The Hare Krishna mantra is known as maha-mantra — ‘great chant’. It’s meant for enhancing consciousness to the greatest possible degree. Meditating on the Hare Krishna mantra gives peace, bliss, pure love, freedom from karma & reincarnation, complete self-fulfillment. No joke.
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare
The meaning of the Hare Krishna mantra
This mantra consists of three names of the Divine. Krishna addresses God, Hare is the feminine energy of the Divine known as Radha, and Rama means ‘one who enjoys life and gives pleasure’. Rama also refers to the spiritual bliss experienced in a relationship between the individual soul and the Divine.
Hare Krishna mantra is often translated as a prayer to engage one’s mind, body and soul in the service, seva, of the Divine. Through loving, devotional service one can connect every aspect of their life to spiritual energy and effectively, spiritualize their existence. This is the bhakti–yoga path where service particularly means recognizing that as a part of the whole, your dharma or intrinsic nature is to serve the whole. The tree blooms when you pour water at its root, not when you try to water the individual leaves – similarly, when you serve the Source of all, instead of your individual self, you’ll truly be nourished, and everyone else as well.
So Hare Krishna mantra is this connection to the Source, and a prayer to keep giving your love to the Divine, and stay nourished by this relationship.
After searching through all the Vedic literature, one cannot find a method of dharma [practice/religion] more sublime for this age than the chanting of Hare Krishna.Kali-santarana Upanishad