02 Offensive chanting of the holy name
Sep20

02 Offensive chanting of the holy name

The ten offenses against the holy name: There are offenses to be considered while chanting the Hare Krsna mantra. Therefore simply by chanting Hare Krsna one does not become ecstatic. There are ten offenses to avoid in chanting the Hare Krsna maha mantra. The first offense is to blaspheme great personalities who are engaged in distributing the holy name of the Lord. It is said in the sastra (Sri Caitanya−caritamrta Antya lila...

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05 The chanting of a pure devotee is especially effective
Sep18

05 The chanting of a pure devotee is especially effective

The chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra should be heard from the lips of a pure devotee of the Lord: When the mantra is chanted by a pure devotee of the Lord in love, it has the greatest efficacy on hearers, and as such this chanting should be heard from the lips of a pure devotee of the Lord, so that immediate effects can be achieved. – The Science of Self Realization Chanting of the holy names by pure devotees is very attractive...

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01 The three stages of chanting
Sep15

01 The three stages of chanting

The three stages of chanting the holy name: The simple process of offenselessly chanting and hearing the holy name of the Lord will gradually promote one very soon to the stage of emancipation. There are three stages in chanting the holy name of the Lord. The first stage is the offensive chanting of the holy name, and the second is the reflective stage of chanting the holy name. The third stage is the offenseless chanting of the holy...

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04 One must receive the holy name from proper spiritual authorities
Sep10

04 One must receive the holy name from proper spiritual authorities

The holy name must be received from spiritual sources: One has to learn about the beauty and transcendental position of the holy name of the Lord by hearing the revealed scriptures from the mouths of devotees. Nowhere else can we hear of the sweetness of the Lord's holy name. It is said in the Padma Purana, atah sri−krsna−namadi na bhaved grahyam indriyaih sevonmukhe hi jihvadau svayam eva sphuraty adah...

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08 One must chant the holy name constantly
Sep05

08 One must chant the holy name constantly

The chief object of constant remembrance for all living entitles is the holy name (etc.) of the Lord: [Lord Caitanya to Ramananda Raya]: Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu asked, "What should all living entities constantly remember?" Ramananda Raya replied, "The chief object of remembrance is always the holy name of the Lord, His qualities and pastimes." – Sri Caitanya caritamrta Madhya lila 8.252 Following the...

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10 One develops a taste for chanting by chanting
Aug09

10 One develops a taste for chanting by chanting

Chanting the holy name, which is nectarean and eternal, enthuses one to chant more and more: The sound of this material world and that of the spiritual world are completely different. The sound of the spiritual world is nectarean and eternal, whereas the sound of the material world is hackneyed and subject to end. The sound of the holy name Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare...

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