05 The meaning of the name “Hare”
May22

05 The meaning of the name “Hare”

"Hare is the vocative form of "Hara," the supreme pleasure energy of the Lord: The word Hara is the form of addressing the energy of the Lord, and the words Krsna and Rama are forms of addressing the Lord Himself. Both Krsna and Rama mean "the supreme pleasure,".and Hara is the supreme pleasure energy of the Lord, changed to Hare in the vocative. The supreme pleasure energy of the Lord helps us...

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08 The holy name is all auspicious
Mar18

08 The holy name is all auspicious

The sankirtana movement of chanting the holy name is the most auspicious activity in the universe: [Sukadeva Gosvami to King Pariksit]: Sukadeva Gosvami continued: My dear King; the chanting of the holy name of the Lord is able to uproot even the reactions of the greatest sins. Therefore the chanting of the sankirtana movement is the most auspicious activity in the entire universe. Please try to understand...

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03 The meaning of the name “Krsna”
Mar08

03 The meaning of the name “Krsna”

The meaning of the name "Krsna": The name Krsna means "all−attractive." God attracts everyone; that is the definition of "God." We have seen many pictures of Krsna, and we see that He attracts the cows, calves, birds, beasts, trees, plants, and even the water in Vrndavana. He is attractive to the cowherd boys, to the gopis, to Nanda Maharaja, to the Pandavas, and to all human society....

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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)
Aug13

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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17 Other instructions on the transcendental attributes of the holy name
Jul17

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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16 The name of christ
Jul16

16 The name of christ

The relationship of the names "Krsna" and "Christ": Srila Prabhupada: What is the meaning of the word Christ? Father Emmanuel: Christ comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning "the anointed one." Srila Prabhupada: Christos is the Greek version of the word Krsna. Father Emmanuel: This is very interesting. Srila Prabhupada: When an Indian person calls on Krsna, he often says, "Krsta." Krsta...

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