11 To be effective, chanting should be accompanied by the four regulative principles
Nov28

11 To be effective, chanting should be accompanied by the four regulative principles

The chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra will be effective if accompanied by the austerity of giving up the four sinful activities: [Sukadeva Gosvami to King Pariksit]: For a few months the sons of Prajapati Daksa drank only water and ate only air. Thus undergoing great austerities, they recited this mantra: "Let us offer our respectful obeisances unto Narayana, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is always situated in His...

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01 The holy name should be propagated throughout the world
Nov27

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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