The Power of the Holy Name
Jul27

The Power of the Holy Name

Hare Krsna to all devotees.  Please accept our humble obeisances.  All glories to Srila Prabhupada. The power of the Holy Name is legend.  Everyone knows how the Ram Setu was constructed by the Vanaras writing Rama's name on the rock.  The bridge was held afloat by the power of Rama's name.  There is a lesser known story on the power of Rama's name.  After the passing of Ravana, one of...

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27 The holy name protects one from danger and fear
Jul27

27 The holy name protects one from danger and fear

To be free from danger, one should chant the Hare Krsna mantra: [Sukadeva Gosvami to King Pariksit]: My dear King, wherever people in any position perform their occupational duties of devotional service by chanting and hearing [sravanam kirtanam visnoh SB 7.5.23], there cannot be any danger from bad elements. Therefore there was no need for anxiety about Gokula while the Supreme Personality of Godhead was...

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23 By chanting the holy name, one returns home, Back to Godhead
Jul23

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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08 One must chant the holy name constantly
Jul22

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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07 The holy name eradicates material desires and sinful activity
Jul20

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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