16 Other instructions
Jun16

16 Other instructions

The Lord as nama−dheya, one whose holy name is worth chanting: [Gajendra to Lord Visnu]: "All are purified simply by hearing Your holy name, which is worthy to be chanted." The holy name of the Lord and topics in relation with Him are always worth hearing, and therefore He is called here in this verse nama−dheya, or one whose holy name is worth chanting. – Srimad Bhagavatam 2.7.15 One who has taken to...

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13 To preach effectively, one must chant the holy name
Jun14

13 To preach effectively, one must chant the holy name

In order to have potency to preach, the preachers of the Krsna consciousness movement should become purified by chanting the holy name: Our preachers who are preaching Krsna consciousness all over the world should follow in the footsteps of Narada Muni and become purified by following the four principles and chanting the Hare Krsna maha−mantra. This will make them fit to become Vaisnavas. Then, when they speak to sinful people...

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04 Relative importance of chanting and initiation
Jun07

04 Relative importance of chanting and initiation

The chanting of the holy name does not depend upon initiation: [Lord Caitanya to Satyaraja]: "One does not have to undergo initiation or execute the activities required before initiation. One simply has to vibrate the holy name with his lips. Thus even a man in the lowest class [candala] can be delivered." In the Ramarcana−candrika it is stated: vinaiva diksam viprendra purascaryam vinaiva hi vinaiva...

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12 Our misfortune: No attachment for chanting
May26

12 Our misfortune: No attachment for chanting

It is our misfortune that although Krsna makes Himself so available through His name, we have no attachment for chanting: The Krsna consciousness movement is giving all facilities so that people may come here, chant, dance, live very peacefully, take krsna−prasada, and be happy, but people will not accept it. That is called misfortune. Caitanya Mahaprabhu, portraying the people of this age, therefore said, "I am so...

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03 Nama diksa, Brahminical Initiation, and the Holy Name
Mar14

03 Nama diksa, Brahminical Initiation, and the Holy Name

Sincere eagerness to chant the holy name is the main qualification to be initiated according to the pancaratrika process: The following injunction is given in the Hari−bhakti−vilasa (1.194): tantrikesu ca mant diksayam yositam api sadhvinam adhikaro 'sti sudradinam ca sad−dhiyam "Sudras and women who are chaste and sincerely interested in understanding the Absolute Truth are qualified to be initiated with...

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11 Great souls chant the holy name
Mar12

11 Great souls chant the holy name

A real mahatma is always engaged in chanting the glories of Krsna, praising His holy name: [Lord Krsna to Arjuna]: Always chanting My glories, endeavoring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship Me with devotion.The mahatma cannot be manufactured by rubber stamping an ordinary man. His symptoms are described here: a mahatma is always engaged in chanting the glories of the Supreme...

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