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To have the opportunity to serve a Mahatma in some way is indeed the rarest of the rarest.

 
It is Vaikunta Ekadasi today; it is a great 'punya kãla' (auspicious day)
 
 

In Srimad Bhagavatham Videha Maharaja Nimi says,

 

दुर्लभो मानुषो देहो देहिनां क्षणभङ्गुरः ।

तत्रापि दुर्लभं मन्ये वैकुण्ठप्रियदर्शनम् ॥

 

(Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 11 Chapter 2 Verse 29)

 

Transliteration

 

durlabho manusho deho dehinam kshana-bhangurah

tatrapi durlabham manye vaikuntha-priya-darsanam

 

Meaning

 

The human body is a rare boon to embodied souls and that too is very transient (momentary, short-lived, temporary). In the human life too the rarest is to get the darshan of someone who is a Jeevan Muktha (Realized Soul) and who is a devotee of Lord Krishna. One should be immensely blessed to have the opportunity to serve a Mahatma in some way and it is indeed the rarest of the rarest.

 

Sri Abhinava Vidhyateertha Swami has advised that one need not demand this and that of their Guru. His ‘kataksha’ (sight) would suffice. The mere thought in Him, ‘let this man turn good,’ would do: and, that would bring about all round welfare.”

 

Sri Abhinava Vidhyateertha Swami has said, “Our Guru is omnipotent; highly compassionate. He is one who bestows all that we lack; protects what we possess. He is omnipresent, filling everything within and without. Therefore, while standing in His divine presence let only the thought, ‘Thou art verily the Atma within me’ arise in us.”

 

Bhagawan Yogiramsuratkumar says

 

Chanting the Name is prayer;

There is no need to pray separately

 

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 have the opportunity to serve a Mahatma in some way is indeed the rarest of the rarest.

Nama Article 28th December 2009

It is Vaikunta Ekadasi today; it is a great ‘punya kãla’ (auspicious day)

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In Srimad Bhagavatham Videha Maharaja Nimi says,

दुर्लभो मानुषो देहो देहिनां क्षणभङ्गुरः ।

तत्रापि दुर्लभं मन्ये वैकुण्ठप्रियदर्शनम् ॥

(Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 11 Chapter 2 Verse 29)

Transliteration

durlabho manusho deho dehinam kshana-bhangurah

tatrapi durlabham manye vaikuntha-priya-darsanam

Meaning

The human body is a rare boon to embodied souls and that too is very transient (momentary, short-lived, temporary). In the human life too the rarest is to get the darshan of someone who is a Jeevan Muktha (Realized Soul) and who is a devotee of Lord Krishna. One should be immensely blessed to have the opportunity to serve a Mahatma in some way and it is indeed the rarest of the rarest.

Sri Abhinava Vidhyateertha Swami has advised that one need not demand this and that of their Guru. His ‘kataksha’ (sight) would suffice. The mere thought in Him, ‘let this man turn good,’ would do: and, that would bring about all round welfare.”

Sri Abhinava Vidhyateertha Swami has said, “Our Guru is omnipotent; highly compassionate. He is one who bestows all that we lack; protects what we possess. He is omnipresent, filling everything within and without. Therefore, while standing in His divine presence let only the thought, ‘Thou art verily the Atma within me’ arise in us.”

Bhagawan Yogiramsuratkumar says

Chanting the Name is prayer;

There is no need to pray separately

Chant the MahamantraNama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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And let thy Name be magnified for ever

Nama Article 25th December 2009

 

The Bible [Samuel 7:26]

 

And let thy Name be magnified for ever.

 

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 Maha mantra now – The Divine Name does all the purification instead of ‘purification by punishment’

Nama Article 24th December 2009

 

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

 

Swamiji, please explain why karma is carried from one birth to another? Why if someone does a wrong thing he is not been punished immediately? For any suffering all say it is due to past karma. Is it correct?

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

If God punishes immediately, you would say why can’t he give him time and chance to correct what he has done!

 

It is due to infinite patience and compassion of the Lord that he gives us chance after chance to attain his feet.

 

So if you turn to Him and chant Maha mantra now, ‘Nama’ (The Divine Name) does all the purification instead of 'purification by punishment'.

 

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 believe God. Why, then, is it necessary to recite His name?

 

Mahathma Gandhi

 

Source: Harijan, 5-5-1946

 

There are many who, whether from mental laziness or from having fallen into a bad habit, believe that God is and will help us unasked.

 

Why, then, is it necessary to recite His name?

 

It is true that if God is, He is irrespective of our belief.

 

But realization of God is infinitely more than mere belief. That can come only by constant practice. This is true of all science. How much more true of the science of all sciences!

 

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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Contemplate Krishna’s name every moment; your mind will become steady

 

Source: Pagal Harnath letters

 

The main things for attaining mental balance are

 

  1. To think always that one has to die
  2. To be satisfied with whatever gain that comes of itself
  3. To have an unshakable faith that everything that is to happen in this world is fore-ordained
  4. To avoid company
  5. To sing the Lord’s praises loudly alone and at a lonely spot when the mind is very much disturbed
  6. To be convinced in body, mind and soul that there is one, who is above all, sees all and directs all, and to put trust in Him.

 

Contemplate Krishna’s name every moment; your mind will become steady.

 

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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Chanting the Mahamantra increases the ‘Aatma Balam’

Nama Article 21st December 2009

 

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

 

How to develop the ‘Atma Balam’ in oneself? What is the difference between Atma balam and Manobalam? Are they same?

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

If you maintain your body healthy, that is strengthening the body (‘Sarira Balam’)

 

If you keep the ‘Prana’ (breath) under control, then that is strengthening the breath(‘Prana Balam’)

 

If you control the mind and tune it in the proper direction, then that is strengthening the intellect.

 

If you keep your mind thoughtless and positive, and keep it one-pointed, that is strengthening the mind (‘Mano Balam’)

 

By merely having ‘Mano Balam’, it is possible to perform superhuman tasks like bending an iron rod, or extracting the juice from a fruit without touching it and so on. But these are occult practices.

 

The soul (aatma) is beyond the mind (manas). The power of the true Jnanis is Atma Balam, and that is the real strength.

 

Chanting the Mahamantra increases the ‘Aatma Balam’.

 

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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