Like the seeds that are fried in a pan loose their potency to sprout, the harmful karmic reactions loose their power to act by the power of the holy names of Krishna First, the holy name eradicates the results of sins committed both in the present and in prior lifetimes. According to the law of karma, a human being is responsible for the sinful acts he performs and must suffer for them (“As ye sow, so shall ye reap”). Deeply enmeshed in a complex web of material actions and their reactions, one must suffer the duality of pleasure and pain, lifetime after lifetime. The holy name, however, eradicates all reactions to past sins, both those manifesting themselves at present and those destined to manifest themselves in the future.
In our present condition we are slaves to any whimsical thoughts, desires & appetites the mind may generate. We think something and immediately we want to do it. Hare Krishna mantra is a transcendental sound vibration with potency to liberate the mind from material conditioning. How can one escape the will to sin? By escaping the illusion that supports it—the illusion that the material body is the self.
How does chanting Hare Krishna practically benefit you?
What do the major religions say about chanting the holy names of Lord?
Relief from unwanted drives & habits In our present condition, we are slaves to any whimsical thoughts and desires.
PLEASANT MOOD “ If I start my day on a spiritual note by chanting Hare Krishna, I can make it through the day in a pleasant mood.” Stephen Farmer Health food store owner
PEACE OF MIND “ Chanting Hare Krishna and reading authorized books on Krishna Consciousness has brought me great peace.” Ramesh Lal Toronto Health Spa proprietor
OPENS THE EYES OF WISDOM “ Chanting has opened my eyes to things I never noticed. Its like beautiful music – a very peaceful feeling, very satisfying.” Mrs. Grace Acquistapace Housewife
STRESS RELIEF “ When I am stressed out, I chant. It’s one thing which charges my batteries. It clears my mind and brings me back in focus.” Paul Bleier Printing Executive
MENTAL STABILITY “ When I’m nervous I find chanting very calming. I don’t get shaken up at little things.” Mrs. Sally Raleigh Merchandiser
POSITIVE THINKING “ My outlook towards life is lot more brighter, after starting to associate with Hare Krishna devotees and chanting the mahä-mantra.” Bruce Klienberg Army Officer
“ I’ve noticed that as chanters progress from one level to deeper level, they become more realistic, more tolerant and more energetic.” Dr. Donald R. Tuck Associate Professor, Western Kentucky University DEVELOPMENT OF MATURITY
CHANT … HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE AND BE HAPPY!!