Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.3. 23.





Skandham-6.


Chapter-3.


Slokam-23.



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.



My dear servants, who are as good as my sons, just see how glorious is the chanting of the holy name of the Lord. The greatly sinful Ajamila chanted only to call his son, not knowing that he was chanting the Lord’s holy name. Nevertheless, by chanting the holy name of the Lord, he remembered Narayana, and thus he was immediately saved from the ropes of death.


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  ....