Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chanting the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra..

The Transcendental vibration established by the chanting of the Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare, is the sublime method for reviving our transcendental consciousness. As living spiritual souls, we are originally Krishna Conscious entities, but due to our association with matte from time immemorial, our consiousness is now adulterated by the material atmosphere. The material atmosphere, in which we are now living is called "maya". or illusion. Maya means that which is not, and what is this illusion?. The illusion that we are all trying to be lords of material nature, while actually on the contrary we are under the grip of her stringent laws. When the servant automatically tries to imitate the all powerful master, he is said to be in illusion. We are trying to exploit the resources of material nature, but actually we are becoming more and more entangled in her complexities, therefore although we are engaged in hard struggle to conquer nature, we are ever more dependent on her. This illusionary struggle against material nature can be stopped at once by revival of our eternal Krishna Consciousness.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare is the Transcendental process for reviving this original, pure conciousness. By chanting this transcendental vibration, we can cleanse away all misgivings within our hearts. The basic principle of all such misgivings is the false consciousness that I the lord of all I survey.

Krishna consciousness is not an artificial imposition on the mind. This consciousness is the original , natural energy of the living entity, when we hear this transcendental vibration, this consciousness is revived. This simplest method of meditation is recommended for this age. By practical experience also, one can percieve that by chanting this maha mantra, or the great chanting for deliverance, one can at once feel a transcendental ecstasy coming through from the spiritual stratum. In the material concepts of the life we are busy in the matter of sense gratification as we were in the lower, animal stage. A little elevated from this status of sense gratification, one is engaged in mental speculation for the purpose of getting out of the material clutches. When one is further intelligent enough, one tries to find the supreme cause of all the causes- within and without.

The word "Hare" is the form of addressing the energy of the Lord, and the words Krishna and Ram are the forms of addressing the Lord himself. Both Krishna and Ram means the supreme pleasure.

No other means of spiritual realization is as effective in this age of quarrel and hypocrisy as the chanting of the maha-mantra :Hare krishna Kare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Ram Hare Ram, Ram Ram Hare Hare.