Reflections on Sacred Teachings 3

Harinama Cintamani

The Holy Name is the Key

Sri Harinama Cintamani is the extraordinary conversation between the Supreme Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His devotee Srila Haridasa Thakura on the potency and efficacy of the holy name. His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami, a devout spiritual teacher in the Vaisnava line, leads us through the Sri Harinama Cintamani step-by-step, and enables us to hold onto the key of the holy name, unlocking the mysteries our own pure and effulgent qualities. Srila Haridasa explains that the holy name will reach out--in spite of all the barriers and formalities--to the person who grabs and holds onto it.

In previous ages, a person could reach perfection through meditation, temple worship or yajnas but in Kali-yuga, we cannot even perform one of the nine-fold activities nicely. Although just one of these nine activities can result in full love of Godhead, we engage in all nine and still have problems. Fortunately Srila Haridasa reveals the holy name as a source of hope in spite of the constant challenges in this Kali-yuga

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