06 One should not hear the holy name from a nondevotee

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 Caitanya caritamrta Antya lila 1.101

One should avoid hearing the Hare Krsna mantra chanted by a nondevotee:

As far as possible, chanting from the lips of nondevotees should be avoided. Milk touched by the lips of a serpent has poisonous effects.

– The Science of Self Realization

Author: ISKCON Desire Tree

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