Archive for September, 2008

An offense committed against the sadhus who have become one with Lord Krishna and who look at all with an even eye, certainly recoils soon on the offender

 

Nama Article 29th September 2008
 

An offense committed against the sadhus who have become one with Lord Krishna and who look at all with an even eye, certainly recoils soon on the offender.

 

Source: Vaishnava Samhita

 

Some diabolical Kaapalikas were desrirous of slaying the acharya and hence they approached him to make him offer his body to Shri Rudra.

 

The Kaapalikas said:

 

Is it not true that you have no attachment to this perishable body? For, you know well that the Aatma (the soul) is immortal and the physical body is mortal.

 

Hence, Oh! Shankar! Please make this body an offering to Shri Rudra. We long to obtain magical powers by making a human sacrifice to Shri Rudra.

 

Shri Shankara replied:

 

Let it be so. When I knowing the Aatma, become oblivious of this physical body which is the home to all sorrows and get deeply rooted in the samadhi state then you can make an offering of my body to Lord Shiva.

 

What joy is there for me in this physical body? In reality I am existing as the Supreme Soul that is Immortal and All-Pervading.

 

Shri Sadguru Continued:

 

Having spoken thus, the Jagadguru (the universal preceptor) concentrated on the Truth, `I am the Supreme Soul'. Deeply immersed in meditation he reached the samadhi state and then the turiya state and became oblivious of the three worlds and totally unconscious of his physical existence.

 

At that time the wicked Kaapalikas approached Shri Shankara with their lips quivering in anger and with all excitement, holding the sword to kill him.

 

The very moment Bhagavan Shri Narasimha (Lord Vishnu in the human form with the head of a lion), the slayer of the wicked and the Protector of His devotees entered into the body of Shri Padmapada.

 

 

He had once tore to pieces the demon Hiranyakashipu impelled by His love for Prahlada. He killed the wicked now too, just as Garuda tears a snake into pieces.

 

Astunded all the disciples ran towards Shri Shankara. Shankara regained consciousness and prayed to Lord Purushottama.

 

Thus, an offense committed against the sadhus who have become one with Lord Krishna and who look at all with an even eye, certainly recoils soon on the offender.

 

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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Honour or dishonour, happiness or distress whatever befalls a Vaishnava he should remember Lord Hari and accept them all.

Nama Article 28th September 2008
 

Vaishnava Samhita: Vol. I, Book 2 Chp 24 Shloka 1

 

Avamaanepi Sammane Sukhe Duhkhepi Vaishnavah

Pashyatyeva Hareh Leelaam Gunadoshau Na Pashyati

 

Honour or dishonour, happiness or distress whatever befalls a Vaishnava he should remember Lord Hari and accept them all.

 

He should not think that other people are responsible for them and hence praise them or blame 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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Even while involved in service in this way we should keep doing japa without giving it up. It was in this manner that Hanuman worked tirelessly for Rama.

Nama Article 27th September 2008
 

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

More than glorifying the Guru or live with the Guru serving him just as Lakshmana did living alongside Rama we should, just as Bharata who held Rama’s words in great respect and ruled the Kingdom, take all effort to fulfill our Guru’s ‘lakshya’ (aim) and desire. This is what I truly desire.

 

Even while involved in service in this way we should keep doing japa without giving it up. It was in this manner that Hanuman worked tirelessly for Rama. He also performed incessant Rama japa. We should also be like this.

 

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 Divine Name is pregnant with a great power to transform the world. It can create light where there is darkness, love where there is hate, order where there is chaos, and happiness where there is misery.

Nama Article 24th September 2008
 

As Ramdas had attained realization by taking to uninterrupted chanting of the divine name Ram, coupled with contemplation of the attributes of God, he always extolled the virtue of nama-japa in Sadhana. Based upon personal experience, Ramdas assured all seekers that nama-japa would lead them to the supreme heights of realization of one's oneness with the Almighty.

 

On the power of the Divine Name he has this to say: "The Divine Name is pregnant with a great power to transform the world. It can create light where there is darkness, love where there is hate, order where there is chaos, and happiness where there is misery.

 

The Name can change the entire atmosphere of the world from one of bitterness, ill will and that of mutual love, goodwill and trust. For the Name is God Himself. To bring nearer the day of human liberation from the sway of hatred and misery, the way is the recognition of the supremacy of God over all things and keeping the mind in tune with the Universal by the chanting of the Divine 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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All the ghosts, demons and evil forces keep away, with the sheer mention of your great name

Nama Article 23rd September 2008
 
Source: Hanuman Chalisa – Sant Tulaidas

Bhoot pisach Nikat nahin aavai

Mahavir jab naam sunavai

All the ghosts, demons and evil forces keep away, with the sheer mention of your great name, O'Mahaveer!!

Nase rog harai sab peera

Japat nirantar Hanumant beera

All diseases, pain and suffering disappear on reciting regularly Shri Hanuman's holy name.

Sankat se Hanuman chudavai

Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lavai

Those who remember Shri Hanuman in thought, words and deeds with Sincerity and Faith, are rescued from all crises in life.

Sub par Ram tapasvee raja

Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja

You are the foremost among devotees of Lord Ram and You make all difficult tasks

very easy

 

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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Continuously chant the Nama — as much as you can, whenever you can and leave the rest to Him. He will take care of you

Nama Article 20th September 2008
 
 

I seem to understand that everything else except Nama is immaterial in this world. However I am not able to concentrate on my chanting for a long period of time.

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

Continuously chant the Nama — as much as you can, whenever you can and leave the rest to Him. He will take care of you.

 

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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Paramahamsa Yogananda often said, "Chanting is half the battle."

Nama Article 19th September 2008
 
Source: How to Meditate – John Novak
 
Paramahamsa Yogananda often said, "Chanting is half the battle."
 

Chanting is one of the best ways to awaken spiritual fervour. We will make little progress in the spiritual path until we can direct the natural love of the heart towards God. Chanting also helps direct and focus the mind.

 

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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