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  • Hare Krishna,

    1.Humility and Compassion go hand in hand isn't it.

    If you are compassionate to others sufferings you will never hurt anyone. 

    You start accepting people.

    You stop finding their faults.

    You will see that all have Krishna in them and All belong to Krishna all souls are part and parcel of the Supreme Lord.

    You become humble and respecting all creatures. 

    Even you cannot hurt an ant also when it comes under your feet!!!

    ( some people who eat non veg)  killing other beings ....there is no humility in them.

    Even they also get chance to recite and chant Lord's name. 

    Just like Ratnakara ( the tribal) got chance to recite LORD RAMA's name by the grace of Narad muni ji. At first this tribal could even repeate the name of RAMA.  He used to say  " MARA MARA MARA'  mara means to kill to kill to kill.. Because he had ingrained in his genes....that nature of merciless killing.  I took 10,000 years for that tribal to chant RAMA RAMA RAMA perfectly and to become  Sage Valmiki.

    It means as we keep chanting our sins keep vanishing and out vaak( voice ) mind, soul all purified and than real humility and humbleness will start to sprout in our hearts.

    Hare Krishna

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    Lord Krishna always resides deep within our heart and soul..

    One and Only ..  The Absolute Truth.. The Supreme Soul..   Lord Krishna knows us .. better than us..

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  • Sevak

    Hare Krsna

    The beauty of humility is that one who is humble will not know/believe that they are humble. And one who thinks they are humble may not be so in eyes of Krsna. Shikshashtaka very beautifully integrates the internal attitude of humility with an external practical behaviour.

    tṛṇād api su-nīcena taror iva sahiṣṇunā amāninā māna-dena kīrtanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ

    One who thinks himself lower than the grass, who is more tolerant than a tree, and who does not expect personal honor yet is always prepared to give all respect to others can very easily always chant the holy name of the Lord.

    From the shloka amāninā māna-dena is the practical behaviour of person who has humility and tolerance. To answer your question 

    Does it mean that one who can chant is humble?

    No, because anyone can chant Hare Krsna maha mantra in Kaliyuga. That is mercy of Lord Sri Chaitanya mahaprabhu. This is well described in the 2nd shloka

    nāmnām akāri bahudhā nija-sarva-śaktis
    tatrārpitā niyamitaḥ smaraṇe na kālaḥ
    etādṛśī tava kṛpā bhagavan mamāpi
    durdaivam īdṛśam ihājani nānurāgaḥ

    My Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, in Your holy name there is all good fortune for the living entity, and therefore You have many names, such as “Kṛṣṇa” and “Govinda,” by which You expand Yourself. You have invested all Your potencies in those names, and there are no hard and fast rules for remembering them. My dear Lord, although You bestow such mercy upon the fallen, conditioned souls by liberally teaching Your holy names, I am so unfortunate that I commit offenses while chanting the holy name, and therefore I do not achieve attachment for chanting.

    The shloka 2 is the beginning of the practice of chanting of the holy names and shloka 3 is almost the prerequisite for the perfection of chanting. There is a whole journey to be covered between these 2 shlokas. 

    Hare Krsna

    • Hare Krishna 

      Thanks for such a nice reply!

      Hari Bol 

  • Hare Krishna 

    Unless one is humble then 'amaanadina maandena' (Giving respect to all others) irrespective of respect received in return is not possible. Therefore, unless one is humble then kirtaniya sadaa Hari is very difficult. All other principles of bhakti flow from this basic principle that one should be humble and tolerant. Can we dwell on the other principles, what are they from the Siksastakam?

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