678 – Succumb to the sublimity of the Maha Mantra

The Maha Mantra is Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama, Rama, Hare, Hare. The meaning of this sacred, powerful mantra is that it enables one to attain deliverance.

It is a sixteen-word Vaishnava mantra mentioned in the Kali-Santarana Upanishad. In the fifteenth century it became the sacred mantra for the Bhakti movement following the teachings of Chaitanya Maha Prabhu. Chaitanya Maha Prabhu was considered to be an avatar of Radha and Krishna. His method of worshipping Krishna was with bhajan–kirtan and dance.

Chanting the Maha mantra restores positive energy and grants balance and harmony. It is recommended to chant this mantra in Kali Yuga (this age) as our lives are steeped in uncertainties and there is a shroud of negativity and anxiety covering Mother Earth. By collective chanting we can attempt to change this atmosphere and free ourselves of self-doubts and fears.

Janmashtami is being celebrated for two days. Chant, sing and dance to the Maha Mantra while visualizing Krishna in his myriad forms.

Be blessed with joy, dear ones.

Aim Hrim Klim

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