Suggestions on chanting

Hare Krsna.

Please accept my humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

One of my friend who is 45 years old/ male is a pure vegetarian for three years but as he informed me sometimes he drink wine and beer and he has a girlfriend. (which are offensive to the maha mantra) He is asking me if he can chant maha mantra. What should I tell him? Which kind of answer will be most proper?

Your aspiring servant,

Hari Bol


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  • You can chant the maha mantra under any condition of life, but it will be truly effective only when the rules and regs are followed. Offensive chanting can only harm our devotional creeper.

  • Thank you for your kind reply Rahul Bnaerjee.

  • Volunteer

    Hare Krishna dear Devotees, please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

    Some years before i knew a person who used to drink, to smoke, to eat meat...then somehow he associated with Devotees and somehow started to ask them questions. After some time he showed a big desire to read Srimad Bhagavatam and chant the Holy Names. 

    Then we gave to him japa mala and he started to chant even though eating meat. After 1 month we heard that he left meat, drinking, smoking and started to read Srimad Bhagavatam.

    It is a magic of Srila Prabhupada. Holy Names are chintamani stone. 

    If he drinks wine then let him know that the taste of water is Krishna. In this way he will think of Krishna and get purified. 

    But first let him chant. And also Mataji, please tell him to be in the association of Devotees. 

    Your servant,

    • My dear auspicious beautiful Bhaktin Maral,

      I bow down before your feet,

      Unfortunately he doesn't have any association other than me which is maybe once in a year. He is a very busy business man. Three years ago I convinced him to be a vegeterian and the supersoul guided him so he is still vegeterian. He avoids association because he researched a lot on ISKCON and read everything about the death of Srila Prabhupada, scams and bogus gurus etc. and now he doesn' have sympathy for any association with the devotees after everything he reads and he especially avoids all sorts of association especially with Guru concept.

      In that case can I tell him to chant Maha mantra? I am afraid to be a cause of an offense against Holy Name. So that the supersoul can guide him from within. As you know, when there is no guru or association the Lord takes the control and gives all sort of guidance to the sincere soul.

      Your aspiring servant,

      • Volunteer

        ohoooo so many compliments :D even though do not deserve.

        my humble obeisances dear Mutlu Mataji,

        All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

        Yes, it will be very nice if you request him to chant the Holy Names. Lord Nityananda and Haridas Thakur used to beg the most sinful people among them Jagai Madhay to chant even once the Holy Name of Krishna. In this way they showed us example of preaching. 

        2544733675?profile=original He used t cry and beg: "Please chant the Holy Names!!!"

        Your servant, 

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    • Volunteer

      @ Prajwal Prabhu

      You are propogating Om Namo Narayana but insulting the Sri Vaishnava sampradaya by contradicting their legendary Acharya Ramanujacharya and all the alwar's teachings. See your foolishness you even see difference between Vishnu and Narayana.........................Ha ha aha ha ha ---------It's ridiculous.

      Narayana would be greatly afraid by seeing a guy see difference in his own character (i.e sees Rama,Krishna,Vishnu as separated entity other than Narayana).

      Check your vedanta Knowledge. Rig Vedic mantra is "Om Prama Padam Vishnu" and not Narayana, Now only a foolish will say this Vishnu is different from Narayana as you are propogating Krishna, Rama are different from Narayana.

      There are many non-sense sites where you can put you garbage knowledge please not here.


    • Volunteer

       Hare Krishna Prajwal Prabhu

      Lord Naryana and all the Acharya's would be laughing at you. Stop putting garbage here with your improper knowledge . There is a saying a little knowledge is very dangerous, that is what is exhibiting in your posts. Do you think you are greater thank Ramanujacharya, Madhavacharya, Nimbarkya, Lord Chaitanya and even Vyasa who never propogated such a foolish thing. Prove me where these achrya's says that Krishna,Rama are Jiva atma?

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