12 Reasons Why You Should Chant “Hare Krishna”

I was going through some paperwork this morning and opened a very old looking notebook and this piece of paper fell  to the floor.  I picked it up and was surprised to find this written there.  I don’t know the original source but it looks like its from an old devotee manual.  I thought I would share it  for your amusement and enlightenment. (I copied it just the way it was printed)

12 Reasons Why You Should Chant  “Hare Krishna”

By regularly chanting the Maha-Mantra which is Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna, Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, even if it is only 1 round or 10 minutes every day, your problems will begin to vanish.  Lord Krishna will fulfill all your desires, aspirations and wishes and bless you and your family both materially and spiritually.

  1. Health Improves:  By regularly chanting the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra (Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare) your health will increase also your bodily strength and luster will be maintained even in old age!
  2. Wealth Increases:  By satisfying Lord Krishna by this chanting He will look after all your needs by providing sufficient opulence for both you and your family members.
  3. Live Longer:  It is stated in the Vedas (ancient Indian scriptures) that by performing this sacrifice of chanting Hare Krishna, ones very length of life will increase.
  4. Nice Family:  Constant chanting will create a very peaceful, satisfying family situation.
  5. Worshipping Your Forefathers:  By chanting the Lords name in front of a picture of you late forefathers, they will make advancement wherever they are, even though they might have died many years ago!!
  6. Freedom From Anxieties and the Stress of Life:  The sound of God’s name produced by chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare can relieve you from all personal anxieties and create a very peaceful frame of mind.
  7. Attractive Personality:  This chanting  of Hare Krishna produces a very pure character which is attractive to everyone.
  8. Improves Your Memory:  By constant remembrance of the Lord’s name your memory becomes very sharp and clear.
  9. Evil Spirits and Ghosts:  Any ghosts or evil spirits which are troubling you or your family cannot remain in a house if there is constant chanting of the Lord’s name.
  10. Intelligence:  Chanting Hare Krishna results in a deeper insight into life and an increased awareness of everything around you.
  11. Enjoyment:  The more you chant the Lord’s name the happier you become.  This enjoyment is priceless and increases all the time.
  12. Counteracts Sinful Life:  “Simply by chanting one holy name of Hari (or Hare Krishna), a sinful man can counteract the reactions to more sine than he is able to commit. (from the Brhad-visnu Purana).

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