03 The Holy Name frees one from the reactions to sins
May27

03 The Holy Name frees one from the reactions to sins

General instructions The holy name vanquishes the results of all sinful activities: "'The holy name of Lord Krsna … is the annihilator of all sinful reactions…'" – Padyavali (29), by Rupa Gosvami [cited: Sri Caitanya caritamrta Madhya lila 15.110] [The Visnudutas to the Yamadutas]: Ajamila has already atoned for all his sinful actions. Indeed, he has atoned not only for sins performed in...

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12 The maha mantra is a prayer for Deliverance, Protection, and Engagement in the Lord’s service
May27

12 The maha mantra is a prayer for Deliverance, Protection, and Engagement in the Lord’s service

The meaning and significance of the maha mantra: The word Hara is the form of addressing the energy of the Lord, and the words Krsna and Rama are forms of addressing the Lord Himself. Both Krsna and Rama mean "the supreme pleasure," and Hara is the supreme pleasure energy of the Lord, changed to Hare in the vocative. The supreme pleasure energy of the Lord helps us to reach the Lord.  The material energy,...

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11 The holy name is ever fresh
May26

11 The holy name is ever fresh

Because the Hare Krsna mantra is spiritual, chanting never becomes hackneyed or tiresome: In the material world we are simply chewing the chewed, throwing it away, picking it up and then chewing it again. Spiritual variety is not like this. Spiritual variety is anandambudhi−vardhanam: it is constantly increasing. It is even greater than the ocean, because the ocean does not increase. The shores of the ocean are...

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17 Other instructions on the transcendental attributes of the holy name
May26

17 Other instructions on the transcendental attributes of the holy name

The holy name is the life and soul of all education: [Lord Caitanya to Svartpa Damodara and Ramananda Raya]: "…[chanting of the holy name] is the life and soul of all education…" – Sri Caitanya caritamrta Antya lila 20.12 The vibration of Krsna's flute is represented by the Hare Krsna maha mantra: The vibration of Krsna's flute is always prominent in the ears of the gopis. Naturally...

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13 To preach effectively, one must chant the holy name
May26

13 To preach effectively, one must chant the holy name

In order to have potency to preach, the preachers of the Krsna consciousness movement should become purified by chanting the holy name: Our preachers who are preaching Krsna consciousness all over the world should follow in the footsteps of Narada Muni and become purified by following the four principles and chanting the Hare Krsna maha−mantra. This will make them fit to become Vaisnavas. Then, when they speak to sinful people...

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