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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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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11 The holy name counteracts the effects of the kali yuga
Jan06

11 The holy name counteracts the effects of the kali yuga

The chanting of the maha−mantra is especially meant for counteracting the contaminations of Kali: In the Kali−santarana Upanisad it is stated: hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare iti sodasakam namnam kali−kalmasa−nasanam natah parataropayah sarva−vedesu drsyate “The sixteen words−Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare−are...

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10 In this age, Chanting of the holy name is more important than Varnasrama Dharma
Jan02

10 In this age, Chanting of the holy name is more important than Varnasrama Dharma

Because varnasrama dharma has been lost in this age, Lord Caitanya has introduced the chanting of the maha−mantra: In Bhagavad−gita (18.46) Sri Krsna says that every man can become perfect by following his qualities of work: yatah pravrttir bhutanam yena sarvam idam tatam sva−karmana tam abhyarcya siddhim vindati manavah “By worship of the Lord, who is the source of all beings and who is all−pervading, man can, in the...

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15 The chanting of Hare Krsna is not limited to the kali yuga
Jun11

15 The chanting of Hare Krsna is not limited to the kali yuga

The chanting of Hare Krsna is not limited to the Kali yuga but is applicable to other ages as well: According to Srimad−Bhagavatam there are different processes for different ages, but the principle of each process remains valid in all ages. It is not that the chanting of Hare Krsna is effective in this age and not in Satya−yuga. Nor is it that people were not chanting the holy names of Krsna in...

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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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