20 The holy name benefits all human society
May25

20 The holy name benefits all human society

It creates a spiritual atmosphere in the world Chanting of the holy name evokes the Vaikuntha atmosphere, freeing the world from material hankering, envy and anxiety: [Pracetas to Lord Visnu]: Whenever pure topics of the transcendental world are discussed, the members of the audience forget all kinds of material hankerings, at least for the time being. Not only that, but they are no longer envious of one another,...

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03 The yuga dharma is personally introduced by Lord Krsna in his incarnation as Lord Caitanya
May23

03 The yuga dharma is personally introduced by Lord Krsna in his incarnation as Lord Caitanya

Krsna personally inaugurates the religion of the age nama sankirtana as Lord Caltanya: [Lord Krsna, thinking to Himself]: "I shall personally inaugurate the religion of the age nama sankirtana, the congregational chanting of the holy name. I shall make the world dance in ecstasy, realizing the four mellows of loving devotional service." – Sri Caitanya caritamrta Adi lila 3.19 The Kali yuga dharma,...

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12 In this age, Krsna appears in his name in order to annihilate the demons and protect the devotees
May21

12 In this age, Krsna appears in his name in order to annihilate the demons and protect the devotees

Krsna has now appeared in His holy name through the Hare Krsna movement to annihilate the demons and protect the devotees: [Vasudeva to Lord Krsna]: O my Lord, proprietor of all creation, You have now appeared in my house, desiring to protect this world. I am sure that You will kill all the armies that are moving all over the world under the leadership of politicians who are dressed as ksatriya rulers but who...

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22 The holy name benefits even lower species of life
May18

22 The holy name benefits even lower species of life

All living entities, moving and nonmoving, were liberated by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's loud chanting of the holy name: [Lord Caitanya to Haridasa thakura]: "On this earth there are many living entities," the Lord said, "some moving and some not moving. What will happen to the trees, plants, insects and other living entities? How will they be delivered from material bondage?" Haridasa thakura...

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18 Chanting of the holy name is the most important element of devotional service
May17

18 Chanting of the holy name is the most important element of devotional service

The most important item in the execution of devotional service is the chanting of the holy name: Then the Bhattacarya asked Caitanya Mahaprabhu: "Which item is the most important in the execution of devotional service?" The Lord replied that the most important item was the chanting of the holy name of the Lord. There are nine items to be executed in devotional service. These are enumerated in the following verse from...

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09 Lord Caitanya introduced the maha mantra to counteract the philosophy of impersonalism
May16

09 Lord Caitanya introduced the maha mantra to counteract the philosophy of impersonalism

Lord Caitanya introduced the maha−mantra to counteract the philosophy of impersonalism: [Lord Caitanya to Prakasananda Sarasvati]: "The Mayavada philosophy is so degraded that it has taken the insignificant living entities to be the Lord, the Supreme Truth, thus covering the glory and supremacy of the Absolute Truth with monism." Sripada Sankaracarya purposely claimed the jiva−tattva, or living...

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