The holy name of Krishna is not material. When one chant the holy name with or without interest, the sound vibration is spiritual as the name of God is nondifferent from God himself as said in Padma Purana (nama chintamani krishna chaitanya rasa bigraha...........purna suddho nitya mukto vinna tat nama namino).Also said by Goswami Tulsi Das (bhao kubhao anagha alasa hu .....nama japata sundara disi dasa hu) So keep chanting the holy name.

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    Hare Krsna,

    I fully agree with you. You have posted a discussion which is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT for everyone is this age of Kali.

    His divine grace, A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has talked, lectured and mentioned the importance of Maha mantra so many times, it is impossible to count how many times he referred to it.

    Extract from article

    "The three words Hare, Krsna, and Rama are transcendental seeds of the maha-mantra. The words Krsna and Rama address the Lord Himself. Both Krsna and Rama mean "the supreme source of pleasure," and Hare calls for the internal pleasure energy of the Lord. This energy helps us reach the Lord.

    His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who brought this pure chanting of the names of God to the Western world, explained the meaning of the maha-mantra this way:

    "O Lord, O energy of the Lord, please engage me in Your loving service."

    What we are praying for when we chant Hare Krsna is our return to our natural, blissful position as loving servants of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. No other means of spiritual realization is as effective in this age as the chanting of the maha-mantra:

    Hare Krsna. Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare
    Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare

    Some Basic Rules For Chanting

    1. The first rule of chanting is that there are no hard and fast rules. You don't need beads to chant. You don't have to be in a sacred place. You don't have to sit, stand, or walk in a certain way. You can chant the holy names of God anywhere, anytime, even while going about your daily routine. Somehow or other, just try to chant Hare Krsna.

    2. Chant as much as possible. Why? There's no difference between Krsna's name and Krsna Himself. So the more you chant Hare Krsna, the more you're in touch with Krsna and His spiritual energy. And the more you're making progress in spiritual life.

    3. Steer clear of sinful activities. Basically, that means you should stay away from gambling, meat-eating, intoxication, and illicit sex. They'll only slow down your spiritual progress.

    4. Read some Krsna conscious literature daily. The more you learn of the glories of Krsna and the glories of His name, the more faith you'll have in chanting Hare Krsna. The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust has published scores of books on Krsna, and you can read any of them for transcendental benefit. A good place to start is Bhagavad-gita As It Is, by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder and spiritual guide of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.


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