First Offense: Rectification

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das

Offending Vaiṣṇavas is the first and foremost offense. Although Jagāi and Mādhāi committed every possible sin, they never committed the sin of blaspheming a Vaiṣṇava. Harināma cintāmaṇi says one can nullify this offense by repenting bitterly, and falling at the feet of the offended devotee. One should sincerely beg forgiveness with tears in the eyes and regret in the heart. One should then declare himself a fallen wretch in need of the Vaiṣṇava’s mercy. The kindly Vaisnava will surely absolve the offense.

An excerpt from the book Art of Chanting.

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