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Workshop Day 4 – Exploring The Meaning Of The Maha-Mantra

Hey Guys! Welcome back. Thanks for joining.

To help understand the power of the maha-mantra, let’s look at the meaning of the words in the Sanskrit language they come from. As you learned when you started, the maha-mantra uses just three words:


Hare

Krishna

Rama

 

Each word of the Mantra is itself a potent transcendental sound vibration, which connects with a specific aspect of your divine source:

The first word, Hare, connects you with the power of ultimate selfless love. It is also a call for being fully awakened to service and harmony in your relationship with the world.

The next word, Krishna, means the source of all. It carries the supremely attractive nature of the divine including beauty, knowledge, wisdom, power, detachment, and strength.

The last word, Rama, conveys the unlimited well (reservoir) of joy to be found when you can love and serve without selfish desire. It is essentially the source of pure enjoyment.

In our follow-up course, we go further into the meaning of the maha-mantra and the yoga teachings that surround it. The more we know and understand the divine nature of the maha-mantra, the more we can experience its gifts.

Today, before your chanting session, make an affirmation to yourself “today, I will listen with full attention one Mantra at a time.” By consciously affirming your intention to focus on your meditation, you will increase your ability to be present in the practice.

May your chanting keep you always in connection with the divine.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare

With the insights you received through today’s video lesson, begin your chanting session, reflecting on the meaning of the words of the maha-mantra. Here is what you learned in the video:

Hare – Your connection with the power of ultimate selfless love. It is also a call for being fully awakened to the service and harmony in your relationship with the world.

Krishna – The source of all. It carries the supremely attractive nature of the divine including beauty, knowledge, wisdom, power, detachment, and strength.

Rama –  The unlimited reservoir of pleasure to be found when you can love and serve without selfish desire. It is essentially the source of pure enjoyment.