Parker Williams replied to Parker Williams's discussion Sharing realizations as to how we can focus on the Holy Name
"I would say that the practical realization is that we must do some practical seva which is pleasing to our Gurudeva, and that will energize our chanting and push us forward. Everything will come from this seva. 

Nothing else really seems to matter…"
May 15, 2019
Parker Williams replied to Parker Williams's discussion Sharing realizations as to how we can focus on the Holy Name
"Jaya. Yes this is part of the systematic knowledge given in the SB and elsewhere which constitutes sambandha-jnana. This knowledge helps us to transcend conditional consciousness and thus revive our original Krsna consciousness. Actually, the…"
May 15, 2019
Parker Williams replied to Parker Williams's discussion Sharing realizations as to how we can focus on the Holy Name
"Dandavats Mataji, 

PAMHO. 

This is a quote from Harinam Cintamani. Here is more of the quote for better context:

"With a happy heart, one should recollect the meaning and form of the holy name and should pray to Krishna with a heart-rending…"
May 15, 2019
Parker Williams replied to Parker Williams's discussion Sharing realizations as to how we can focus on the Holy Name
"Dear Gayatri, 

Dandavat! Yes nice point. Making it personal. Adapting (or surrendering) to the means and methods that are appropriate and meaningful to oneself, with the oversight of Sri Guru. This principle is surely included in sambandha-jnana,…"
May 15, 2019
Parker Williams replied to Parker Williams's discussion Sharing realizations as to how we can focus on the Holy Name
"Anomalously, a truly surrendered soul is a master of himself. A slave to the Lord becomes the master of himself. "One who is able to withdraw his senses from sense objects, as the tortoise draws his limbs within the shell, is to be understood as…"
May 15, 2019
Parker Williams replied to Parker Williams's discussion Sharing realizations as to how we can focus on the Holy Name
"This is a great question. How do you know Gayatri? I can think of some examples of evidence, but they are not that strong.

We do not truly know how anything actually works or, why everything is in a constant state of motion and change. Physicists…"
May 15, 2019
Parker Williams replied to Parker Williams's discussion Sharing realizations as to how we can focus on the Holy Name
"No problem Gayatri. I am happy to discuss these topics.

All of my prior post is my own words with the exception of about three paragraphs.

Sambandha-jnana means knowledge of one’s relationship with God. In other words, it means proper acquantance…"
May 15, 2019
Parker Williams replied to Parker Williams's discussion Sharing realizations as to how we can focus on the Holy Name
"Dandavats to all, 

Thank you das anu das for sharing that document. Some nice prayers and guidelines!
It's so nice to hear such clear conceptions of the Holy Name and how to properly chant it in such humility. 

I wanted to share another quote from…"
May 15, 2019
Parker Williams replied to Parker Williams's discussion Sharing realizations as to how we can focus on the Holy Name
"Dandavats to all, 
Happy to see this discussion get such quality replies. I pray we can all go deeper into the Holy Name by this process of discussion. 
Only rarely have I been able to chant 16 round per day, especially at a single sitting. However,…"
May 15, 2019
Parker Williams replied to Doran Hunter's discussion Aham Brahmasmi
"Dandavat Doran,

Nice question. Simply, consciousness and soul are two different things. Consciousness being the basic symptom of the soul. That consciousness, its qualities, purity, intensity, etc can vary."
May 15, 2019
Parker Williams commented on ISKCON Derire Tree's blog post Veganism, Vegetarianism and Prasadarianism
"This is an excellent article. Jaya

All compliments. Only one bit of confusion; Vaisnavism is not pantheistic. More accurately it is panentheistic."
May 15, 2019
Parker Williams posted a discussion
Dandavats to all who may read this,Japa is so essential to our growth in bhakti. Modern lifestyles present many challenges to establishing a peaceful, disciplined mind able to concentrate and hear the Holy Name.What are some practical realizations…
May 14, 2019