02 Qualifications and disqualifications for understanding and chanting the holy name
Jun27

02 Qualifications and disqualifications for understanding and chanting the holy name

Only the devotee can understand the transcendental nature of Krsna's name: [The demigods to Lord Krsna in the womb of DevaKi]: O Lord, Your transcendental name and form are not ascertained by those who merely speculate on the path of imagination. Your name, form and attributes can be ascertained only through devotional service. As stated in the Padma Purana: atah sri−Krsna−namadi na bhaved grahyam indriyaih sevonmuKhe...

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05 Relative importance of chanting and deity worship
Jun26

05 Relative importance of chanting and deity worship

In Kali−yuga, chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra is more powerful than Deity worship: As it is said in Srimad−Bhagawtam (12.3.52): krte yad dhyayato vi tretayam yajato makhaih dvapare paricaryayam kalau tad dhari−kirtanat "Whatever result one obtained in Satya−yuga by meditating on Visnu, in Treta−yuga by performing sacrifices and in Dvapara−yuga by serving the Lord's lotus feet one can also...

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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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