Chanting Hare Krishna is composed of selections from Srila Prabhupada’s books, lectures, conversations, and letters.
This collection of teachings offers practical guidance on chanting Hare Krishna, from the most basic understanding and progressing through kirtan, japa, initiation, sankirtana, and ultimately to the perfection of chanting – ecstatic love of God.
Chanting Hare Krishna is meant for a wide range of readers: 1. It introduces the general public to the maha-mantra and encourages them to take up the process of chanting. 2. For the newer devotees its goal is to enliven and inspire them in their understanding and encourage them to make further progress. . 3. For the senior devotees it gives guidance and instructions for taking their chanting to a higher level and preparing for the time of death.
The compiler’s goal was to provide a condensed collection of Prabhupada’s teaching that will encourage the newcomer to take up chanting, the serious chanter to understand the significance of initiation and the ten offenses, and the newly initiated to practice more strictly, seriously, and sincerely.
*Introduction of Maha-mantra.
*Initiation and the Ten Offenses.
*The Glories of Namacarya Haridasa Thakura.
*The Perfection of Chanting.
*Chanting at the Time of Death.