Mahaprabhu’s special concession – Excerpted from Sri Tattva-Sandarbha by Indradyumna Swami

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Mahaprabhu’s special concession – Excerpted from Sri Tattva-Sandarbha by Indradyumna Swami

“It is true that a mantra with names of God is effective only when received from a bone fide representative of God in disciplic succession through proper initiation. It is also true that in previous ages, out of fear of the adverse effects of offenses against hari-nama, generally only those who were already purified worshiped the names of Krsna and His internal potency. Therefore the Hare Krsna mantra in particular is almost never mentioned openly in sruti or smrti. Nevertheless, in the current age Caitanya Mahaprabhu has given a special concession, a kind of automatic or informal initiation to everyone, by ordering every man, woman and child in the universe to chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra. In doing so, He has offered to take on His own head the reactions of our offenses against hari-nama when we chant according to His order. Thus even before being fully empowered by formal initiation to chant the mantra, persons of this age can chant the maha-mantra and make tangible spiritual advancement. ” 

[ Sri Tattva-Sandarbha, of Srila Jiva Goswami, Text 15, purport. Translated from the original Sanskrit, with the author’s Sarva-samvadini commentary, by Gopiparanadhana Dasa. Giriraja Publishing. ]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami on his facebook page on December 31, 2015 – To see original post please click here.

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