What is the essence of the Bhagavatam, do you know? It is Caitanya Charitamrta, and what is the essence of Chaitanya Charitamrta? It is the Sikshastakam. The first verse is Ceta darjana marjanam... and what is the essence of this astakam?... Prabhu kohe... koi aparadh... harinam sankirtan kalau parama uddhar. Mahaprabhu is saying with such great joy " What an opportunity we have got, for the deliverence of the kaliyuga jiva´s, we have obtained a path, what path is that?" Harinam Hi kevala, kalau nastyeva nastyeva nastyeva gatir anyatera... gati nai! gati nai! gati nai! There is no other way! No other way! No other way! It must be said three times to stress the point that this is the only process in kali yuga. In Satya yuga the method of worship was meditation, in Treta yuga through the process of yajya in Dwapara yuga through the process of archan and in kali yuga only through Naam Sankirtan. The essence of all sastras is Srimad Bhagavatam and the Bhagavatam´s essence is the nine process of bhakti and the topmost of all this nine process is Naam sankirtan. There are so many sastras and in all sastras guidance is given how we should take to the chanting of Harinaam, by the mood of trnad api sunicena... Humble, tolerant and giving honour to others.
If one will chant the Name with this mood then he will effortlessly attain Prem the love of God. The Lord will quickly deliver one who is offenceless. And for those who commit offence they will not attain even a trace of Prem for Brajendra Nandan even in many life times, this is the essence of Bhagavatam.
When one becomes a realized soul, get unified with God, one sees God face to face. Then this body cannot remain. It transforms into ever realized body, in the body of Gopii. The body of Gopii gets birth where Krishna does His lila (divine play) and play with Lord as a Sakha and Shakhii (companion) forever. That soul never comes back in this mortal world again. So, do Sadhana and Bhajana. Those who do not study in the school cannot get education, can´t get a job. In the same way those who don´t do Sadhana and Bhajana to Guru and Govinda cannot get realization.
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE
Anyone who chants the Name, gives the Name to others or chants the Name to others or listens to the chanting of this Name will all be benefitted. This Harinaam Maha Mantra is the Topmost: There is no other mantra higher then this mantra.
(108 Sree Sree Pran Krsna das Babaji Maharaja lecture, " The essence of Bhagavatam", 3/11/2012.)