13 The maha mantra is the essence and the conclusion of all vedic Knowledge, Rituals, Hymns, and Mantras (and thus one who chants the Maha mantra is understood to have passed through all vedic knowledge and practices in previous lives)
Aug16

13 The maha mantra is the essence and the conclusion of all vedic Knowledge, Rituals, Hymns, and Mantras (and thus one who chants the Maha mantra is understood to have passed through all vedic knowledge and practices in previous lives)

The essence of all Vedic knowledge is included in the maha mantra: The Naradapancaratra praises the Hare Krsna maha mantra, as follows: trayo vedah sad−angani chandamsi vividhah surah sarvam astaksarantahstham yac canyad api van−mayam sarva−vedanta−sararthah samsararnava−taranah "The essence of all Vedic knowledge comprehending the three kinds of Vedic activity [karma−kanda,...

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18 One must become a servant of the holy name
Aug15

18 One must become a servant of the holy name

One must become the servant of the holy name: In the spiritual world the Absolute is always absolute; the name, form, quality and pastimes of the Absolute are all as good as the Absolute Himself. As such, one is understood to be an eternal servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead if he considers himself an eternal servant of the holy name and in this spirit distributes the holy name to the world. One who chants in that spirit,...

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08 The holy name cleanses the heart and frees one from material contamination
Aug14

08 The holy name cleanses the heart and frees one from material contamination

The holy name cleanses the mirror of the heart: [Lord Caitanya to Svarupa Damodara and Ramananda Raya]:¯ "Let there be all victory for the chanting of the holy name of Lord Krsna, which can cleanse the mirror of the heart and stop the miseries of the blazing flre of material existence…" – Sri Caitanya caritamrta Antya lila 20.12 One is purified by hearing the holy name of the Lord: [Durvasa Muni to King...

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16 The holy name attracts one to Krsna
Aug13

16 The holy name attracts one to Krsna

By hearing the holy name, one becomes attracted to Krsna: From the Srimad−Bhagavatam, Lord Caitanya gives an example of pure devotion: it is said in the Bhagavatam that Krsna is situated in everyone's heart. Therefore, just as rivers flow and their natural tendency is to reach the sea, so as soon as one hears the glories of the Lord, his soul is at once attracted toward the Supreme Lord. This is the beginning of...

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02 Offensive chanting of the holy name
Aug12

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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