The Glories of the Holy Names (Hare Krishna Mantra)
Sep25

The Glories of the Holy Names (Hare Krishna Mantra)

• Krishna and His name are non-different (Namo namino abhinatwa) • The Lord's name has descended from Goloka (Goloker premadhana harinaam sankitan) • Invested with the Lord's spiritual potency • Purifies the heart and mind • The chanting process is simple, sublime, and all-auspicious; even a child can take part • Frees one from sinful reaction and material bondage; • Chanting "Rama"...

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24 Results of giving up chanting
Sep25

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
Sep24

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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We are saying ‘just chant’
Sep24

We are saying ‘just chant’

Srila Prabhupada :   The simplest method is to associate with the Father, or the Absolute Truth. By association. This association can be possible. God, His name, His form, His pastimes, His abode, His paraphernalia, everything is God, because absolute. First of all you should understand this Absolute Truth. Just like here in the relative world the name of a person is different from the person. But in the absolute world the name...

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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)
Sep23

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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