Friday, June 1, 2007
A dear friend asked what the term harinama meant. It is the congregational chanting of the Holy Names of the Lord (Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare). It can be done anywhere, at any time, in any situation, with any number of people. Like a rising full moon, it spreads the rays of the most beneficial benediction over each and everyone. Indeed, there is no easier way to become self-realized in this crazy day and age than this method.
Saturday nights in New York City are a time of intoxication. We joined in, guzzling the sweet nectar of the names of the Lord on subways and the steamed sidewalks alike of lower Manhattan. Even if you didn't like what you were hearing, you still received eternal benefit. Consider it a gift from the Manhattan Asrama to you and yours as the hot summer begins.