09 The holy name of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is all auspicious
May20

09 The holy name of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is all auspicious

A brahmana tells Prakasananda Sarasvati that the name "Krsna Caitanya" is all−auspicious to the world: "His name, Krsna Caitanya, is all−auspicious to the world. Everything about Him−His name, form, and qualities−is unparalleled." – Sri Caitanya caritamrta Madhya lila 17.113 Simply by remembering or chanting Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's holy name one can be delivered...

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04 Only one who is strictly following religious principles can propagate the holy name
May20

04 Only one who is strictly following religious principles can propagate the holy name

Only one who is strictly following religious principles can be successful in propagating the holy name: Lieutenant Mozee: There are many Christian organizations in the United States that give the holy communion. Why doesn't this work? Why is this not cleansing the heart? Srila Prabhupada: To speak frankly, I find it difficult to find even one real Christian. The so−called Christians do not abide by the Bible's order. One...

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01 The Lord has innumerable names (to indicate different functions and dealings)
May19

01 The Lord has innumerable names (to indicate different functions and dealings)

Krsna expands Himself into many different names: [Lord Caitanya to Svartpa Damodara and Ramananda Raya]: "My Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, in Your holy name there is all good fortune for the living entity, and therefore You have many names, such as Krsna and Govinda, by which You expand Yourself…" – Sri Caitanya caritamrta Antya lila 20.16 God has unlimited names, each of which is God: Srila...

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02 The krsna consciousness movement and the propagation of the holy name
May19

02 The krsna consciousness movement and the propagation of the holy name

Following in the footsteps of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Prabhupada distributed the maha mantra freely in the West: Among His own associates, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu laughingly said, "I came here to sell My emotional ecstatic love. Although I came to Varanasi to sell My goods, there were no customers, and it appeared necessary for Me to carry them back to My own country. All of you were feeling unhappy that no one was...

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04 Relative importance of chanting and initiation
May18

04 Relative importance of chanting and initiation

The chanting of the holy name does not depend upon initiation: [Lord Caitanya to Satyaraja]: "One does not have to undergo initiation or execute the activities required before initiation. One simply has to vibrate the holy name with his lips. Thus even a man in the lowest class [candala] can be delivered." In the Ramarcana−candrika it is stated: vinaiva diksam viprendra purascaryam vinaiva hi vinaiva...

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