08 One chants the holy name due to devotional service performed in previous lives
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13 Krsna helps the sincere chanter
Jan30

13 Krsna helps the sincere chanter

If Krsna sees that one is chanting Hare Krsna sincerely, He helps internally and externally: We should try to avoid the ten offenses in chanting the holy name, but anyone who chants Hare Krsna sincerely is purified. Ceto−darpana−marjanam bhava−maha−davagni−nirvapanam [Cc. Antya 20.12] (Siksastaka 1). This is the easiest process by which the mirror of the mind can be cleansed. If Krsna sees...

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06 One should not hear the holy name from a nondevotee
Jan30

06 One should not hear the holy name from a nondevotee

One must not hear the holy name chanted by non Vaisnavas: Srila Sanatana Gosvami has forbidden us to hear the holy name of Krsna chanted by non−Vaisnavas, such as professional actors and singers, for it will have no effect. It is like milk touched by the lips of a serpent, as stated in the Padma Purana: avaisnava−mukhodgirnam putam hari−kathamrtam sravanam naiva kartavyam sarpocchistam yatha payah – Sri...

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07 Even if one cannot read or understand the scriptures, he can attain perfection through chanting
Jan28

07 Even if one cannot read or understand the scriptures, he can attain perfection through chanting

Even if one is illiterate (and thus cannot read Bhagavad gita and Srimad Bhagavatam) he can still perfect his life simply by chanting the maha mantra: A realized student of Krsna consciousness can very easily say what his next life is, what God is, what the living entity is and what his relationship with God is. His knowledge is perfect because it is coming from perfect books of knowledge such as Bhagavad gita and Srimad Bhagavatam....

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12 If one chants his holy name, Krsna becomes pleased and obliged
Jan27

12 If one chants his holy name, Krsna becomes pleased and obliged

Krsna is pleased when one chants His holy name: The Supreme Personality of Godhead exists everywhere (andantara−stha−paramanu−cayantara−stham). Therefore when one chants His transcendental names  Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare the Supreme Personality of Godhead is automatically pleased by such sankirtana. It is not that the Supreme...

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