How to Chant on Beads
How to Make Use of a Mala for Meditation (Japa beads) Bhakti yoga practice includes quietly singing the Hare Krishna mantra to oneself as part of one’s inner dialogue. This is referred to as japa. One usually keeps the sacred japa beads in a bead bag while chanting in order to keep them clean and off the floor. The opening on one side of the bag is large enough to accommodate your hand. Your index finger, which emerges through the smaller hole on the other side, assists you in maintaining control of the bag.
It is important that we recite the Pancha Tattva mantra once before beginning to repeat the Hare Krishna Mantra 108 times on the beads before we begin.
Also Taking refuge of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, learning the Pancha-tattva mantra, and then singing the Hare Krishna maha-mantra are all necessary steps in order to reap the full benefits of the chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
The Pancha-tattva mantra is as follows: (Jaya) shri-krishna-caitanyaprabhu nityanandashri-advaita gadadhara nityanandashri-advaita gadadhara shrivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrinda According to the meaning of the above Mantra, I bow down before the Supreme Lord Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, as well as to His colleagues, Lord Nityananda, Shri Advaita Acharya, Gadadhara, Shrivasa, and all of the Lord’s followers, as well as to all of His associates.
When chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra, the japa mala is customarily held in the right hand, as seen in the picture.
Begin with the bead immediately adjacent to the head bead and slowly roll the bead between the thumb and middle finger of your right hand while repeating the following: Hare Krishna, or “God is Love” Hare Krishna, or “God is Love” Krishna Krishna is the name of a Hindu deity who is worshipped as a god.
- Rama Rama, Rama Rama, Rama Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare, Hare Hare To translate the preceding Mantra, it would be something like this: “Oh Lord Krishna, Oh divine spirit of the Lord, please engage me in Your devotional service.” Simply said, this is a request to the Lord and His powers.
- In this mantra, the transcendental sound vibration represents the essence of all of the Vedas, and it is indistinguishable from Lord Krishna personally.
- Continue in this manner on each of the 108 beads on the thread, singing the mantra.
- You can chant more than one round of japa at a time if you like, but you must first reverse the direction of your chanting without chanting on the headbead (Krishna Bead) in order to begin the second round.
- One circle has a total of 108 beads.
- It has been shown that staring at the mantra or an image of Krishna might assist chanters concentrate more effectively.
- However, keep in mind that the aim is attentive hearing.
- Mantra Meditation Has Reached Its Ultimate Level of Perfection This verse is from the ‘Bhagavad Gita As It Is,’ and it explains the perfection that may be achieved via the practice of mantra meditation.
“Through the practice of yoga, one’s mind is fully restrained from material mental processes, resulting in the state of perfection known as trance or samadhi.” This perfection is characterized by one’s ability to perceive oneself through the lens of a pure mind, as well as one’s ability to savor and revel in oneself.
Once established in this manner, one never strays from the truth, and once he has obtained it, he believes that there is no greater benefit.
This is, without a doubt, complete independence from all sufferings resulting from material interaction.” The Bhagavad-gita as It Is, verses 6.20-23 Back to the top of the page previous Hare Krishna, or “God is Love”
How to chant on beads
Complexity: LowBhakti yoga practice consists on quietly singing the Hare Krishna mantra to oneself, which is considered easy. This is referred to as japa. It is important to keep the sacredjapabeads contained in a bead bag while you are chanting so that they do not become dirty or fall to the floor. The opening on one side of the bag is large enough to accommodate your hand. Your index finger emerges out the smaller hole on the other side, which serves to aid you in maintaining control of the bag.
Bhakti yoga practitioners set a daily goal for themselves by deciding on a minimum number of mantras they will repeat. The primary purpose of the beads is to keep track of the number of mantras that have been sung during the day. Additionally, fingering the beads activates your sense of touch while also assisting you in focusing your thoughts on the task of chanting. 108 little beads and one bigger bead, known as the head bead or the Krishna bead, are used in this design. Begin with the bead that is immediately adjacent to the Krishna bead.
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, Hare Hare, Hare Hare Moving on to the next bead (by drawing the bead towards you and into your palm), repeat the mantra for a total of three times.
This is referred to as one round of japa and it often takes between six and 10 minutes.
