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In the Hare Krishna Mahamantra, what does ‘Hare’ mean?

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In the Hare Krishna Mahamantra, what does ‘Hare’ mean?

Question to Radhanath Swami: In the Hare Krishna Mahamantra, what does ‘Hare’ mean?

Radhanath Swami Answers: ‘Hari’ is a name of Krishna. ‘Hari’ means one who steals our hearts by his all attractive, all beautiful, and all loving qualities. And ‘Hare’ is a calling for ‘Hara’. Hara is the feminine aspect of God. In many traditions, both in the East and in the West, especially in the more mystical depths of their philosophy, there is the concept of feminine divinity.

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