Archive for October, 2010

Nothing we earn today would come with us to the final destination but only the Divine Name WILL

 

Source: Deivathin Kural – Sri Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal [Maha Periyava] of Kaanchi Kaamakoti Peetam

 

One should earn the merits by chanting the Divine names of Lord. You may ask ‘where can I find time as am always engaged in earning for my life?’

 

Its essential for a family man to work to earn the money. However if we deeply think of that, we would understand that our time is not always been spent for earning alone.

 

Mosty we spent time on unwanted tasks such as gossip, ridiculing others, commenting on articles published in newspapers etc. We can effectively use these time in chanting the Divine names. Even if we couldn’t spare separate time for Chanting, we can still chant the Divine names while travelling to office through bus, train etc. Nothing we earn today would come with us to the final destination but only the Divine Name WILL!!

 

வாயால் பகவன் நாமாவைச் சொல்லிப் புண்ணியம் செய்ய வேண்டும்.சம்பாதிப்பதீலேயே பொழுதெல்ல்லாம் போய்விடுகிறது. இதற்கு அவகாசம் இல்லையே என்பீர்கள். சம்பாதிப்பது கிரஹஸ்தர்களுக்கு அவசியம் தான். ஆனால் யோசித்துப் பார்த்தால் அதற்கே பொழுது முழுதும் போய் விடவில்லை என்று தெரியும். வீண் பேச்சுபரிகாசம்வேடிக்கைப் பார்ப்பதுநியூஸ் பேப்பர் விமர்சனம் இவற்றில் எவ்வளவு பொழுது வீணாகிறது. அதையெல்லாம் பகவந்நாமஸ்மரணையில் செலவிடலாமே. இதற்கென்று தனியே பொழுது ஏற்படுத்திக் கொள்ள முடியாவிட்டாலும் பரவாயில்லை. காரியாலயதிற்கு பஸ்ஸிலோரயிலிலோ போகும் பொழுது பகவன் நாமாவை ஜபித்துக் கொண்டே போகலாமே. ஓடி ஓடி சம்பாதிப்பதில் ஒரு பைசா கூட பிற்பாடு உடன்வராதே. மறு உலகத்தில் செலவாணி பகவன் நாமா ஒன்றுதானே.

 

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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For any mantra, a Guru is a must. For Rama Nama and the Mahamantra, you can start chanting even without a Guru.

Nama Article 20th October 2010

 

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

 

I have heard that it is necessary to have a Guru initiate one into the Mantra, without which chanting of any mantra is futile. How true is it?

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

For any mantra, a Guru is a must. For Rama Nama and the Mahamantra, you can start chanting even without a Guru. When you are accepted by a Guru, you can take formal initiation from him and continue. For all other mantras, one can recite it only after proper initiation.

 

From our scriptures

 

हरिसंकीर्तनस्यास्य नोपदेशः कथञ्चन

(Brahmanda Purana)

 

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 great advantage of Nama-Sadhana is that it fills the tongue and the ear and the mind and brings before us the Lord Himself and leads us to the attainment of His grace.

 

प्रगायतः स्ववीर्याणि तीर्थपादः प्रियश्रवाः।

आहूत इव मे शीघ्रं दर्शनं याति चेतसि॥

(Srimad Bhagavatham 1:6:34 )

 

The great advantage of Nama-Sadhana is that it fills the tongue and the ear and the mind and brings before us the Lord Himself and leads us to the attainment of His grace.

 

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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Ram Nam Ram Nam shakes your ego

Nama Article 15th October 2010
 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji 

Ram Nam Ram Nam shakes your ego

Ram Nam Ram Nam makes you calm

Ram Nam Ram Nam wakes your wisdom

Ram Nam Ram Nam takes you home

 

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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Divine name is beyond all restrictions – परं संकीर्तनादेव राम रामेति मुच्यते

 

From our scriputures:

 

नो देशकालनियमः शौचाशौचविनिर्णयः ।

परं संकीर्तनादेव राम रामेति मुच्यते ॥

 

 

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Eligibility is not a criterion for this. People belonging to any caste and creed irrespective of their gender can attain the lotus feet of God by chanting His names. There are also no restrictions regarding place, time, land or any other factors for the Divine name

 

It has been said of Kali yuga, 'KALOU KALMASHA CHITHTHAANAM' meaning 'In Kaliyuga all minds are impure'. It makes all the difference in broad daylight when it is only the blind who cannot see, but where total darkness prevails what does it matter if a few can see and a few cannot? For, then none can see and so all are as good as blind. Likewise, in Kaliyuga all minds are impure as this is the rule of the day (yuga dharma). Hence, it is neither possible nor practical to reach the Pramatma swaroopam through Karma yogam, Dhyana yogam or Jnana yogam."

"The only solution is 'GATHIR GOVINDA KIRTANAM' meaning 'TO SING THE NAME OF GOVINDA'. The only marga that everyone can follow is BHAKTHI. The basis of bhakthi is KATHAA SRAVANAM (listening to the glory of the Lord) and NAMA SANKIRTANAM (singing the name of the Lord)."

 

Please check these: 

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/03/namakirtan-does-not-depend-on.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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The Divine Name is the link that unites you with the Eternal or unites the individual with the universal Reality.

 

EPISTLES OF SWAMI RAMDAS

 

In the society of saints you experience the joy of your communion with the indwelling Reality which is Sat. So satsang means communion with the Truth. Even after you go away from the society of sadhus you can have satsang provided you tune your mind with the Truth within you through continuous remembrance.

 

As a means to this end Ramdas of course prescribes the repetition of the Divine Name. The Divine Name is the link that unites you with the Eternal or unites the individual with the universal Reality.

 

Lay your future as you should do the past and present entirely in the hands of God. Have no thought or care about it. Waiting for something however great – as you conceive of it – is hugging worry and misery. Complete resignation to the will of God in every situation of life means enjoyment of peace, joy and contentment from moment to moment.

 

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 the education you get turns you away from God, I do not know how it is going to help you and how you are going to help the world.

Nama Article 2nd October 2010


Mahathma Gandhi – Source: Young India, 4 August 1927

 

There is no greater punishment or misery for man than that his faith in God should be blasted. And I confess to a deep sense of sorrow that faith is gradually disappearing in the student world. When I suggest to a Hindu boy to have recourse to Ramanama, he stares at me and wonders  who Rama may be; when I ask a Musalman boy to read the Koran and fear God, he confesses his inability to read the Koran and Allah is a mere lip-profession.

 

How can I convince such boys that the first step to a true education is a pure heart?

 

If the education you get turns you away from God, I do not know how it is going to help you and how you are going to help the world.

 

Check out the special article in http://namadwaar.org/home.php Ram Naam, which had become part and parcel of the timid, shy boy, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, transformed him into Mahatma Gandhi.

 

Please check these: 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/11/recital-of-gods-name-from-heart-would.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/01/constant-repetition-of-ramanama-should.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/12/words-i-have-lost-interest-in.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/12/i-laugh-within-myself-when-someone.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/01/in-darkest-hour-of-my-trial-that-one.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/11/when-mind-is-completely-filled-with-his.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/search?q=Pierre+Ceresole,+a+mathematician

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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