Topic: mahamantra

Chapter 15

Hari-nāma Cintāmaṇi Chapter Fifteen - Bhajana-praṇālī (The Method of Bhajana) (1) gadāi gaurāṅga jaya jaya nityānanda jaya sītānātha jaya gaura-bhakta-vṛnda Glories to Gadāi-Gaurāṅga! Glories to Nityānanda! Glories to the Lord of Sītā (Advaita) and the devotees of Gaura. (2) saba chāḍi hari-nāma je kare bhajana jaya jaya bhāgyavān sei mahājana Glories, glories, to those most fortunate mahājanas that give everything up to perform bhajana of hari-nāma. (3) prabhu bale hari-dāsa tumi bhakti-bale peyecha sakala jñāna e jagatī-tale The Lord said, ‘O Hari Dāsa, by the power of your bhakti you have attained all the knowledge Read More...

Chapter 14

Hari-nāma Cintāmaṇi Chapter Fourteen - Sevāparādha (Offences During Service) (1) jaya gaura-gadādhara jāhnavā jīvana jaya sītāpati śrīvāsādi-bhakta-jana Glories to Gaura-Gadādhara and to the life of Jāhnavā (Nityānanda). Glories to the Lord of Sītā (Advaita), Śrīvāsa and the devotees. Nāma-tattve śrī-haridāsa ṭhākurake ācārya baliyā ukti kariyāchen (Śrī Hari Dasa Ṭhākura is Declared the Ācārya of Nāma-Tattva) (2) mahāprabhu bale śuna bhakta hari-dāsa nāma aparādha tattva karile prakāśa Mahāprabhu said, “Listen, Bhakta Hari Dāsa, you have revealed the truth about nāmāparādha. (3) ihāte kalira jīva labhibe maṅgala nāma-tattve tumi hao ācārya prabala "Due to this, the Read More...

Chapter 13

Hari-nāma Cintāmaṇi Chapter Thirteen - Ahaṁ-mama-bhāvāparādha (The Offence of Considering ‘I’ and “Mine’) śrute’pi nāma‑māhātmye yaḥ prīti‑rahito naraḥ ahaṁ‑mamādi‑paramo nāmni so’py aparādha‑kṛt That person who is so fallen that, even after hearing the glories of the Name, is still devoid of love for the Name, but maintains the idea of ‘I’ and ‘mine’ makes an offence. (1) gadāi-gaurāṅga jaya jāhnavā jīvana sītādvaita jaya jaya gaura-bhakta-jana Glories to Gadāi-Gaurāṅga and the Life of Jāhnavā (Nityānanda). Glories to Sītā and Advaita and the devotees of Gaura. (2) preme gada gada hari-dāsa mahāśaya śeṣa nāma aparādha prabhu-pade Read More...

Chapter 12

Hari-nāma Cintāmaṇi Chapter Twelve - Nāmāparādha—pramāda (Inattention as an Offence to the Name) (1) jaya jaya mahāprabhu jaya bhakta-gaṇa yādera prasāde kari nāma-saṅkīrtana Glories to Mahāprabhu, glories to the devotees. It is by their mercy that I engage in nāma-saṅkīrtana. Pramāda-nāmaka aparādha (Inattention as an Offence to the Name) (2-3) hari-dāsa bale prabhu hethā sanātane āra ta gopāla bhaṭṭa dakṣiṇa bhramaṇe śikhāile apramāde śrī-kṛṣṇa-bhajana pramādake aparādhe karile gaṇana Hari Dāsa said, "O Lord, You taught to Sanātana here, and to Gopāla Bhaṭṭa while travelling in the south, that one should not be inattentive during Read More...

Chapter 10

Hari-nāma Cintāmaṇi Chapter Ten - Śraddhā-hīna Jane Nāmopadeśa (Giving Instructions on the Name to those Without Śraddhā)   aśraddadhāne vimukhe 'py aśṛṇvati yaś copadeśaḥ śiva-nāmāparādhaḥ Instructing those who lack śraddhā, those who are averse, or those who do not have interest to hear, are offences to the auspicious Name.* *Editors Note: The Sanskrit word śraddhā is generally translated as ‘faith’ or ‘belief’ in English. The etymology of ‘faith’ is the Latin word fidere (‘to trust’). The definition of śraddhā however is, śrat dadhāti iti śraddhāḥ (that which leads one to truth is Śraddhā). (1) gaura-gadādhara Read More...

