Archive for March, 2009

Staunch faith in God and chanting His Eternal Name together is the secret of success

Nama Article 31st March 2009

 

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

 

What is the secret of success in life?  

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

Staunch faith in God and chanting His Eternal Name together is the secret of success.

 

 

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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Do your duty, but do not forget God. If you try to break a jackfruit, your hands will be smeared with its sticky juice. But that won’t happen if, beforehand, you rub them with oil.

Nama Article 29th March 2009

 

Source: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

 

God and worldly duties

 

MASTER (to the devotees): "It is very difficult to do one's duty in the world. If you whirl round too fast you feel giddy and faint; but there is no such fear if you hold on to a post. Do your duty, but do not forget God.

 

"But one needs spiritual discipline to acquire such a state of mind; one should pray to God in solitude every now and then. It is possible to perform worldly duties after obtaining love for God. If you try to break a jackfruit, your hands will be smeared with its sticky juice. But that won't happen if, beforehand, you rub them with oil."

 

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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When you once taste the Name, the other things will taste insipid.

Nama Article 26th March 2009

 

Swami Papa Ramdas

 

“When you repeat the Name with faith and devotion, you will enjoy an ecstasy which comes from within. When you once taste the Name, the other things will taste insipid.”

 

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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Where ever you are, what ever you do, you keep chanting His Names. That is enough.

Nama Article 26th March 2009

 

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

 

Now a main power is money. I always try to earn money in an honest way. I do not get time to pray to the Almighty. How can I make myself fit as a devotee of God?

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

In the Gita, the Lord says, ‘swalpamapi yasya dharmasya thraayate mahato bhayaat’, even if you do a very small Dharma, it will give you great benefit. The Lord who is all powerful and all knowing becomes bound by his devotee who chants His Names.

 

The easiest way to make yourself a devotee of the Lord is to chant His Divine Names regularly. There is no money or extra effort needed to go in this spiritual path. Where ever you are, what ever you do, you keep chanting His Names. That is enough.

 

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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To protect one from five senses one need to keep a vigilant watchman or a ferocious dog and that is nothing but the divine names of the Lord.

Nama Article 24th March 2009

 

How do I protect myself from the "Aimpula kallvar" ?( meaning the five senses)  

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

It is very easy to protect the house from the "Aimpula kallvar". All you need to do is keep a vigilant watchman or a ferocious dog and that is nothing but the divine names 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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Chant the Name for financial benefit or to solve some problems; for attainment of liberation or enjoy Chanting the Divine Name and derive pleasure (‘Aanandha’) with the mere chanting

Nama Article 23rd March 2009

 

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

1. One day a fisherman makes a big catch. When he cuts open the fish he finds an invaluable gem. He takes the gem to the trader who recognizes its value and offers twenty lakh rupees to the fisherman.

 

2. The trader takes it to the King who in turn recognizes its worth and pays a higher price to him.

 

3. The King then wears the gem on his own crown.

 

1. The person who Chants the Divine Name for financial benefit or to solve some problems in the family is likened to the fisherman. He is not aware of the real value of the gem.

 

2. The person who Chants the Divine Name for attainment of liberation is likened to the trader who realizes its worth.

 

3. And the person who enjoys Chanting the Divine Name and derives pleasure (‘Aanandha’) with the mere chanting/singing is likened to the King. Mahatmas are like the King.

 

Thiagaraja, Tukaram were all like this. They did not seek any worldly comforts. Japa/Chanting the Divine name was their life source (‘Jeevana ãdhara’) and ‘dhãrakam, ‘poshakam’ (nourishment). They could not live without uttering the Name of the Lord. It was their very breath.


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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Intense prayer from the bottom of our heart makes us realize that a lasting solution to our problems is found only through constant God-remembrance – by chanting of His name

Nama Article 21st March 2009

 

Swami Papa Ramdas

 

Whenever we face any problem, we tend to treat the immediate cause, either being unaware of, or ignoring the root cause. By doing so, we may get temporary relief but the problem recurs. We then seek other remedial measures, but a permanent solution eludes us. Having thus exhausted all our resources, we seek God’s intervention, through prayer.

 

Intense prayer from the bottom of our heart makes us realize that a lasting solution to our problems is found only through constant God-remembrance – by chanting of His name, meditating on His attributes and filling the mind with noble thoughts and the ideal – coupled with regular reading of spiritual books, selfdenial and sacrifice.

 

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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