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Harinam from the annual polish summer tour.
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna,
Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama,
Rama Rama, Hare Hare
My dear Lord, and the spiritual energy of the Lord, kindly engage me in Your service. I am now embarrassed with this material service. Please engage me in Your service.
harer nama harer nama harer namaiva kevalam
kalau nasty eva nasty eva nasty eva gatir anyatha
"In this age of Kali, the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy name of Lord Hari, Kåishan. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way." [Brhan-naradiya Puraëa, 18.126] This process of Hari-kirtana is to chant the maha-mantra (the great chanting for deliverance): Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. In the Padma Puraëa it is stated: "There is no difference between the holy name of the Lord and the Lord Himself. As such, the holy name is as perfect as the Lord Himself in fullness, purity and eternity. The holy name is not a material sound vibration, nor has it any material contamination."[Padma Puraëa] How the holy name of the Lord can be chanted constantly is mercifully described by Lord Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu Himself in His Sikñañöaka verse 3: "One can chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking himself lower than the straw in the street; one should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige, and should be ready to offer all respects to others. In such a state of mind one can chant the holy name of the Lord constantly."