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Mantra Meditation Technique    


Whei human society forgets its prime duty of serving God, it fiils in its endeavour of happiness and peace. When we do not serve God, we are forced to serve the misgivings in our heart suci as lust, anger etc. Presently, we have forgotten our relation vith God and hence we should learn the process of 'yoga' as described in the Vedic texts by which we can revive our lovinj relation with the Supreme Lord. There are various yogic processes for attaining the Supreme, but in this day and age of Rali, which is described as the age of quarrel and hypocrisy there is only one way - the chanting of the Holy Names o:* the Lord. This is confirmed in the Brhad-naradiya Purana:


hirer nama harer nama harer namaiva kevalam

kdau nasty eva nasty eva nasty eva gatir anyatha


"In this age of Kali Yuga the only process of self-realization is the chanting of the name of Lord Hari, the chanting of the name of Lord Hari, the chanting of the name of Lord Hari. There is no other vay, there is no other way, there is no other way."


There are hundreds and thousands of names of God and all of them are very powerful. But the Kali Santarana Upanishad specifically mentions a maha-mantra or the great chanting for deliverane, which is called the Hare Krishna maha-mantra:


Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare

Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare


The Kali Santarana Upanishad assures that by chanting this maha mantra regularly, one can destroy all that is undesirable within one's heart. The Upanishad further declares that there is no other way of self-realization from the point of view of all the revealed scriptures. The effect of such spiritual sound vibration (as the Holy Name of the Lord) is a universal principle. Anybody - young or old, Indian or foreign, educated or uneducated, male or female - can chant this mantra and achieve benefit. In fact, His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada practically showed how this mahamantra brought about a transformation of heart in thousands of Americans, Russians and Europeans, and in fact people from all parts of the world.


If you keep a sheet of white paper in sunlight on your terrace, the diffused sunrays can at best make the paper dull after a few hours. But when you collect the diffused sunrays into a lens and put the paper at the focal point, it can create a devastating fire, even in a few seconds. This is the power of concentration. When one chants Hare Krishna, by focussing the mind on the mantra by hearing attentively. This purges all the impurities in the heart of the sincere chanter and offers many side benefits like peace of mind, concentration, satisfaction, lowering of greed, calm behaviour, reduction of anger, not losing temper etc. But the actual benefit that one gets by chanting Hare Krishna mantra is love of God.