It’s a popular chant that many people like to use before each round.
sri-krishna-chaitanya prabhu-nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara (Sri Advaita Gadadhara) srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrinda “I pay my respects to Sri Krishna Chaitanya, Prabhu Nityananda, Sri Advaita, Gadadhara, Srivasa, and all others who have devoted their lives to serving the Lord.” To recite more than one round of japa, just flip the strand around and begin the next cycle, without chanting on the Krishna bead.
(Continue to draw beads towards you in the same manner as previously.
If you have a string of counter beads connected to your bead bag, you may do so by moving one counter bead for each round.
It has been shown that staring at the mantra or an image of Krishna might assist chanters concentrate more effectively. That’s OK with me if it works for you as well. However, keep in mind that the aim is attentive hearing.
Where can I get the beads and bead bag?
A minimum number of mantras to be chanted each day is determined by the practitioners of Bhakti yoga. In order to keep track of how many mantras have been sung, the beads are used mostly for counting. Additionally, fingering the beads activates your sense of touch while also assisting you in concentrating your thoughts on the task of chanting. 108 little beads and one bigger bead, known as the head bead or the Krishna bead, are used in the design. Put the bead just close to the Krishna bead and work your way out from there.
- The chants of “Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare” are repeated over and over again.
- Continue to chant on each of the 108 beads in the thread in this manner until you reach the Krishna bead once more.
- Chanting thePancha-tattvamantra before commencing yourjapameditation is highly recommended for best results.
- We are asking Krishna’s most compassionate avatar, Lord Chaitanya and His companions, to assist us in becoming euphoric while chanting and to keep us from offending anybody.
- srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrinda Then I express my homage to Sri Krishna Chaitanya, Prabhu Nityananda, Sri Advaita, Gadadhara, Srivasa, and everyone else who is dedicated to the Lord.
- In the same way you did previously, continue to draw beads towards you.
- By sliding one counter bead for every round that you have chanted on a string of counter beads that is linked to your bead bag, you can keep track of the number of rounds you have sung.
- The mantra or an image of Krishna may be helpful to certain chanters in order to focus their efforts.
- The objective, though, should be careful listening.
- Krishna Meditation—the significance of, the reasons for, and the philosophy behind Hare Krishna mantra meditation are discussed in detail. It is permissible to pronounce Krishna in any way.— Is it necessary to have a certain hairdo, clothing style, language, and a diet consisting primarily of curried vegetables in order to be spiritual? Does it make a difference which mantra I use? As long as they are received from an authorized individual, mantras and the act of devotional worship have a particular potency. How to Perform Japa Mantra Meditation in Video Form
Chant and Ba Happy – Chapter 9
CHAPTERS 9 AND 10 Chanting Techniques In these days and times, the meditation industry is thriving. The number of contemporary “messiahs,” “gurus,” and “incarnations,” as well as all sorts of mantras, is increasing as eager customers throng to the feet of self-proclaimed saviors. On the other hand, one so-called guru educates his pupils on how to become a financial success using supercharged approaches. Another claims that meditation would make their intelligence sharper and their bodies more fit to appreciate sensuous pleasures, and that his followers should practice it.
- Secret mantras are extremely expensive for certain spiritual searchers who believe they would enable them to do mystic marvels if they pay a lot of money for them.
- Those who are seriously interested in spiritual life must come into contact with a genuine spiritual master and study the science of Krsna consciousness from him or her, if they are to be successful.
- It is not enough to have any guru.
- The teachings of Krsna are received through the disciplic chain by a real spiritual master, who then distributes them exactly as he has heard them from his spiritual master, without diluting or modifying them to suit his or her own tastes.
- Instead, he strives to be the servant of God and His worshippers, and he will never pretend to be God in the first place.
- His life is devoid of all material impulses and bad activity, and his character is outstanding, therefore he must be qualified to release his pupils from the cycle of birth and death that they have been on for so long.
- Because the holy name of Krsna is fully spiritual, it must be received from a pure representative or servant of Krsna, who functions as a transparent thru medium between God and the earnest spiritual seeker who wishes to receive it.
His Infinite Goodness A.
Bhaktivedanta) In the Srimad-Bhagavatam, Swami Prabhupada states, “Srimad-Bhagavatam: “If one does not follow the disciplic succession, the mantra one gets will be repeated in vain and for no reason.
Even if themantracis produced, it will not be a commercial success.
The chanting of the Hare Krsnamaha-mantra is the most basic of all the steps of attaining liberation.
