(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 July 2005)
The scripture says that if you chant the Holy Name of the Lord even once, you will be purified from more sinful activities than you can commit in an entire lifetime; imagine that! So can we all say the whole mantra just once:
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
That was quick, wasn’t it, more sinful activities destroyed now than we can commit in an entire lifetime! Have you ever thought of the power of the maha mantra in that way? It is certainly not an ordinary thing. We are just not aware of the power of the Holy Name, the power of this Movement.
Just to bow down before the deities with our head on the ground, that alone will be sufficient for Krsna to accept us as his devotee! All these things are extraordinarily powerful, yet we do them very casually. There is also maha prasadam, it tastes very nice but consider the potency of it! The potency is inconceivable and just by doing these things, one transforms!