01 The prime religious practice for the kali yuga is the chanting of the holy name
Jan09

01 The prime religious practice for the kali yuga is the chanting of the holy name

The Hare Krsna mantra is specifically mentioned in many Upanisads, such as the Kali−santarana Upanisad, where it is said: hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare itisodasakam namnam kali −kalmasa−nasanam natah parataropayah sarva−vedesu drsyate “After searching through all the Vedic literature one cannot find a method of religion more sublime for this age than the chanting of Hare...

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18 By chanting the holy name, one achieves direct service to the Lord
Jan09

18 By chanting the holy name, one achieves direct service to the Lord

By chanting the holy name, one achieves liberation from material existence and direct engagement in the service of the Lord: [isvara Puri to Lord Caitanya]: “‘Simply by chanting the holy name of Krsna one can obtain freedom from material existence. Indeed, simply by chanting the Hare Krsna mantra one will be able to see the lotus feet of the Lord.'” In the Anubhasya, Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami says that...

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28 Other instructions on the transcendental effects of the holy name
Jan08

28 Other instructions on the transcendental effects of the holy name

One who chants the holy name will be situated in the transcendental disciplic succession: One must have firm faith in the process of devotional service and the scriptures that support it… In this age a person should … chant the holy names of Hari and Krsna, the maha−mantra. That is the sum and substance of eternal religion, known as sanatana−dharma… If one strictly follows the Vedic literature and chants the holy name of...

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13 The holy name destroys the demoniac mentality of the people in general
Jan08

13 The holy name destroys the demoniac mentality of the people in general

As Krsna appeared in order to kill the demons, the demoniac mentality of the people in general is killed in this age by the chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra: Whenever there is a burden created by the demons and whenever the innocent devotees are distressed by demoniac rulers, the Lord appears in due course of time to kill the demons with the assistance of His real representatives, who are technically called demigods. In the Upanisads...

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07 Where and When one should chant
Jan07

07 Where and When one should chant

One can chant anywhere and anytime The Lord’s holy name must be heard, glorified, and remembered always and everywhere: [Sukadeva Gosvami to King Pariksit]: O King, it is therefore essential that every human being hear about, glorify and remember the Supreme Lord, the Personality of Godhead, always and everywhere. All the great acaryas, like Ramanuja, Madhva, Caitanya, Sarasvati thakura or even, in other countries, Muhammad,...

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