Chanting Hare Krishna

Propagator of the greatest spiritual sound vibration

  • Maha Mantra

     As per Sanskrit “Man” means “Mind” and “tra” means “to release”. The chant is called a mantra, a vibration of sound that cleanses the mind, freeing it from anxiety and illusion. And this is a mantra anyone can chant. It’s for people of all religions, all nations, all colors, and both sexes. ‘Maha’ in Mahamantra means the greatest chant for liberation in this era.

  • Chant

     

    ” Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
    Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
    Hare Rama Hare Rama
    Rama Rama Hare Hare”

    Each of us is constitutionally a part and parcel of God, the chanting of His holy names brings one innate satisfaction and the highest pleasure!

  • Meaning

    The words are in Sanskrit, an ancient language that forms the basis for modern Indian languages. ‘Hare’ refer to the spiritual, all pervading energy of the Supreme Lord; ‘Krishna’ means ‘the Supreme Lord who is all attractive’; and ‘Rama’ means ‘that Supreme Lord who is the source of all pleasure’.  This Maha (great) Mantra is chanted either congregationally (sankirtan), or individually (japa), as a meditation.

Ancient sages declare that there are particular spiritual sounds, or mantras that emanate from a spiritual stratum. If one is able to connect with such a pure sound, then one can derive immense benefit that will help one progress through all the materialistic clutter, and help awaken pure consciousness.

Srila Prabhupada had implicit faith in the chanting of these holy names as a means to liberate the soul from its entanglement in the material world. He taught that the chanting should be done as a daily personal meditation as a means to reinvigorate one’s spiritual consciousness, counteract the distress of this age, and develop love of God. He also gave us the ecstatic collective chanting called kirtan. Using both traditional Indian and Western musical instruments, the chanting of the mantra on the streets by ecstatic groups of followers is nowadays a regular sight in the West. That ‘Hare Krishna’ became a household name all over the world is directly attributed to the effort and purity of Srila Prabhupada.