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    Courtesy: Sri.PK.Seshadri

    "'The holy name of Lord Krsna ... is the annihilator of all sinful reactions...'"
    Padyavali (29), by Rupa Gosvami
    [cited: Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila 15.110]

    "Simply by chanting one holy name of Hari, a sinful man can counteract the reactions to more sins that he is able to commit." (Brhad-visnu Purana)

    "If one chants the holy name of the Lord, even in a helpless condition or without desiring to do so, all the reactions of his sinful life depart, just as when a lion roars, all the small animals flee in fear." (Garuda Purana)

    "By once chanting the holy name of the Lord, which consists of the two syllables ha-ri, one guarantees his path to liberation." (Skanda Purana)

    The chanting of the holy name is the best means to atone for sinful activities because it attracts the attention and protection of the Supreme Lord:

    By chanting the holy name, one is freed from the sinful reactions of many millions of lives:

    Simply by hearing the holy name chanted by a pure devotee, one is purified of all sinful activities and becomes eligible to render devotional service:

    "Persons who have acted piously in previous lives and in this life, whose sinful actions are completely eradicated and who are freed from the duality of delusion, engage themselves in My service with determination."

    If one chants the holy name without offenses and without further sinful activities, he is freed from all reactions of sins:

    "Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reaction. Do not fear." (Bg. 18.66)

    The chanting of the maha-mantra is a special concession in the Kali-yuga to save people from the reactions to known or unknown sinful activities:

    For one who always chants the holy name, unintentional sins are excused:

    Even if the holy name is chanted for the sake of blasphemy, the holy name is so powerful that it frees one from reactions of sinful activities:
    A devotee should always appreciate his fortune in having been delivered from sinful activities by the chanting of the holy name: