Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

Sound spirituality! Tune in please

By on October 2, 2011 in Insights with 136 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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  1. Rakesh Chandra says:

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

  2. sunny says:

    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…

  3. Ravi Garg says:

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

  4. Chandnani says:

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

  5. Advaita & Kalasudha says:

    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.

  6. bharatsalokhe says:

    Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for this instruction.

  7. Meera Sharma says:

    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”.

  8. Nisha says:

    Very powerful answer

  9. Kalpana Kulkarni says:

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

  10. Hemant Solanki says:

    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.

  11. Y.Raja Shekar says:

    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.

  12. Sumit Sharma says:

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

  13. Aishwarya says:

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

  14. Piyush Singh says:

    Very well answered by Radhanath Swami. Thank you.

  15. Vidya Patham says:

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

  16. Milind M Churi says:

    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.

  17. duruvan says:

    Hari Bol, thanks very much for sharing

  18. Manasa says:

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

  19. vishvesh joglekar says:

    Swamiji gave perfect answer.

  20. deepak bagla says:

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for an excellent answer

  21. Vinay K says:

    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.

  22. Pranjal Dixit says:

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

  23. surekha says:

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

  24. achyuta govinda says:

    Many thanks to Radhanath swami for the wonderful answer

  25. gopasana says:

    now we know the importance of sound vibrations

  26. advay says:

    nice article.

  27. Gokul R says:

    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.

  28. Kalpana Kulkarni says:

    Wondereful article on the importance of sound vibration.

  29. Manish Kumar says:

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

  30. shyam says:

    Thank you Maharaj for the wonderful answer.

  31. himanshu bhatt says:

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

  32. Arjun K ramachandra says:

    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”.

  33. Ganesh Gavali says:

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

  34. Rahul Abhay Kamat says:

    Nice article & very simply explained by gurumaharaj.

  35. Chandrika says:

    Thank you for this most wonderful post.

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

  36. BSDd says:

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

  37. navin poojary says:

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful instructions

  38. Swapnil Gaonkar says:

    Thank you Radhanath swami for explaining the importance of Holy name

  39. deepak bagla says:

    amazing article

  40. Rajendra prasad says:

    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.

  41. mahesh.kohale says:

    really , by chanting nicely, one feels spiritualy surcharged

  42. Citra Gopi DD says:

    Thank you for this article.

  43. vskarekar says:

    . 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

  44. 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.

  45. mona says:

    Thank You

  46. Pankaj says:

    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.

  47. SAROJ says:

    AMAZING EXPLANATION!
    HARI BOL!!!

  48. achyuta govinda says:

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

  49. 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.

  50. vishnu walke says:

    wonderful

  51. madhura says:

    wonderful answer.

  52. shivsagartiwari says:

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

  53. P.Durgadevi says:

    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.

  54. bharat says:

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

  55. madhura says:

    beautiful answer.

  56. Radhasangi Devi Dasi says:

    Very nice article.

  57. Pankaj says:

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

  58. Harivallabha dasa says:

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

  59. shailesh says:

    very niice article maharaj……

  60. bipin says:

    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.

  61. Jagannath Dham Das says:

    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 !

  62. Sundar says:

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

  63. premanand ramesh says:

    ultimate solutuion to all problems.

  64. chandraprakash says:

    very nice

  65. vijay says:

    Hare Krishna! Maharaj’s answers are always enlivening!

  66. Pankaj says:

    Very nice article!

  67. Shyam Mahtani says:

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

  68. deepak says:

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

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

  70. nandkishordas says:

    very nice reply

  71. Ganesh Gavali says:

    Brilliant answer.Haribol!

  72. Vidya Patham says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful article by Radhanath Swami.

  73. Sundar says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful article

  74. Ash says:

    Amazing answer describing the power and influence of sound vibration.

  75. shivsagartiwari says:

    Thank you Mahraj ji For Wonderful artical

  76. nandkishordas says:

    great.thank you maharaj

  77. ravinder patel says:

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

  78. Vidya Patham says:

    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.

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

  80. ASH says:

    Nice answer!!

  81. Anand says:

    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.

  82. Rajaruban says:

    Great question and answer. Thank you.

  83. biswajit says:

    Hare Krishna…Radhanath Swami Ki Jai…

  84. N. Swaminathan says:

    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.

  85. Arvind says:

    All glories to holy name.

  86. Sunny Hinduja says:

    Wonderful!!

  87. Atul says:

    Great description of sound vibrations.

  88. Gaurav Bhardwaj says:

    Thanks for posting.
    Sound vibration is very potent.

  89. umesh says:

    great explanation by Radhanath Swami!

  90. suresh says:

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

  91. madhura says:

    very nice explanation.

  92. Rajeev says:

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

  93. chandraprakash says:

    i really appreciate the spirit of radhanath swami

  94. Ravi says:

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

  95. Damodar says:

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

  96. 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.

  97. kuldeep soni says:

    unlimited glories of chanting the holy name.

  98. Saurabh says:

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

  99. chandraprakash says:

    fantastic article

  100. Roshan says:

    Nicely explained by informing how bramha creates.

  101. Shephali says:

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

  102. Phani says:

    Very wonderful explanation by His Holiness.

  103. chandraprakash says:

    thank u very much

  104. Amit C says:

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

  105. KIRTI says:

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

  106. Ramya says:

    Radhanath Maharaj ki jai!

  107. cpyadav says:

    ling live Radhanath Swami

  108. Guruprasad Nagarali says:

    Brilliant answer

  109. chandraprakash says:

    good one

  110. P.Durgadevi says:

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

  111. P.Durgadevi says:

    It is good answer by maharaj.

  112. Abhinav Mutreja says:

    Very Nicely explained

  113. Kalpana Kulkarni says:

    Thank you for explaining about the power of sound vibrations!

  114. chandraprakash says:

    jay ho

  115. chandraprakash says:

    nice one

  116. Sunny Mattas says:

    Nice article!

  117. Hemant Solanki says:

    Thank you for sharing a wonderful article

  118. Rashmi Solanki says:

    Hare Krishna

  119. Dhruv Paleja says:

    fantastic answer

  120. saurabh says:

    Very nicely explained article. thank you very much

  121. Bharat says:

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

  122. cpyadav says:

    nicely explained ………………thank u swamiji

  123. chandraprakash says:

    jay ho gurudev ………all gglories to u

  124. suresh says:

    all glories to the hare krishna maha mantra…,

  125. abhijeet says:

    very nice article
    thank you

  126. biswajit says:

    Hare Krishna…Radhanath Swami Ki Jai

  127. anil says:

    nice article..

  128. swathi .k says:

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

  129. Kalpana Kulkarni says:

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

  130. Anurag Pandey says:

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

  131. Prabhash Lahiri says:

    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.

  132. Kalpana Kulkarni says:

    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.

  133. umesh says:

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

  134. NSP says:

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

  135. Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi says:

    Great & v instructive answer. Jai Gurudev!!!

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