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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23 By chanting the holy name, one returns home, Back to Godhead
May25

23 By chanting the holy name, one returns home, Back to Godhead

In Kali−yuga, one can attain liberation and return to the spiritual kingdom by chanting the holy name: [Sukadeva Gosvami to Maharaja Pariksit]: "'My dear King, although Kali−yuga is full of faults, there is still one good quality about this age. It is that simply by chanting the Hare Krsna maha mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental...

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16 The holy name attracts one to Krsna
May25

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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