(who echants the minds of all living entities with the sound of His
flute), offering myself at the dust of Lord Caitanya's lotus feet, and with
great respect offering obeisances to the great devotees of the Lord, who
are like so many oceans of transcendental virtue, I shall now, with great
delight, begin to glorify the transcendental opulences of Sri Vrindavana dhama.
[ By - Srila Prabodhananda Saraswati Swami ]
There are no hard and fast rules for chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.One can chant anywhere, anytime, in any situation.In fact, the Caitanya-caritamrta (Antya-lila, 20.18) describes that chanting the holy name at any time or place, even during sleep or while eating, brings one all perfection. However, there are different stages of chanting.The first stage of chanting is the offensive stage, the second stage is offenseless chanting, and then is the third or pure stage of chanting, which is…Read more…
By constant chanting, then one come to realize Parabrahman (the Supreme Brahman), or the Absolute Truth.Any person, under any circumstances, can reach an elevated state of consciousness by properly hearing the Bhagavad-gītā, and then, by constantly chanting the name of God, he can win God over.One can constantly chant any name of the Lord at any time, and at stage of life, and thereby constantly associate with Him.The statements of Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta are so practical that anyone can test…Read more…
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…Read more…
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