The lucrative industry of selling mantras is considered to be a type of deception.
When it comes to chanting Hare Krsna, one does not need to invest in expensive props and paraphernalia, learn to stand on one’s head, or engage in other difficult postures or breathing exercises in order to succeed.
These are already in everyone’s possession.
One might obtain complete perfection by following this straightforward procedure.
The most great part about mantrameditation is that it can be practiced anywhere-at home, at work, while driving in a car, or while riding the bus or the subway system.
Chanting may be divided into two categories.
Kirtana is the term used to describe when one shouts in response to the chanting of others.
Both styles of chanting are helpful and should be practiced regularly.
Purchase of these items can be made at any Hare Krsna temple or by completing the voucher found at the back of this book.
Following are the basic steps to take if you desire to produce your own japbeads: 1.
Make a knot approximately six inches from the end of a long piece of thread and string the beads onto the thread, making a knot after each one to secure the necklace.
4.This particular bead is referred to as the Krsna bead.
You now have your own own set of japbeads in your possession.
Using your thumb and middle finger, hold the first bead in place (as seen in the figure on page 100) and recite the whole maha-mantra – Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
Then go to the next bead and then the next, continuing in this manner until you have chanted on all 108 beads and have reached the Krsna bead, which is the last bead.
Instead of chanting on the Krsna bead, flip the beads around and chant on them in the other way, one by one, starting with the first.
Indoors is a good place to practice japa chanting, but you may also practice it while walking along the beach or going through the mountains.
It is recommended that you sit up straight and maintain a comfortable position (ideally not Iying down or slouching, as there is always the possibility of falling asleep while chanting).
Because the mind is flickering and unstable, it may have a propensity to stray off to other topics when you are chanting.
Allow yourself to get distracted by anything else (other from Krsna and everything pertaining to Him), then gradually return your attention to the transcendental sound vibration.
While one can chantjapaat at any time of day, the Vedic literatures mention that some hours of the day are more auspicious for engaging in spiritual pursuits than others.
Many individuals find it very beneficial to set aside a specific amount of time each day at the same time for chanting.
While japa is a kind of meditation that involves you, your beads, and the Supreme Lord, kirtana is a form of group meditation in which one chants the mantra, which is occasionally accompanied by musical instruments.
Home akirtanas can be held with family or friends, with one person leading the chanting and the rest of the group joining in.
Musical instruments are lovely to have, but they are not required.
A particular recommendation goes out to individuals who enjoy classic tunes, such as those heard on the tape provided at the conclusion of this book.
Every evening, you may gather the entire family to participate in chanting.
Make an experiment for yourself.
If you repeat the word “Coca-Cola” over and over again for even a few minutes, it becomes almost painful to listen to.
The sound of Krsna’s names, on the other hand, is transcendental, and when one sings, he is drawn to chant even more.
For the same reason, the more one chants, the easier it will be for him to follow the rules given below, because the more one chants, the more spiritual power one obtains and the more refined one’s taste becomes.
Just by singing Hare Krsna, one will be drawn to follow the four regulative principles of spiritual life that are inherent in the chanting.
B.There is no drunkenness.
D.There will be no unlawful sex (sex outside of marriage or not meant for the procreation of God conscious children).
Therefore, they are not suggested for anyone who has begun singing Hare Krsna as part of their devotional practice.
2.One should read the Vedic literature on a regular basis, particularly the Bhagavad-gita and the Srimad-Bhagavatam.
It is only through regular hearing about Krsna and the spiritual world, in which Krsna partakes in eternal pastimes with His devotees, that one can gain a complete understanding of the nature of the soul, true spiritual activities, and the complete procedure for obtaining release from the material world.
- When one kills the life of any living thing (even plants), a karmic reaction occurs; nevertheless, the Supreme Lord declares in the Gita that if one feeds Him vegetarian food, He would cancel the karmic consequence.
- Those who labor just for their personal joy or satisfaction must bear the karmic consequences of their deeds; however, those who commit their job to God and work only for His pleasure or satisfaction will not experience a karmic consequence.
- 5.A person who is sincere about singing Hare Krsna should try to associate with other people who are also concerned about chanting Hare Krsna.
- For those who are earnest about being cognizant of God and their eternal love relationship with Him, Srila Prabhupada founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness so that they might benefit from being in community with others who are also on the way back to the spiritual realm.
