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CHANTING THE HOLY NAME OF LORD KRISHNA. Part 3.

Mantra: "man" means "mind" and "tra" means "to deliver".Thus a mantra is a transcendental sound vibration with potency to liberate the mind from material conditioning."Hare" is the vocative case (addressing form) of "Hari". This is another name for Krsna. Also, another name for Srimati Radharani is Hara, and "Hare" is again the vocative case of this name. Thus, "Hare" refers either to Lord Hari or to Srimati Radharani. "Krsna" means "The All-Attractive". The syllable "krs" is the attractive…

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CHANTING THE HOLY NAME OF LORD KRISHNA. Part 2.

'eka' kṛṣṇa-nāme kare sarva-pāpa nāśapremera kāraṇa bhakti karena prakāśaSimply chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra without offenses vanquishes all sinful activities. Thus pure devotional service, which is the cause of love of Godhead, becomes manifest. (CC- 1:8:26).One cannot be situated in the devotional service of the Lord unless one is free from sinful life. This is confirmed in the Bhagavad-gītā (7:28):yeṣāḿ tv anta-gataḿ pāpaḿ janānāḿ puṇya-karmanāmte dvandva-moha-nirmuktā bhajante māḿ…

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