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Hare krishna i read in japa yoga book of shivanand that if you chant only 13crore names only RAM you will get darshan so can i chant Ram naam instead of hare krishna mahamantra ?

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    Hare KRsna,


    I see repeatedly questions like - Can i write Rama Ram instead of chant? Can I chant yugal mantra instead of mahamantra?; Can I chant Ram instead of Mahamantra? I am unable to understand the resistance to chanting mahamantra. Is it too difficult? Is it too long or what is the issue/ resistance, that everything else is more attractive or do able than chanting mahamantra? 

    Unless you chant mahamantra you will not know the power of mahamantra. The choice is yours.


    Your servant,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

    • Thank you mataji for your guidance,I offer my respectful obeisances

  • Hare Krishna,

    Lord Rama is not like demigods. To please demigods you have some set of mantra repetations and you do that much and you can get darshan of a demigod.

    Like Demons pleased Lord Shiva by chanting 5 lakh times Panchakshari mantra and some set of repetations for pleasing Brahma or Indra or chandra dev. These demons wants something in return ( like boons) for their time spent. They had no interest Gods really.

    Do you think Hiranyaksha who hated Gods did Brahma naam jaap loved Brahama dev so he called upon Brahma ??  Only he wanted some boons to get from Brahma.

    Similarly Ravana did japa to please Lord Shiva he had no prem for Shiva

    Banasura did japa to please Shiva to get some benefits. For the Demigods some japa is enough ( sime limited number of times) if you call they will appear and ask what do you want? Why did you call me?

    And these demons asked for boons from them.

    Are you having some ulterior motive to gain from LORD SHRI RAM?

    You need some boons from HIM?

    LOrd Rama is not demigod. He is not bound by these type of ritualistic japa this many fixed number of time etc.

    To please Lord Rama Or Lord KRishna it is only with Love you can do .. Or Love With Seva. You cannot gain their attention with japa of this many times or that many times.

    You know how Shabari got darshan? How Lord Rama was pleased with her love and affection shown? She did japa for Lord Rama but she didn't expect Him to come she did selfless service. When He came She was not even prepared she just picked some fruits and didn't know how they tasted also so she was biting them and giving them to Lord.

    Even When Krishna came to visit Vidhura's wife, suddenly Vidhura's wife gave Lord only peels of Banana as she was not expecting Lord to come to her humble house also.

    This Bhagwan is not under the control of anyone. You cannot bind Lord Sri Krishna or Lord Rama with some ritualistic practices. You need Seva bhava or prem bhava for holding HIS attention.

    even after doing 13 crores of japa also if you don't develop any prem for Lord.. you will not get His darshan.

    Do jaap of Mahamantra it covers all Ram and Krishna all. 

    Because 1000 names of Vishnu= 3 times saying Lord Ram's name.

    3 times saying Lord Rama's name= 1 time saying Krishna.

    So that is how Potent is Saying Lord Krishna's name.

    Naam jaap should be done with no ulterior motive. You will surely get the benefit of chanting but you will not get Sneha and prema of Lord.

    DHRUV maharaj chanted Om Namo Bhagwavate Vasudevaya 12 lakh times. Lord Narayana appeared and asked what do you want?  The motive of calling Lord was not with prema. Dhruva wanted to have

     highest position more greater position than his grand father. So he got that position Dhruva loka which is above Brahma loka.

    See, basically if you having some ulterior motive you do naam jaap for secure that.  But to do naam jaap with pure Love for Godhead has basically no motive. so there is no specific times that mantra should be recited as there is no ulterior motive behind doing this naam jaap.

    Hare Krishna.

    • Thank you mataji for explaining me so nicely, I offer my respectful obeisances

  • Sevak

    Hare Krsna 

    Are you chanting Hare Krsna mahamantra or any mantra presently ? 

    Hare Krsna

    • Hare Krishna mahamantra prabhuji

      • Sevak

        Hare Krsna 

        Hare krishna i read in japa yoga book of shivanand that if you chant only 13crore names only RAM you will get darshan so can i chant Ram naam instead of hare krishna mahamantra ?

        Such statements are made to encourage those people who do not chant any holy names. The Hare Krsna maha mantra is the most potent mantra for this kali yuga. Lord Shri Rama himself in the form of Lord Chaitanya has distributed this maha mantra. The Hare Krsna mahamantra includes the names of Sita Rama. All the benefits of chanting any holy name of Lord Rama, Lord Krsna, Lord Nara yana etc will definitely be obtained just by chanting the Hare Krsna Mahamantra.  So there is no need to Chant any other mantra other than Panchatattva mantra (once before every round) and The Hare Krsna mantra. 

        We should not compare the potencies of different mantras. This is modern disease we have acquired by shopping online. 

        But if one does not want to chant the Hare Krsna mantra, then it is better they at least chant the holy names Lord Rama or Lord Krishna , Lord Narayana etc

        Hare Krsna

        • Thank you prabhuji for your guidance,hare Krishna 

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