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ISKCON desire tree

mind, and intelligence--one is situated on the

Paca-tattva Mah-mantra transcendental plane. This chanting of Hare Krsna,
(jaya) r-ka-caitanya prabhu nitynanda Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama,
r-advaita gaddhara rvsdi-gaura-bhakta-vnda Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare is directly
TRANSLATION enacted from the spiritual platform, and thus this
Sr Caitanya Mahprabhu is always accompanied sound vibration surpasses all lower strata of
by His plenary expansion Sr Nitynanda Prabhu, consciousness-- namely sensual, mental, and
His incarnation Sr Advaita Prabhu, His internal intellectual. There is no need, therefore, to
potency Sr Gaddhara Prabhu, and His marginal understand the language of the mantra, nor is
potency Srvsa Prabhu. He is in the midst of there any need for mental speculation or any
them as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. intellectual adjustment for chanting this maha-
mantra. It springs automatically from the spiritual
Hare Ka Mah-mantra platform, and as such, anyone can take part in the
HARE KA HARE KA chanting without any previous qualification, and
KA KA HARE HARE dance in ecstasy.
HARE RMA HARE RMA We have seen this practically. Even a child can
RMA RMA HARE HARE take part in the chanting, or even a dog can take
PURPORT by His Divine Grace A. C. part in it. Of course, for one who is too entangled
Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in material life, it takes a little more time to come
The transcendental vibration established by the to the standard point, but even such a materially
chanting of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, engrossed man is raised to the spiritual platform
Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, very quickly. When the mantra is chanted by a
Hare Hare is the sublime method of reviving our pure devotee of the Lord in love, it has the
Krsna consciousness. As living spiritual souls we greatest efficacy on the hearers, and as such, this
are all originally Krsna conscious entities, but due chanting should be heard from the lips of a pure
to our association with matter from time devotee of the Lord, so that immediate effects can
immemorial, our consciousness is now polluted by be achieved. As far as possible, chanting from the
the material atmosphere. The material lips of non devotees should be avoided. Milk
atmosphere, in which we are now living, is called touched by the lips of a serpent has poisonous
Maya, or illusion. Maya means that which is not. effects.
And what is this illusion? The illusion is that we The word Hara is the form of addressing the
are all trying to be lords of material nature, while energy of the Lord, and the words Krsna and
actually we are under the grip of her stringent Rama are forms of addressing the Lord Himself.
laws. When a servant artificially tries to imitate Both Krsna and Rama mean the supreme
the all powerful master, this is called illusion. In pleasure, and Hara is the supreme pleasure
this polluted concept of life, we are all trying to energy of the Lord, changed to Hare in the
exploit the resources of material nature, but vocative. The supreme pleasure energy of the
actually we are becoming more and more Lord helps us to reach the Lord.
entangled in her complexities. Therefore, although The material energy, called Maya, is also one of
we are engaged in a hard struggle to conquer the multi energies of the Lord. And we, the living
nature, we are ever more dependent on her. This entities, are also the energy--marginal energy--of
illusory struggle against material nature can be the Lord. The living entities are described as
stopped at once by revival of our Krsna superior to material energy. When the superior
consciousness. energy is in contact with the inferior energy, an
Krsna consciousness is not an artificial imposition incompatible situation arises; but when the
on the mind; this consciousness is the original superior marginal energy is in contact with the
energy of the living entity. When we hear the superior energy, called Hara, the living entity is
transcendental vibration, this consciousness is established in his happy, normal condition.
revived. And this process is recommended for this These three words, namely Hare, Krsna, and
age by authorities. By practical experience also, Rama, are the transcendental seeds of the maha-
one can perceive that by chanting this maha mantra. The chanting is a spiritual call for the Lord
mantra, or the Great Chanting for Deliverance, and His internal energy, Hara, to give protection
one can at once feel a transcendental ecstasy to the conditioned soul. This chanting is exactly
coming through from the spiritual stratum. And like the genuine cry of a child for its mother.
when one is factually on the plane of spiritual Mother Hara helps the devotee achieve the grace
understanding--surpassing the stages of senses, of the supreme father, Hari, or Krsna, and the