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Dear Maharajas and Prabhus

Please accept my humble obeisances
All Glories to Srila Prabhupada

I want share with you one excerptc of Nectar of Devotion about the chant of the Holly Names

Chanting the Holy Name of the Lord
The importance of chanting Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare.
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare is very strongly stressed in the
Second Canto, First Chapter, verse 11, of Srimad-Bhagavatam in the following
way. Sukadeva Gosvami tells Maharaja Pariksit, "My dear King, if one is
spontaneously attached to the chanting of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, it is to
be understood that he has attained the highest perfectional stage." It is
specifically mentioned that the karmis who are aspiring after the fruitive
results of their activities, the salvationists who are aspiring to become one
with the Supreme Person, and the yogis who are aspiring after mystic perfections
can achieve the results of all perfectional stages simply by chanting the mahamantra.
Sukadeva uses the word nirnitam, which means "it has already been
decided." He was a liberated soul and therefore could not accept anything which
was not conclusive. So Sukadeva Gosvami especially stresses that it has already
been concluded that one who has come to the stage of chanting the Hare Krsna
mantra with determination and steadiness must be considered to have already
passed the trials of fruitive activities, mental speculation and mystic yoga.
The same thing is confirmed in the Adi Purana by Krsna. While addressing
Arjuna He says, "Anyone who is engaged in chanting My transcendental name must
be considered to be always associating with Me. And I may tell you frankly that
for such a devotee I become easily purchased."
In the Padma Purana also it is stated, "The chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra
is present only on the lips of a person who has for many births worshiped
Vasudeva." It is further said in the Padma Purana, "There is no difference
between the holy name of the Lord and the Lord Himself. As such, the holy name
is as perfect as the Lord Himself in fullness, purity and eternity. The holy
name is not a material sound vibration, nor has it any material contamination."
The holy name cannot, therefore, be chanted offenselessly by one who has failed
to purify his senses. In other words, materialistic senses cannot properly chant
the holy names of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra. But by adopting this chanting
process, one is given a chance to actually purify himself, so that he may very
soon chant offenselessly.
Caitanya Mahaprabhu has recommended that everyone chant the Hare Krsna mantra
just to cleanse the dust from the heart. If the dust of the heart is cleansed
away, then one can actually understand the importance of the holy name. For
persons who are not inclined to clean the dust from their hearts and who want to
keep things as they are, it is not possible to derive the transcendental result
of chanting the Hare Krsna mantra. One should, therefore, be encouraged to
develop his service attitude toward the Lord, because this will help him to
chant without any offense. And so, under the guidance of a spiritual master, the
disciple is trained to render service and at the same time chant the Hare Krsna
mantra. As soon as one develops his spontaneous service attitude, he can
immediately understand the transcendental nature of the holy names of the mahamantra.

Your more fallen Servant

bta ed

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