05 The holy name protects one from pride

The Holy Name Protects One From Pride

To avoid pride, one should chant the Hare Krsna mantra incessantly:

When Vasudeva, the leper brahmana, was lamenting due to not being able to see Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the Lord immediately returned to that spot and embraced him. When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu touched him, both the leprosy and his distress went to a distant place. Indeed, Vasudeva's body became very beautiful, to his great happiness… Being meek and humble, the brahmana Vasudeva worried that he would become proud after being cured by the grace of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. To protect the brahmana, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu advised him to chant the Hare Krsna mantra incessantly. By doing so, he would never become unnecessarily proud.

– Sri Caitanya caritamrta Madhya lila 7.140−41, 146−47

Author: ISKCON Desire Tree

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