Updated: Jul 20, 2022
The most important activity of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness ISKCON is chanting the Maha-Mantra. Which is believed to have the power to separate people from Karma and liberate them from the reincarnation cycle called Samsara. Some of the personalities who have been participating in the chanting of the Mantra and visiting Hare Krishna Temples are John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Steve Jobs and George Harris.
Even George Harris introduced a part of the Maha-Mantra in his song My sweet lord. And this is not a prayer for Krishna, it is a sound that raises your vibration. I have noticed great results and synchronicities in my life after start chanting it frequently, when I have free time. So I decided to share it because can be a good spiritual activity for improving your life that can be practiced any time such as walking, cooking or when you take shower.
If you do not meditate chanting this mantra can be a good begging to start controlling your mind instead that your thoughts and emotions govern you. Suffering is the result of a lack of control over negative thoughts and emotions. The lack of meditation with closed eyes keeps the emotional body skinny and dark as result the person is easily irritated. A meditator has a strong robust emotional body that imposes peace and happiness.
What is the Hare Krishna Mantra ?
It is a mantra made up of 8 paragraphs that contain 3 names of God which chanting produces a vibration that takes you into a meditative state that accelerates your vibration and connects you with the divine source that moves everything in the Universe in perfect harmony. It is the mental and spiritual tool used by the Hare Krishna community to awaken the connection with the divine energy that allow them self-realization in their lives.
A mantra is certain phrases our sounds that can be recited in repetitions or chanted with melody for certain purposes. The repetition of this mantra can be used to evoke higher states of consciousness, for manifesting positive situations and to enter in deep states of awareness. It is formed by 3 names of GOD, Hare describing the omnipresent essence in everything, Krishna the masculine essence and Rama the feminine. And it is the next one...
Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Here
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare
The repetition of these sacred words it is said to generate a transcendental vibration, surpassing the stages of physical senses, mind and intelligence and connects the practitioner with Krishna consciousness, better known as Christ consciousness. This mantra is an invocation for the Universal energy to descend and purify the darkness within us. It is believed to dissolve bad habits and negative emotions such as anxiety or inner fears.
Benefits of chanting the Maha Mantra
By frequently chanting the Maha-Mantra, you will raise your vibration through sound, enhancing positive feelings and a peaceful state of mind. Both are ingredients for having a good charisma, therefore people will be attracted to you and happy with your company. As our consciousness increasingly purified, our steady spiritual advancement is reflected in our character and behavior. This is a tool that you can use to raise your vibration and expand your consciousness what brings joy, peace, happiness and relieves from all miseries.
When you raise your vibration, very good things happen to you and your goals come faster, but you also feel better and become healthier. People miraculously healed at Dr. Joe Dispenza's events described their illness as disconnection from the source of light that sustains life in the Universe and their healing as result of a re-connection with it. Raising your vibration by chanting this mantra keeps this connection and helps you to elevate.
How to meditate the Hare Krishna mantra ?
There are no hard-and-fast rules for chanting Hare Krsna. The Most wonderful thing about mantra chanting is that one may do it anywhere - at home, at work, driving in the car, or riding on the bus or subway. And one may chant at any time but there are two types of chanting. Japa which is practiced alone and Kirtana when one chants in responsive fashion with others and often accompanied by musical instruments and clapping.
To perform the chanting as personal meditation ones needs a set of Japa beads that can be purchased from any Hare Krsna temple or make with 109 beads. To meditate with the beads, hold them in your right hand. Gently roll the first bead between your thumb and middle finger as you chant the complete maha-mantra...
Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Here
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare
Then go to the next bead, rolling it between the same two fingers while again chanting the entire mantra. Then go on to the next bead and then the next, continuing in this way until you have chanted on all 108 beads and have come to the Krsna bead, the big one and number 109. Chanting on beads is especially helpful because it engages the sense of touch during the meditative process and helps you concentrate even more on the sound of the mantra.
One may chant Japa at any time, but the Vedic literatures note that early morning hours just before and after sunrise are generally are the most auspicious hours for performing spiritual activities. Regarding Kirtana, it is a more powerful meditation, there is more energy and lgiht shared by the group. But if you only want to chant it when you have free time, in my opinion it is better than not singing it and at least 10 minutes is enough to see some results in your life.
Members of this community gather to sing it and read the Bhagavad Gita. Musical instruments such as harmonium, cymbals and drums are normally used. Normally, the person playing the harmonium chants the Maha-mantra alone and then the group repeats the mantra together. They also use different tempos and pitches, at the end share a meal together. I've been to meetings and the energy there is quite intense, I had a very nice time.
Does Hare Krishna mantra fulfill wishes ?
Chanting this mantra without distracting thoughts is a method of connecting with your true Self. With who you really are, with your real purpose in life, what you really want. It also elevates your spirit, what helps you perceive that you are the creator of your reality and what is around is just a part of your mind and reflection of who you are. But for better results it is important that you follow a life style that elevate your vibration.
The Hare Krishna community normally follows four principles for better spiritual results. The first one is to avoid eating animals and eggs. Which is amazing because eating meat makes your cells working a lot, what depletes the life force of the spirit. While raw fruits, vegetables and leaves provide to your body light and enzymes that facilitate the digestive process. The only thing I do not see positive is avoiding eggs, one of the most nutritious foods.
The second principle is to avoid intoxicating the body by smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol but also some food products, medicines and vaccines contain toxins that darken the spirit. This is because your cells work hard to clean up the pollution and for that labor they use the life force from the bio energy field. Many people have their bodies infested with heavy metals what has a very negative impact in their spirit, beauty, emotions and overall health.
The best way to detoxify your body is by fasting, but there are so many pollutants everywhere these days that it's recommended to constantly cleanse your body with the foods and supplements I recommend in this article. The next principle is to avoid gambling to reduce anxiety or anger, but also be aware that constant stress also has a very negative impact on your spirit, shrinking it down, something well proven by Dr. Joe Dispenza.
The last principle is having sex only with one partner which is healthy for your spiritual health but be aware that ejaculations deplete the light from the spirit for a few days, as result you go to a low dimension where the chaos exists. This is why practicing tantric sex is very powerful, which is a method to accumulate large amounts of light in the spirit what makes it huge, shinny and maintains you in a higher dimension. For more information check out this article.
Also the ISKCON members do not drink green tea, Matcha tea and coffee, the most powerful anti-aging beverages. Matcha is a very nutritious tea with many anti-cancer properties. These 3 drinks are powerful anti-aging compounds with the benefit of increasing autophagy during fasting, like chocolate, which is also avoided due to its caffeine content.
Cacao in chocolate not only increases autophagy, but can also be used to open the heart chakra to feel extreme love and compassion. On the other hand, they avoid eating onions and garlic. Other powerful foods that as an anti-aging coach I recommend consuming very often. Garlic is the most powerful anti-cancer food on the planet and increases the potency of the killer cells in your immune system. Both are also other wonderful anti-aging compounds.
So this movement is not for me as a person who consumes coffee, eggs, dark chocolate and green tea every day. But I am keeping the Maha-Mantra as one of my spiritual tools and from time to time I visit events for singing in group. Try out, probably you get some results and before you go subscribe to my newsletter, to stay in touch and visit my store right now, probably there is something you would like to buy. Thanks for reading and your support !