Archive for July, 2007

Which is the rarest?

Nama Article – 1st August 2007
 

Excerpts from the discourse of Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Earning Bhakti is rare ('durlabam')

 

Attaining 'nishkãmya bhakti' (devotion without any intention behind it) is rarer.

 

Earning this 'nishkãmya bhakti' for Krishna is even rarer,

 

and earning it in the path of Chanting the Divine Name (Namakirtan) is the rarest!

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – 31st July 2007

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – 31 st July 2007

 

I felt very inferior when looked at the big, broad world and realized that there so many things that I did not know. But when I realized that knowledge of the Self is the only thing that mattered, not anything else of the mundane world, I felt most superior

 

— Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

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Which is the rarest?

Nama Article – 1st August 2007
 

Excerpts from the discourse of Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Earning Bhakti is rare ('durlabam')

 

Attaining 'nishkãmya bhakti' (devotion without any intention behind it) is rarer.

 

Earning this 'nishkãmya bhakti' for Krishna is even rarer,

 

and earning it in the path of Chanting the Divine Name (Namakirtan) is the rarest!

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – 31st July 2007

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – 31 st July 2007

 

I felt very inferior when looked at the big, broad world and realized that there so many things that I did not know. But when I realized that knowledge of the Self is the only thing that mattered, not anything else of the mundane world, I felt most superior

 

— Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

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Even if you perform the smallest dharma I will protect you from the worst fear

Nama Article – 31st July 2007
 
Devotee:
 

 "The Bhagavat Gita says that Jnana (True Knowledge) is the highest state. As such how can one attain the highest state by merely chanting the Lord's Divine Name?"

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

 "It is verily in this Bhagavat Gita that the Lord has said,

 

'swalpam api asya dharmasya traayate mahato bhayaat!'—

even if you perform the smallest dharma I will protect you from the worst fear.

 

Smallest dharma is verily Chanting the Divine Name (Namakirtan) and ignorance ['ajnaana'] the worst fear. Annihilation of ajnaana (ignorance) is verily Jnaana (True Knowledge)."

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

 

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Even if you perform the smallest dharma I will protect you from the worst fear

Nama Article – 31st July 2007
 
Devotee:
 

 "The Bhagavat Gita says that Jnana (True Knowledge) is the highest state. As such how can one attain the highest state by merely chanting the Lord's Divine Name?"

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

 "It is verily in this Bhagavat Gita that the Lord has said,

 

'swalpam api asya dharmasya traayate mahato bhayaat!'—

even if you perform the smallest dharma I will protect you from the worst fear.

 

Smallest dharma is verily Chanting the Divine Name (Namakirtan) and ignorance ['ajnaana'] the worst fear. Annihilation of ajnaana (ignorance) is verily Jnaana (True Knowledge)."

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

 

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Which path do you follow?……………….What is the greatness of Bhakthi?

Nama Article – 30th July 2007
 
Devotee

 

Swamiji, though you preach that constant chanting of Lord's name is the only way for liberation at modern times, you also give lectures about other paths like Athma Vichara, Raja yoga and Meditation. Which path do you follow?

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Though I preach about different paths, the path I follow is that of Bhakti Marga i.e chanting of Lord's name.

 

 

 

Devotee

 

Since you stress a lot on the path of devotion (Bhakthi)…. What is the greatness of Bhakthi?

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

If a person says that he is unable to do Yogam (by pranayamam etc.) or meditation , or self enquiry or Vedic Karma, there is some rationale in what he says. But nobody can say that he is unable to do Bhakthi. He can realize God easily, just by chanting one name of God incessantly.

 

This, is the greatness of Bhakthi.

 

 

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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