Chant and be Happy: The Power of Mantra Meditation


This book contains interviews with George Harrison and John Lennon about their chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra,explanation of what the mantra means,chanting in different religions,stories about Indian saints who have chanted, and all of the benefits of chanting like liberation from karma, freedom from reincarnation, peace of mind,and an instant connection to God.

It is packed full of personal stories of the famous Beatles and how they embraced the philosophy of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. George Harrison gives many stories about how chanting the Maha-Mantra changed his life.



Preface – Search of happiness: The basic problem in our search for happiness is that our sources of pleasure are all limited. Chant and Be Happy provides information about how we can expand our pleasure beyond our present limitations

Introduction – On Chanting: Brought to the west in 1965 by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, “Hare Krsna” quickly became a household word.

Chapter 1 – The Hare Krsna mantra: “There’s Nothing Higher…” : A 1982 interview with George Harrison

Chapter 2 – Chanting for Liberation: A Conversation with Srila Prabupada and John Lennon, Yoko Ono and George Harrison

Chapter 3 – Srila Prabhupada Brings the Hare Krsna Mantra to the west: Accounts and excerpts from Srila Prabhupada-lilamrita about this great sage’s early days and his drive to spread the science of Mantra Meditation here in the west

Chapter 4 – Chanting for Higher Consciousness: A Cultural History: “The power of sound to effect changes in consciousness has long been recognized.”

Chapter 5 – The Life of Sri Caitanya: Five hundred years before Ghandi, Sri Caitanya swept aside the stifling restrictions of the hereditary caste system and made it possible for people from any station of life to achieve the highest platform of spiritual enlightenment

Chapter 6 – Haridasa Thakura and the Prostitute: In the fifteenth century, the sage Haridasa Thakura demonstrated through practical example the benefits of Mantra Meditation

Chapter 7 – The Science of Mantra Mediation: Excerpts from the writings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on the science of Mantra Meditation

Chapter 8 – The Benefits of Chanting: From peace of mind to the ultimate benefit – love of God, this chapter brings to light the many benefits of Mantra Meditation

Chapter 9 – Techniques for Chanting: “There are no hard-and-fast rules for chanting Hare Krsna. The most wonderful thing about Mantra Meditation is that one may chant anywhere and at any time.”

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