The holy name of Krishna is a transcendental incarnation of the Lord for giving an opportunity to the fallen souls of this dark age of Kali a to render devotional service unto Him. The chanting of Hare Krishna Maha Mantra is a shelter that protects the chanter from all the ill effects of this fallen age. By serving the Lord in this way the soul takes giant strides in his journey to the eternal, blissful abode of Lord Sri Krishna.
“If you touch the iron rod with the fire, it becomes warmer, warmer and then red hot. Similarly, when you chant offenselessly the holy name of the Lord, gradually you become purified, and when we chant holy name without any offense, then we immediately live at the shelter of Lord Kṛṣṇa.”
Melbourne, July 1, 1974
“The modern civilization is so corrupt and as sinful activities are more and more committed, the people will be forced to face more troubles, by nature’s order. Our business, however, is simply to take shelter of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra and pray to the Holy Name to give us protection. We shall be unaffected by all that will happen. Krsna will provide us with working facilities. Be assured of this, that the devotees will be protected by the Holy Name. Others will have to suffer in the days that are coming.”
Letter to Kurusrestha
23 July 1973
Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is conducting the ceremony of Harinam Ashraya. The ceremony is to bring more and more people into the fold of the Hare Krishna Mantra chanting process. Aspiring devotees answer a small questionnaire and take a pledge before Srila Prabhupada and other Vaishnavas to chant at least one round (108 times) of Hare Krishna Mahamantra daily. The ceremony will be conducted on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the location of the proposed Sri Radha Raman temple being conceived by devotees of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir at Gurugram. The ceremony will commence at 11 AM and is likely to end around 1 PM.