scriptural
ReIerences Ior
chanting the
Holy Names oI
ord
Näräyaëa-saàhitä
Scriptural ReIerences
In the age of KaIi,
peopIe shouId simpIy
chant the HoIy Names
of the Supreme
PersonaIity of
Godhead.¨
ali-santaraëa Upaniñad
Scriptural ReIerences
hare kåñëa hare kåñëa
kåñëa kåñëa hare hare
hare räma hare räma
räma räma hare hare
iti ñoòaçakaà nämnäà
kali-kalmaña-näçanaà
nätaù parataropäyaù
sarva-vedeñu dåçyate
@rémad-Bhägavatam (12.3.51)
Scriptural ReIerences
kaler doña-nidhe räjann
asti hy eko mahän guëaù
kértanäd eva kåñëasya
mukta-saigaù paraà vrajet
@rémad-Bhagavatam (12.3.51)
Scriptural ReIerences
My dear King,
aIthough KaIi-yuga
is fuII of fauIts,
there is stiII one
good quaIity about
this age.
@rémad-Bhägavatam
(12.3.51)
Scriptural ReIerences
It is that simpIy by
chanting the Hare
KåNëa mahä-mantra,
one can become free
from materiaI
bondage.
Do`s oI Chanting
hant the païca-tattva
mantra before starting to
chant the are Krishna
mahä-mantra
hant the païca-tattva
mantra before starting to
chant the are Krishna
mahä-mantra
Do's for chanting the mahä-
mantra

çré-kåñëa-caitanya
prabhu-nityänanda
çré-advaita gadädhara
çréväsädi-gaura-bhakta-
vånda
çré-kåñëa-caitanya
prabhu-nityänanda
çré-advaita gadädhara
çréväsädi-gaura-bhakta-
vånda
païca-tattva
mantra
It is
recommended to
chant during the
earIy morning
hours
(brähma-
muhürta)
It is
recommended to
chant during the
earIy morning
hours
(brähma-
muhürta)
Do's for chanting the mahä-
mantra

It is
recommende
d to chant by
keeping
count on
mala
It is
recommende
d to chant by
keeping
count on
mala
Do's for chanting the mahä-
mantra

Create the
right environment
Create the
right environment
&se a straight backed comfortable
chair or sit on a mat in padmasana
&se a straight backed comfortable
chair or sit on a mat in padmasana
Lower or switch off the lights Lower or switch off the lights
&se incense if you wish &se incense if you wish
Take the phone off the hook.
Switch off the mobile phone.
dopt the correct posture dopt the correct posture
Back straight, head up. Back straight, head up.
Relaxed Relaxed
Sit for few moments, breathe
gently & slowly.
Sit for few moments, breathe
gently & slowly.
Eyes closed, looking
straight ahead.
Eyes closed, looking
straight ahead.
Procedure for meditation Procedure for meditation
Keep hearing the mantra & let your
entire consciousness be absorbed in
the transcendental sound
Keep hearing the mantra & let your
entire consciousness be absorbed in
the transcendental sound
Do not try to force other
thoughts away by concentration.
Do not try to force other
thoughts away by concentration.
Do not try to visualize anything
÷ just listen the sound vibration.
Do not try to visualize anything
÷ just listen the sound vibration.
Ìf mind begins to wander, calmly
redirect it back to the mantra
Ìf mind begins to wander, calmly
redirect it back to the mantra
Ìf you become aware that your
attention has wandered, redirect
it to the mantra.
Ìf you become aware that your
attention has wandered, redirect
it to the mantra.
Keep repeating quietly & patiently.
After chanting, sit for a
while ÷ relax.
After chanting, sit for a
while ÷ relax.
Tricks of the mind Tricks of the mind
Your mind may be
distracted by uninvited
thoughts.
Your mind may be
distracted by uninvited
thoughts.
Mind wiII wander. It is
compIeteIy naturaI &
expected. Be patient.
Mind wiII wander. It is
compIeteIy naturaI &
expected. Be patient.
Am Ì doing
everything right.
Am Ì experiencing
what Ì are supposed
to experience.
Am Ì experiencing
what Ì are supposed
to experience.
There must be more
to mediation
& concentration.
After all how it can be
so simple.
This meditation
is not going to work for
Me. My mind is
too agitated.
Stop wondering &
concentrate only on the
sound vibration.
The fact that you are
thinking other things
during meditation is influencing
both the experience & effectiveness
of your mediation.
The fact that you are
thinking other things
during meditation is influencing
both the experience & effectiveness
of your mediation.
ou are meant to chant & hear,
with all attention;
not thinking about how
you are progressing.
ou are meant to chant & hear,
with all attention;
not thinking about how
you are progressing.
This meditation is incredibly
simple to perform.
This meditation is incredibly
simple to perform.
Ìronically, the principle
problem you will experience
is just accepting how
very simple it really is.
Don`ts oI Chanting
One shouId not chant
onIy a portion of the
mahä-mantra
One shouId not chant
onIy a portion of the
mahä-mantra
Don'ts for chanting the mahä-
mantra

One shouId
not chant on
the Krishna
bead of the
japa mäIä
One shouId
not chant on
the Krishna
bead of the
japa mäIä
Don'ts for chanting the mahä-
mantra

One shouId not
chant whiIe
reading a book,
or newspaper,
or watching TV
etc.
One shouId not
chant whiIe
reading a book,
or newspaper,
or watching TV
etc.
Don'ts for chanting the mahä-
mantra

eneIits oI Chanting eneIits oI Chanting
reedom Irom the
reactions oI sin
reedom
from anxiety
& stress
reedom
from anxiety
& stress
!eace of mind
!eace of
mind
!eace of
mind
Real
appiness
Real
appiness
hat people say about
chanting
Hare Krishna
?
verything
started happening
Ior me when I
began chanting
Hare Krishna.¨
Jean Claude
Youngest Director
oI 3M Inc. - rance
Chanting Hare
Krishna has
made a
tremendous
impact in my
liIe.¨
Albert rush
ord
Owner - ord Motors
I've been chanting
Hare Krishna Ior
many years, and
I've never Iound
anything more
pleasurable.
N.D. Desai
eading Indian
Industrialist
(Apar imited, G Apar
ighting, CMA Tubes,
Apar InIotech)
hanting Hare
Krishna has helped
me Iace all the ups
and downs in my
liIe with a great
conIidence and
peace oI mind.¨
Hrishikesh
MaIatlal
CO - MaIatlal
abrics
y starting to
chant Hare Krishna,
I Ielt tremendous
happiness.¨
Vicki Overton
leading uropean Model
Marco errini
Italy`s top Iurniture
designer
Chanting
makes me Ieel
close to God.¨
Mahä-
mantra
significantly
reduces
stress &
depression.¨
David Wolf
Researcher for
studying the
effects of
chanting are
Krishna Mahä-
mantra.
hen I`m
nervous I Iind
chanting very
calming. I don`t
get shaken up
at little things.¨
Mrs. Sally
Merchandiser
Chanting
Hare Krishna
has brought me
great peace.¨
Ramesh al
Toronto Health
Spa proprietor
·ov .vn vì.o .nvnì
are Krishna are Krishna
Krishna Krishna are are
are Rama are Rama
Rama Rama are are
vnv ìc nv¡¡,

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