14 By chanting his holy name, one can remember Krsna
May31

14 By chanting his holy name, one can remember Krsna

To always remember Krsna and never forget Him is possible by constantly chanting the holy name: "'Krsna is the origin of Lord Visnu. He should always be remembered and never forgotten at any time. All the rules and regulations mentioned in the sastras should be the servants of these two principles.'" This verse is a quotation from the Padma Purana. There are many regulative principles in the...

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07 The holy name eradicates material desires and sinful activity
May30

07 The holy name eradicates material desires and sinful activity

By chanting the maha mantra, one can remove the seeds of desire from the heart: Sukadeva points out that austerity, charity and the performance of ritualistic ceremonies for counteracting sinful activities are recommended processes, but that by performing them one cannot remove the sinful desire−seed from the heart, as was the case with Ajamila in his youth. This sinful desire−seed can be removed only by...

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05 The holy name protects one from pride
May29

05 The holy name protects one from pride

To avoid pride, one should chant the Hare Krsna mantra incessantly: When Vasudeva, the leper brahmana, was lamenting due to not being able to see Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the Lord immediately returned to that spot and embraced him. When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu touched him, both the leprosy and his distress went to a distant place. Indeed, Vasudeva's body became very beautiful, to his great happiness… Being meek...

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24 Even improper chanting of the holy name yields beneficial results
May28

24 Even improper chanting of the holy name yields beneficial results

General instructions Even if one chants the holy name imperfectly, he still easily attains liberation: [A disciple of Prakasananda Sarasvati to an assembly of disciples]: "In this age of Kali, one cannot attain liberation without taking to the devotional service of the Lord. In this age, even if one does not chant the holy name of Krsna perfectly, he still attains liberation very easily." – Sri Caitanya...

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04 By chanting the holy name, the mind becomes controlled
May28

04 By chanting the holy name, the mind becomes controlled

One should control the mind by chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, which engages the mind at the lotus feet of Krsna: One should not trust his mind, which is so fickle that it can give way to enemies at any moment. The mind is always accompanied by six enemies−namely, kama, krodha, mada, moha, matsarya and bhaya−that is, lust, anger, intoxication, illusion, envy and fear. Although the mind may be merged in...

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03 The Holy Name frees one from the reactions to sins
May27

03 The Holy Name frees one from the reactions to sins

General instructions The holy name vanquishes the results of all sinful activities: "'The holy name of Lord Krsna … is the annihilator of all sinful reactions…'" – Padyavali (29), by Rupa Gosvami [cited: Sri Caitanya caritamrta Madhya lila 15.110] [The Visnudutas to the Yamadutas]: Ajamila has already atoned for all his sinful actions. Indeed, he has atoned not only for sins performed in...

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