Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

Sound spirituality! Tune in please

By on October 2, 2011 in Insights with 138 Comments

Hare Krishna MantraQuestion to Radhanath Swami: Chanting and hearing are the basic principles in Bhakti Yoga. What is the logic behind these principles?

Radhanath Swami :Anyone who is practicing Bhakti or Devotional service is the most fortunate. If you are blessed with the seed of devotion, you must carefully take care of it. It is like a flower plant which should be watered regularly. The watering process for Bhakti is to water it with the sound vibrations of the glories of the lord produced by chanting.

Sound vibration is the most powerful  force within the entire cosmic manifestation. It was by sound vibration  that this entire material creation was created. In the Bible  it is described that the beginning of the Creation was with a word; the word ‘God’. Also, in Srimad Bhagavatam it is described that when the secondary creator Lord Brahma was born, he was bewildered and he didn’t know what to do. All around him was simply darkness, emptiness, and loneliness. At that time he heard a sound vibration of two syllables – ta pa. “tene brahma hådaa ya adi-kavaye.” To the heart of Brahma God spoke these two syllables–ta pa. And by the sound vibration of those two syllables Lord Brahma began to meditate and performed tapasya, austerities. Through this process of tapasya he understood exactly how to create the fourteen planetary systems of this universe. So it is through sound alone that the universe is created. There is no greater healer and there is no greater destroyer than sound vibrations and the condition of the world is very much dependent on what sound vibrations are permeating the atmosphere.

When the atmosphere is filled with transcendental sound vibrations, like that of the Hare Krishna mantra–Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare–then everyone’s consciousness will naturally be uplifted. The purification of the consciousness of the entire planet will take place by hearing and chanting of the holy names.

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  • Rakesh Chandra

    Such a profound comments on holy name and same time it is very deep.

  • sunny

    super like this statement:

    When the atmosphere is filled with transcendental sound vibrations of, “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare” then everyone’s conscious will naturally be uplifted.

    Seems to be the urgent need of the day…

  • Ravi Garg

    Very nice reply by Swamiji exalting the glories of chanting the holy names of God……

  • Chandnani

    Great answer. Sound can create (appreciation) and sound can destroy (Insult) the state of mind of a person.

  • Advaita & Kalasudha

    A very beautiful answer by Radhanath Swami. Especially loved the statement by Radhanath Swami, “The purification of the consciousness of entire planet will take place by hearing and chanting of Holy name.” Thank you for sharing.

  • bharatsalokhe

    Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for this instruction.

  • Meera Sharma

    Very powerful reminder from Radanath SWami
    “There is no greater healer and there is no greater destroyer than sound vibrations and the condition of the world is very much dependent on what sound vibrations are permeating the atmosphere”.

  • Nisha

    Very powerful answer

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Wonderful description of the power of chanting the holy names of the Lord

  • Hemant Solanki

    When the atmosphere is filled with transcendental sound vibrations of, “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare” then everyone’s conscious will naturally be uplifted. The purification of the consciousness of entire planet will take place by hearing and chanting of Holy name.Hare Krishna Thank You Maharaj for sharing with us a this article which guide us to improve chanting and to concentrate very deeply.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    The explanation given by HH Radhanath Swami is absolutely sastric and authoritative. Eventhough Lord Brahma after hearing the two letter word ‘Tapa’ first and started meditation, ‘Tapasya’. Imagine at that time Lord Brahma was all alone and there was absolutley no disturbance.But in this age of Kali, its utter chaos with so many distractions. Hence for this age of Kali chanting of Hare Krishna is the only remedy and is the only process for self realisation.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Nice description of the potency of sound vibration by Radhanath Swami.

  • Aishwarya

    Powerful answer describing influence of sound vibration and sound as greatest healer of destroyer.

  • Piyush Singh

    Very well answered by Radhanath Swami. Thank you.

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for telling us how spiritually potent sound vibrations drown out material sounds.

  • Milind M Churi

    Perfect answer.Very logical and detailed that how the sound vibration are important and alone they can make lot of difference to the universal system.It is important to follow the instruction(chanting of the Holy-Names of the God) of Swamiji,which will help upliftment of consciousness.Thank you very much.

  • duruvan

    Hari Bol, thanks very much for sharing

  • Manasa

    Watering the seed of Bhakti through Chanting the Holy Names of the Lord

  • vishvesh joglekar

    Swamiji gave perfect answer.

  • deepak bagla

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for an excellent answer

  • Vinay K

    Here the creation is based on the sound i.e spiritual sound. Maharaj is emphasizing on Mantra meditation or chanting of Lord’s names.
    Thank You for this article.

  • Pranjal Dixit

    Even scientist understand the power of sound but still they call devotees unscientific, such an illogical manifestation of dull material intelligence.

  • surekha

    Excellent answer given by HH Radhanath Swami. Thank you for sharing this article.

  • Satish

    Wow!

  • achyuta govinda

    Many thanks to Radhanath swami for the wonderful answer

  • gopasana

    now we know the importance of sound vibrations

  • advay

    nice article.

