Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra

a sixteen-word prayer composed of the names Hare, Kṛṣṇa, and Rāma:
hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa
kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare |
hare rāma hare rāma
rāma rāma hare hare ||
this mantra is the personal form of God's own happiness, His eternal consort, Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. Kṛṣṇa, "the all-attractive one," and Rāma, "the all-pleasing one," are names of God. This prayer means "My dear Rādhārāṇī and Kṛṣṇa, please engage me in Your devotional service." The Vedas recommend the chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra as the easiest and most sublime method of awakening one's dormant love of God; the great chant for deliverance. These names have been particularly recommended for chanting in this age

✍ The only means of elevation is the chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra


The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia. 2015.

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