Archive for January, 2011

>One can realize the devotion of Hanuman if one is intent on it. If one cannot reach that height it is enough if one makes a sincere attempt

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Rama Nama – Experiences of Gandhiji  -by Manu

 

One should have Ramanama on one’s lips till one’s last breath but it should not be repeated parrot-like; it should spring from the heart as was the case with Hanuman. When Sitaji presented a pearl necklace to him he broke the pearls to see if the name of Rama was written in them. We need not care to find out whether the incident actually happened or not. We may not be able to make our bodies as strong as that of Hanuman but we can certainly make our souls as great. One can realize the devotion of Hanuman if one is intent on it. If one cannot reach that height it is enough if one makes a sincere attempt.  Has not Mother Gita taught us to make every effort and leave the result in the hands of God? We should try our very best to follow that teaching.

 

 “Now you have understood what my attitude is towards the sickness of anybody, be it you, me or any one else.” And that very day he wrote to an ailing sister, “There is only one panacea in the whole world and that is Ramanama. But His name could only prove effective if the rules pertaining to it are strictly adhered to. But who cares to do so?”

 

 Strangely enough the above incident occurred on the 30th January 1947, exactly a year before his death.

 

 That unshakable faith in Rama Nama remained with him till his last breath. I did not then imagine that on the same day a year later I should have the heart rending experience of hearing Rama, Ra….ma as the last audible words of the great departing soul. Mysterious indeed are the ways 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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>The day that is gone never returns. Invaluable time is slipping away. Devote your days to the endeavour to draw close to the Lord of the Humble.

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Anandamayi Ma

 

At one time you declared emphatically that if only you could secure suitable employment, you would most earnestly cultivate the spiritual side of life along with material comforts and pleasures. That you have kept your word as to worldly enjoyment is more than obvious; but in what dark cave, in what inaccessible abyss have you hidden away the tender plant of spiritual aspiration? When will you start making an effort to bring light into that dark cave?

 

Delay not: The day that is gone never returns. Invaluable time is slipping away. Devote your days to the endeavour to draw close to the Lord of the Humble.

 

When extreme old age supervenes, you will be too sluggish, too feeble to concentrate on God’s name. How will you then make up for what you failed to do in good time?

 

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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>Day and night the thought of the Beloved should possess his mind, on his tongue should always dwell His sweet Name and his actions should flow as an offering to Him.

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Swami Papa Ramdas

 

It is clear that a burning aspiration can alone purify the soul and entitle it to the achievement of the highest spiritual experience.

 

Day and night the thought of the Beloved should possess his mind, on his tongue should always dwell His sweet Name and his actions should flow as an offering to Him.

 

Verily such an aspirant lives in an unbroken contact with God and ultimately becomes His very image filled with divine wisdom, power, love, joy and peace.

 

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

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/08/only-through-causeless-mercy-does-he.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/08/we-bow-down-to-him-by-his-grace.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/09/those-who-want-to-advance-spiritually.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/07/illusion-fails-to-get-hold-of-him-who.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-shall-bundle-and-throw-off-all.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/11/one-should-repeat-name-voraciously-like.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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>Those persons of pure deeds worship Me steadfast in vows

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Bhagavad Gita 7:28

 

येषां त्वन्तगतं पापं जनानां पुण्यकर्मणाम् |

ते द्वन्द्वमोहनिर्मुक्ता भजन्ते मां दृढव्रताः ||

 

English Translation and commentry by Swami Sivananda

 

But those persons of virtuous deeds whose sins have come to an end, and who are freed from the delusion of the pairs of opposites, worship Me, steadfast in their vows.

 

By the performance of good deeds the heart is slowly purified; Sattva increases; Rajas and Tamas are gradually thinned out. The mind becomes serene and calm. The little self-arrogating personality slowly dies. You grow in spirituality. The divine flame becomes brighter and brighter. You become impersonal.

