stenah sura-po mitra-dhrug
brahma-ha guru-talpa-gah
ye ca patakino pare
sarvesam apy aghavatam
idam eva suniskrtam
nama-vyaharanam visnor
yatas tad-visaya matih
stenahone who steals; sura-paha drunkard; mitra-dhrukone who turns against a friend or relative; brahma-haone who kills a brahmana; guru-talpa-gahone who indulges in sex with the wife of his teacher or guru; striwomen; rajaking; pitrfather; goof cows; hantathe killer; yethose who; caalso; patakinahcommitted sinful activities; aparemany others; sarvesamof all of them; apialthough; agha-vatampersons who have committed many sins; idamthis; evacertainly; su-niskrtamperfect atonement; nama-vyaharanamchanting of the holy name; visnohof Lord Visnu; yatahbecause of which; tat-visayaon the person who chants the holy name; matihHis attention.
The chanting of the holy name of Lord Visnu is the best process of atonement for a thief of gold or other valuables, for a drunkard, for one who betrays a friend or relative, for one who kills a brahmana, or for one who indulges in sex with the wife of his guru or another superior. It is also the best method of atonement for one who murders women, the king or his father, for one who slaughters cows, and for all other sinful men. Simply by chanting the holy name of Lord Visnu, such sinful persons may attract the attention of the Supreme Lord, who therefore considers, Because this man has chanted My holy name, My duty is to give him protection.

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