By Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
hari-nama mahamantra sarva-mantra-sara
The Hari-nama mahamantra, the best of all mantras, is distributed throughout the world by the mercy of the sadhus devoted to the Name. Never criticise such great souls.
vrajendra-nandana krsna sarvesvaresvara
Vrajendra Nandana Krishna is the Lord of all Lords. Siva and all other gods are dedicated to His service. The Name is a wish-fulfilling jewel and a spiritual form of Krishna Himself. Do not consider Krishna's Name to be distinct from His Form, Qualities, or Pastimes.
"guru krsna-rupa hana sastre pramane
"The scriptures confirm that Guru is a form of Krishna. In the form of Guru, Krishna bestows His mercy upon the fortunate" (Cc: 1.1.45). Give up the conception that Guru is a mortal, and all other types of disrespect, and fulfil your cherished dream: serving the Name eternally.
sruti, sruti-mata-saha satvata purana
The Vedas, the veda mata (Gayatri), the Puranas related to the Supreme Truth—they all worship the lotus feet of the Holy Name. You must avoid the association of such sinful offenders who criticise these scriptures.
namera mahima sarva-sastrete vakhane
All scriptures proclaim the glory of the Name. Never even think that such praise is excessive or unreasonable. When Agastya, Ananta, Brahma, Siva, and others are constantly engaged in the sankirtan, chanting the glories of the Name, who can then cross this ocean of the glories of the Name? Those who say that it is excessive or unreasonable, are wicked.
krsna-namavali nitya golokera dhana
Krishna's Names are the eternal wealth of Goloka. Anyone who considers Them imaginary or mundane is an offender.
name sarva-papa-ksaya sarva-sastre kaya
All the scriptures declare that the Name destroys all sin. The wicked and foolish who sin all day long in expectation of this are offenders. They are deluded by maya and enjoy endless sorrow.
atulya sri-krsna-nama purna-rasa-nidhi
The incomparable Name of Sri Krishna is an ocean full of ecstasy. Do not consider it equal to pious actions, religious rites, etc.
name sraddha-hina-jana-vidhata vanchita
To give the Name to those who are deceived by the Providence and have no faith in the Name, is definitely an offence.
suniyao krsna-nama-mahatmya apara
Those who, hearing the boundless glories of the Name of Krishna, remain devoid of love, are wretched, worthless souls. The pure Name of Krishna will never manifest to one is within and without filled with the "I" and "mine" mentality.
ei dasa aparadha kariya varjana
Great souls who avoid these ten offences and engage in Hari-nam-sankirtan attain unprecedented Sri Krishna-prema, and the Name Himself forever sports within their hearts.
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Sung by Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:
|HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE | HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE|
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