11 The holy name is ever fresh
May26

11 The holy name is ever fresh

Because the Hare Krsna mantra is spiritual, chanting never becomes hackneyed or tiresome: In the material world we are simply chewing the chewed, throwing it away, picking it up and then chewing it again. Spiritual variety is not like this. Spiritual variety is anandambudhi−vardhanam: it is constantly increasing. It is even greater than the ocean, because the ocean does not increase. The shores of the ocean are...

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17 Other instructions on the transcendental attributes of the holy name
May26

17 Other instructions on the transcendental attributes of the holy name

The holy name is the life and soul of all education: [Lord Caitanya to Svartpa Damodara and Ramananda Raya]: "…[chanting of the holy name] is the life and soul of all education…" – Sri Caitanya caritamrta Antya lila 20.12 The vibration of Krsna's flute is represented by the Hare Krsna maha mantra: The vibration of Krsna's flute is always prominent in the ears of the gopis. Naturally...

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13 To preach effectively, one must chant the holy name
May26

13 To preach effectively, one must chant the holy name

In order to have potency to preach, the preachers of the Krsna consciousness movement should become purified by chanting the holy name: Our preachers who are preaching Krsna consciousness all over the world should follow in the footsteps of Narada Muni and become purified by following the four principles and chanting the Hare Krsna maha−mantra. This will make them fit to become Vaisnavas. Then, when they speak to sinful people...

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23 By chanting the holy name, one returns home, Back to Godhead
May25

23 By chanting the holy name, one returns home, Back to Godhead

In Kali−yuga, one can attain liberation and return to the spiritual kingdom by chanting the holy name: [Sukadeva Gosvami to Maharaja Pariksit]: "'My dear King, although Kali−yuga is full of faults, there is still one good quality about this age. It is that simply by chanting the Hare Krsna maha mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental...

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10 One develops a taste for chanting by chanting
May25

10 One develops a taste for chanting by chanting

Chanting the holy name, which is nectarean and eternal, enthuses one to chant more and more: The sound of this material world and that of the spiritual world are completely different. The sound of the spiritual world is nectarean and eternal, whereas the sound of the material world is hackneyed and subject to end. The sound of the holy name Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare...

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