08 The holy name cleanses the heart and frees one from material contamination
Feb23

08 The holy name cleanses the heart and frees one from material contamination

The holy name cleanses the mirror of the heart: [Lord Caitanya to Svarupa Damodara and Ramananda Raya]:¯ “Let there be all victory for the chanting of the holy name of Lord Krsna, which can cleanse the mirror of the heart and stop the miseries of the blazing flre of material existence…” – Sri Caitanya caritamrta Antya lila 20.12 One is purified by hearing the holy name of the Lord: [Durvasa Muni to King...

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02 Offensive chanting of the holy name
Feb22

02 Offensive chanting of the holy name

The ten offenses against the holy name: There are offenses to be considered while chanting the Hare Krsna mantra. Therefore simply by chanting Hare Krsna one does not become ecstatic. There are ten offenses to avoid in chanting the Hare Krsna maha mantra. The first offense is to blaspheme great personalities who are engaged in distributing the holy name of the Lord. It is said in the sastra (Sri Caitanya−caritamrta Antya lila 7.11),...

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17 The holy name invokes an attitude of service to the Lord
Feb21

17 The holy name invokes an attitude of service to the Lord

The test of successful chanting is eagerness to render service to the Lord: [Muhammadan governor to Lord Caitanya]: The Muhammadan governor then said, “Since you have so kindly accepted me, please give me some order so that I can render You some service.” The Muhammadan governor then prayed for liberation from the unlimited sinful actirities he had previously incurred by being envious of brahmanas and Vaisnavas and killing...

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The Glories of the Holy Names (Hare Krishna Mantra)
Feb21

The Glories of the Holy Names (Hare Krishna Mantra)

• Krishna and His name are non-different (Namo namino abhinatwa) • The Lord’s name has descended from Goloka (Goloker premadhana harinaam sankitan) • Invested with the Lord’s spiritual potency • Purifies the heart and mind • The chanting process is simple, sublime, and all-auspicious; even a child can take part • Frees one from sinful reaction and material bondage; • Chanting “Rama” gives the same result as...

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We are saying ‘just chant’
Feb20

We are saying ‘just chant’

Srila Prabhupada :   The simplest method is to associate with the Father, or the Absolute Truth. By association. This association can be possible. God, His name, His form, His pastimes, His abode, His paraphernalia, everything is God, because absolute. First of all you should understand this Absolute Truth. Just like here in the relative world the name of a person is different from the person. But in the absolute world the name and...

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