08 The holy name cleanses the heart and frees one from material contamination
Aug14

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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16 The holy name attracts one to Krsna
Aug13

16 The holy name attracts one to Krsna

By hearing the holy name, one becomes attracted to Krsna: From the Srimad−Bhagavatam, Lord Caitanya gives an example of pure devotion: it is said in the Bhagavatam that Krsna is situated in everyone's heart. Therefore, just as rivers flow and their natural tendency is to reach the sea, so as soon as one hears the glories of the Lord, his soul is at once attracted toward the Supreme Lord. This is the beginning of...

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17 The holy name invokes an attitude of service to the Lord
Aug12

17 The holy name invokes an attitude of service to the Lord

The test of successful chanting is eagerness to render service to the Lord: [Muhammadan governor to Lord Caitanya]: The Muhammadan governor then said, "Since you have so kindly accepted me, please give me some order so that I can render You some service." The Muhammadan governor then prayed for liberation from the unlimited sinful actirities he had previously incurred by being envious of brahmanas and...

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18 By chanting the holy name, one achieves direct service to the Lord
Aug11

18 By chanting the holy name, one achieves direct service to the Lord

By chanting the holy name, one achieves liberation from material existence and direct engagement in the service of the Lord: [isvara Puri to Lord Caitanya]: "'Simply by chanting the holy name of Krsna one can obtain freedom from material existence. Indeed, simply by chanting the Hare Krsna mantra one will be able to see the lotus feet of the Lord.'" In the Anubhasya, Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati...

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19 By chanting the holy name, one comes to understand / realize / see krsna
Aug10

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...

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28 Other instructions on the transcendental effects of the holy name
Aug09

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...

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