MAHA MANTRA

Hare Krsna!

Please accept my humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

and all pure devotees of the Supreme Personality of Godhead!

 

I was reviewing the Sastra so many times I found that the whole Hare Krsna mahamantra is not specifically mentioned in any of the Sanskrit or Bengali passages.  I became concerned as to how the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra can be fully established with Sastric evidence.  I will present what I can.  I did find a web site that has some extra Sastra references regarding the Maha Mantra.

 

“In the Dvapara-yuga people should worship Lord Visnu only by the regulative principles of the Narada-pancaratra and other such authorized books.In the Age of Kali, however, people should simply chant the holy names of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.” The Hare Krsna mantra is specifically mentioned in many Upanisads, such as the Kali-santarana Upanisad, where it is said:

 

hare krsna hare krsna

krsna krsna hare hare

hare rama hare rama

rama rama hare hare

 

iti sodasakam namnam

kali-kalmasa-nasanam

natah parataropayah

sarva-vedesu drsyate

 

“After searching through all the Vedic literature, one cannot find a method of religion more sublime for this age than the chanting of Hare Krsna.”

 

Adi 3.40, Purport by Srila Prabhupada

 

So far, it is apparent that primarily the chanting of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra began with instructions given to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. 

 

murkhatumi, tomara nahika vedantadhikara

`krsna-mantra’japa sada,-ei mantra-sara

 

TRANSLATION

“`You are a fool,’ he said.`You are not qualified to study Vedanta philosophy, and therefore You mustalways chant the holy name of Krsna. This is the essence of all mantras, orVedic hymns.'”

Adi 7.72

 

krsna-mantrahaite habe samsara-mocana

krsna-namahaite pabe krsnera carana

 

TRANSLATION

“`Simply by chanting the holy name of Krsna one can obtain freedom from material existence. Indeed, simply by chanting the Hare Krsna mantra one will be able to see the lotus feet of the Lord.'”

Adi 7.73

 

After receiving this instruction from His Guru, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu began teaching and preaching the hearing and chanting of the names of Krsna with special emphasis on the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra. 

 

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare,

Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare

 

Now,so far it is apparent, all Acaryas following in the line descending from Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu emphasize the chanting of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra. 

 

If you know of ancient Sastra, Vaisnava or Vedic teachings that specifically and clearly mentions completely or in part the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra:  (Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare) in its original text please make that information available here and elsewhere. 

 

Your humble servant for Krsna consciousness

and Bhakti Yoga,

Dandavats dasa

 

kalerdosa-nidhe rajann

asti hy eko mahan gunah

kirtanadeva krsnasya

mukta-sangahparam vrajet

 

TRANSLATION

My dear King, although Kali-yuga isan ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: Simply by chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom.

SB 12.3.51

 

“Whatever result was obtained in Satya-yuga by meditating on Visnu, in Treta-yuga by performing sacrifices,and in Dvapara-yuga by serving the Lord’s lotus feet can be obtained inKali-yuga simply by chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra.”

SB 12.3.52

 

murkhatumi, tomara nahika vedantadhikara

`krsna-mantra’japa sada,-ei mantra-sara

 

TRANSLATION

“`You are a fool,’ he said.`You are not qualified to study Vedanta philosophy, and therefore You mustalways chant the holy name of Krsna. This is the essence of all mantras, orVedic hymns.'”

Adi 7.72

 

krsna-mantrahaite habe samsara-mocana

krsna-namahaite pabe krsnera carana

 

TRANSLATION

“`Simply by chanting the holyname of Krsna one can obtain freedom from material existence. Indeed, simply bychanting the Hare Krsna mantra one will be able to see the lotus feet of theLord.'”

Adi 7.73

 

krsna-nama-maha-mantreraei ta’ svabhava

yeijape, tara krsne upajaye bhava

 

TRANSLATION

“`It is the nature of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra that anyone who chants it immediately develops his loving ecstasy for Krsna.'”

