Purport to Panca-tattva Maha-mantra

Purport to Panca-tattva Maha-mantra
by His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is always accompanied by His plenary expansion Sri Nityananda Prabhu, His incarnation Sri Advaita Prabhu, His internal potency Sri Gadadhara Prabhu, and His marginal potency Srivasa Prabhu. He is in the midst of them as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One should know that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is always accompanied by these other tattvas. Therefore our obeisances to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu are complete when we say, sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda. As preachers of the Krsna consciousness movement, we first offer our obeisances to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu by chanting this Panca-tattva mantra, namely, sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda; then we say, Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. There are ten offenses in the chanting of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, but these are not considered in the chanting of the Panca-tattva mantra. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is known as mahavadanyavatara, the most magnanimous incarnation, for He does not consider the offenses of the fallen souls. Thus to derive the full benefit of the chanting of the maha-mantra (Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare), we must first take shelter of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, learn the Pancatattva mantra, and then chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra. That will be very effective.

Hare Krsna Maha-mantra

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare

The Hare Krishna maha-mantra is a very simple mantra consisting of only three words: Hare, Krishna, and Rama.
Hare means unto Mother Hara (i.e. Lord Krishna's personal pleasure potency, Srimati Radharani).
Krishna means the all-attractive Lord.
Rama means the source of all enjoyment.
When we chant Hare Krishna we are praying: "O energy of the Lord (Hare), O Lord (Krishna) please engage me in Your service!"
Maha-mantra means it is the Great Mantra Of Deliverance. The sixteen words of the Hare Krishna mantra are especially meant for counteracting the contaminating influence of the age of Kali.
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  • beautifull explanation of mahamantra ...thanx mataji
  • Srila Prabhupada Ki.... jaya!!!!!!!

    I'd like to share with devotees about a wonderful vision and mission Srila Prabhupada had for bringing these two Lords Sri Sri Gaura Nitai into everyone's homes..... miraculously this project has come to life in the circle of devotees in Brisbane (Aust) and Auckland (NZ) - Please see the video at www.happydollsvideo.on.to - This very important project will be noted in future by historians - how the Culture of Krishna Consciousness was spread to millions of homes by the Happy Dolls project! How merciful is Srila Prabhupada!!!


    you may also read HH Bir Krishna Goswami Maharaj's article on this here - http://www.dandavats.com/?p=5767

    yr servant,

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  • may the world get the higher taste by chanting ''Hare krishna Hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare Rama hare rama rama rama hare hare
  • so we should chant Hare Krsna maha mantra and be happy, may Krsna bless us for our progress in Krsna consciousness....
  • Hare Krishna
  • in sanskrit hare is the eight alankara used for respect .....................as same as ji in hindi.................originally the word is hara used for radharani.....................hari bol
  • Hari!!! Hari!!!

    Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura Prabhupada
    Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura Prabhupada
  • hare krsna mataji.. your messages are so so excellent and inspiring for us..
    thanks for sharing all these things with us..
    jai gurudev..!!!
    jai srila prabhupad!!
  • Hare Krishna mata ji, I am so deeply moved by your knowledge, ability to write and propogate Bhagti, I feel like running away from my office and make it to ISKCON temple Delhi today evening. I pray to Krishna that I can make it and have your Darshan too. Will you please bless me.
  • its my fortune to read maha mantra and read ur blogs
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