- Initiation is advocated in the Vedic writings because it significantly improves one’s ability to sing Hare Krsna and aids in the awakening of one’s original spiritual awareness, according to the scriptures.
- It has been stated by Srila Prabhupada that people desirous of receiving initiation must adhere to the regulative principles previously described and chant on beads for a minimum of sixteen rounds each day.
- The careful completion of sixteen rounds everyday will assist the disciple in keeping Krsna in mind at all times.
- The most straightforward method of sustaining this permanent state of God awareness is by the chanting of mantras, since the mystical energy inherent in the mantra’s vibration will constantly keep you in contact with God and your own original spiritual essence.
So the joy you will experience as soon as you begin to chant will be far and away greater than any monetary delight you have ever had in your life. Furthermore, the more you chant Hare Krsna, the happier you will feel in your heart.
10 Affirmations for Chanting the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra – Part 1 – Rising Moon
Payal Shah contributed to this article. (This is an adaptation of H.G. Mahatma Das’ ‘Japa Affirmations’.) Ancient Vedic literature address the idea that no amount of material successes can provide us with lasting happiness and fulfillment. Despite the fact that our mind has been contaminated by the material environment, as we attempt to exploit resources, we find ourselves becoming increasingly enmeshed in intricate webs of interconnectedness. This state, according to Vedic knowledge, is caused by a lack of spiritual consciousness.
The Holy Name — singing of the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra, Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Our awareness is purified directly via the chanting of the mantras Hare Rama Rama Hare Hare.
- It is a beautiful manner of doing so.
- Nothing is more powerful than the recitation of the Holy Name in this day and age.
- We can sing this mantra with others (a practice known as kirtan), or we can chant it in solitude (calledjapa).
- “Krishna Himself” is the holy name of Krishna.
- In order to do this, it is necessary for us to devote time to improving our internal attitude and enthusiasm for reciting the Holy Name.
- It is possible to think of an affirmation as a sentence that is repeated over and over to oneself in order to begin a work with a positive attitude.
- Affirmations aid in the development of a positive frame of mind in order to attain a desired result.
Choose a few affirmations that you believe will connect with you and attempt to meditate on them every day or every week. The following are ten affirmations that can assist you in chanting the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra more effectively:
1. I happily and enthusiastically welcome the Holy Name every japa session
To welcome the Holy Name, the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra, into your heart, create a good atmosphere in the same manner that you would welcome a distinguished guest into your house. The Maha-mantra on the japa beads can be done by reading scriptures, offering prayers, or focusing on what you want to achieve before reciting it on the beads. Thus, by putting oneself in the proper frame of mind, chanting may be transformed into an exhilarating chance to connect with the Lord rather than a burdensome task.
2. I easily chant my prescribed number of rounds with focus and attention
To welcome the Holy Name, the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra, into your heart, set a good tone in your mind, just as you would when welcoming a wonderful guest into your house. The Maha-mantra on the japa beads can be done by reading scriptures, offering prayers, or reflecting on what you desire to achieve before reciting it on the beads. Thus, by putting oneself in the proper frame of mind, chanting may be transformed into an exhilarating chance to connect with the Lord rather than a tedious obligation.
3. When I chant, I chant
Create a calm holy area where you may chant the Maha-mantra without being interrupted or distracted from your meditation practice. Do not do anything else while you are chanting; simply focus on the chanting. Put your internal world on pause as well, and devote your entire attention to yourself and Krishna.
4. I get to chant, I want to chant, and I love to chant
Create a calm holy area where you may chant the Maha-mantra without being interrupted or distracted from your chanting practice. Do not do anything else while you are chanting; simply focus on the chanting itself. Remove yourself from your external environment and concentrate only on yourself and Krishna.
5. I treat the Maha-mantra as Radha and Krishna, fully present in sound
Treat the Holy Name, the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra, as though it were a manifestation of Radha and Krishna in the shape of sound. When you chant the Maha-mantra, it is the same as if you were in front of the deities, receiving their blessings. Make the same kind of reverent bow to the Holy Name that you would to the deities, since Krishna is completely present in the Holy Name.
6. I receive and feel Krishna’s presence, mercy and love in His Holy Name
Allow mercy, love, and blessings to freely flow to you via the Holy Name, rather than attempting to coerce nectar from the Holy Name out of the mouth of God. So, rather than attempting to produce mercy and love while chanting, allow yourself to soak in and embrace the mercy, love, and compassion that already present within the Divine Name.
