01 The holy name should be propagated throughout the world
Aug25

01 The holy name should be propagated throughout the world

A devotee should not only chant the holy name, but should preach the chanting of the holy name to others: [isvara Puri to Lord Caitanya]: "My dear child, continue dancing, chanting and performing sankirtana in association with devotees. Furthermore, go out and preach the value of chanting krsna−nama, for by this process You will be able to deliver all fallen souls." It is another ambition of the spiritual master to see...

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26 Other instructions on the practice of the holy name
Aug23

26 Other instructions on the practice of the holy name

On Ekadasi day, one should increase one's chanting of Hare Krsna: However, one should generally accept the following principles to properly execute devotional service: (1) take shelter of a bona fide spiritual master, (2) receive initiation from the spiritual master, (3) serve the spiritual master, (4) inquire and learn love from the spiritual master, (5) follow in the footsteps of holy persons devoted to the transcendental loving...

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25 Chanting at the time of death
Aug22

25 Chanting at the time of death

One should pray to the Lord to be able to chant His holy name at the time of death: [The priests at King Nabhi's sacrifice to Lord Visnu]: Dear Lord, we may not be able to remember Your name, form and qualities, due to stumbling, hunger, falling down, yawning or being in a miserable diseased condition at the time of death when there is a high fever. We therefore pray unto You, O Lord, for You are very affectionate to Your...

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24 Results of giving up chanting
Aug21

24 Results of giving up chanting

The attraction of chanting the holy name is so powerful that only an animal can give it up: [King Prthu to Lord Visnu]: My dear highly glorified Lord, if one, in the association of pure devotees, hears even once the glories of Your activities, he does not, unless he is nothing but an animal, give up the association of devotees, for no intelligent person would be so careless as to leave their association. The perfection of chanting and...

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23 One should not concoct chants and mantras
Aug20

23 One should not concoct chants and mantras

One does not have to search for or concoct a name of God to chant. The sastras recommend particular names such as the Hare Krsna mantra: [Svayambhuva Manu said, in trance]: The entire cosmic manifestation is the body of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth, who has millions of names and unlimited potencies. He is self-effulgent, unborn and changeless. He is the beginning of everything, but He has no beginning....

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