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Title: 011 Shrimad-Bhagavatam
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-26 10:40:38
(1) krishna-varnam tvishakrishnam, sangopangastra-parshadam;
yajnaih sankirtana-prayair, yajanti hi su-medhasah.
In Shrimad-Bhagavatam (11.5.32) Karabhajana Muni speaks to Videharaja Nimi:
“In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting (of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra) to worship the incarnation of Godhead (Lord Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu), who constantly sings the name of Krishna. Although His complexion is not blackish (but is like molten gold), He is Krishna Himself. He is accompanied by His associates, servants, weapons, and confidential companions.”
(2) kaler dosha-nidhe rajann, asti hy eko mahan gunah;
kirtanad eva krishnasya, mukta-bandhah param vrajet.
In Shrimad-Bhagavatam (12.3.51) it is said:
“My dear King, although Kali-yuga is full of faults, there is still one good quality about this age. It is that simply by chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom.”
(3) krite yad dhyayato vishnum, tretayam yajato makhaih;
dvapare paricaryayam, kalau tad dhari-kirtanat.
In Shrimad-Bhagavatam (12.3.52) it is said:
“Whatever result was obtained in Satya-yuga by meditating on Vishnu, in Treta-yuga by performing sacrifices and in Dvapara-yuga by serving the Lord’s lotus feet can also be obtained in Kali-yuga simply by chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.”
(4) kalim sabhajayanty arya, guna-jnah sara-bhaginah;
yatra sankirtanenaiva, sarva-svartho ’bhilabhyate.
In Shrimad-Bhagavatam (11.5.36) Karabhajana Muni speaks to Videharaja Nimi:
“Those who are advanced and highly qualified and are interested in the essence of life know the good qualities of Kali-yuga. Such people worship the Age of Kali because in this age one can advance in spiritual knowledge and attain life’s goal simply by chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.”
(5) nama-sankirtanam yasya, sarva-papa pranasanam;
pranamo duhkha-samanas, tam namami harim param.
In the last verse of Shrimad-Bhagavatam (12.5.53) it is concluded:
“I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Lord, Hari, the congregational chanting of whose holy names destroys all sinful reactions, and the offering of obeisances unto whom relieves all material suffering.”
(6) etan nirvidyamananam, icchatam akuto-bhayam;
yoginam nripa nirnitam, harer namanukirtanam.
In Shrimad-Bhagavatam (2.1.11) it is said:
“O King, constant chanting of the holy name of the Lord after the ways of the great authorities is the doubtless and fearless way of success for all, including those who are free from all material desires, those who are desirous of all material enjoyment, and also those who are self-satisfied by dint of transcendental knowledge.”
(7) mantratas tantratas chidram, desa-kalarha-vastutah;
sarvam karoti nischidram, anusankirtanam tava.
In Shrimad-Bhagavatam (8.23.16) it is said:
“There may be discrepancies in pronouncing the mantras and observing the regulative principles, and, moreover, there may be discrepancies in regard to time, place, person and paraphernalia. But when Your Lordship’s holy name is chanted, everything becomes faultless.”
(8) etavan eva loke ’smin, pumsam dharmah parah smritah;
bhakti-yogo bhagavati, tan-nama-grahanadibhih.
In Shrimad-Bhagavatam (6.33.22) it is said:
“Devotional service, beginning with the chanting of the holy name of the Lord, is the ultimate religious principle for the living entity in human society.”
(8) sankirtyamano bhagavan anantah
srutanubhavo vyasanam hi pumsam
pravisya cittam vidhunoty asesham
yatha tamo ’rko ’bhram ivati-vatah
In Shrimad-Bhagavatam (12.12.48) it is said:
“When people engage properly in the hari-nama-sankirtana relating to the glories of the Supreme Personality of Godhead or simply hear about His power, the Lord personally enters their hearts and cleanses away every trace of misfortune, just as the sun removes the darkness or as a powerful wind drives away the clouds.”