Friday, 26 August 2011

Attainig Krishna Prema by Chanting Offenselessly

"One should never lose hope in spite of being attacked by wicked thoughts while chanting the holy name. All these thoughts will gradually disappear as one becomes fixed in chanting. But if one does not chant with enthusiasm how will such materialistic thoughts disappear?"

The best way to overcome the material energy is to associate with pure devotees and to chant the holy name of Krsna. A devotee's advancement can be measured by how much he is attracted to chanting the holy name.

"The end of all study and knowledge is the chanting of Krsna's holy names. Devotion to the Lord means faithfully chanting the holy name of Krsna. One who chants the holy name without offenses will very quickly attain Krsna prema."

- HH Mahanidhi Swami
Art of Chanting Hare Krishna


  1. hare krishna
    even after continious chanting wicked thoughts are coming in mind
    pls give some practical tips to ignore or overcome them.

  2. Hare Krishna,

    thank you for your comment.

    The only practical way to overcome is continuing chanting. There are two levels of bhakti 1. Vaidhi Bhakti and 2. Raganuga Bhakti. The stage of pure chanting without offenses comes when we are freed from the contamination of conditioned life. To reach that stage of prema bhakti we have to follow vaidhi bhakti (following rules and regulations). Prabhupada gives the example of janudice where in the diseased person finds sugar candy bitter but actually it is sweet and that sugar itsef is the cure frpom his disease. When he gets cured, then the taste of sugar comes. So currently we have the jaundice of material enjoyment and therefore chanting seems to not work but if we continue to take the medicine of hearing from saintly persons, chanting continously without the 10 offenses and praying for mercy from our parampara then our sincerity will attract Krishna and He will grant the suddha nama or pure taste of chanting.

    Hope this was helpful.

    Keep visiting the blog for continous nectarian articles.

    Your Servant.