Archive for March, 2010

Remember always the Name of Hari

 

Prasna Uttara Malika (A garland of questions and answers) – Adisankara

 

किं स्मर्त्तव्यं पुरुषैः ?

हरिनाम सदा न यावनी भाषा

 

What is to be remembered by people ?

 

Always the Name of Hari; not the jargon of the unregenerate.

 

Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/10/all-i-know-is-ram-nam.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/08/which-is-best-dharma.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/07/what-is-essence-of-all-shastras-brahma.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/03/constantly-thinking-about-lotus-feet-of.html

 

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 not put off taking the Name for tomorrow.

Nama Article 27th March 2010

 

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

The ocean is always full of waves and if you think you will bathe after the waves subside, you cannot have a bath. So let there be waves, at the same time finish your bathing.

 

Do not put off taking the Name for tomorrow.

 

You need not consider whether the place is proper or not, whether it is holy or not.

 

Name is constantly pure, and the impurest, on taking the Name, becomes completely pure.

 

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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Constantly thinking about the Lotus feet of the Lord is Bhakthi

 

Sivananda Lahiri – By Acharya Adishankara

 

Ankolam nija beeja santhathi rayaskkantho soochika,

Sadhvi naija vibhum latha kshithiruham sindhussaridvallabham,

Prapnothiha yadha thadha pasupathe padara sindhu dwaiyam,

Chetho vruthi roopethya thishtathi sada saa bhakthirithyuchyathe.

 

Like the real seed progeny reaches for the mother ankola tree (This tree has the characteristic that when its seeds fall from the tree on the ground and mature, they travel to the base of the tree and join the roots by their own nature),

Like the needle of the magnet always turns towards the north pole.

Like the chaste woman always thinks about her husband,

Like the tender creeper reaches for a support,

Like the river that constantly travels towards the sea,

If we constantly think about the lotus feet of Lord Pasupathi,

And stays there always,

Then that state is called devotion.

 

Sivananda Lahiri verse

अंकोलं निज बीज सन्ततिरयस्कान्तोपलं सूचिका

साध्वी नैज विभुं लता क्षिति-रुहं सिन्धुस्सरिद् वल्लभम् ।

प्राप्नोतीह यथा तथा पशु-पतेः पादारविन्द-द्वयं

चेतो-वृत्तिरुपेत्य तिष्ठति सदा सा भक्तिरित्युच्यते

 

Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/02/continuously-remembering-ones-true.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/07/what-is-essence-of-all-shastras-brahma.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/08/by-constantly-chanting-divine.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/09/one-should-constantly-repeat-names-of.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/02/rama-rama-rama-saying-this-within-mind.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/10/way-prescribed-by-sage-narada-chanting.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/12/what-is-result-of-rama-japa-sri-ramana.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/08/mantra-finally-merges-into-self-and.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/05/what-is-real-meditation.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/04/nama-kirtan-even-after-liberation.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/09/what-after-vision-keep-chanting.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/05/chanting-divine-name-can-by-itself-sans.html

 

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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Rama Nama is the very essence (‘saram’) of all Epics, Shastras and the Vedas

 

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Rama Nãma enjoys a special status. This Mantra is called ‘Tãraka mantra’. ‘Tãraka’ means to cross over. This Mantra helps one cross over the ‘janma’ (birth).

 

Hence, it is called so.

 

‘Sruti, Smriti, Purãnesu Rama Nãma prakiirtitam tan Nãma kirtanam bhooyah pãpatraya vinãshanam’

 

It is said that the very essence (‘saram’) of all Epics, Shastras and the Vedas is only ‘Tãraka Mantra’. The fruit earned by chanting all other Mantras is earned by chanting this Rama Mantra.

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Source: The Sage of Kanchi – Dr. T.M.P. Mahadevan

Paramacharya of Kanchi (Jagathguru Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal) On hearing that He would be the next pontiff to Head the Math:

“I lay in a kneeling posture in the cart itself, shocked as I was, repeating RAMA RAMA, the only spiritual prayer I knew, during the rest of my journey”

 

Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/04/wish-you-all-happy-rama-navami-whats.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/04/is-it-enough-if-i-do-not-try-to.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/09/i-vouch-safe-security-against-all.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/05/glory-of-rama-nama-name-that-lord-shiva.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/04/glory-of-rama-nama.html

 

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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What is difficult for human beings? The constant control of the mind.

 

Prasna Uttara Malika (A garland of questions and answers) – Adisankara

 

किं दुष्करं नराणां

What is difficult for human beings?

 

यन्मनसो निग्रहः सततं

The constant control of the mind.

 

Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/11/drench-your-senses-in-enchanting-form.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/06/elephant-cannot-keep-its-trunk-still-it.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/08/when-you-chant-do-not-bother-whether.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-can-thus-achieve-eternal-bliss-by.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/02/reciting-divine-names-of-lord-hari-one.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/11/practice-of-keeping-watch-over-mind-is.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/02/rama-is-help-of-helpless-surdas-says.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/07/thought-for-day-22nd-july-2007.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/01/do-not-forget-divine-name-on-any.html

 

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 a house is on fire, the smartest thing to do would be to find the fastest escape route out of the house instead of analyzing the cause for the fire.

 

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

When a house is on fire, the smartest thing to do would be to find the fastest escape route out of the house instead of analyzing the cause for the fire.

 

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

 

Why do we have crime and injustice in the world?

  

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

That is the nature of the Kali Yuga. The state of the current yuga has been predicted long back by our Maharshis in the various spiritual texts of our Dharma. We cannot avoid that. The only way out is to try to remain unaffected by it, by holding to the Feet of the Lord.

 

The simplest way towards this goal is by chanting the Mahamantra.

 

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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Recall all that Guru has done for us. Anything seen around us should in some way or the other remind us of Him

 

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

A boy thinks of his mother – how she used to care for him, how on every occasion she would prepare certain dishes for him, etc. Similarly, friends think of each other. They recall the loving acts of their dear and near ones.

 

In the same way one should be in Guru bhava. Recall all that He has done for us. Anything seen around us should in some way or the other remind us of Him. To think of the Guru/God like this is ‘Bhakti’ (devotion). One should forever be in such thoughts. Read Prahlada’s, Dhruva’s lives. God has been their protector. It is full of Guru Prabhãva (the glory of Guru).

 

Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/08/is-there-any-need-to-count-numbers.html

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/07/3rd-july-2009-is-special-day-ashada.html

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/10/child-is-laid-down-in-cradle-its-mother.html

 

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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