There’s nothing higher than chanting and meditating on the maha-mantra. Investigate it yourself.
Just what is the Hare Krishna mantra, known as the maha-mantra, or the great chant for deliverance? What are the benefits of chanting it? Why is mantra chanting so powerful, and how can it help me?
What are the origins of the mantra? Who are the saints who demonstrated its efficacy? This small pocket edition answers a lot of questions and may encourage you to Chant and Be Happy.
Includes fifty pages of exclusive conversations with George Harrison and John Lennon.
Preface - Search of happiness: The basic problem in our search for happiness is that our sources of pleasure are all limited. Chant and Be Happy provides information about how we can expand our pleasure beyond our present limitations
Introduction - On Chanting: Brought to the west in 1965 by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, "Hare Krsna" quickly became a household word.
Chapter 1 - The Hare Krsna mantra: "There's Nothing Higher..." : A 1982 interview with George Harrison
Chapter 2 - Chanting for Liberation: A Conversation with Srila Prabupada and John Lennon, Yoko Ono and George Harrison
Chapter 3 - Srila Prabhupada Brings the Hare Krsna Mantra to the west: Accounts and excerpts from Srila Prabhupada-lilamrita about this great sage's early days and his drive to spread the science of Mantra Meditation here in the west
Chapter 4 - Chanting for Higher Consciousness: A Cultural History: "The power of sound to effect changes in consciousness has long been recognized."
Chapter 5 - The Life of Sri Caitanya: Five hundred years before Ghandi, Sri Caitanya swept aside the stifling restrictions of the hereditary caste system and made it possible for people from any station of life to achieve the highest platform of spiritual enlightenment
Chapter 6 - Haridasa Thakura and the Prostitute: In the fifteenth century, the sage Haridasa Thakura demonstrated through practical example the benefits of Mantra Meditation
Chapter 7 - The Science of Mantra Mediation: Excerpts from the writings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on the science of Mantra Meditation
Chapter 8 - The Benefits of Chanting: From peace of mind to the ultimate benefit - love of God, this chapter brings to light the many benefits of Mantra Meditation
Chapter 9 - Techniques for Chanting: "There are no hard-and-fast rules for chanting Hare Krsna. The most wonderful thing about Mantra Meditation is that one may chant anywhere and at any time."