The Ten Offences to the Holy Name

Summarised here on the basis of the verses in
Sri Padma-purana* discussed in chapter nineteen.

 

(1) Criticising sadhus.

(2a) Considering Siva or other gods to be independent of Krishna.

(2b) Considering Krishna's Name, Form, Qualities, or Pastimes to be distinct from Him.

(3) Disobeying Sri Guru.

(4) Criticising the scriptures.

(5) Considering the glories of the Name exaggerated praise.

(6) Considering the Name imaginary.

(7) Using the Name as a means to absolve oneself of sin.

(8) Considering chanting the Name equivalent to pious worldly activities.

(9) Instructing faithless persons in chanting the Name.

(10) Remaining devoid of love for the Name and engrossed in the mentality of 'I' and 'mine' even after hearing the glories of the Holy Name.

[*In some editions of Sri Padma-purana, the verses are found in chapter forty-eight of the Svarga-khanda and in other editions in chapter twenty-five of the Brahma-khanda.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

⇐ CHAPTER TWENTY:
"The Glories of the Name"

Glossary ⇒

 

CONTENTS:

Translator's Note
Introduction
In Praise of Sri Sri Prema-vivarta
Sri Sri Prema-vivarta:
1 Invocation of Auspiciousness
2 The Composition of this Book
3 First Obeisances
4 Gaura's Greatness
5 Transformations of Ecstasy in Service
6 The Journey of the Soul
7 The Name is for Everyone
8 Give up Deceit
9 Proper Renunciation
10 Caste and Class
11 The Light of Nabadwip
12 Glories of the Vaisnavas
13 Eagerness to see Sri Gaura
14 Contradictory Transformations
15 Morning Pastimes in Nabadwip
16 What is Love?
17 Different Practices for Different Devotees
18 Sri Ekadasi
19 A Collection of Hidden Truths about the Name
20 The Glories of the Name
+ The Ten Offences to the Holy Name
+ Glossary

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