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10 offenses part 1

  1. 1. Offense-less Chanting Study of the Harinaam Chintamani as summarised by HH Sachinandan Swami
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Remembering HARIDAS THAKUR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Humility, Sincerity and Glory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Srila Prabhupada on the Holy-name </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sublime method of reviving transcendental consciousness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not expected to commit offenses </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 3 ways of chanting <ul><li>Maanasa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiet Chanting in the mind </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upaamsa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Silent/Soft Chanting, only chanter can hear </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vaachik </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Loud chanting, e.g. Keertan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Haridas Thakur – 64 of each !! </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3 stages of Chanting <ul><li>Shuddha Naam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purest stage of chanting, the Lord reveals himself </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Naam-abhaasa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoiding offenses and full attention </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Naam-aparadha </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chanting with Offenses, impossible to attain Krishna </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 10 different kinds of offenses <ul><li>To blaspheme devotees who have dedicated their lives to propagating the Holy Name </li></ul><ul><li>To consider the names of demigods like Siva or Brahma to be equal to, or independent of, the name of Lord Vishnu </li></ul><ul><li>To disobey the orders of the spiritual master </li></ul><ul><li>To blaspheme Vedic literature or literature in the pursuance of the Vedic version </li></ul><ul><li>To consider the glories of chanting Hare Krishna to be imagination </li></ul>
  6. 6. 10 offenses …… continued <ul><li>To give some mundane interpretation on the Holy name of the Lord </li></ul><ul><li>To commit sinful activities on the strength of the Holy name of the Lord </li></ul><ul><li>To consider the chanting of the Holy name to be one of the auspicious ritualistic activities offered in the Vedas as fruitive activities (karma-kanda) </li></ul><ul><li>To instruct a faithless person about the glories of the Holy name </li></ul>
  7. 7. 10 offenses …… continued <ul><li>A.) To not have complete faith in the chanting of the Holy names and to maintain material attachments, even after understanding so many instructions on the matter </li></ul><ul><li>B.) TO BE INATTENTIVE WHEN CHANTING THE HOLY NAME </li></ul>
  8. 8. Effects of Naam-aparaadha <ul><li>We lose our taste for spiritual activities </li></ul><ul><li>We wont feel any pleasure in hearing, chanting and performing devotional service </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimately we cannot achieve love of God </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1 – To blaspheme devotees ….. <ul><li>“ Vaishnava aparaadha” compared to a mad elephant trampling a small creeper </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of a devotee … </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid criticizing on the basis of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Past sins or faults committed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unintentional sins and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>traces of past sinful habits </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 1 – To blaspheme devotees ….. <ul><li>3 kinds of aparaadh’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offenses in the mind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offenses with words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offenses through activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In kali-yuga the first one is not counted !!! </li></ul>
  11. 11. 1 – To blaspheme devotees ….. <ul><li>Rectification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sincerely repent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beg for forgiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t wait, just offer sincere obeisance’s without any hesitation </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. 2 – Consider names of demigods equal to that of Lord <ul><li>Differentiating factors </li></ul><ul><li>Rectification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sincere chanting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not to commit again </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. 3 – Disobey orders of Spiritual Master <ul><li>The evolution cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Who is a spiritual master </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One who knows Krishna </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Controls his senses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaches by example by practicing what he preaches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 kinds of Spiritual Masters </li></ul>
  14. 14. 3 – Disobey orders of the Guru <ul><li>Why this offense appears </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeing the Guru with mundane vision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rectification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concentrate on the lectures and instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Falling constantly at his feet asking for mercy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Following his instructions with rigor </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. 4 – To blaspheme Vedic scriptures <ul><li>Natural faults of Human Beings </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bhram : propensity to commit error </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pramaada : subject to illusion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vipralipsaa : cheating propensity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kaaranaapaatav : imperfect senses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Due to the above we cannot understand spirituality and hence the Vedas are given </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vedas emphasize chanting of the Holy Name </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. 4 – To blaspheme Vedic scriptures <ul><ul><li>Importance also in BG 16.23 and 16.24 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rectification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With great respect offer flowers and Tulasi leaves to the Srimad Bhagwatam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Srimad Bhagwatam is the essence of all the Vedas and is an incarnation of the Lord </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blasphemy of all other religious scriptures to be avoided : SB 11.8.10 </li></ul></ul>