7. I chant in full awareness that the Holy Name is my greatest treasure
Give your whole heart to the Holy Name of Jesus. Despite the fact that Krishna possesses everything, He does not possess your heart, and He yearns for it. A relationship with Krishna is what He desires, and singing the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra can help you rekindle that connection with Him. As a result, reciting the Holy Name is the most valuable diamond in the Lord’s treasury because it ensures that He receives what He desires – your heart.
8. I chant to please Radha and Krishna, not to gain anything material
Imagine that Krishna is there with you when you sing in His holy name, and that He is pleased to hear you.
Krishna is pleased to witness your desire to recite the Holy Name and to be purified, despite the fact that it might be tough at times. This is how you should recite the Maha-mantra in order to make Krishna happy and also to feel happiness yourself.
9. I am out of my mind and in my heart, fully present to the Holy Name when I chant
Using your tongue, chant the Maha-mantra while listening with your ears. It is possible to pull yourself into the present by feeling the essence of chanting. Listening is required for attentive chanting — if you can hear yourself singing, you will chant attentively. When you chant, Krishna dances on your tongue first, then on your ear, and finally on your heart.
10. I fully honour my sacred relationship with the Holy Name during japa
It is important to be cognizant of the fact that, when singing the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra, both you and Krishna are there and, as a result, a relationship between you and Krishna is present. As a result, rather than viewing chanting as a routine task that you must accomplish on a regular basis, consider it as an opportunity to enhance your relationship with Krishna. “I am present here, my mercy is present here, my love is present here; please accept it, please accept it, please experience it,” the Holy Name is communicating.
- Krishna is in our hearts, and He is a sincere friend to all living creatures, regardless of their religion.
- As Krishna’s everlasting servant, you may be certain that He will continue to be the Supreme Personality of Godhead in perpetuity.
- Simply offering your heart to the Holy Name will result in Krishna’s reciprocation.
- Chant Hare Krishna and you will be joyful for the rest of your life!
You should be aware that when you chant the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra, you are present; Krishna is also present; and, as a result, an interpersonal interaction between you and Krishna is present as well. In this sense, chanting should not be considered a routine task that must be completed every day, but rather as an opportunity to enhance your relationship with Krishna. “I am present here, my mercy is present here, my love is present here; please accept it, please accept it, please experience it,” the Holy Name is pleading.
All living beings may be certain that Krishna exists in their hearts and that He is a sincere friend to them.
As Krishna’s everlasting servant, you may be certain that He will continue to be the Supreme Personality of Godhead under all circumstances.
Simply offering your heart to the Holy Name will result in Krishna’s response. Love the Holy Name with all your heart! You may be joyful indefinitely if you chant Hare Krishna. Image courtesy of wikimedia commons.
JAPA BEAD STRUCTURE:
This is accomplished through the use of a rosary set with one hundred and nine beats. The beads, referred to as the mala (ml), are made up of one hundred and eight beads, which are known as the chanting beads. The Krsna bead is the one remaining bead, which is also called as the head bead.
HOW TO CHANT JAPA:
1) One would wrap the loop of beads around the middle finger of their right hand. The counter will be represented by the thumb. Placing the thumb on the first bead next to the Krsna bead will complete the circle. On the first bead of japa, one will sing the Panca Tattva mahamantra, which means “Panca Tattva is the source of all good.” 3)With the thumb, the bead will be pushed (or pulled) away from the head bead or the Krsna bead. Continue this pattern for the remaining of the beads until you reach the other end.
- Chanting the Panca Tattva mahamantra at the end of the first round brings the round to a close.
- As a result, the following steps can be taken.
- If you were to draw beads for the first round, you would then push beads away for the second round, and so on.
- (For example, switching the orientation of the beads will allow one to maintain the current direction.) Continue to draw beads towards you or push beads away from you).
- Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is constantly accompanied by His plenary expansion Sri Nityananda Prabhu, His incarnation Sri Advaita Prabhu, His internal potency Sri Gadadhara Prabhu, and His marginal potency Srivasa Prabhu, according to A.
- Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
- We must remember that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is constantly accompanied by these other tattivas (spiritual companions).
- sri-krishna-caitanya prabhu nity For those who are involved in the Krishna consciousness movement, the first thing we do is give our obeisances to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu by reciting this Panca-tattva mantra.
