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Before and After chanting the Mahamantra

Nama Article 28th April 2008
 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

"I came to you Oh! Lord! With a heavy heart and empty hands!

Now, after chanting the Mahamantra,

My heart is light and hands are full with your gifts!"

 

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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Before and After chanting the Mahamantra

Nama Article 28th April 2008
 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

"I came to you Oh! Lord! With a heavy heart and empty hands!

Now, after chanting the Mahamantra,

My heart is light and hands are full with your gifts!"

 

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 then decided that, though a scholar by profession, I should always remain a humble, ignorant peasant at heart, and pray, like that villager

Nama Article 25th April 2008
 
On the eve of Consecration of our Sri Sundara Anjaneya Swamy at Bangalore we present an interesting incident which stresses the importance of Humility and Chanting the Divine Name.

For details see http://namadwaar.org/events/sundarahanuman.html

Our Hanuman was an epitome of Devotion and Humility and he achieved the impossible tasks like crossing the ocean and lifting of mountain just by the Power of Grace of Lord Rama obtained through Chanting His Divine Name.

Pundit and Peasant

Once during a visit to the Ashram in the 1940s I was sitting outside the Old Hall with many devotees, facing Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharishi who was reclining on a couch. A group of learned pundits were discussing certain passages from the Upanishads with great enthusiasm and profundity. All, including Bhagavan, appeared to be attentively listening to this interesting discussion when, all of a sudden, Bhagavan rose from his couch, walked thirty meters to the north, and stood before a villager who was standing there looking lowly with palms joined.

Immediately the discussion stopped and all eyes were turned to Bhagavan and the villager standing at a distance. They appeared to be conversing, but at such a distance no one could tell about what. Soon Bhagavan returned to his couch and the discussion resumed.

I was curious about this villager and why Bhagavan had gone out of his way to meet him. So, while the discussion continued I slipped away and caught up with him before he left the Ashram. I asked the villager what he and Bhagavan had talked about. He said that Bhagavan had asked him why he was standing there so far away. "I told Bhagavan, 'I am only an ignorant, poor villager. How am I to approach you who are God incarnate?'"

"What did the Maharshi say then?" I asked.

"He asked me my name, what village I was from, what work I did and how many children I had, etc."

"Did you ask Him anything?"

"I asked Him how I could be saved and how I could earn His blessings."

"What did He tell you?"

"He asked me if there was a temple in my village. I told him there was. He wanted to know the name of the deity of that temple. I told Him the name. He then said that I should go on repeating the name of that deity and I would receive all the blessings needed."

I came back to Bhagavan's presence and sat among the devotees listening to the learned discussion, in which I had now lost all interest, realizing that the simple humility and devotion of this peasant had evoked a far greater response from our Master than any amount of learning. I then decided that, though a scholar by profession, I should always remain a humble, ignorant peasant at heart, and pray, like that villager, for Bhagavan's grace and blessings.

– Professor K. Swaminathan

[Source: THE MAHARSHI: March/April 2002 Vol.12 – No. 2]
 

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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Those who perform Nama Kirtan are my kith and kin – Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Nama Article 24th April 2008

Source: http://namadwaar.org/home.html

Divya Desams are my abode,
Mahamantra is my lifeline,
Those who perform Nama Kirtan are my kith and kin,

Brindavan and Pandarpur are my most favourite retreats,
My wish is that everyone in this world becomes a Bhagavata,
The only boon I seek from the Almighty is that I be present wherever Nama Kirtan happens,

I am proud to have been born in India which has been the spiritual playground for God and various Mahans.

-Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji


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 then decided that, though a scholar by profession, I should always remain a humble, ignorant peasant at heart, and pray, like that villager

Nama Article 25th April 2008
 
On the eve of Consecration of our Sri Sundara Anjaneya Swamy at Bangalore we present an interesting incident which stresses the importance of Humility and Chanting the Divine Name.

For details see http://namadwaar.org/events/sundarahanuman.html

Our Hanuman was an epitome of Devotion and Humility and he achieved the impossible tasks like crossing the ocean and lifting of mountain just by the Power of Grace of Lord Rama obtained through Chanting His Divine Name.

Pundit and Peasant

Once during a visit to the Ashram in the 1940s I was sitting outside the Old Hall with many devotees, facing Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharishi who was reclining on a couch. A group of learned pundits were discussing certain passages from the Upanishads with great enthusiasm and profundity. All, including Bhagavan, appeared to be attentively listening to this interesting discussion when, all of a sudden, Bhagavan rose from his couch, walked thirty meters to the north, and stood before a villager who was standing there looking lowly with palms joined.

Immediately the discussion stopped and all eyes were turned to Bhagavan and the villager standing at a distance. They appeared to be conversing, but at such a distance no one could tell about what. Soon Bhagavan returned to his couch and the discussion resumed.

I was curious about this villager and why Bhagavan had gone out of his way to meet him. So, while the discussion continued I slipped away and caught up with him before he left the Ashram. I asked the villager what he and Bhagavan had talked about. He said that Bhagavan had asked him why he was standing there so far away. "I told Bhagavan, 'I am only an ignorant, poor villager. How am I to approach you who are God incarnate?'"

"What did the Maharshi say then?" I asked.

"He asked me my name, what village I was from, what work I did and how many children I had, etc."

"Did you ask Him anything?"

"I asked Him how I could be saved and how I could earn His blessings."

"What did He tell you?"

"He asked me if there was a temple in my village. I told him there was. He wanted to know the name of the deity of that temple. I told Him the name. He then said that I should go on repeating the name of that deity and I would receive all the blessings needed."

I came back to Bhagavan's presence and sat among the devotees listening to the learned discussion, in which I had now lost all interest, realizing that the simple humility and devotion of this peasant had evoked a far greater response from our Master than any amount of learning. I then decided that, though a scholar by profession, I should always remain a humble, ignorant peasant at heart, and pray, like that villager, for Bhagavan's grace and blessings.

– Professor K. Swaminathan

[Source: THE MAHARSHI: March/April 2002 Vol.12 – No. 2]
 

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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Those who perform Nama Kirtan are my kith and kin – Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Nama Article 24th April 2008

Source: http://namadwaar.org/home.html

Divya Desams are my abode,
Mahamantra is my lifeline,
Those who perform Nama Kirtan are my kith and kin,

Brindavan and Pandarpur are my most favourite retreats,
My wish is that everyone in this world becomes a Bhagavata,
The only boon I seek from the Almighty is that I be present wherever Nama Kirtan happens,

I am proud to have been born in India which has been the spiritual playground for God and various Mahans.

-Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji


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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Those who chant Rama’s name become free from dirt

Nama Article 23rd April 2008
 

Source: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

 

Once the Master went to hear a spiritual discourse and the speaker remarked: 'Those who chant Rama's name become free from dirt.'

 

The Master had the faith of a child. He immediately pointed out, 'Then why is there dirt on my body?' Krishnakishore explained, 'The inner impurities go away and not the external dirt.'

 

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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