Counteracting Sins

Counteracting sins

[The Visnudutas to the Yamadutas]: Authorities who are learned scholars and sages have carefully ascertained that one should atone for the heaviest sins by  undergoing a heavy process of atonement and one should atone for lighter sins by undergoing lighter atonement. Chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, however, vanquishes all the effects of sinful activities, regardless of whether heavy or light.

One should take shelter of Krsna Balarama, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose protective power is so great that it cannot be equaled in the material world. However powerful the reactions of one's sins, they will immediately be vanquisbed if one chants the name of Hari, Krsna, Balarama or Narayana.

(Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.2.16)

"'Whatever is achieved by meditation in Satyayuga, by the performance of yajna in Treta yuga or by the worship of Krsna's lotus feet in Dvapara yuga is also obtained in tbe age of Kali simply by chanting and glorifying Lord Kesava.'"

Visnu Purana 6.2.17, Padma Pura,"a (Uttarakhada 72.25),and Brhan-naradiya Purana 38.97 {cited: Sri Caitanyacaritamrta Madhya-lila 20.346)

Author: ISKCON Desire Tree

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