namoccarana-mahatmyam harem pasyata putrakah,
ajamilah api yenaiva mrtyu-pasad amucyata.
nama = of the holy name;
uccarana = of the pronouncing;
mahatmyam = the exalted position;
hareh = of the Supreme Lord;
pasyata = just see;
putrakah = O my dear servants, who are like my sons;
ajamilah api = even Ajamila (who was considered greatly sinful);
yena = by the chanting of which;
eva = certainly;
mrtyu-pasat = from the ropes of death;
amucyata = was delivered.
There is no need to conduct research into the significance of the chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra. The history of Ajāmila is sufficient proof of the power of the Lord’s holy name and the exalted position of a person who chants the holy name incessantly. Therefore Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu advised:
In this age of Kali, no one can perform all the ritualistic ceremonies for becoming liberated; that is extremely difficult. Therefore all the śāstras and all the ācāryas have recommended that in this age one chant the holy name.
To be continued ....