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Chant the holy name, chant the holy name, chant the holy name of God. In this age of quarrel there is no other way, no other way, no other way to attain spiritual enlightenment. (Brihad naradia purana 3.8.126)

My dear King, although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: Simply by chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom. (Sri Sukadeva Goswami, Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.51)

Maha mantra

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna,
Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare,
Hare Rama, Hare Rama,
Rama Rama, Hare Hare

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Hare Krishna (Shabda Hari das – Longing Vraja)

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The Supreme Personality of Godhead has tow kinds of names: 1. mukhya (primary) and 2. gauna (secondary).

Names that show His relation to the material creation and the material modes of nature are all secondary names. “Srsti-karta” (the creator of the material world), “Jagat-pata” (the maintainer of the material world), “visva-niyanta” (the controller of the material world, “visva-palaka (the protector of the material world), and “paramatma” (the Supersoul present everywhere in the material world) are examples of some of these many secondary names.

Some other names, although beyond the touch of the material modes of nature, are also counted among these secondary names. “Brahma” (Brahman) is an example of these names. When they are chanted, these secondary names bring many different kinds of benefits, but they do not directly or quickly bring the highest spiritual benefit.

The names that describe the Lord as He is manifested in the spiritual world, which is beyond material time and space, and where time is manifested as an eternal present (nitya-vartamana) are names that are all spiritual and primary. “Narayana“, “Vasudeva“, “Janardana“, “Hrsikesa“, “Hari“, “Acyuta“, “Govinda“, “Gopala” and “Rama” are examples of these primary names. All these primary names are identical with the form of the Supreme Lord Himself, and therefore they exist in the eternal present in the spiritual world. Attracted by devotional service, these holy names dance on the tongues of certain very fortunate souls in the material world. These names have no connection at all with the material world. When it descends to the material world, the holy name of the Lord, which has all the Lord’s powers, destroys the illusions of maya. The individual souls in the material world have the holy name of Lord Hari as their only friend. They have no other true friend.

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In the Brhan-naradiya Purana it is said:

“The holy name, the holy name, the holy name of Lord Hari is my very life. In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, the only means of deliverance is the chanting of the holy names of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way.”

The holy name has limitless power. The holy name uproots all the sins of the conditioned souls burning in a great forest-fire of sins. In the Garuda Purana it is said:

“If one chants the holy name of the Lord, even in a helpless condition or without desiring to do so, all the reactions of his sinful life depart, just as when a lion roars, all the small animals flee in fear.”

A person who takes shelter of the holy name becomes free of all sufferings. The holy name has the power to destroy all sufferings. In the Skanda Purana it is said:

“I offer my respectful obeisances to the limitless Supreme Personality of Godhead. When a person remembers Him or chants His holy names, that person’s diseases of the mind or body all run to their extinction.”

A person who chants the holy name of Lord Hari purifies his family, friends, and all others. In the Brahmanda Purana it is said:

“Even if he has committed many great sins, a person who chants the holy name of the Lord day and night become pure at heart. He purifies all his relatives.”

A person who is devoted to the holy name becomes free of all sufferings. In the Brhad-Visnu Purana it is said:

“The chanting of Lord Hari’s holy name cures all diseases, removes all obstacles and rescues one from all calamities.”

The age of Kali cannot make trouble for a person who loudly chants the holy name of Lord Hari. In the Brhan-Naradiya Purana it is said:

“The age of Kali cannot make trouble for a person who always chants ‘Hare! Kesava! Govinda! Vasudeva! Jaganmaya!”

Simply by hearing the holy name of Lord Hari, the residents of hell become delivered. In the Nrsimha Purana it is said:

“When they began to chant the holy name of Lord Hari, the residents of hell began to develop devotion to Lord Hari. They they were carried to the heavenly worlds.”

By loudly chanting the holy name, a person destroys his prarabdha karmic reactions. In the Srimad Bhagavatam (12.3.44) it is said:

“Terrified, about to die, a man collapses on his bed. Although his voice is faltering and he is hardly conscious of what he is saying, if he utters the holy name of the Supreme Lord he can be freed from the reactions of his fruitive work and achieve the supreme destination. But still people in the age of Kali will not worship the Supreme Lord.”

The holy name of Lord Hari is more glorious than all the Vedas. In the Skanda Purana it is said:

“My son, don’t study the Rg Veda. Don’t study the Yajur Veda. Don’t study the Sama Veda at all. Simply chant ‘O Govinda!’ Always chant the holy names of Lord Hari.”

The holy name of Lord Hari is more glorious than all holy places. In the Vamana Purana it is said:

“By chanting the holy names of Lord Visnu, a person attains the benefit of visiting hundreds of thousands of millions of sacred pilgrimage places.”

Even a glimpse (namabhasa) of the holy name is infinitely better than all material pious deeds. In the Skanda Purana it is said:

“Neither giving millions of cows in charity, nor residing at Prayaga by the Ganges for a kalpa, nor performing millions of yajnas, nor giving a Mount Meru of gold in charity brings a benefit equal to one hundredth part of the benefit obtained by chanting the holy names of Lord Govinda.”

The holy name of Lord Hari gives all benefits. In the Skanda Purana it is said:

“Chanting the holy names of Lord Visnu removes the six troubles of material life, defeats enemies, and is the root of spiritual knowledge.”

