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Title: 015 Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-26 10:47:55

 

shri chaitanya-caritamrite

   

(1) kali-kale nama-rupe krishna-avatara;

nama haite haya sarva-jagat-nistara.

 

In Shri Chaitanya-caritamrita Adi-lila 17.22, it is said:

 

“In this Age of Kali, the holy name of the Lord, the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, is the incarnation of Lord Krishna. Simply by chanting the holy name, one associates with the Lord directly. The whole universe will be delivered simply by the chanting of the holy names.”

 

(2) avatari’ chaitanya kaila dharma-pracarana

kali-kale dharma-krishna-nama-sankirtana

 

In Shri Chaitanya-caritamrita Madhya-lila 11.98, it is said:

 

“In this Age of Kali, Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has descended to preach the religion of Krishna consciousness. Therefore the chanting of the holy names of Lord Krishna is the religious principle for this age.”