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Sri Krishna says; I protect those who have surrendered unto me and look up to me for their protection

Nama Article 28th August 2008
 

Excerpts from discourse of Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

The food offerings were made to Govardana Giri instead of Indra based on Sri Krishna’s suggestion. Sri Krishna, taking a huge form, consumed the offerings. No sooner had this been done than Indra, to whom the news about the change had reached, retaliated with thunderstorms. He used the best of his weapons to teach the gullible villagers and the blind followers of Sri Krishna a lesson. The whole village, undaunted by the repercussion, looked up to Sri Krishna who lifted the huge Govardana Giri with His little finger as one lifts a simple umbrella. He protected His people from Indra's wrath through all the seven days.

 

('tasmaath macharanam ghoshtam mannatham mathparigraham' – Srimad Bhagavatham – 10:25 – which means I protect those who have surrendered unto me and look up to me for their protection )

 

It is to be noted here that the people of Gokula had accepted Sri Krishna's verdict to make the offerings to Govardhana, unquestioningly, and had no complaints whatsoever to the repercussions faced. Instead, they only looked up to Him in whom they had their placed everything – love and faith. It is unto such devotees that the Lord gives full protection.

  

Chanting the Name is surrender

 

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15th Annual Brahmotsav of  Sri Madhuri Sakhi sameta Sri Premika Varadan

 

Venue: Mathurapuri Ashram

Date: 23rd August – 1st Sept 2008

 

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For all questions he had only one reply, "One should perform Krishna Namakirtan"

Nama Article 27th August 2008

Source: http://www.madhuramurali.org/mm/year2001/aug2001/aug01_chait12.हटमल

Excerpts from discourse of Sri Sri Muralidhara स्वामीजी

The state of Mahaprabhu after his return from the Gaya pilgrimage was strange, indeed। While eating or walking on the street or while lying down he would suddenly sing loudly, “Ha! Krishna! Ha! Krishna!” and begin to dance about. He had lost his sleep at night. He was not in a position to carry out any sort of work.


In the Patasala he would repeatedly tell his students, “It is only Sri Krishna who is the shelter for all creatures of this world. Of all Names it is only the Name of Sri Krishna that is full of essence. What is contained in this dry Shastra jnana?” For all questions he had only one reply, “One should perform Krishna Namakirtan”


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15th Annual Brahmotsav of Sri Madhuri Sakhi sameta Sri Premika Varadan

Venue: Mathurapuri Ashram

Date: 23rd August – 1st Sept 2008

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When you chant do not bother whether your mind wavers or not. Nama will take care of that…..proceed doubtlessly with faith in the words of the Guru

Nama Article 26th August 2008

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

We have heard of great Mahans chanting the Rama Nama or the Krishna Nama towards attaining God-Realization. Are there other Mahans besides Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who have chanted the Maha Mantra to attain the Lord? Moreover I have read that a Sadhak should stick to one name and form. The Mahamantra has both Rama and Krishna’s names. So to avoid the mind from wavering can I contemplate on my Guru while chanting the Maha Mantra?

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

The beauty and power of the Divine Name is that it completely takes over. All you need to do is chant. When you chant do not bother whether your mind wavers or not. Nama will take care of that.

Though there maybe so many names and mantras, this mantra is specifically prescribed by the Upanishad for this age (Kali Santarana Upanishad). Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Swami Sivananda, Swami Abhedananda, numerous sadhus in Vrindavan, advocate this mantra as the simplest solution in this Yuga.

Bhagavan Ramana used to say that the doubt whether one would be able to attain liberation is the greatest hurdle and nothing else. Faith is the bedrock of anything in this world. For certain questions, any amount of intellectual analysis will not help find a decisive answer and they will always remain.

The secret is to hold on to a path advocated by the Guru and proceed doubtlessly with faith in the words of the Guru and the experience the bliss Yourself.
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15th Annual Brahmotsav of Sri Madhuri Sakhi sameta Sri Premika Varadan

Venue: Mathurapuri Ashram
Date: 23rd August – 1st Sept 2008

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Those who hear, recite and contemplate on and help others remember your auspicious names and forms are the ones who attains the Supreme Bliss

Nama Article 25th August 2008

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

The purpose of Incarnation of Sri Krishna is to give to the world – His Name, His attractive Form and His various leelas (Divine plays) which will enable all to attain the Supereme Bliss.

