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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20 The pure brahmacari engages fully in the chanting of the holy name
Jan07

20 The pure brahmacari engages fully in the chanting of the holy name

The pure brahmacari engages fully in harer namanukirtanam: [Lord Krsna]: Some of them sacrifice the hearing process and the senses in the fire of the controlled mind, and others sacrifice the objects of the senses, such as sound, in the fire of sacrifice. The brahmacaris, or students under the care of a bona fide spiritual master, control the mind by abstaining from sense gratification. They are referred to in this verse as...

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19 By chanting the holy name, one comes to understand / realize / see krsna
Jan07

19 By chanting the holy name, one comes to understand / realize / see krsna

By chanting, one comes to understand Krsna: “‘Therefore material senses cannot appreciate Krsna’s holy name, form, qualities and pastimes. When a conditioned soul is awakened to Krsna consciousness and renders service by using his tongue to chant the Lord’s holy name and taste the remnants of the Lord’s food, the tongue is purified, and one gradually comes to understand who Krsna really is.'”...

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