19 By chanting the holy name, one comes to understand / realize / see krsna
Jan07

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 is.'”...

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02 The role of the Holy Name in the progression of devotional service
Jan05

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 and chanting and hearing. When one...

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26 The holy name protects the devotee from falldown
Jan05

26 The holy name protects the devotee from falldown

If one keeps himself pure and steady by constantly chanting the holy name, one will be saved from falldown: Ajamila’s exalted position as a brahmana was vanquished by his association with the prostitute, so much so that he forgot all his brahminical activities. Nevertheless, at the end of his life, by chanting the four syllables of the name Narayana, he was saved from the gravest danger of falling down. Svalpam apy asya...

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22 Chanting of the holy name in the state of ecstasy
Jan04

22 Chanting of the holy name in the state of ecstasy

In the stage of bhava, the devotee is strongly attached to the process of chanting: [Lord Caitanya to Sanatana Gosvami]: “Due to having a great relish for the holy name, one is inclined to chant the Hare Krsna maha−mantra constantly. ‘O Govinda, this youthful girl named Radhika is today constantly pouring forth tears like nectar falling from flowers. She is also singing Your holy name in a sweet voice.’ At this stage...

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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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