Srimad Bhagavatham 10:2:37 – Meaning

Even while engaged in various activities, devotees whose minds are completely absorbed at Your lotus feet and who hear, recite and contemplate on and help others remember your auspicious names and forms are the ones who attains the Supreme Bliss.

Transliteration

zruNvan gruNan samsmarayaMzca cintayan nAmAni rUpAni ca maGgalAnI te
kriyAsu yasvaccaraNAravindayorAviSTacetA na bhavAya kalpate

Srimad Bhagavatha Sloka

श्रुण्वन् ग्रुणन् सम्स्मरयंश्च चिन्तयन् नामानि रूपानि च मङ्गलानी ते
क्रियासु यस्वच्चरणारविन्दयोराविष्टचेता न भवाय कल्पते

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15th Annual Brahmotsav of Sri Madhuri Sakhi sameta Sri Premika Varadan

Venue: Mathurapuri Ashram
Date: 23rd August – 1st Sept 2008

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If you think of one God , sing and hear his glories only , mingle with HIS devotees and do service only to him, your mind would attain one-pointedness

Nama Article 24th August 2008

Swamiji, You talk only of Bhakti towards Krishna. Why?

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

It is possible for everyone to see God. Even you can talk to him. Great saints like Sri Ramakrishna, Meera Bai have experienced this. This experience between a Bhaktha and God is very personal. But their songs (Krithis) and their sayings are impersonal. With that it is possible for us to understand their proximity with God.

If you want to have darshan of God , your mind should be one-pointed. If you think of one God , sing and hear his glories only , mingle with HIS devotees and do service only to him, your mind would attain one-pointedness effortlessly. This aids in getting the darshan of God easily.

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So , Swamiji, are you doing bhakthi in this way towards Lord Krishna ?

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

Yes… I am.

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15th Annual Brahmotsav of Sri Madhuri Sakhi sameta Sri Premika Varadan

Venue: Mathurapuri Ashram

Date: 23rd August – 1st Sept 2008

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Meaning of Krishna – “Karshati iti Krishna” – Krishna is the one who attracts!..Happy Krishna Jayanthi to all!

Nama Article 23rd August 2008
Meaning of Krishna – “Karshati iti Krishna” – Krishna is the one who attracts!
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Question
Guru Nanak says that Nama is such a vehicle that whosoever rides on it will be successful in crossing this ocean of Samsara। It is similar to our Nama Dwaar about chanting the Maha Mantra. How do I continuously chant so I never get off this ship until I get past this ocean?

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
Don’t worry! The moment you have started chanting the Nama, you are already on this ship. The Nama is verily the propeller of the ship. The captain of this ship is none other than Sri Krishna Himself! The Nama Dwaar team members are your co-travelers. The destination is Vaikunta! The mundane matters of the life are the like munching during the journey which may have a variety of tastes, sweet, sour, salty, tangy, bitter and spicy.

The captain is and experienced navigator and belongs to the place where we go! So we can rest assured that our journey will be safe and sound! At times He does mischief, but he is not harmful at all! One has to be careful not to fall in love with Him, for, His form, His style, His language, His dress – all of them are unimaginably beautiful!
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15th Annual Brahmotsav of Sri Madhuri Sakhi sameta Sri Premika Varadan
Venue: Mathurapuri Ashram
Date: 23rd August – 1st Sept 2008
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Ours is to do the work entrusted to us by Him in the field of action in which He has chosen to place us.

Nama Article 21st August 2008
 

Swami Papa Ramdas

 

Let us know once for all that we are merely, instruments in His hands. He is the Sutradhari and we are 'every second-being made to dance like puppets to His will'. Consciousness of this truth must be with us always.

 

Earthly honour and dishonour, praise and blame, loss and gain, should have no importance for us. Ours is to do the work entrusted to us by Him in the field of action in which He has chosen to place us.

 

Let us give up all doubts, fears and anxieties, and merge our mind in the sweet sound of His glorious name. Let us, sing, with all love and devotion, His great attributes. He is our Mother. We are His children. He is our all in all. Life is sweet and blessed when it is lived for His sake. There is nothing so blissful as, devotion to His lotus feet All glory to Him and His name.

 

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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