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The Effects of Pure Chanting

What power does the name of Krishna possess? My heart constantly burns in the fire of worldly desires, just like a desert scorched by the rays of the sun. The holy name, entering the core of my heart through the holes of my ears, showers unparalleled nectar upon my soul.

Rivers of tears flow from my eyes, perspiration completely soaks my body, all my skin thrills with rapture, my hairs stand on end, and my complexion turns pale and discolored. My mind grows faint, I begin to experience devastation, and my entire body is shattered in a flood of ecstatic emotions.

While causing such an ecstatic disturbance, the holy name showers liquid nectar on my heart and drowns me in the ocean of divine love of Godhead. He does not allow me to understand anything, for he has made me truly mad by having stolen away my mind and all my resources.

The holy name is the bud of the flower of divine love, and is the very abode of astonishing mellows. Such is the power that Krishna manifests that when his holy name starts to blossom a little further, it then  reveals his own divine form and qualities. Thus my heart is abducted and taken directly to Krishna.

From Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura´s Sri Nama-Mahatmya, verses 1, 3, 4 and 6.
 

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