Monday, April 3, 2017

Power of the Holy Name

"Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu replied, 'Whoever chants the holy name of Krishna just once is worshipable and is the topmost human being.'"
(Chaitanya-caritamrta Madhya 15.106)

"Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura says that a person who simply chants the holy name of Krishna once becomes perfect and should be regarded as a Vaisnava."

(Chaitanya-caritamrta Madhya 15.106, Purport)

"If one hears a person say even once the word 'Krishna,' that person should be accepted as the best man out of the common group."
(Nectar of Instruction 5, Purport)

"One who chants the holy name of the Lord is immediately freed from the reactions of unlimited sins, even if he chants indirectly [to indicate something else], jokingly, for musical entertainment, or even neglectfully. This is accepted by all the learned scholars of the scriptures."
(Srimad-Bhagavatam, 6.2.14)

"One may or may not know the value of chanting the Hare Krishna mantra, but if one somehow or other chants it, he will immediately be purified, just as one who takes a potent medicine will feel its effects, regardless of whether he takes it knowingly or unknowingly."
(Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.2.19, Purport)

"So this Krishna consciousness movement is so nice that even people joke with us, 'Hare Krishna,' it goes to his credit, even joking."
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Vrindavan, September 11, 1975)

"So simply by remembering the holy name of the Lord, Vishnu, one is purified in any stage of life. That is a fact. It is said…, there is a Bengali verse which says, eka krsna name yata papa hare, ai haya tati papa karibare nare: 'By chanting once the holy name of Krishna, the sinful man can vanquish so much volumes of sinful activities, reaction, that he's unable to perform.' A sinful man is very expert to commit sinful activities, but the holy name of Krishna is so strong that he will be unable to commit so much sins as can be extinguished simply by uttering once the name of Lord Vishnu or Krishna. This is a fact."
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, London, August 22, 1971)

"As a result of chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, one makes such great advancement in spiritual life that simultaneously his material existence terminates and he receives love of Godhead. The holy name of Krishna is so powerful that by chanting even one name, one very easily achieves these transcendental riches."
(Chaitanya-caritamrta Adi 8.28)

Prabhupada: This hari-kirtana, chant. Somehow or other, induce them to chant Hare Krishna – everything all right. By flattering, by soliciting, by giving him prasada, by elevating him, that 'You are the best man in the world,' in this way inducing him, 'Please chant Hare Krishna,' then he will be rectified. This is Hare Krishna movement. There is no other way. He is ruined, and the more the Kali-yuga advances, he becomes more and more ruined. All other attempts will failure. Don't you see in your country the LSD-addicted hippies? Government spends so much money to rectify them – failure. But as soon as they come to our camp, immediately success. How it is possible?

Devotee: By this chanting of the holy name.

Prabhupada: That is the amazement. That is the amazement of Professor Judah and all others, that 'How it is happening? There is something in the Hare Krishna movement.'"
(Srila Prabhupada Morning Walk, Johannesburg, October 17, 1975)

"So the Hare Krishna movement is so strong, and indirectly, directly, or some way or other, if you chant Hare Krishna, you become benefited. It is so. So if you neglectfully chant Hare Krishna you become so benefited, then how much you will be benefited if you carefully chant Hare Krishna. That should be the ideal."
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Vrindavan, September 8, 1975)

– Compliments of the Prabhupada Connection

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