Just Chant - Part 1

22nd Nov 2021
Srilakshmi devi dasi

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is humble effort to transcribe one of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 12.13.23. So let's hear from Maharaj.

Maharaj: The last verse in Srimad Bhagavatam that is twelth canto 13rd chapter and very last verse(23) glorifies nama sankirtan.

nāma-saṅkīrtanaṁ yasya sarva-pāpa praṇāśanam
praṇāmo duḥkha-śamanas taṁ namāmi hariṁ param

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.

This nāma sankirtan, sarva pāpa praṇāśanam, all our sinful reactions are completely eradicated by naam sankirtan. Your group should come together like this and without any material attachment, we just chant Krishna’s names. In any situation this medicine must work. But because of the influence of kali yuga, we don’t have sufficient faith in it. We think that, "I am facing so many miseries, our bodies are not alright and this and that and that and that, how this chanting of names will mitigate my miseries?" How, we don’t know, it is a mysterious process. But it does work.

The first stage of having the reciprocation of Krishna, is full faith in Him. Not a single moment in our life was gone when we didn’t believe that there is Krishna, but now it goes very difficult to believe that there is Krishna. Srila Prabhupada was going on a morning walk with all very elevated sanyasis. And in the middle of the walk he stopped and he asked everybody that, "do you really believe that there is Krishna?" This is our defect. We are following the process. We are showing our clothes we are putting on tilaks and everything externally we try to pose as a devotees. But internally we are real hypocrites. If you try to cheat Krishna, then He is master cheat. So He will cheat you, you will never know that He is cheating. So please don’t play around with the Supreme Absolute Truth, Krishna.

The Bhagavatam word is the final word - nāma-saṅkīrtanaṁ yasya sarva-pāpa praṇāśanam - definitely it is working. And those who are a bit sincere, they get this reciprocation. If we are not fully sincere, we should not cover ourselves unnecessarily. That what is not, if you want to show somebody, then we fail somewhere. Because we are showing that what we are not. We should not do that. Every two minutes during the 24 hours, we should come to this point to chant lovingly

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

This process is well tested well proved.

Krishna willing we will continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Srilakshmi devi dasi