Chapter 8

Hari-nāma Cintāmaṇi Chapter Eight - Nāme Arthavāda Aparādha (The Offence of Interpreting the Holy Name)   tathārtha-vādo hari-nāmni kalpanam Giving an imaginary interpretation to hari-nāma or considering the glories of the Name to be imaginary. (1) jaya gaura-gadādhara śrī-rādhā-mādhava jaya gaura-līlā-sthalī jāhnavī vaiṣṇava Glories to Gaura-Gadādhara and Śrī Rādhā-Mādhava! Glories unto the places of Gaura’s pastimes! Glories to the Gaṅgā and the Vaiṣṇavas! (2) hari-nāme artha-vāda kalpanā cintana pañcamāparādha prabho śrī-śacīnandana (Hari Dāsa continued:) “O Lord, the fifth offence is to give an interpretation to hari-nāma, or considering its glories to be exaggerated or imaginary. Read More...

Chapter 7

Hari-nāma Cintāmaṇi Chapter Seven - Śruti-śāstra-nindanam (Criticism of the Śruti-śāstra)   (1) jaya jaya gadāi gaurāṅga nityānanda jaya sītāpati jaya gaura-bhakta-vṛnda  Glories to Gadādhara, Gaurāṅga and Nityānanda. Glories to the husband of Sīta (Advaita) and the devotees. (2) hari-dāsa bale prabhu caturthāparādha śruti-śāstra-vinindana bhakti-rasa-bādha Hari Dāsa said - “Lord, the fourth offence is criticism of the śruti-śāstra which obstructs bhakti-rasa. Āmnāya-i eka-mātra pramāṇa (The Vedas are the only Evidence) (3) śruti-śāstra—veda-upaniṣat-purāṇa kṛṣṇa-niśvasita haya sarvatra pramāṇa “The śruti-śāstra, the Vedas, the Upaniṣads and the Purāṇas—all these pramāṇas (evidences) have issued from the breathing of Kṛṣṇa. Read More...

Chapter 6

Hari-nāma Cintāmaṇi Chapter Six - Guror avajñā (Neglecting the Guru) (1) pañca-tattva jaya jaya śrī-rādhā-mādhava jaya navadvīpa vraja yamunā vaiṣṇava Glories to Pañca-Tattva, glories to Rādhā-Mādhava. Glories to Navadvīpa, Vraja, the Yamunā and the Vaiṣṇavas. (2) hari-dāsa bale prabhu kari nivedana tṛtīyāparādha nāme ye rūpe ghaṭana Hari Dāsa said, "Oh Lord, on Your request, I will now speak about the third aparādha and what occurs when it appears.” (3) vistāri baliba āmi tomāri ājñāya yei saba aparādha guru avajñāya "By your order, I will describe in detail all the offences that proceed from neglecting the Read More...

Chapter 5

Hari-nāma Cintāmaṇi Chapter Five -Devāntare svātantrya-jñānāparādha (The Offence of Considering the Devās to be Independent)   śivasya śrī‑viṣṇor ya iha guṇa‑nāmādi‑sakalaṁ dhiyā bhinnaṁ paśyet sa khalu hari‑nāmāhita‑karaḥ Those who see any difference between the auspicious Śrī Viṣṇu and any of His names, qualities etc. are certainly offenders to the Name of Hari.  (1) jaya gadādhara-prāṇa jāhnavā-jīvana jaya sītānātha jaya gaura bhakta-jana Glories to Mahāprabhu, the life of Gadādhara! Glories to Nityānanda, the life of Jāhnavā-devī! Glories to Advaita, the husband of Sītā! Glories to Śrīvasa and all the devotees of the Lord! (2) hari-dāsa bale Read More...

Chapter 4

Hari-nāma Cintāmaṇi Chapter Four - Nāmāparādha - Sādhu-nindā (Offences to the Holy Name - Criticising Sādhus)   satāṁ nindā nāmnaḥ paramam aparādhaṁ vitanute yataḥ khyātiṁ yātaṁ katham u sahate tad‑vigarhām Criticising devotees is the greatest offence that one can make to the Holy Name. The Name can never tolerate condemnation of those who spread His glories? (1) gadādhara-prāṇa jaya jāhnavā-jīvana jaya sītānātha śrīvāsādi bhakta-jana Glories to the Life of Gadādhara and to the Life of Jāhnavā! Glories to the Lord of Sītā. Glories to Śrīvāsa and all the devotees. (2) prabhu bale haridāsa ebe Read More...

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