This age is may be Helpless but not Hopeless, Holy Name of Hari is there!

(Compiled by Smita Krishna Dasa)

The so-called yoga societies in big cities may be successful in earning material benefit, but they are not at all suitable for the actual practice of yoga. One who is not self-controlled and whose mind is not undisturbed cannot practice meditation. Therefore, in the Brihan-naradiya Puräna it is said that in Kali-yuga (the present yuga, or age), when people in general are short-lived, slow in spiritual realization and always disturbed by various anxieties, the best means of spiritual realization is chanting the holy name of the Lord.

harer nama harer nama
harer namaiva kevalam
kalau nasty eva nasty eva
nasty eva gatir anyatha

"In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy name of the Lord Krishna. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way."


What is that Hari mantra ?

The Hare Krishna Maha Mantra is specifically mentioned in many Upaniñads, 

such as the Kali-santarana Upaniñad, where it is said:

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

iti sodasakam namnam
natah parataropayah
sarva-vedesu drsyate

“After searching through all the Vedic literature, one cannot find a method of religion more sublime for this age than the chanting of Hare Krishna Maha Mantra.”

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