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Post by bhagavandas on March 23rd 2013, 7:59 pm

7 of us from the local temple in Portland, Oregon went downtown today to perform HARI NAM. Hari Nam is the public chanting of the holy names of the Lord. It was beautiful out, but COLD. We spent 1 1/2 hours chanting to music, and talking with the public. It was a lot of fun. We chant the MAHA MANTRA, which is:
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE
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Post by Aussiepom on March 24th 2013, 7:42 am

Would that be a similiar prayer to what we use to pray to God also,Mike?

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Post by mia on March 24th 2013, 8:28 am

oooh I love this!
The Hare Krishna.
I would have liked to join in.
I didn't know what the words meant.
It is the repetitive chant I like.
Sounds like a lovely day you had Smile

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Post by Guest on March 24th 2013, 11:03 am

nice Mike.
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Post by bhagavandas on March 24th 2013, 12:24 pm

The Maha Mantra are the holy names of the Lord. Actually, the Lord has millions of names, and one can chant any name of God.
Under the Hinduism Forum I posted information on GAURA PURNIM. Over 500 years ago, the Lord incarnated as Sri Caitanya. He incarnated as His Own Devotee. He's called the Golden Incarnation. He instructed us to chant the holy names of the Lord, as the easiest and quickest way of getting out of the material manifestation.
Hare is the female energy of the Lord; the loving, devotional Personal energy of the Lord. Krishna is a Personal name for God, and means All Attractive. Rama is also a Personal name for God.
So, when you chant the Maha Mantra, you are literally calling upon the Lord, and He hears you.
The Vedic Scriptures are full of instruction on how to get out of the material world, and into the Spiritual world. But, in this day and age, it's impossible to keep all of the Vedic injunctions (sacrifices, ect.). So, the Lord incarnated and gave us a simple sacrifice that covers all sacrifices: the chanting of His holy names.
And Mia, it's never too late to learn about this!
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Post by bhagavandas on March 24th 2013, 2:05 pm

Hi Joan,
Yes, it's a prayer. It's calling upon God. It's a form of crying out to Him. And He does hear.
Aussiepom wrote:Would that be a similiar prayer to what we use to pray to God also,Mike?

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Post by Aussiepom on March 25th 2013, 2:51 am

I understand now,Mike. I knew nothing of the Indian prayers until now.

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Post by bhaktioliver on March 31st 2013, 9:09 pm

Mike,
It was fun going on harinam. Let me know when you guys go downtown again.
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