Adi 7.83

 

krsna-nameye ananda-sindhu-asvadana

brahmanandatara age khatodaka-sama

 

TRANSLATION

“Compared to the ocean of transcendental bliss that one tastes by chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, the pleasure derived from impersonal Brahman realization [brahmananda] is like the shallow water in a canal.”

Adi 7.97

 

`krsna-nama’kare aparadhera vicara

krsnabalile aparadhira na haya vikara

 

TRANSLATION

“There are offenses to be considered while chanting the Hare Krsna mantra. Therefore simply by chanting Hare Krsna one does not become ecstatic.”

Adi 8.24

 

`eka’krsna-name kare sarva-papa nasa

premerakarana bhakti karena prakasa

 

“Simply chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra without offenses vanquishes all sinful activities. Thus pure devotional service, which is the cause of love of Godhead, becomes manifest.”

Adi 8.26

 

anayasebhava-ksaya, krsnera sevana

ekakrsna-namera phale pai eta dhana

 

“As a result of chanting the Hare Krsna 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 Krsna is so powerful that by chanting even one name,one very easily achieves these transcendental riches.”

Adi 8.28

 

kali-kalenama-rupe krsna-avatara

namahaite haya sarva-jagat-nistara

 

TRANSLATION

“In this Age of Kali, the holy name of the Lord, the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, is the incarnation of Lord Krsna.  Simply by chanting the holy name, one associates with the Lord directly. Anyone who does this is certainly delivered.”

Adi 17.22

 

krsna-varnamtvisakrsnam

sangopangastra-parsadam

yajnaihsankirtana-prayair

yajantihi su-medhasah

 

TRANSLATION

“`In this Age of Kali, those who are intelligent perform the congregational chanting of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who appears in this age always describing the glories of Krsna. That incarnation is yellowish in hue and is always associated with His plenary expansions [such as Sri Nityananda Prabhu] and personal expansions [such as Gadadhara], as well as His devotees and associates [such as Svarupa Damodara].'”

Madhya 6.103

 

“ataevayanra mukhe eka krsna-nama

seita’ vaisnava, kariha tanhara sammana”

 

TRANSLATION

“Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu then finally advised, ‘One who is chanting the Hare Krsna mantra is understood to be a Vaisnava; therefore you should offer all respects to him.'”

Madhya 15.111

 

namacintamanih krsnas

caitanya-rasa-vigrahah

purnahsuddho nitya-mukto

‘bhinnatvannama-naminoh

 

TRANSLATION

“`The holy name of Krsna is transcendentally blissful. It bestows all spiritual benedictions, for it is Krsna Himself, the reservoir of all pleasure. Krsna’s name is complete, and it is the form of all transcendental mellows. It is not a material name under any condition, and it is no less powerful than Krsna Himself. Since Krsna’s name isnot contaminated by the material qualities, there is no question of its being involved with maya. Krsna’s name is always liberated and spiritual; it is never conditioned by the laws of material nature. This is because the name of Krsna and Krsna Himself are identical.'”

Madhya 17.133

 

aratina-yuge dhyanadite yei phala haya

kali-yugekrsna-name sei phala paya

 

TRANSLATION

“In the other three yugas-Satya, Treta and Dvapara-people perform different types of spiritual activities. Whatever results they achieve in that way, they can achieve in Kali-yuga simply by chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra.”

Madhya 20.343

 

krsna-adi,ara yata sthavara-jangame

krsna-premematta kare krsna-sankirtane

 

TRANSLATION

“The holy name of Krsna is soattractive that anyone who chants it-including all living entities, moving andnonmoving, and even Lord Krsna Himself-becomes imbued with love of Krsna. Thisis the effect of chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra.”