When there are 10 crimes that can be committed while chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, none of them are considered when reciting the Pancatattva mantra, which is sri-krishna-caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhaktavrinda (Sri-Advaita Gadad For this reason, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is referred to as maha-vadanyavatara, or the most magnanimous incarnation, since He does not take into account the transgressions of fallen souls.
Thus, in order to reap the full benefits of chanting the maha-mantra (Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare), we must first take shelter of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, learn the Panca-tattva mantra, and then chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Alternatively, we can take shelter of Sri Caitanya Mahapra That is going to be really effective.
Chanters Club – ISKCON Bangalore
The first step is to wrap the loop of beads around the middle finger of one’s left index finger. It will be possible to count using the thumb. The first bead adjacent to the Krsna bead is where you should place your thumb. The Panca Tattva mahamantra (the first bead of japa) will be chanted when one begins the practice. When the bead is pushed (or pulled), it will be further away from the head bead or Krsna beads. This will continue until you reach the other end of your string of beads When all beads, except for the Krsna bead, have been chanted on, this is referred to as a round.
The Lord Sri Krishna Caitanya Prabhu Nityanandasri Advaita Gadadhara Srivasadi Gaura-bhakta-vrinda Nityanandasri Advaita Gadadhara Srivasadi Gadadhara Nityanandasri Advaita Gadadhara Advaita Gadadhara Advaita Gadadhara Advaita Vaisnava Advaita Crossing the Krsna bead is prohibited before proceeding to the next round.
- Make a directional change.
- To flip the beads, hold them with your index finger and chant in the same direction as you did when you first started.
- Jaya sri-krishna-caitanya prabhu nityanandasri-advaita gadadhara Srivasadi Gaura-Bhakti-Vrinda (Sri-Krishna Caitanya Prabhu) nityanandasri-Advaita Gadadhara (Srivasadi Gaura-Bhakti) Gadadhara His Divine Grace has granted the intent.
- As the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he is present among them in his full glory.
- As a result, when we say, sri-krishna-caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrinda, our obeisances to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu are complete.
As preachers of the Krishna consciousness movement, we begin by offering our obeisances to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu by singing this Panca-tattva mantra; then we say, “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.” There are 10 crimes that can be committed when chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, however these are not taken into consideration when reciting the Pancatattva mantra, which is sri-krishna-caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhaktavrinda (Sri-Advaita Ga When it comes to the fallen souls, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is described as maha-vadanyavatara, or the most magnanimous incarnation, since He does not consider their transgressions.
As a result, in order to reap the full benefits of chanting the maha-mantra (Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Ram, Hare Rama,Hare Hare), we must first take shelter of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, learn the Panca-Tattva mantra, and then chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Alternatively, we can take shelter of Sri Caitanya That is going to be really useful.
Back to Godhead
1) One would wrap the loop of beads over the middle finger of the other hand. The thumb will serve as a counter for the game. Placing the thumb on the first bead next to the Krsna bead will complete the knot. The Panca Tattva mahamantra (the first bead of japa) will be chanted on the first bead while starting japa. 3)Using the thumb, move the bead away from the head bead or the Krsna bead. Keep going until you get to the end of the beads. 4)A round is defined as the completion of the chanting on all beads except the Krsna bead.
The Lord Sri Krishna Caitanya Prabhu Nityanandasri Advaita Gadadhara Srivasadi Gaura-bhakta-vrinda Nityanandasri Advaita Gadadhara Srivasadi Gadadhara Nityanandasri Advaita Gadadhara Advaita Gadadhara Advaita Gadadhara If you want to proceed to the following round, you must not cross the Krsna bead.
- a.Shift the direction of travel.
- In order to avoid using your index finger, flip the beads in a way that allows you to continue chanting in the same direction.
- ) Continue to draw beads toward you or push beads away from you).
- Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada: Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is constantly accompanied by His plenary expansion Sri Nityananda Prabhu, His incarnation Sri Advaita Prabhu, His internal potency Sri Gadadhara Prabhu, and His marginal potency Srivasa Prabhu.
- We must remember that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is constantly accompanied by these other tattivas (aspects of Godhead).
- The Panca-tattva mantra is chanted first, followed by the words “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare” and “Hare Rama, Hare Rama,” which are chanted in response to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s obeisances.
