|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Sept 8: Appealing all to promote awareness against dowry, child marriage, female infanticide, funeral feast, pollution and cow-slaughter, Swami Shri Hari Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said that lead a life directed towards God.
Addressing a press conference in Jammu today, Swami Shri Hari Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said that one should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the street; one should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige, and should be ready to offer all respect to others. In such a state of mind one can chant the holy name of the Lord constantly.
Chaitanya believed that by singing Kirtan alone one can realize God, because it transports the mind from the material world to the divine world.
Chaitanya's teachings centered around 'love' - from intense human love to divine love. He opened the doors of divine love to all by chanting and singing the glories of Krishna in the form of Kirtans. Kirtan is not merely a religious song, but a feeling of ecstasy emanating from love and devotion, accompanied by singing and dancing of the highest spiritual order when one can feel the presence of Almighty.