Antya 3.268

 

sekahe-“vaninatha nirbhaye laya krsna-nama

‘harekrsna, hare krsna’ kahe avisrama

 

“The messenger replied, ‘He wasfearlessly, incessantly chanting the maha-mantra-Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, KrsnaKrsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.'”

Antya 9.56

 

bhagavatapada, sada laha krsna-nama

acirekaribena krpa krsna bhagavan”

 

TRANSLATION

“In Vrndavana you should chant the Hare Krsna mantra twenty-four hours a day and read Srimad-Bhagavatam continuously. Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, will very soon bestow His mercy upon you.”

Antya 13.121

 

harernama harer nama

harernamaiva kevalam

kalaunasty eva nasty eva

nastyeva gatir anyatha

[Cc.Adi 17.21]

 

srnvatamsva-kathah krsnah

punya-sravana-kirtanah

hrdyantah-stho hy abhadrani

vidhunotisuhrt satam

 

“Sri Krsna, the Personality of Godhead, who is the Paramatma [Supersoul] in everyone’s heart and the benefactor of the truthful devotee, cleanses desire for material enjoyment from the heart of the devotee who has developed the urge to hear His messages, which are in themselves virtuous when properly heard and chanted.”

Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.2.17)

 

yadagraha-grasta iva kvacid dhasaty

akrandatedhyayati vandate janam

muhuhsvasan vakti hare jagat-pate

narayanetyatma-matir gata-trapah

 

“When a devotee becomes like a person haunted by a ghost, he laughs and very loudly chants about the qualities of the Lord. Sometimes he sits to perform meditation, and he offers respects to every living entity, considering him a devotee of the Lord. Constantly breathing very heavily, he becomes careless of social etiquette and loudly chants like a madman, ‘Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna! O my Lord, O master of the universe!'”

SB 7.7.35

 

“In Satya-yuga the only mantrawas omkara (om tat sat). The same name omkara is manifest in the mantra HareKrsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama,Hare Hare. Unless one is a brahmana, one cannot utter omkara and get thedesired result. But in Kali-yuga almost everyone is a sudra, unfit forpronouncing the pranava, omkara. Therefore the sastras have recommended thechanting of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra. Omkara is a mantra, or maha-mantra, andHare Krsna is also a maha-mantra. The purpose of pronouncing omkara is toaddress the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vasudeva (om namo bhagavatevasudevaya). And the purpose of chanting the Hare Krsna mantra is the same.Hare: “O energy of the Lord!” Krsna: “O Lord Krsna!” Hare:”O energy of the Lord!” Rama: “O Supreme Lord, O supremeenjoyer!” The only worshipable Lord is Hari, who is the goal of the Vedas(vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyah [Bg. 15.15]). “

SB 9.14.48, Purport by SrilaPrabhupada

 

Srila Jiva Gosvami has also citedthe Caturmasya-mahatmya of the Skanda Purana concerning the necessity ofchanting Hare Krsna in this age:

 

tathacaivottamam loke

tapahsri-hari-kirtanam

kalauyuge visesena

visnu-prityaisamacaret

 

“In this way the most perfect penance to be executed in this world is the chanting of the name of Lord Sri Hari. Especially in the age of Kali, one can satisfy the Supreme Lord Visnu by performing sankirtana.”

SB 12.3.52, Purport by ISKCON

 

“In the Dvapara-yuga people should worship Lord Visnu only by the regulative principles of the Narada-pancaratra and other such authorized books. In the Age of Kali, however,people should simply chant the holy names of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.” The Hare Krsna mantra is specifically mentioned in many Upanisads, such as the Kali-santarana Upanisad, where it is said:

 

hare krsna hare krsna

krsna krsna hare hare

hare rama hare rama

rama rama hare hare

 

itisodasakam namnam

kali-kalmasa-nasanam

natahparataropayah

sarva-vedesudrsyate

 

“After searching through allthe Vedic literature, one cannot find a method of religion more sublime forthis age than the chanting of Hare Krsna.”

