Do I Have to Chant Krishna's Name?

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Do I Have to Chant Krishna's Name?

Postby vgopikrishna » Wed May 26, 2010 6:23 pm

Questions: Do I Have to Chant Krishna's Name?

During chanting, if I use a name of God that is more familiar and comfortable to me, such as Jehovah or Yahweh, will I still attain God Consciousness? I know people are conditioned and I have been conditioned for a long, long time to know God's name as Jehovah. When I say the name Krishna, I feel that I'm addressing someone other than the person I know as God. If God has many names, wouldn't this be okay?


Answer: Any Name of God Can Be Chanted with Love for the Supreme Result

You may address the Supreme Person by any of His authorized names as found in the scriptures. This is confirmed by Lord Caitanya who states:

O my Lord, Your holy name alone can render all benediction to living beings, and thus You have hundreds and millions of names like Krishna and Govinda. In these transcendental names You have invested all Your transcendental energies. There are not even hard and fast rules for chanting these names. O my Lord, out of kindness You enable us to easily approach You by Your holy names.

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