Archive for September, 2009

When we encounter misery, instead of wailing, if we cry out the name of the Lord, irrespective of the condition and situation, He comes down to help us.

 

Source: http://www.namadwaar.org/articles/powerofkirtan3.html

 

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

When we encounter misery, instead of wailing, if we cry out the name of the Lord, irrespective of the condition and situation, He comes down to help us.

 

Yogi used to live under a peepul tree in Tiruvannamalai.  One night he was sleeping under the tree with other devotees.  At about midnight, suddenly Yogi arose saying, ‘this beggar has an important job’ and started walking as others followed him.  A mile or two away, there was a large farm land, and in the center was a huge well that irrigated the land. The well did not have walls, and a horse had fallen into it.

 

We need to save the horse, said Yogi.  Looking at the sheer size of the fallen horse, the people around said, ‘Let us call the fire station’.

 

Yogi replied, ‘If you can save the horse, go ahead.  Otherwise, leave it to this beggar.’

 

Puranas say that the elephant Gajendran who was in pain, cried out to the Lord and the Lord arrived from Vaikunta to save it.

 

Now, it was this horse, and no one knew how it cried out, and Yogi was there to save it!

 

Yogi went around the well twice and then, swaying his hand-fan, chanted, ‘Om Sri Ram! Jai Ram! Jai Jai Ram!’ and then, just as we watch it in a movie, the horse gently jumped out and ran away!

 

 This is not a  built-up story! Even today, there are people who have witnessed this event.

 

 People asked Yogi, 'Bhagavan! you are capable of doing such miracles!’

 

Yogi replied, ‘No No! This beggar is not capable of doing any miracles. Only Ram Naam is doing miracles!’

 

 In our life we enjoy or suffer depending on our 'paapa' and 'punya'.  The imprints of our past deeds (‘prarabda’) follow us.

 

No one's life is filled with just happiness or just sorrow.  Life is a mix of both happiness and sorrow.

 

In such a life, when we encounter misery, instead of wailing, if we cry out the name of the Lord, irrespective of the condition and situation, He comes down to help us.

 

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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Keep the Name of God always on your tongue.

Nama Article 26th September 2009

 

Bhagawan Yogiram Suratkumar

  

Always remember father. Do not forget father. Keep the Name of God always on your tongue.

 

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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Of all the various people who are physically challenged, I get extremely moved when I come across people who are deaf and dumb. This is because they cannot hear or utter the Divine Names.

Nama Article 25th September 2009

 

Source: http://namadwaar.org/diary/?action=entry&id=1198121716

 

The most unfortunate

 

Of all the various people who are physically challenged, I get extremely moved when I come across people who are deaf and dumb. This is because they cannot hear or utter the Divine Names.

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

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 greatest Maya according to me is that everyone knows in their heart of hearts that there is no other go except chanting the Mahamantra, but they are not willing to accept it and follow it openly.

 

Source: http://namadwaar.org/diary/?action=entry&id=1186861072

 

Maya

 

I always wonder about two classes of people:

 

One, the person who cremates corpses in the graveyard standing witness to the burning bodies day in and day out 

and another,  the surgeon who tears open the body during surgery to find that it contains nothing but flesh and bones.

 

In spite of their daily experience It is stunning to see how the Maya masks the Truth from them who continue their life as ever before!

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Source: http://namadwaar.org/diary/?action=entry&id=1191549541

 

The greatest Maya

 

The greatest Maya according to me is that everyone knows in their heart of hearts that there is no other go except chanting the Mahamantra, but they are not willing to accept it and follow it openly.

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

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 anyone desires to know what you are, instead of telling them that you are an advocate or a doctor or a software engineer, proudly tell them that you perform Mahamantra Kirtan!

Nama Article 23rd September 2009

 

Source: http://namadwaar.org/diary/?action=entry&id=1210717023

 

The noblest work!

 

People are proud of so many things in life.  If someone were to ask us about our educational qualification, we mention only the highest degree that we have earned, don’t we?

 

Performance of Namakirtan is the noblest of all work.

 

So, if anyone desires to know what you are, instead of telling them that you are an advocate or a doctor or a software engineer, proudly tell them that you perform Mahamantra Kirtan!

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

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 oral repetition of the Name leads one to mental repetition which finally resolves itself into the eternal vibration. The mind or the mouth cannot act without the Self.

 

THE GREATNESS OF JAPA BY RAMANA MAHARISHI

 

A devotee asked, “How does the repetition of the name of God help Realisation?”

 

Sri Ramana Maharishi replied, “The original name is always going on spontaneously without any effort on the part of the individual. That name is aham – ‘I’. But when it becomes manifest it manifests as ahamkara – the ego.

 

The oral repetition of the Name leads one to mental repetition which finally resolves itself into the eternal vibration. The mind or the mouth cannot act without the Self.”

 

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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I will not forsake the Name of the Lord…..if I did, I would be going against my Guru…….The Supreme Lord God, the Divinity of the divine………..assumed the form of the man-lion………no one can know the Lord’s limits

 

Sant Kabir

 

प्रहलाद पठाए पड़न साल ॥

Prahlaad was sent to school

संगि सखा बहु लीए बाल 

He took many of his friends along with him

मो कउ कहा पड़्हावसि आल जाल

He asked his teacher, "Why do you teach me about worldly affairs?

मेरी पटीआ लिखि देहु स्री गोपाल

Write the Name of the Dear Lord on my tablet

नही छोडउ रे बाबा राम नाम ॥

O Baba, I will not forsake the Name of the Lord.

मेरो अउर पड़्हन सिउ नही कामु ॥१॥

I will not bother with any other lessons

संडै मरकै कहिओ जाइ ॥

Sanda and Marka went to the king to complain

प्रहलाद बुलाए बेगि धाइ ॥

He sent for Prahlaad to come at once

तू राम कहन की छोडु बानि ॥

He said to him, "Stop uttering the Lord's Name

तुझु तुरतु छडाऊ मेरो कहिओ मानि ॥२॥

I shall release you at once, if you obey my words

मो कउ कहा सतावहु बार बार ॥

Prahlaad answered, "Why do you annoy me, over and over again?

प्रभि जल थल गिरि कीए पहार ॥

God created the water, land, hills and mountains.

इकु रामु न छोडउ गुरहि गारि ॥

I shall not forsake the One Lord Rama; if I did, I would be going against my Guru.

मो कउ घालि जारि भावै मारि डारि ॥३॥

You might as well throw me into the fire and kill me

काढि खड़गु कोपिओ रिसाइ ॥

The king became angry and drew his sword

तुझ राखनहारो मोहि बताइ ॥

Show me your protector now!

प्रभ थ्मभ ते निकसे कै बिसथार ॥

So God emerged out of the pillar, and assumed a mighty form

हरनाखसु छेदिओ नख बिदार ॥४॥

He killed Harnaakhash, tearing him apart with his nails

ओइ परम पुरख देवाधि देव ॥

The Supreme Lord God, the Divinity of the divine,

भगति हेति नरसिंघ भेव ॥

For the sake of His devotee, assumed the form of the man-lion.

कहि कबीर को लखै न पार ॥

Says Kabeer, no one can know the Lord's limits

प्रहलाद उधारे अनिक बार ॥५॥४॥

He saves His devotees like Prahlaad over and over again

 

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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