Archive for August, 2007

As a student, is it important to focus on studies or should one be more devoted towards God?

Nama Article – 29th August 2007
 

Source: http://www.namadwaar.org/answers/questions.html

 

As a student, is it important to focus on studies or should one be more devoted towards God?

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

There should be an balanced mix of both. While you concentrate on your studies and prepare yourself for your future, you also need God's grace. The simplest way to invoke God's grace is by chanting the Mahamantra whenever you have time. So, chant the Mahamantra regularly in the mornings and evenings along with your regular prayers, and concentrate well on your studies.

 

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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One who has no set goal has a wavering mind. His thoughts are multifold……whats the way out?

Nama Article – 28th August 2007
 

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

What is the easiest way out? Verily Chanting the Mahamantra!

 

In Gita, Bhagavaan says,

'Bahu shaakha hyananthaascha buddhayo avyavasaayinaam'

 

– One who has no set goal has a wavering mind. His thoughts are multifold.

 

While speaking on Satsang (good association – Sadhu company) we also make reference of 'dursang' (bad company) also. Whose company is to be considered bad ('dursangh')? It is not one who drinks, gambles or visits immoral women, which is usually taken to be associations to be avoided. You can find undesired company even amongst 'sadhus' itself! You may be doing japa of Rama Naama. Someone might advice you that unless you had knowledge of the Vedas, you cannot attain God. Another might say that without Sanskrit knowledge it is verily impossible to attain God. Yet another one might advice difficult yogaabhyaas like pulling in the breath through one nostril and breathing it out through the other. Some one else might advice performance of homas. Some one might question, "Do you know to sing 'abhangas'? Do you know Divya prabandam? Do you know Periapuraanam or Devaaram? You have to sing all these to attain Bhagavaan. You cannot attain Him by merely chanting a simple Rama Naama!" Poor man who had been keenly chanting Rama Naama would now feel like learning these. Each one advices what he knows. If you listen to such people and try your hands at it, you will only end up in confusion.

 

Do not bother about these. All those who have learnt the Vedas have not seen Bhagavaan. There are those who have not learnt the Vedas but yet seen Bhagavaan. Similarly, all those have knowledge of Sanskrit have not seen Bhagavaan. There are people who do not know Sanskrit, yet have attained Bhagavaan. Therefore, do not bother about such advices.

 

There is only one quality required to attain Bhagavaan and that is 'premai' (love) in one's 'hrudaya' (heart). All that we need to do for this is just chant the Mahamantra! There is no path easier than Chanting the Name for the attainment of God.

 

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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My father will bless all those who participate in this mahayagna………..

Nama Article – 26th August 2007
 

Bhagawan Yogiramsuratkumar

 

"yagnyanam japayagnyosmi"  – Among sacrifices, I am the sacrifice of silent repetitions, says Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita.

 

Chanting of Lord Rama's Name is a great sacrifice and participating in this mahayagna is equal to receiving invitation from my master, Swami Ramdas Himself. My father will bless all those who participate in this mahayagna and all welfare will accrue to them.

 

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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I am the sacrifice of silent repetitions, says Lord Krishna

Nama Article – 25th August 2007
 

यज्ञानां जपयज्ञोस्मि

 

"yagnyanam japayagnyosmi"

(Bhagavad Gita 10:25)
 

I am the sacrifice of silent repetitions, says Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita.

 

 

English Commentary – Swami Sivananda
 

Manu has said: "Whatever else the Brahmana may or may not do, he attains salvation by Japa (silent repetition of a Mantra) alone."

 

Japayajna: There is neither injury nor loss in this Yajna. Therefore, it is regarded as the best of all Yajnas.

 

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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As a student, is it important to focus on studies or should one be more devoted towards God?

Nama Article – 29th August 2007
 

Source: http://www.namadwaar.org/answers/questions.html

 

As a student, is it important to focus on studies or should one be more devoted towards God?

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

There should be an balanced mix of both. While you concentrate on your studies and prepare yourself for your future, you also need God's grace. The simplest way to invoke God's grace is by chanting the Mahamantra whenever you have time. So, chant the Mahamantra regularly in the mornings and evenings along with your regular prayers, and concentrate well on your studies.

 

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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One who has no set goal has a wavering mind. His thoughts are multifold……whats the way out?

Nama Article – 28th August 2007
 

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

What is the easiest way out? Verily Chanting the Mahamantra!

 

In Gita, Bhagavaan says,

'Bahu shaakha hyananthaascha buddhayo avyavasaayinaam'

 

– One who has no set goal has a wavering mind. His thoughts are multifold.

 

While speaking on Satsang (good association – Sadhu company) we also make reference of 'dursang' (bad company) also. Whose company is to be considered bad ('dursangh')? It is not one who drinks, gambles or visits immoral women, which is usually taken to be associations to be avoided. You can find undesired company even amongst 'sadhus' itself! You may be doing japa of Rama Naama. Someone might advice you that unless you had knowledge of the Vedas, you cannot attain God. Another might say that without Sanskrit knowledge it is verily impossible to attain God. Yet another one might advice difficult yogaabhyaas like pulling in the breath through one nostril and breathing it out through the other. Some one else might advice performance of homas. Some one might question, "Do you know to sing 'abhangas'? Do you know Divya prabandam? Do you know Periapuraanam or Devaaram? You have to sing all these to attain Bhagavaan. You cannot attain Him by merely chanting a simple Rama Naama!" Poor man who had been keenly chanting Rama Naama would now feel like learning these. Each one advices what he knows. If you listen to such people and try your hands at it, you will only end up in confusion.

 

Do not bother about these. All those who have learnt the Vedas have not seen Bhagavaan. There are those who have not learnt the Vedas but yet seen Bhagavaan. Similarly, all those have knowledge of Sanskrit have not seen Bhagavaan. There are people who do not know Sanskrit, yet have attained Bhagavaan. Therefore, do not bother about such advices.

 

There is only one quality required to attain Bhagavaan and that is 'premai' (love) in one's 'hrudaya' (heart). All that we need to do for this is just chant the Mahamantra! There is no path easier than Chanting the Name for the attainment of God.

 

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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My father will bless all those who participate in this mahayagna………..

Nama Article – 26th August 2007
 

Bhagawan Yogiramsuratkumar

 

"yagnyanam japayagnyosmi"  – Among sacrifices, I am the sacrifice of silent repetitions, says Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita.

 

Chanting of Lord Rama's Name is a great sacrifice and participating in this mahayagna is equal to receiving invitation from my master, Swami Ramdas Himself. My father will bless all those who participate in this mahayagna and all welfare will accrue to them.

 

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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