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This blog is for sharing one of the six loving exchanges between vaishnavas - bhajana katha sravanam alapa - sharing and discussing bhajan topics with devotees.

It is also my humble attempt to follow the instruction my gurudeva would give at the end of every class: take these pastimes and instructions into your heart. Therefore in the hopes that it will make some impression in my heart, I am sharing lecture notes, quotes, book excerpts, and other words from the brahma-madhva-gaudiya sampradaya and vaisnava/is around the world.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The fully-ripened transcendental fruit, the holy name

om ajnana timirandhasya jnananjana salakaya
caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri gurave namah

"O Gurudeva, you are so merciful. I offer my humble pranama unto you and am praying from the core of my heart that, with the torchlight of divine knowledge, you open my eyes which have been blinded by the darkness of ignorance."

 "The holy name is the most auspicious of all that is auspicious, and the sweetest of all that is sweet. It is the fully-ripened transcendental fruit of all the creepers of the Srutis...if a person even once chants the name of Krsna without offence - be it with faith or indifferently - that chanting will deliver him from the bondage of material existence."

- as quoted in Sri Bhajana-Rahasya by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura

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