The holy name of Lord Hari has all powers. In the Skanda Purana it is said:

“Lord Hari has gathered from charity, vows, austerities, pilgrimages, the demigods, the great saints, the rajasuya and asvamedha yajnas, and the study of transcendental knowledge all their powers to bring auspiciousness and removes sins, and placed these powers in His holy names.”

The holy name of Lord Hari brings bliss to the entire world. In the Bhagavad-gita (11.36) it is said:

“O Hrsikesa, the world becomes joyful upon hearing Your name, and thus everyone becomes attached to You.”

The entire world bows down before a person who loudly chants the holy name. In the Brhan-Naradiya Purana it is said:

“In every direction the people bow down to offer respect to the devotees who always chant, ‘Narayana! Jagannatha! Vasudeva! Janardana!’.”

The holy name is the only shelter of the shelterless. In the Padma Purana it is said:

“Even though they may be materialistic, distraught, completely impious, or bereft of knowledge, renunciation, celibacy, and a host of virtues, persons who completely surrender to Lord Visnu and even only once chant His holy name easily attain the supreme spiritual destination that all the pious saints cannot enter.”

One should chant the holy name of Lord Hari always and everywhere. In the Visnu-dharmottara Purana it is said:

“A person who is greedy to chant the holy name of Lord Hari does not consider whether the time or place is right for such chanting. He does not accept any restrictions on chanting the holy name.”

The holy name easily gives impersonal liberation to they who want it. In the Varaha Purana the Supreme Personality of Godhead declares:

“A person who always chants, ‘Narayana! Acyuta! Ananta! Vasudeva! may, if he wishes, merge into My existence.”

In the Garuda Purana it is said:

“What is the use of sankhya? What is the use of yoga? O king of kings, if you wish to attain impersonal liberation, then you should chant the holy name of Lord Govinda.”

The holy name of Lord Hari sends the individual souls to the spiritual world of Vaikuntha. In the Nandi Purana it is said:

“Persons who in the past have committed every possible sin in every possible situation, but who now chant the holy name of the Lord, go to the supreme abode of Lord Visnu.”

By chanting the holy name one pleases the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In the Brhan-Naradiya Purana it is said:

“O brahmanas, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is beyond the touch of the material senses, becomes very pleased with a person who, in spite of hunger, thirst, and many troubles, continues to always chant His holy name.”

By chanting the holy name of Lord Hari one can bring the Supreme Personality of Godhead under one’s control. In the Mahabharata, Lord Krishna declares:

“When I was away from Draupadi she cried with the words, ‘He Govinda!’ This call has put Me in her debt, and that indebtedness is gradually increasing in My heart.”

The holy name of Lord Hari gives the final goal of life to the people. In the Skanda and Padma Puranas it is said:

“Chanting the holy name of Lord Damodara brings the greatest auspiciousness, the greatest wealth, the greatest benefit.”

Chanting the holy name of Lord Hari is the best of all devotional activities. In the Vaishnava-cintamani it is said:

“By working very hard to always remember Lord Visnu, one can destroy all sins. However, one can attain an even greater benefit simply by moving the lips to chant the Lord’s holy name.”

In the Visnu-rahasya it is said:

“The same result that was obtained in the Satya-yuga by worshipping Lord Hari and in the Treta-yuga by performing hundreds of sacrifices is obtained in the Kali-yuga simply by chanting the holy name of Lord Govinda.”

In Srimad Bhagavatam (12.3.52) it is said:

“Whatever result was obtained in Satya-yuga by meditating on Visnu, inn Treta-yuga by performing sacrifices, and in Dvapara-yuga by serving the Lord’s lotus feet, can also be obtained in Kali-yuga by chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.”

The scriptures (Padma Purana) declare:

“The holy name of Krishna is transcendentally blissful, It bestows all spiritual benedictions, for it is Krishna Himself, the reservoir of all pleasure. Krishna’s name is complete, and it is the form of all transcendental mellows. It is not a material name under any condition, and it is no less powerful than Krishna Himself. Since Krishna’s name is not contaminated by the material qualities, there is no question of its being involved with maya. Krishna’s name is always liberated and spiritual. It is never conditioned by the laws of material nature. This is because the name of Krishna and Krishna Himself are identical.”

The holy name of Lord Hari does not take its birth in the material world. Only when he is situated in his original spiritual body is the individual soul, who is a tiny particle of spirit, eligible to pronounce the pure holy name of Lord Hari. The material senses of a soul imprisoned in Maya’s world have no power to pronounce the pure holy name of Lord Hari. However, by the mercy of the Lord’s hladini-shakti, such a soul can be situated in his original form. Then the holy name will appear before him. By the mercy of the pure holy name, the holy name enters the devotee’s thinking process,, and then descends to the tongue if the tongue is purified by devotional service. On that tongue the holy name dances. The holy name is not a series of material syllables. It only seems to be material syllables when it dances on a tongue made of matter. That is the secret of the holy name.

In the Sata-nama-stotra it is said:

“One utterance of the name Visnu is better than all the Vedas. One utterance of the name Rama is equal to a thousand utterances of the name Visnu.”

Then, in the Brahmanda Purana it is said:

“The pious results derived from chanting the thousand holy names of Visnu three times can be attained by one repetition of the holy name of Krishna.”

Therefore the holy name of Lord Krishna is the best. That is why our Lord, Sri Gauranga, taught the mantra that begins “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna”. You should always chant that mantra.