In the current Age of Kali we live in, to be free of any form of anxiety and attain bliss, acquiring and developing sincere efforts towards the true spiritual science is the only way to salvation. Understanding we are eternal spirit souls, parts and parcel of the Lord, accepting the process of transmigration of the soul, believing Lord Krishna as the eternal, all-knowing, omnipresent, all-powerful, and all-attractive, consciously studying the absolute truth as contained in the Vedas from a genuine spiritual master, performing all actions as offerings to the Lord and to chant the holy names of the Lord with love and devotion is prescribed.
In our material existence, our love and devotion towards God, or simply put, our Bhakti is covered by gross material consciousness and is misdirected away from Krishna. Above all, Bhakti Yoga is the only way to develop our dedication, our service and our love for the supreme being, Krishna.
Chanting the Holy Names of the Lord
The names of God and God Himself are identical. The practical system for everyone is the chanting of the name of Godhead. In Bhakti yoga, chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra on japa beads is the most potent and important method of purification. This is done through quiet individual japa or kirtan. Chanting cleanses the heart, calms the mind, and inspires a life of purpose and meaning. It is universal & not a sectarian mantra for particular type of people.
How to chant
As you chant, pronounce the names clearly and distinctly, addressing Krishna in a prayerful mood and listen to your own self. Concentrate on the Holy names of the Lord and if, or when your mind wanders, bring it back and restart. Chanting is a prayer to Krishna.
The Hare Krishna Maha Mantra means “O energy of the Lord [Hare], O all-attractive Lord [Krishna], O Supreme Enjoyer [Rama], please engage me in Your service.” The more attentively and sincerely you chant, the more spiritual progress you will make.