 

Sin: To forget one's identity with the Supreme Soul is the greatest sin. To see difference is sin. To take the body as the Self, to believe that this world is real is sin. Selfishness is sin. Egoism is sin. Ignorance is sin.

 

Steadfast in vows: The man steadfast in vows entertains a firm resolve: "I must realise the Self now; I will not budge an inch from my seat till I attain Self-realisation." He has the firm conviction that "Brahman is the only Reality. This world is unreal. It is like a mirage. I can attain immortality and eternal bliss if I realise the Self only. There is not an iota of happiness in the sensual objects." Therefore the Lord says, "Those persons of pure deeds worship Me steadfast in vows."

 

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

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/09/only-due-to-merits-earned-in-crores-of.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2011/01/but-pity-indeed-it-is-that-we-who-have.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/07/i-secure-what-is-not-already-possessed.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/11/of-numerous-people-oppressed-by-cold.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/04/essence-of-gita-easiest-way-to.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/11/howsoever-devotees-approach-me-i-meet_23.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/11/with-mind-and-intellect-fixed-or.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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>Similarly in Bhakti, only this same idea that the Lord is ‘mine’ can nurture and nourish bhakti towards the Lord.

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Nama Article 23rd January 2011


Source: http://www.namadwaar.org/diary/?action=entry&id=1292967219

 

'Mine' is special!

 

When a child is beautiful or does something wonderful we enjoy and appreciate it. But appreciation of someone else's child can never come even close to the appreciation and adoration of a child that we consider 'mine'. Our adoration and appreciation is truly huge for even a small act by our own child! This is because of the strong idea we hold that the child is 'mine'.

 

Similarly in Bhakti, only this same idea that the Lord is 'mine' can nurture and nourish bhakti towards the Lord. Without this idea, the devotion still remains within banal limits.

 

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

 

I can love my friends, my parents and whoever I meet and admire. I can worship God, but how can I love LORD KRISHNA?

  

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

You can love Him if you understand that Sri Krishna is pure love and love alone.

 

In order to realize that you have to continuously chant the Maha Mantra. Listen to the stories of Sri Krishna.

 

That is the best way to develop love for Him.

 

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

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/08/only-through-causeless-mercy-does-he.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/08/we-bow-down-to-him-by-his-grace.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/04/lord-should-desire-to-take-you-unto-him.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/10/desire-to-see-god-and-mukthi.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/06/how-one-can-attain-jnana-knowledge.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/11/how-when-can-we-see-god.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/01/that-love-can-sprout-only-by-his-grace.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/07/steadiness-is-what-is-requiredand-wait.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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>Divine Name will not only shield you from all harm, but also grant you the power of endurance and peace.

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Swami Papa Ramdas

 

Depend upon it that the Lord’s Name is all powerful. It will not only shield you from all harm, but also grant you the power of endurance and peace. To take refuge in the Name is to take refuge in God, because God and His Name are not different.

 

With the Name on the lips you can withstand all the storms of life, you can brave all the dangers, all the disappointments and all the losses that attend on life.

 

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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>Lord Shri Krishna takes upon His shoulders the responsibility of looking after the welfare of those noble souls who do not identify their self with the physical body, who are engrossed in the path of devotion

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Vaishnava Samhita: Madhavendra Charitam. Vol II Book 2 Chp 3 Shloka 5

 

त्यक्तदेहभिमानानां भक्तिमार्गानुगामिनाम् 

लोकवेदपराणां तु योगक्षेमवहो हरिः 

 

Tyakta Deha Abhimaanaanaam Bhakti Maargaanugaaminaam

Lokavedaparaanaam Tu Yogakshemavaho Harih

 

Lord Shri Krishna takes upon His shoulders the responsibility of looking after the welfare of those noble souls who do not identify their self with the physical body, who are engrossed in the path of devotion and who have risen above the code of mundane obligations.

 

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

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2011/01/but-pity-indeed-it-is-that-we-who-have.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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