Chanting The Holy Name Of Lord Krishna – Part 9


In the Padma Purana, it is stated, ” Even if in the beginning one chants the holy name with offenses, one will become free from such offenses by chanting again and again.”

In Shri Krishna-Namashtaka, it is stated, ” O holy name of Krishna! You are the life force of Shri Narada`s veena and You are constantly increasing the sweetness of the delightful waves in the ocean of nectar. Out of Your causeless mercy, kindly appear on my tongue incessantly and bestow me with unalloyed affection to the Lord.”

In the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, it is stated, ” No one can understand the transcendental nature of the name, form, quality and pastimes of Shri Krishna through his materially contaminated senses. Only when he becomes spiritually saturated by transcendental service to the Lord, which starts with the tongue, are the transcendental name,form, quality and pastimes of the Lord revealed to Him.”

In Shri Krishna-Namashtaka, it is stated,” O illuminating sun of the holy name of Krishna! If any person by his chanting can even obtain a mere shadow of Your splendour, then You dissipate the gloom of nescience that drags him into the darkness of the material world. You reward even the blind fools who are bereft of any spiritual knowledge with the vision that enables them to take up devotional service. Therefore, O Shri harinama, who in this world is able to properly describe Your glories?”

In the Garuda Purana, it is stated, ” If one chants the holy name of the Lord, even in a helpless condition, all the reactions of his sinful life depart, just as when a lion roars, all the small animals flee in fear.”

In Shri-Krishna-Namashtaka, it is stated, ” O holy name! You appear in two forms: the Deity form of the Supreme Lord, and Your transcendental name. Of these two, we consider the form of the holy syllables to be infinitely more compassionate than the form of the Deity. Because if a person haven taken shelter of the Deity form commits offenses, the only recourse he has, is to become the servant of the holy name and chant incessantly Krishna, Govinda and so on. By Your immeasurable transcendental potency, all his offenses disappear and he experiences uninterrupted joy, submerged in an ocean of ecstasy.”

In the Padma Purana, it is stated, ” The Holy name of Krishna is transcendentally blissful. It bestows all spiritual benedictions,for it is Krishna Himself, the reservoir of all transcendental mellows. It is not a material name under any condition, and it is as powerful as Krishna Himself. Since the holy name of Krishna is not contaminated by the material qualities, there is no question of its being involved with Maya. The holy name of Krishna is always liberated and spiritual. It is never conditioned by the laws of material nature This is because the holy name of Krishna and Krishna Himself are identical.”

In the Garuda Purana, it is stated, ” O best of Kings, if you want to achieve the highest knowledge by which you may attain the supreme abode, then perform Govinda Kirtanam with firm faith.”

In the Skanda Purana, it is stated, ” There are six kinds of offenses against Vaishnavas which makes one fall down:
1. To kill a Vaishnava.
2. To blaspheme Vaishnavas.
3. To become envious of Vaishnavas.
4. To fail to offer obeisance to a Vaishnava.
5. To become angry with a Vaishnava.
6. To not be happy on seeing a Vaishnava.”

In the Brhad-Bhagavatamrta, it is stated, ” All glories, all glories to the all blissful holy name of Lord Krishna, which causes the devotee to give up all conventional religious duties, meditation and worship. When somehow or other uttered even once by a living entity, the holy name awards him liberation. The holy name of Krishna is the highest nectar. It is my very life and my only treasure.”

In Shri Krishna-Namashtaka, it is stated, ” O holy name! You destroy the entirety of the sufferings of Your surrendered devotees. You are eternally manifest in the transcendental form of intensified bliss. To the residents of Gokula, You are the source of unending festival of joy and divine pleasure, and You are always saturated in Your magnificent glory and sweetness. I offer my repeated obeisances unto Your lotus feet.”

In the Padma Purana, it is stated, ” If a devotee once utters the holy name of the Lord, or if it penetrates his mind or enters his ear, which is the channel of aural reception, that holy name will certainly deliver him from material bondage, whether vibrated properly or improperly, with correct or incorrect grammar, and properly joined or vibrated in separated parts. O brahmana, the potency of the holy name is therefore certainly great. However, if one uses the vibration of the holy name for the benefit of the material body, for material wealth and followers, or under the influence of greed and atheism; in other words, if one utters the holy name with offenses; such chanting will not produce the desired result very soon. Therefore, one should diligently avoid offenses in chanting the holy name of the Lord.”

In the Adi Purana, it is stated, ” There is no vow like chanting the holy name; no knowledge superior to it; no meditation which comes anywhere near it; and it gives the highest result. No penance is equal to it, and nothing is as potent or powerful as the holy name. Chanting the holy name of the Lord is the greatest act of piety and the supreme refuge. Even the words of the Vedas do not possess sufficient power to describe its magnitude.

Chanting the holy name of the Lord is the highest path to liberation, peace and eternity. It is the pinnacle of devotion. It is the natural inclination and joyous attraction of the heart. It is the best form of remembrance of the Supreme Lord. The holy name has appeared solely for the benefit of the living entities as their Lord and master; their supreme worshippable object and their spiritual guide and mentor.”

In Shri Krishna-Namashtaka, it is stated, ” O Shri Harinama! The entire galaxy of Upanishads, which are like a necklace of most precious gems, are serving the toenails of Your lotus feet with their brilliance. In such a way, the Vedic scriptures are constantly glorifying Your lotus feet. Great Yogis, sages and liberated transcendentalists are engaging in worshipping You. Therefore I fully surrender unto You and humbly pray for Your shelter.”

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