Adi 3.40, Purport by Srila Prabhupada

http://harekrishnajapa.com/vedic-references-on-the-hare-krishna-maha-mantra/

Vedic References on the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra

 

The Hare Krishna maha-mantra is mentioned in various scriptures as the only means of deliverance in this age of Kali:

Kali-santarana Upanishad:

 

“After searching through all the Vedic literature, one cannot find a method of religion more sublime for this age than the chanting of Hare Krishna.”

– For a discussion of this verse, see Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi-lila 3.40, Purport

Brihan-naradiya Purana:

 

“For spiritual progress in this Age of Kali, there is no alternative, there is no alternative, there is no alternative to the holy name, the holy name, the holy name of the Lord.”

– For a discussion of this verse, see Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi-lila 7.76, Purport

Narada-pancharatra:

 

“The essence of all Vedic knowledge—comprehending the three kinds of Vedic activity [karma-kanda, jñana-kanda and upasana-kanda], the chandas, or Vedic hymns, and the processes for satisfying the demigods—is included in the eight syllables Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna. This is the reality of all Vedanta. The chanting of the holy name is the only means to cross the ocean of nescience.”

– For a discussion of this verse, see Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi-lila, 7.76, Purport

Narayana-samhita:

 

“In Dvapara-yuga one could satisfy Krishna or Vishnu only by worshiping Him gorgeously according to the pañcaratrikisystem (temple Deity worship), but in the Age of Kali one can satisfy and worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead Hari simply by chanting the holy name.”

– For a discussion of this verse, see Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi-lila 7.76, Purport

Srimad-Bhagavatam, 12.3.51:

 

“My dear King, although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: Simply by chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom.”

Padma Purana:

 

“The holy name of Krishna is transcendentally blissful. It bestows all spiritual benedictions, for it is Krishna Himself, the reservoir of all pleasure. Krishna’s name is complete, and it is the form of all transcendental mellows. It is not a material name under any condition, and it is no less powerful than Krishna Himself. Since Krishna’s name is not contaminated by the material qualities, there is no question of its being involved with maya. Krishna’s name is always liberated and spiritual; it is never conditioned by the laws of material nature. This is because the name of Krishna and Krishna Himself are identical.”

– For a discussion of this verse, see Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya-lila 17.133

Kali-santarana Upanisad from Krishna Yajur Veda

 

hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare

hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

iti sodasakam namnam kali-kalmasa-nasanam

natah parataropayah sarva-vedesu drsyate

The sixteen names of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra: hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare, hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare destroy all the inauspiciousness of the age of Kali. This is the conclusion of all the Vedas.

Agni Purana

 

hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare

ratanti halaya vapi te krtartha na samsayah

Hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare: Whoever chants this mantra, even neglectfully, will attain the supreme goal of life. Of this there is no doubt.

Brahmanda Purana 6.59-60

 

nama sankirtana deva tarakam brahma drsyate

hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare

hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

The nama sankirtana(public chanting) of Hare Krishna maha-mantradelivers a complete revelation of all of spiritual reality.

Chaitanya-charitamrita, Antya-lila 3.257

 

mukti-hetuka tāraka haya ‘rāma-nāma’

‘kṛṣṇa-nāma’ pāraka hañā kare prema-dāna

“The holy name of Lord Rāma certainly gives liberation, but the holy name of Kṛṣṇa transports one to the other side of the ocean of nescience and at last gives one ecstatic love of Kṛṣṇa.” Chaitanya-charitamrita, Antya-lila 3.257

Padma Purana, Svarga Khanda 50.6

 

harir eva samaradhyah sarva deve suresvarah

hari nama maha mantrair nasyatpapa pisacakam

All the grievous sins of one who worships Lord Sri Hari, the Lord of all lords, and chants the holy name, the maha-mantra, are removed.

Ananta-samhita

 

hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare

hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

sodasaitani namani dvatrimsad varnakani hi

kalau yuge maha-mantrah sammato jivatarane

varjayitva tu namaitad durjanaih parikalpitam

chandobaddham susiddhanta viruddham nabhyaset padam

tarakam brahma-namaitad brahmana gurunadina

kalisantaranadyasu sruti-svadhigatam hareh

praptam sri brahma-sisyena sri naradena dhimata

namaitad-uttamam srauta-paramparyena brahmanah

utsrjyaitan-maha-mantram ye tvanyat kalpitam padam

mahanameti gayanti te sastra-guru langhanah

tattva-virodha-sanprktam tadrsam daurjanam matam

sravatha pariharyam syadatma-hitarthina sada

hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare

hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

“Hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare, hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare: This sixteen-name, thirty-two syllable mantra is the maha-mantra in the age of Kali by which all living beings can be delivered. One should never abandon chanting this maha-mantra and take to other so-called purificatory processes which are practiced by rascals, or engage in chanting other metrical compositions of the name of Krishna that are against the pure conclusions of the scriptures, or are filled with rasabhasa. About this divinely spiritual maha-mantra, which delivers one from material existence, the original guru, Lord Brahma, has said, kali-santararadi srutite, “The srutis have declared this mantra to be the best means of deliverance in the age of Kali”. Having all heard this from Brahma, the sons and disciples of Brahma, beginning with Narada, all accepted the Hare Krishna maha-mantra and, having meditated on it, attained perfection.”

Ananta-samhita is part of the Narada Pancaratra”)

The maha-mantra is further mentioned in Chaitanya Charitamrita 1.7.83 (krishna-nama maha-mantrera), Chaitanya-charitamrita 3.9.56 (‘hare krishna, hare krishna’ kahe avisrama), Narada Pancaratra, etc.

Sri Vrindavana Mahimamrta by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati

hare krishna krsneti krsneti mukhyan

mahascarya-namavali-siddha-mantran

krpa-murti-caitanya-deva upagitan

kadabhyasya vrndavane syan krtarth

“When will my heart become satiated by perfecting the chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra in Sri Vrndavana Dhama, which the most merciful Sri Caitanyadeva personally chanted and distributed to the fallen souls out of compassion? This wonderful maha-mantra is mixed with the mellows of love and is the chief and the perfection of all other mantras. They are full of spiritual energies and glories.” (Sri Vrindavana Mahimamrta by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati 17.89)

Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, Susloka-Satakam 23

hare krishna rama nama gana dana karinim

soka moha lobha tapa sarva vigna nasinim

pada padma lubdha bhakta vrnda bhakti dayinim

gaura murtim asu naumi nama sutra dharinim

“He makes the gift of the song of the names ‘Hare, Krishna and Rama’, and destroys all obstacles such as sorrow, delusion, greed and suffering. He gives the devotional service of Lord Krishna to the multitude of devotees who are eager for the shelter of His lotus feet. I fall down swiftly to offer my prostrated obeisances to the Lord in His golden form, who holds a string of meditation beads.”

Vasudev Ghosh’s bhajan “Jaya Jagannatha Sacira-nandana”, text 4

sri-radhar bhave ebe gora avatar

hare krishna nam gaura korila pracar

Chaitanya-bhagavata Madhya-khanda 23.75-80: (trans. Kusakratha Das)

75. The Lord personally taught them, “Please happily hear from Me themaha-mantra of Lord Krishna’s names. It is:

76. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

77. The Lord said, “Regularly chant japa of this maha-mantra.

78. In this way you will attain all perfections. Chant at any time and in any circumstance. There are no other rules for chanting.

