Archive for June, 2008

This is Upasana, which means sitting near God

Nama Article 28th June 2008
 

Swami Papa Ramdas:

 

How to realise our immortal divine nature ? For that we should approach God with Ananya Bhakti. Day and night our heart must pine for Him. What is the way to Ananya Bhakti? To intensify our love for God, we should have His Name constantly on our lips and His remembrance in our mind. This is Upasana, which means sitting near God. By chanting His Name, we become aware of His presence.

 

Tulsidas says, "As by a bridge we can go to both the banks of a river, even so by God's Name we can attain both the Saguna aspect of God and the Nirguna."

 

He who has found sweetness in God's Name and has it always on his tongue, soon becomes a Jivanmukta.

 

The terms Akhanda Namasmaran and Saranagati-ceaseless chanting of the Name and self-surrender-indicate one and the same state. Namasmaran is the basis of Bhakti.

 

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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This is Upasana, which means sitting near God

Nama Article 28th June 2008
 

Swami Papa Ramdas:

 

How to realise our immortal divine nature ? For that we should approach God with Ananya Bhakti. Day and night our heart must pine for Him. What is the way to Ananya Bhakti? To intensify our love for God, we should have His Name constantly on our lips and His remembrance in our mind. This is Upasana, which means sitting near God. By chanting His Name, we become aware of His presence.

 

Tulsidas says, "As by a bridge we can go to both the banks of a river, even so by God's Name we can attain both the Saguna aspect of God and the Nirguna."

 

He who has found sweetness in God's Name and has it always on his tongue, soon becomes a Jivanmukta.

 

The terms Akhanda Namasmaran and Saranagati-ceaseless chanting of the Name and self-surrender-indicate one and the same state. Namasmaran is the basis of Bhakti.

 

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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Chanting of prayers even without knowing the meaning is a worthwhile act……we get the key of knowledge later, but the treasure will be already there

Nama Article 27th June 2008
 

Sri Chandrasekhara Saraswathi Swami [Maha Periyava] of Kaanchi Kaamakoti Peetam advises us that learning the chanting of prayers even without knowing the meaning is a worthwhile act, and can be compared to finding a box of treasure without the key.

 

As long as we have the box, we can open it whenever we get the key of knowledge later, but the treasure will be already there.

 

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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Chanting of prayers even without knowing the meaning is a worthwhile act……we get the key of knowledge later, but the treasure will be already there

Nama Article 27th June 2008
 

Sri Chandrasekhara Saraswathi Swami [Maha Periyava] of Kaanchi Kaamakoti Peetam advises us that learning the chanting of prayers even without knowing the meaning is a worthwhile act, and can be compared to finding a box of treasure without the key.

 

As long as we have the box, we can open it whenever we get the key of knowledge later, but the treasure will be already there.

 

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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The devotee is fixed in his vow as an eternal servant of the Lord

Nama Article 26th June 2008

evam-vratah sva-priya-nama-kirtya jatanurago druta-citta uccaih

hasaty atho roditi rauti gayaty unmada-van nrtyati loka-bahyah

(Srimad Bhagavatam 11:2:40)

Evam-vratah. Vrata means vow. Our vow should be to Chant the Divine Name that we love.

The devotee is fixed in his vow as an eternal servant of the Lord, and he gradually becomes very much attached to a particular name and form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

As his heart melts with ecstatic love, he laughs very loudly or cries or shouts. Sometimes he sings and dances like a madman, for he is indifferent to public opinion

एवंव्रतः स्वप्रियनामकीर्त्या. जातानुरागो द्रुतचित्त उच्चैः ।

हसत्यथो रोदिति रौति गायत्युन्मादवन्न्रुत्यति लोकबाह्यः । ।

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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Adishankara on Vishnu Sahasranama Bhashya

Nama Article 25th June 2008

One of the names of Bhagawan in Vishnusahasranama is “Suvratah

Meaning: ” He who takes Good Vows “

Adishankara gives in his explanation:

सक्रुदेव प्रपन्नाय तवास्मीति च याचते ।

अभयं सर्व भूतेभ्यो ददाम्येतद् व्रतं मम ॥

(Srimad Ramayana : 6.18.33)

sakrudeva prapannAya tavAsmIti ca yAcate |

abhayaM sarva bhUtebhyo dadAmyetad vrataM mama ||

Lord Rama says, “I vouch safe security against all living beings to one who comes to me only once and seeks protection (from me), saying ” Rama, I am yours”, such is my vow”

Vibhishana quarrelled with Ravana and came to Rama for refuge. Rama then consulted with Sugreeva whether he should accept him, as Vibhishana was from the enemy camp, and moreover, Ravana’s brother.

Sugreeva expressed his opinion by saying that after all, he too is a kinsman of Ravana and so cannot be trusted. But then, Rama says, “So what if he is Ravana’s brother? He has taken refuge in me. Whosoever takes refuge in me, him I will not send away.”

Hence, the vow “Whosoever takes refuge in me, I will not send him away”, made him “Suvrata”.

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What should be our vow then?

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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The devotee is fixed in his vow as an eternal servant of the Lord

Nama Article 26th June 2008

evam-vratah sva-priya-nama-kirtya jatanurago druta-citta uccaih

hasaty atho roditi rauti gayaty unmada-van nrtyati loka-bahyah

(Srimad Bhagavatam 11:2:40)

Evam-vratah. Vrata means vow. Our vow should be to Chant the Divine Name that we love.

The devotee is fixed in his vow as an eternal servant of the Lord, and he gradually becomes very much attached to a particular name and form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

As his heart melts with ecstatic love, he laughs very loudly or cries or shouts. Sometimes he sings and dances like a madman, for he is indifferent to public opinion

एवंव्रतः स्वप्रियनामकीर्त्या. जातानुरागो द्रुतचित्त उच्चैः ।

हसत्यथो रोदिति रौति गायत्युन्मादवन्न्रुत्यति लोकबाह्यः । ।

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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If you have any questions or doubts concerning Spirituality, Mental peace or problems in life or about dharma, please write to us by clicking here:
http://www.namadwaar.org/answers/askquestion.php

His Holiness Sri Sri Swamiji personally answers these questions for you and suggests prayers.
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