  • Gokul R

    Maharaj’s faith in the holy name is oceanic… When he speaks on holy name, we see how the deepest of his realizations pour out of his heart.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Wondereful article on the importance of sound vibration.

  • Manish Kumar

    Thanks Maharaj for describing the importance of chanting of the holy name

  • shyam

    Thank you Maharaj for the wonderful answer.

  • himanshu bhatt

    amazing piece of information, never heard about such a thing before

  • Arjun K ramachandra

    Excellent answer by Radhanath Swami! I completely agree with him when he says “There is no greater healer and there is no greater destroyer than sound vibrations and the condition of the world is very much dependent on what sound vibrations are permeating the atmosphere”.

  • Ganesh Gavali

    Very Presice & logical answer.All glories to HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj.Haribol!

  • Rahul Abhay Kamat

    Nice article & very simply explained by gurumaharaj.

  • Chandrika

    Thank you for this most wonderful post.

    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare

  • BSDd

    An inclusive answer on the power of sound vibration both spiritual and material.

  • navin poojary

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful instructions

  • Swapnil Gaonkar

    Thank you Radhanath swami for explaining the importance of Holy name

  • deepak bagla

    amazing article

  • Rajendra prasad

    Definitely the thr type consciousness depends on the type of sound vibration most of the times we are subjected to. Maharaj ji has explained very nicely.

  • mahesh.kohale

    really , by chanting nicely, one feels spiritualy surcharged

  • Citra Gopi DD

    Thank you for this article.

  • vskarekar

    . The watering process for Bhakti is to water it with the sound vibrations of the glories of the lord produced by chanting.- a too good explanation for the query

  • http://google Dr Niketa, singapore

    Yes, Today science has proved the power of sound beyond doubt..even medically we know that hearing is the first sense to develop and neaarly last to be lost..so mercifully Lord incarnates in His Holy name. Thanx swamiji for wonderful and clear answer.

  • mona

    Thank You

  • Pankaj

    Amazing statement…There is no greater healer and there is no greater destroyer than sound vibrations and the condition of the world is very much dependent on what sound vibrations are permeating the atmosphere.

  • SAROJ

    AMAZING EXPLANATION!
    HARI BOL!!!

  • achyuta govinda

    very deep and profound answer. Many thanks to Radhanath swami for this wonderful answer.

  • http://www.yahoo.com nandkishor das

    Sound vibration is the most powerful of all forces within the entire cosmic manifestation.
    Look at Hitler, what he could do;
    look at Brahma, what he could do;
    look around any spiritualists, how could there lives be changed-bu sound.

  • vishnu walke

    wonderful

  • madhura

    wonderful answer.

  • shivsagartiwari

    thank you for wonderful answer,AMAZING EXPLANATION!
    very deep and profound answer. again& again Thanks to mahraj ji.

  • http://radhanathswamionline.com P.Durgadevi

    Really the answer is superb and touching.Even though we chant but when it was told by guru, the value is priceless .Really great answer by majharaj.All glories to maharaj.

  • bharat

    such a profound and deep reason behind the chanting and hearing process.

  • madhura

    beautiful answer.

  • Radhasangi Devi Dasi

    Very nice article.

  • Pankaj

    Jai…! So much effect our chanting causes to the environment around us!

  • Harivallabha dasa

    The purification of the consciousness of the entire planet will take place by hearing and chanting of the holy names.

  • shailesh

    very niice article maharaj……

  • bipin

    All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    SO True. And the Mahamantra our first and the final refuge is sound vibration that will help us to proceed to our real abode.

    Hare Krishna.

  • Jagannath Dham Das

    Radhanath Swami explains every single attribute of devotional service so precisely such that anyone who hears it is sure to become convinced about practicing KC sincerely !
    Hare Krishna !

  • Sundar

    There is no greater healer (Chanting the Holynames and appreciating devotees) or destroyer (offenses, prajapla, faultfinding and criticism) than sound vibration.

  • premanand ramesh

    ultimate solutuion to all problems.

  • chandraprakash

    very nice

  • vijay

    Hare Krishna! Maharaj’s answers are always enlivening!

  • Pankaj

    Very nice article!

  • Shyam Mahtani

    The Bhakti Lata Beej has to be cared for and watered with devotion. This is so beautiful. Thank you Swamiji.

  • deepak

    thank you swami ji for explaining the importance of sound vibration.

  • http://Google Tallam Sita Ramaiah

    H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj has nicely explained in this article about the efficacy of Holy name.

  • nandkishordas

    very nice reply

  • Ganesh Gavali

    Brilliant answer.Haribol!

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful article by Radhanath Swami.

  • Sundar

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful article

  • Ash

    Amazing answer describing the power and influence of sound vibration.

  • shivsagartiwari

    Thank you Mahraj ji For Wonderful artical

  • nandkishordas

    great.thank you maharaj

  • ravinder patel

    great explaining meaning of chanting and necessity of chanting…..in spiritual life…

  • Vidya Patham

    Sound vibrations. We hear them everywhere around us but don’t know their effects. Thank you Radhanath Swami for enlightening us on this subject matter.