79. Gather together, five or ten, in your own homes, clap hands and sing kirtana of these holy names.

80. You may also sing these words:

haraye namah krishna yadavaya namah gopala govinda rama sri-madhusudana

(‘I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna. He is the descendant of the Yadu family. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto Gopala, Govinda, Rama and Sri Madhusudana.’ Also see Chaitanya-charitamrita 2.26.64)

(Naradiya Purana, Prahlada-vakya)

81. Gathering at home with parents, wife, and children, please sing kirtana in this way.”

japato hari namani sthane sata-gunadhikah

atmanam ca punaty-uccair-japan srotrn-punati ca

“Compared to that person who is attached to chanting japa, the person who performs loud chanting of the holy name of Sri Hari is one hundred times better. This is because the person who chants japa purifies himself, whereas the person who chants the holy name loudly in kirtana purifies himself, all those who are with him, and everyone else who hear the holy vibration.”

Chaitanya-bhagavata 1.16, Haridasa Thakura speaking

pasu-paksi-krma-adi balite na pare

sunile se harinama ta’ra saba tare

japile se krishna-nama apani se tare

ucca-sankirtane para-upakare kare

ata eva ucca kari’ kirtana karile

sata-guna phala haya sarva-sastre bole

“The animals, birds, and insects cannot chant the holy name, but by hearing the holy name chanted they can benefit. Chanting the japa of the holy name of Krishna purifies oneself, but the loud sankirtana of the holy name of Krishna benefits all living beings. Therefore, loudly chant the holy name of Krishna in kirtana, and you will get one hundred times the benefit of chanting japa. This is the verdict of all the sastras.”

“Listen my dear Misra, in Kali-yuga there is no need for severe penances or performance of opulent sacrifices; whoever worships the Supreme Lord Krishna he be crowned with fortune and success. So go back to your home and worship Lord Krishna with undeviating faith and attention, giving up falsehood and pretensions. By chanting the holy name of Lord Hari, Krishna, you will simultaneously obtain both the proper spiritual practice and the ultimate goal. In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy name of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way. I am repeating this great chant for deliverance to you. This consists of sixteen names of the Supreme Lord with thirty two syllables: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. By constantly chanting and worshiping this Maha Mantra, your heart will feel the first blossoming of love and God; then gradually you will understand the truth about the proper spiritual path and the ultimate spiritual goal.” (Chaitanya-bhagavata 1.14, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu speaking to Tapana Misra)

In his purport to Caitanya-bhagavata Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati says very clearly that Haridasa Thakura chanted either loudly or softly and that is why his cave became Vaikuntha.

Chaitanya-bhagavata 1.16.172:

tabe haridasa ganga-tire gopha kari’

thakena virale ahar-nisa krishna smari’

“Then Haridasa went and found a cave on the bank of the Ganges. He remembered Krishna day and night as he resided alone in the cave.”

Purport: “While remaining in a solitary cave on the bank of the Ganges at Phuliya, Srila Thakura Mahasaya loudly chanted the names of Krishna and passed his days and night remembering the pastimes of the Lord. Sometimes he would chant the sixteen name, thirty-two syllable, maha-mantra loudly (uccaihsvare), and sometimes he would chant softly (mrdusvare). Every day he would complete the chanting of three hundred thousand holy names, or in a year he would chant one hundred million names of Hari. Some people consider that chanting the names of Krishna in a solitary place is in the category of “upamsu-japa,” or “chanting very mildly.” They say that this maha-mantra, or chanting the holy names of the Lord, should not be heard by others; only the person who is chanting should hear. If the lips move, or if the holy names are recited, then they will automatically be heard by others. But if such persons lack faith in the Vaisnavas who chant the holy names of the Lord, then by the influence of Kali they dare to quarrel with those Vaisnava chanters.”

Bhaktivinoda Thakura says in his song Sri Nama from Gitavali:

gay gora madhur sware

hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare

hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

Lord Gaurasundara sings in a very sweet voice,

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

– See more at: http://harekrishnajapa.com/vedic-references-on-the-hare-krishna-maha-mantra/#sthash.KVgDvZWl.dpuf

 

 

 

 

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