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Title: 007 Ananta Samhita

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-26 10:33:50

 

ananta-samhitayam

 

hare krishna hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare;

hare rama hare rama, rama rama hare hare.

 

In the Ananta-samhita, it is mentioned:

 

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare;

Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

 

shodasaitani namani, dvatrimsad varnakani hi;

kalau yuge maha-mantrah, sammato jivatarane.

 

This mantra comprising of sixteen words or thirty-two syllables is known as the maha-mantra in Kali-yuga and is only powerful means through which the living entities can be delivered in Kali-yuga.

 

varjayitva tu namaitad, durjanaih parikalpitam;

chandobaddham susiddhanta, viruddham nabhyaset padam.

 

One should never neglect or give up the chanting of this maha-mantra and take to other so-called purificatory processes which are invented by fools and miscreants. One should not engage even in chanting other metrical compostions of the names of God that are against the pure conclusions of the scriptures.

 

tarakam brahma-namaitad, brahmana gurunadina;

kalisantaranadyasu sruti-svadhigatam hareh.

 

Lord Brahma and other highly advanced spiritual masters have called this maha-mantra as ‘taraka-brahma-nama’ which means this transcendental mantra is the deliverer of one and all.

This mantra has been glorified in srutis like the Kali-santarana Upanishad and also by Lord Hari Himself.

 

praptam shri brahma-sishyena, shri naradena dhimata;

namaitad-uttamam srauta-paramparyena brahmanah.

 

After receiving through aural reception, this topmost of all mantras from their father Lord Brahma, Shri Narada and Brahma’s other sons & disciples chanted it, achieved perfection and taught it to their own disciples in the parampara system.

 

utshrjyaitan-maha-mantram, ye tvanyat kalpitam padam;

mahanameti gayanti, te sastra-guru langhanah.

 

Abandoning this maha-mantra, those who recite verses or poems or songs which have been manufactured through someone’s imagination, transgress the instructions of the scriptures and the bona-fide spiritual masters, even though the verses they are reciting may be full of the principal names of Lord Krishna.

 

tattva-virodha-sanpriktam, tadrisam daurjanam matam;

sarvatha pariharyam syadatma-hitarthina sada.

 

Those who are interested in their real self-interest, should never accept in any form whatsoever,  these concocted mantras or verses which are against the philosophical conclusions of the scriptures and may contain subtle deviations from the Vedic knowledge.

 

hare krishna hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare;

hare rama hare rama, rama rama hare hare.

 

Thus everyone should take full shelter and chant with great sincerity:

 

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare;

Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.