Posts tagged: Holy Name

Nāma-aparādha: The Second Offense

To Regard the Names and Qualities of Śiva as Independent of Viṣṇu Among the devotees of Kṛṣṇa, Śiva has a very special place. Moreover,...   Read More

Nāma-aparādha (The First Offense: To Criticize a Devotee)

If we want to reach our destination, we need to follow the proper route and avoid the wrong route. We must know the distinction...   Read More

Importance of the Holy Name

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In Anuccheda 256 of Bhakti Sandarbha, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, writes about the importance of hearing the name of Bhagavān before engaging in meditation on...   Read More

The Holy Name is Always Pure

Question: It is recommended that one who chants with offenses should continue chanting to become free from those offenses. Does this mean that one...   Read More

Spiritual Names and Their Powers

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Question:  The second nāmāparādha, mentioned in Padma Purāṇa, Brahma-khaṇḍa 25.15, says: “One who sees differences between any of Lord Śiva’s qualities and names and...   Read More

What Are Offenses?

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Question: What are offenses? Answer: Offenses are the activities which are against devotion. We have a list of them. It is important to avoid...   Read More

The Transcendental Nature of the Holy Name – Part 1

By Satyanarayana Dasa: In his Bhagavata-sandarbha, Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī establishes on the basis of various Vedic scriptures that the birth and actions of the Lord are transcendental and distinct from those of mortal beings. Jīva Gosvāmī furthermore verifies that Kṛṣṇa’s names are also spiritual. The Lord is called anāmā (lit. nameless), because He does not have material names.

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