  • http://Google Tallam Sita Ramaiah

    It is so nice to know about the extraordinary power of Chanting.

  • ASH

    Nice answer!!

  • Anand

    Whole article is good one, but especially i liked the pont highlighted by Radhanath Swami Maharaj that one needs to take care of the seed of devotion by regularly watering it with the sound vibrstions of Krishna’s holy name.

  • Rajaruban

    Great question and answer. Thank you.

  • biswajit

    Hare Krishna…Radhanath Swami Ki Jai…

  • N. Swaminathan

    Even in day-to-day life harsh words are most painful and encouraging words oare most uplifting. What to describe about the potency of spiritual sound in purifying our thoughts.

  • http://radhanathswamionline.com Arvind

    All glories to holy name.

  • Sunny Hinduja

    Wonderful!!

  • Atul

    Great description of sound vibrations.

  • Gaurav Bhardwaj

    Thanks for posting.
    Sound vibration is very potent.

  • umesh

    great explanation by Radhanath Swami!

  • suresh

    Maharaj answer inspire everyone to take up process of chanting and hearning.

  • madhura

    very nice explanation.

  • Rajeev

    Hare krishna … thank you very very much … inspires to chant nicely ..

  • chandraprakash

    i really appreciate the spirit of radhanath swami

  • Ravi

    Beautiful reply….thanks for sharing your wisdom with us….

  • Damodar

    Radhanath swami has explained the need for hearing and chanting very nicely

  • http://Google Tallam Sita Ramaiah

    The importance of chanting the holy names is once again explained by H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj. All glories to the holy name and Maharaj.

  • kuldeep soni

    unlimited glories of chanting the holy name.

  • Saurabh

    “If you are blessed with the seed of devotion, you must carefully take care of it” – Wonderful reply emphasizing the importance of reading hearing

  • chandraprakash

    fantastic article

  • Roshan

    Nicely explained by informing how bramha creates.

  • Shephali

    Amazing explanation of the Holy names of Lord. Thank you Maharaj.

  • Phani

    Very wonderful explanation by His Holiness.

  • chandraprakash

    thank u very much

  • Amit C

    Wonderful question, and an even better answer by Radhanath Swami!!!

  • KIRTI

    EXCELLENT ANSWER TO THE QUESTION WHIC H EVERYONE HAS!!!!
    AWESOME!!!

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Maharaj ki jai!

  • cpyadav

    ling live Radhanath Swami

  • Guruprasad Nagarali

    Brilliant answer

  • chandraprakash

    good one

  • http://radhanathswamionline.com P.Durgadevi

    Sound vibration is so powerful that even in sleeping it works.So always hearing about God will definitely change our minds.

  • http://radhanathswamionline.com P.Durgadevi

    It is good answer by maharaj.

  • Abhinav Mutreja

    Very Nicely explained

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Thank you for explaining about the power of sound vibrations!

  • chandraprakash

    jay ho

  • chandraprakash

    nice one

  • Sunny Mattas

    Nice article!

  • Hemant Solanki

    Thank you for sharing a wonderful article

  • Rashmi Solanki

    Hare Krishna

  • Dhruv Paleja

    fantastic answer

  • saurabh

    Very nicely explained article. thank you very much

  • Bharat

    What a beautiful significance of chanting the holy names of Krishna.
    HH RNSM ki JAI!!!!!!!!

  • cpyadav

    nicely explained ………………thank u swamiji

  • chandraprakash

    jay ho gurudev ………all gglories to u

  • suresh

    all glories to the hare krishna maha mantra…,

  • http://na abhijeet

    very nice article
    thank you

  • biswajit

    Hare Krishna…Radhanath Swami Ki Jai

  • anil

    nice article..

  • swathi .k

    The entire creation was made by sound vibration.WOH! THANKS MAHARAJ FOR SHARING.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Sound vibrations are very powerful! that is why we should chant the holy names of the Lord to purify ourselves and perfect our lives.

  • Anurag Pandey

    Amazing one. Chanting purifies the heart and also gives us two Ds : Discrimination and determination.

  • Prabhash Lahiri

    I have heard Swamiji sing at a function in Kolkata recently. His voice is so sweet, and so full of meaning. Swamiji, thank you for your discourses, and enlivening kirtans.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    The purification of the consciousness of the entire planet will take place by hearing and chanting of the holy names. what a wonderful prediction and we hope and pray that there will come a time when the entire planet is purified. All glories to Radhanath Swami and to the chanting of the holy names.

  • kedar

    Wonderful answer by Maharaj.

  • umesh

    thanks to Radhanath Swami Maharaj for explaining the glories of the sound vibration in such a depth.

  • Gokul Sundari devi dasi

    Wonderful article. Thank you so much HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj Ji for the nectar.

  • NSP

    Thank you HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj for explaining the potency of sound vibrations of the Mahamantra!

  • Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi

    Great & v instructive answer. Jai Gurudev!!!

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