- For this reason, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is referred to as maha-vadanyavatara, or the most magnanimous incarnation, because He does not take into account the transgressions of fallen souls.
- That is going to be really effective.
US Neurologist says chanting of Hare Krishna could heal Schizophrenia
In the ancient Vedic writings, there is a great deal written on the influence of mantra chanting on the mind and its many functions. Modern science is having a tough time understanding the distinction between the mind and the mind’s brain. The most difficult obstacle they must overcome is the fact that the mind is invisible. Schizophrenia is an illness that is associated with a mental condition that affects the way a patient thinks, feels, wills, and ultimately acts on their thoughts and feelings.
Researchers who focus just on gross bodily mechanisms have a difficult time determining what causes Schizophrenia since the condition is tied to the mind.
“Contrary to popular belief, schizophrenia is not a disorder characterized by split or many personalities.
A person’s symptoms of schizophrenia will differ from person to person and will not be caused by their childhood experiences, bad parenting or a lack of willpower.” (Source) As a result of the large number of different theories and misconceptions regarding the causes of schizophrenia, it is understandable that there are even more theories and misconceptions about its treatment and whether or not there is a definitive cure for the disorder.
Anti-depression medications have simply served to exacerbate the situation.
Patients suffering from Schizophrenia are getting a breath of fresh air and new hope thanks to Dr Viveck Baluja, a dynamic neurologist of Indian origin at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit who appears to have hit the nail on the head by studying changing brain patterns while chanting the famous Hare Krishna maha mantra while studying the changing brain patterns.
- Dr Baluja’s findings were published in the journal NeuroImage.
- Then the difference between the two was recorded.” It was discovered, according to Dr Baluja, that the brain is not truly “rested” while it is in the so-called “resting state.” “Your brain continues to provide you with information on a continuous basis.
- According to Dr.
- Take note that it does not appear to be particularly relaxing.
- This is used as a therapeutic strategy to treat people suffering from anxiety, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses.
“However, our findings demonstrate that singing the Hare Krishna maha-mantra can provide the same therapeutic effects as medicine.” “Wow, that’s really exciting.” The brain after four rounds of the Pancha-tattva mantra and 30 minutes of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra are shown in this illustration.
- Viveck Baluja, the findings are also consistent with the paradigm set out by Lord Krishna in Chapter 3 of the Bhagavad-gita, in which He states that “one should keep the mind calm through purposeful spiritual wisdom,” among other things.
- In the central and frontal lobes of the brain, smaller amplitudes are observed when the subject is chanting.
- This has aroused the curiosity of members of the Henry Ford Hospital Institutional Review Board, who have accepted the research of 10 more participants in order to acquire further data and further corroborate his findings, according to Vinaya.
- “It’s important that they already have a taste for chanting, since it may not be that simple to convince someone to chant for half an hour who has never chanted before,” Vinaya adds.
- Next, a poll of all 95,000 initiated devotees throughout the world – or any devotees who have been chanting for a number of years – will be conducted online to get their opinions on their experience with chanting the maha-mantra.
- “We’re asking if it’s helped them feel better subjectively, not objectively.
- “Does there appear to be any fluctuation?
This is being done in order to gather information about the effects of chanting on anxiety, depression, addiction, and just your general mood on a day-to-day basis.” These ‘big data metrics’ will be used to demonstrate to medical institutions the effectiveness of chanting in treating patients.
“The ISKCON Movement will profit from success indicators,” he asserts.
And we shall be able to address the scientific community in an ethical manner, just as Srila Prabhupada desired.”” (Source To share your own experience with the Hare Krishna maha-mantra and to contribute to the gathering of support for this study, please visit this page.
Viveck Baluja is not the first person to investigate the brainwaves that occur during the practice of mantra meditation.
Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama Ram Because of its immensely powerful impact on the mind and awareness of the practitioner, this mantra is revered as the maha-mantra, or the grand chant of the holy names of Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
There are many who believe that any scientific study based on spiritual wisdom contained in the Vedic or any sacred writings is only religious propaganda, yet they have failed to provide convincing reasons to counter the conclusions of such studies.
This is due to the fact that life is the fundamental cause of all vast creation, including the cosmos itself.
Modern scientists would benefit from an unbiased study of Vedic science since it will allow them to obtain information in areas that they would otherwise be doomed to remain ignorant about for the rest of their lives.