Archive for February, 2009

If anything along the path should frighten you, Then loudly shout the name of the Lord; For He is Ruler of that road, And even Death must bow to Him.

Nama Article 28th February 2009

 

Source: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

 

Song sung by Narendra (Swami Vivekananda) during his first darshan of His Guru Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

 

Companionship with holy men will be for you

A welcome rest-house by the road;

There rest your weary limbs awhile, asking your way,

If ever you should be in doubt, of him who watches there.

 

If anything along the path should frighten you,

Then loudly shout the name of the Lord;

For He is Ruler of that road,

And even Death must bow to Him.

 

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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From my experience that, in what we suppose to be times of difficulty, we should resort to Ramanama, even if the mind is not steady. If we keep trying, success is bound to come.

Nama Article 26th February 2009

 

Mahathma Gandhi

 

From my experience that, in what we suppose to be times of difficulty, we should resort to Ramanama, even if the mind is not steady.

 

If we keep trying, success is bound to come.

 

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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No knowledge or education is needed for Chanting the Divine Names. Everyone can follow this.

Nama Article 27th February 2009

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

What learning has one to do in order to do Nãma Kirtan? No knowledge or education is needed for this. Everyone can follow this.

 

Clap both your hands and sing the Name of the Lord.

 

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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You can chant the ‘Rama’ mantra to any deity. In fact, Lord Siva Himself chants the ‘Rama’ mantra all the time.

Nama Article 23rd February 2009

 

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

 

During Sivaratri, Abhisheka is done in all Siva temples. Why did Sri Sri Swamiji choose to perform Abhisheka to Lord Panduranga at Vittalapuram?

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

It is believed that Lord Panduranga has the ‘amsa’ (divine aspects) of Lord Siva. Adi Sankara, in his ‘Panduranga Ashtakam’ ends every verse with the word ‘lingam’ signifying the same (‘Parabrahma lingam Bhaje Pandurangam!’)

 

In general, both Hanuman and Panduranga are considered to have ‘Shiva amsa’ in them.

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I performed ‘Girivalam’ at Tiruvannamalai this Sivaratri. I chanted Rama Nama all the while, though the fellow-devotees asked me to chant the Shiva mantra. Am I right in doing what I did?

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

You can chant the ‘Rama’ mantra to any deity. In fact, Lord Siva Himself chants the ‘Rama’ mantra all the time. Hence you are absolutely right in chanting the Rama mantra.

 

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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Truth is that one who chants the Divine Names of the Lord does not do so in vain

Nama Article 20th February 2009

 

Why should we chant the Lord's name repeatedly if it is true that the utterance of His Name just once shall burn up the sins?

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

Some chant the Lord's Name for extricating their sins. Some do it for the sheer joy experienced in the mere chanting.

 

There is absolutely no doubt that chanting of the Lord's Name shall remove sins.

 

However high the quality of the seeds be, its growth depends on the quality of the soil it has been sown in. Likewise, the greatness of the Divine Name is unique indeed but the result depends on the maturity of the one who chants it.

 

Yet, the truth is that one who chants Bhagavan Naama (the Name of the Lord) does not do so in vain.

 

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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Sin does not touch the person who constantly chants the name of Hari. The person shall also have no dearth for prosperity. Is there an easier way than this?

Nama Article 19th February 2009

 

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

In spite of constantly driving the ants away from sweets they keep coming towards it. But if we put some ant-repellant around the sweets, the ants cannot get inside to the sweets.

 

Similarly, lust, anger and fear would constantly pester our mind. We cannot avoid the attack of these on our mind by our intelligence. But if we keep chanting the names of the Lord (Bhagavan Naama) constantly, the Bhagavan Naama would prevent these detrimental tendencies from afflicting our mind. Bhagavan Naama is our sole refuge all the time, everywhere.

 

Sin does not touch the person who constantly chants the name of Hari. The person shall also have no dearth for prosperity. Is there an easier way than 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 moment a devotee sings the Divine Names of the Lord, the thought about the devotee rises in the mind of the Lord. The Lord immediately considers the devotee as His own. He takes the entire responsibility of the devotee’s life.

Nama Article 18th February 2009

 

There is no penance, meditation or austerities greater than chanting the Divine names of the Lord.

 

The moment a devotee sings the Divine Names of the Lord, the thought about the devotee rises in the mind of the Lord. The Lord immediately considers the devotee as His own. He takes the entire responsibility of the devotee’s life.

 

Divine Name can change one's fate

 

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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