Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Hare Rama Hare Krishna: Mahamantra

The mantra is a group of letters(sounds) or words which helps you get liberation from suffering. The Mahamantra means 'great mantra.' It's as follows:

Vedas are epitome of power of mantras. The sounds can heal you and liberate you.

Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare;

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare.

This mantra was given by Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, an incarnation of Shri Krishna, the supreme personality of Godhead. He appeared as a devotee to show us the path of Bhakti. There are many mantras to get bliss, peace and happiness, but this one is unique in awakening and expanding Krishna-consciousness. It makes you 'Chaitanya' like Mahaprabhu. 

In his unique book 'Japa Yoga,' Shri Swami Shivananda has explained the science of mantras in a very lucid manner. In posts to come I would share my experiences with mantras, Bhakti and Japa-Yoga.

Hare Krishna.

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