Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
We are extremely honoured to welcome HG Hayagriva das to ISKCON Scarborough on Saturday - 31st Oct 2015 to conduct a wonderful seminar on the Holy name.
Here are further details of this seminar:
Name of the Seminar: The Holy name is everything
Facilitator: HG Hayagriva das
Date: 31st Oct 2015
Time: 10 am to 12 noon - 3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3, Scarborough,Ontario, Canada,M1V4C7
Location: ISKCON Scarborough
There will be a free vegetarian feast served after the seminar at 12 noon.
There is no pre-registration required, however please confirm back by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of devotees who will be attending so that we can ensure we arrange for sufficient prasadam.
Some inspiring verses on the Holy name of the Lord:
-Let the all-auspicious glories of the holy name, which benedicts the entire universe, be victorious. Just as when the sun rises, it dispels the ocean of darkness, in the same way, when the holy name has only slightly risen within one's heart, all one's sins are completely destroyed. (Padyavali 16)
-O holy name! The seeds from which sin sprouts within the heart are not burned to ashes by realization of Brahman or by constant meditation on eternal consciousness. But, O holy name, as soon as You appear on the tongue of a sincere chanter, all the karmic seeds of sin are burned to ashes. Thus all sinful reactions, past, present and future are finished. This is proclaimed by the Vedas. (Krsna Namastakam, Rupa Goswami 4)
-Authorities who are learned scholars and sages have carefully ascertained that one should atone for the heaviest sins by undergoing a heavy process of atonement and one should atone for lighter sins by undergoing lighter atonement. Chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, however, vanquishes all the effects of sinful activities, regardless of whether heavy or light- Srimad Bhagavatam 6.2.16
-Therefore it should be understood that one is easily relieved from all sinful reactions by chanting the holy name of the Lord and chanting of His qualities and activities. This is the only process recommended for relief from sinful reactions. Even if one chants the holy name of the Lord with improper pronunciation, he will achieve relief from material bondage if he chants without offenses. Ajamila, for example, was extremely sinful, but while dying he merely chanted the holy name, and although calling his son, he achieved complete liberation because he remembered the name of Narayana - Srimad Bhagavatam 6.3.24
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