Saturday, September 8, 2012


Srimad Bhagavatam 8.3.1

sri-bädaräyanir uväca
evam vyavasito buddhyä
samädhäya mano hrdi
jajäpa paramam jäpyam
präg-janmany anusiksitam

sri-bädaräyanih uväca—Sri Sukadeva Gosvämi said; evam—thus; vyavasitah—fixed; buddhyä—by intelligence; samädhäya—for concentration; manah—the mind; hrdi—in consciousness or in the heart; jajäpa—he chanted; paramam—a supreme; jäpyam—mantra he had learned from great devotees; präk-janmani—in his previous birth; anusiksitam—practiced.


Sri Sukadeva Gosvämi continued: Thereafter, the King of the elephants, Gajendra, fixed his mind in his heart with perfect intelligence and chanted a mantra which he had learned in his previous birth as Indradyumna and which he remembered by the grace of Krsna.


Srila Prahupada, in his purport, gives us two other mantras that we may want to try; It is imperative, therefore, that all devotees in Krsna consciousness practice chanting some mantra. Certainly one should chant the Hare Krsna mantra, which is the mahä-mantra, or great mantra, and also one should practice chanting cintämani-prakara-sadmasu or the Nrsimha strotra (ito nrsimhah parato nrsimho yato yato yämi tato nrsimhah).

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