02 The role of the Holy Name in the progression of devotional service
Jan01

02 The role of the Holy Name in the progression of devotional service

Regulative and spontaneous hearing and chanting in the development of pure devotional service: [Lord Caitanya to Sanatana Gosvami]: "If, by good fortune, a living entity develops faith in Krsna, he begins to associate with devotees. When one is encouraged in devotional service by the association of devotees, one becomes free from all unwanted contamination by following the regulative principles...

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10 The holy name liberates one from the miseries of material existence
Dec23

10 The holy name liberates one from the miseries of material existence

To escape the ocean of material miseries and illusion, we must chant the maha mantra: We are all pure spirit, part and parcel of the Supreme. God is pavitram, pure, and we are also pure. Somehow or other, however, we have fallen into this material ocean, and as the waves toss, we suffer. Actually we have nothing to do with the tossing waves of material miseries. We must simply pray, "Krsna, please pick me up."...

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14 By chanting his holy name, one can remember Krsna
Dec22

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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20 The holy name evokes love of God
Dec02

20 The holy name evokes love of God

Liberation and freedom from sinful reactions are merely by−products of chanting the holy name. The real result is ecstatic love of Krsna: It was mentioned in the assembly that Haridasa thakura chanted the holy names of Krsna 300,000 times a day. Thus all the learned scholars began to discuss the glories of the holy name. Some of them said, "By chanting the holy name of the Lord, one is freed from the reactions of all...

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27 The holy name protects one from danger and fear
Dec01

27 The holy name protects one from danger and fear

To be free from danger, one should chant the Hare Krsna mantra: [Sukadeva Gosvami to King Pariksit]: My dear King, wherever people in any position perform their occupational duties of devotional service by chanting and hearing [sravanam kirtanam visnoh SB 7.5.23], there cannot be any danger from bad elements. Therefore there was no need for anxiety about Gokula while the Supreme Personality of Godhead was...

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08 The holy name cleanses the heart and frees one from material contamination
Nov19

08 The holy name cleanses the heart and frees one from material contamination

The holy name cleanses the mirror of the heart: [Lord Caitanya to Svarupa Damodara and Ramananda Raya]:¯ "Let there be all victory for the chanting of the holy name of Lord Krsna, which can cleanse the mirror of the heart and stop the miseries of the blazing flre of material existence…" – Sri Caitanya caritamrta Antya lila 20.12 One is purified by hearing the holy name of the Lord: [Durvasa Muni to King...

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