Smart Quote of the Day, October 7, 2020

“…when a devotee utters the transcendental name, it is not a material sound. Therefore, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is naturally pleased. A devotee knows that the Lord is present everywhere and that one can please Him simply by chanting His holy name.”

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This is from the Srimad-Bhagavatam 8.17.24

[This chapter of the Srimad-Bhagavatam is entitled, “The Supreme Lord Agrees to Become Aditi’s Son.” It describes how the Supreme Personality of Godhead was pleased by the payo-vrata ceremony performed by Aditi, and how He appeared before her in full opulence. At Aditi’s request, the Lord agreed to become her son. In today’s verse, Brahma is offering his respects to Aditi, having understood that Lord Vishnu is within her womb.]

TRANSLATION

When Lord Brahmā understood that the Supreme Personality of Godhead was now within the womb of Aditi, he began to offer prayers to the Lord by reciting transcendental names.

PURPORT:

The Supreme Personality of Godhead exists everywhere (andantara-stha-paramanu-cayantara-stham). Therefore when one chants His transcendental names — Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare — the Supreme Personality of Godhead is automatically pleased by such sankirtana.

It is not that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is absent; He is present there. And when a devotee utters the transcendental name, it is not a material sound. Therefore, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is naturally pleased. A devotee knows that the Lord is present everywhere and that one can please Him simply by chanting His holy name.

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