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Title: Chanting & Impersonal Mentality
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-08-13 13:23:00
Can chanting help to remove the Mayavada mentality?
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Yes, chanting in the proper consciousness of a servant of the Lord can completely erase the Mayavadi contamination from our heart of trying to become God which is present in the heart of every conditioned soul.
Proper philosophical understanding of this point is very important, but it has always to be accompanied by chanting the Holy Names to have the desired effect. Just like classroom theory without the lab practicals in the university are not complete, similarly philosophical understanding is not complete without the practical implementation of chanting. Chanting Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna is the only panacea to all problems. If we do not chant the Holy Names, we simply become a puppet dancing at the tunes of the demon of Mayavada philosophy in our hearts.