Wisdom, knowledge Renunciation One who is in possession of all six of these opulences at the same time and possesses them to an unlimited degree, is understood to be the Supreme Personality of GodheadKrishna. So God is the person who possesses all attractive qualities in full. In this material world we have seen many rich people, many powerful people, many famous people, many beautiful people, many learned and scholarly people, and we have seen some persons in the renounced order of life unattached to material possessions. But we have never seen, in the history of this world, any one person who is simultaneously wealthy, powerful, famous, beautiful, wise and unattached, like Krishna.
Why are we supposed to spend time chanting it? What can it do for us? First of all, let me explain a little about mantra-yoga. Mantra-yoga is actually a mystical tradition found in almost every spiritual path in the world.
It may involve the softly spoken repetition of a prayer or mantra for one's own meditation, or it may be the congregational singing of spiritually uplifting songs, prayers, or the sacred names of the Supreme Being.
It all involves the same process, but in the Eastern tradition it is called mantra-yoga because it is the easy process of focusing our minds on the Supreme, which helps spiritualize our consciousness. Man means the mind, tra means deliverance.
Therefore, a spiritual mantra is the pure sound vibration for delivering the mind from material to spiritual consciousness. This is the goal of any spiritual path. Although all spiritual traditions have their own prayers or mantras, the Vedic mantras are especially powerful and effective in uniting us with the spiritual realm.
However, a complete yoga process is generally a blend of a few yoga systems, such as bhakti-yoga with mantra-yoga. Therefore, bhakti-yoga, as described in the previous chapters, also includes mantra-yoga, or the process of concentrating on the sound vibration within a mantra.
This is especially important in this age of Kali. Many years ago the brahmana priests could accomplish many kinds of wondrous deeds simply by correctly chanting particular mantras. Many of these mantras still exist, but it is very difficult to find those who can chant them accurately.
This is actually a safety measure because if the wish-fulfilling mantras were easily chanted, there would no doubt be many people who would misuse them. But other mantras that are available can easily help purify one's consciousness, give spiritual enlightenment, and put one in touch with the Supreme.
It is understood that by chanting japa and hearing the holy sounds of the mantra, one can come to the platform of spiritual realization. This is the process of mantra-yoga. Even though the mantra is powerful in itself, when the mantra is chanted by a great devotee, it becomes more powerful.
This is the effect when a disciple is fortunate enough to take initiation from a spiritually powerful master who gives him a mantra for spiritual purposes. Then the disciple can make rapid progress by utilizing the mantra. In this age of Kali-yuga the process of chanting japa or mantra meditation is much more effective than practicing other spiritual paths that include meditating on the void or Brahman effulgence, or trying to control the life air within the body as in raja-yoga.
Only a very few can become perfect at moving the life air up to the top of the head or raising the kundalini force up through the various chakras. And meditating on the void becomes useless as soon as there is the slightest external distraction, which in this age of Kali is a continuous thing. Therefore, the most effective means of focusing the consciousness is to concentrate on the sound vibration of a mantra.
There are two mantras that are especially recommended in the Vedic literature. It is explained that these two mantras can deliver one to the realm beyond material existence. Omkara pranava is considered to be the sound incarnation of the Supreme Personality of God and is identical with the Supreme Lord.
It is beginningless, changeless, supreme and free from any external contamination. Omkara is said to be the beginning, middle, and end, and is eternal, beyond all material restrictions or contaminations.
Actually, the chanting of omkara is generally practiced by those engaged in the mystic yoga process.Sunday morning people got ready for the 24 hour chanting of the maha mantra, which took place under a large tent adorned with a wall-sized portrait of Maharaji.
chanting hare krishna hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare, in public before, I was a little nervous. But my new friends joined me to lead the chanting. It was the most. Chanting Hare Krishna on Japa Beads.
There are no hard-and-fast rules for chanting Hare Krishna. The most wonderful thing about mantra meditation is that one may chant anywhere–at home, at work, driving in the car, or riding on the bus or subway.
And one may chant at any time.
But Krsna convinced him that if it is in the service of God it is allowed. study, and prayer. But this was my first time to do anything Eastern or Hindu.
There were lots of pillows around and mats on the floor for people to sit on. few minutes the sound of the cymbals and the incense we weren’t in the Bowery any longer. We. Many years later and although I may have advanced somewhat spiritually, and practice bhakti-yoga, devotional service and the chanting of the Maha-mantra Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, still all my morning prayers still .
“Our prayer of the Hare Krishna Mantra means addressing Radha and Krishna for being engaged in Their service. Hare Krishna means “Oh Hare, Oh Radharani! This morning my reading took me to the following verses which describe the importance and ecstasy of chanting Hare Krishna.
Dec 14, is the Disappearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami, and we honor him with a prayer written by Srila Prabhupada written aboard the ship Jaladuta, on his way to fulfill the order (mission) of his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta.