Power of the Holy Name:
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
যদি আমা'-প্রতি স্নেহ থাকে সবাকার ।
yadi ama'-prati sneha thake sabakara
Sri Chaitanya-bhagavata, Madhya-khanda, 28.27
Mahaprabhu said, "If you have any love and affection for Me, then only say 'Krishna'—do not say anything except 'Krishna.'"
"Mukhe bolo Hari Hari, gramya-katha parihari." Gramya-katha means nonsense talks—any talks without Krishna-katha are gramya-katha. So
(gramya-katha parihari) visaya-katha parihari
"Give up taking nonsense, give up material talks, only say, 'Hari! Hari!', 'Gaura Hari!'"
('Parama karuna', Srila Lochan Das Thakur)
Only say, 'Gaura Hari'... Nityananda Prabhu said,
bhaja gauranga, kaha gauranga, laha gaurangera nama re
"Only take Gauranga's Name! Whoever worships Gauranga is My heart."
That is Krishna Nam. Without Krishna Nam, there is nothing else in this age of Kali:
হরের্নাম হরের্নাম হরের্নামৈব কেবলম্ ।
harer nama harer nama harer namaiva kevalam
"Only chanting the Holy Name, chanting the Holy Name, chanting the Holy Name—there is no other way, no other way, no other way."
(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-lila, 7.76)
Mahaprabhu came in this age of Kali in the form of Name, and the Lord's Name, beauty, and pastimes are nondifferent from Krishna. Also Gurudev said, "Only Krishna Himself or His associates can distribute this Holy Name."
"Akanta kara prasada bhajan, koro uchaisvare nama sankirtan." Take prasadam up to your neck and then chant for digesting it—take prasadam up to your neck and then dance and chant. All inauspiciousness will be removed through chanting, you know it and also many examples are there.
When Haridas Thakur came to a place called Haridaspur (it is also known as Benapole, a town at the border between India and Bangladesh), the local Muslim king was always jealous of Haridas Thakur. He thought, "So many people come to him, but I want to see what kind of sadhu he is." To test Haridas Thakur, he sent to him a prostitute called Laksahira.
Do you know how she became a Vaishnavi? By hearing the chanting—not chanting the Name, but only by hearing the Holy Name.
The king gave her some money and ordered, "Go and when you do something wrong with him, let me know, I will send my men. I will catch you two together and expose his character!" But how is it possible? A day passed, two days, three days passed, and after three days of hearing the Holy Name that prostitute became a Vaishnavi.
It is described very nicely and simply in Chaitanya-charitamrita.
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