Smart Quote of the Day, September 20, 2015

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"In India even today parents often give their children names of God, such as Krishna, Govinda, or Narayana. Thus the parents chant the names Krishna, Govinda, or Narayana and get the chance to be purified."

Today's Smart Quote is from the A Second Chance, Chapter 3, in the section entitled, "At The Final Hour."

. . . Here it is clearly mentioned that the child Narayana was so young that he could not even speak or walk properly. Since the old man was very attached to the child, he enjoyed the child's activities, and because the child's name was Narayana, the old man always chanted the holy name of Narayana. Although Ajamila was referring to the small child and not to the original Narayana, the name of Narayana is so powerful that even by chanting his son's name he was becoming purified. Srila Rupa Gosvami has therefore declared that if one's mind is somehow or other attracted by the holy name of Krishna (tasmat kenapy upayena manah krishne nivesayet [SB 7.1.32]), one is on the path of liberation. In India even today parents often give their children names of God, such as Krishna, Govinda, or Narayana. Thus the parents chant the names Krishna, Govinda, or Narayana and get the chance to be purified . . .