Archive for June, 2011

We should forsake him who dissuades us from taking God’s name

 

Source: "Ashram Bhajnavali" – The version reproduced here is taken from a photostat of the original work in Gandhiji's hand

 

We should forsake him who dissuades us from taking God’s name; we should worship God with all our mind, speech and deed. For doing this we should (if necessary) leave caste, family, mother, father, sister, son, wife, even as the snake discards his skin. Prahlad left his father but would not give up God’s name, Bharata and Shatrughna gave up their mother but never Rama. Rishis’ wives gave up their husbands for the sake of God. Thereby they not only lost nothing but gained all the four ends. Narsaiyo says: The women of Vraj gave up their all for the sake of Vitthal and sported with the Lord.

 

नारायणनुं नाम लेतां वारे तेने तजीए रे,

मनसा वाचा कर्मणा करीने लक्ष्मीवरने भजीए रे।।

कुळने तजीए, कुटुम्बने तजीए, तजीए मा ने बाप रे,

भगिनी सुत दाराने तजीए, जेम तजे कंचुकी साप रे।। ।।

प्रथम पिता प्रहलादे तजियो, नव तजियुं हरिनुं नाम रे,

भरत शत्रुघ्ने तजी जनेता, नव तजिया श्रीराम रे।। ।।

ऋषिपत्नीए श्रीहरि काजे, तजिया निज भरथार रे,

तेमां तेनुं कंईये गयुं, पामी पदारथ चार रे।। ।।

व्रजवनिता विठ्ठलने काजे, सर्व तजीने चाली रे,

भणे नरसैंयो वृन्दावनमां, मोहन साथे महाली रे।। ।।

 

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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Surrender completely to Lord Krishna and chant the Maha Mantra with utmost faith

 

My Star is Tiruvonam and Rashi is Makaram. I want to know about my job and future. Can you please help me?

 

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

It does not matter what your star is and what your Rashi is. Follow the words of the Guru, surrender completely to Lord Krishna and chant the Maha Mantra with utmost faith. Where there is faith, there is no fate. Everything will fall into place automatically.

 

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

 

Of what potency the planets are? The real potency is that of the grace (anugraha) of Lord srI rAma (rAmAnugraha)

 

When you are dependent on others, you have to live like a dog. When you depend on the Divine Names of the Lord, your life is king-size.

 

When there is sincere faith in Maha Mantra Kirtan, one can easily play football with the nine planets!

 

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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Mind can be controlled by dealing with the situation from a practical standpoint with ‘viveka’ or discrimination.

 

What is anger? How do I overcome it? 

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

Anger is an outburst of emotions, which are nothing but thoughts in the mind. Mind can be controlled by dealing with the situation from a practical standpoint with ‘viveka’ or discrimination.

 

Practicing simple pranayama (breathing exercises) is a nice way of controlling the mind. However this has to be done carefully.

 

The easier method to do this is by winning God’s grace. If Maha Mantra is chanted with utmost faith and devotion, He will bring a proper transformation in your mind.

 

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

 

If we put some ant-repellant around the sweets, the ants cannot get inside to the sweets. Similarly, lust, anger and fear would constantly pester our mind. We cannot avoid the attack of these on our mind by our intelligence.

 

'Do you think that this beggar was angry? This beggar never gets angry. He is not angry at all. This beggar is doing only good to him

 

O my soul, remember thy God, thy years are rolling by without His sacred name

 

In the field of battle the fight has begun in right earnest and passion, anger, pride and ambition are the foes to be fought.

 

When a disciple sheds all the adverse modes of the mind like kama (desire), krodha (anger) etc. and completely leads his life with the clear understanding that it is the Guru who is running his life

 

Leaving the desires and anger, bless me to sing your divine names.

 

Repeat His name, and sins will disappear. Thus you will destroy lust, anger, the desire for creature comforts, and so on

 

There are passion and anger too like two huge mountains on either side. Without the Master, who can show the path?

 

Just as soap cleanses the cloth of its impurities, so also the mantra is a spiritual soap cleansing the mind. Just as fire cleanses gold of its impurities, so also mantra cleanses the mind of its impurities.

 

Wash out the thoughts of Concupiscence, anger, pride, greed and attachment from your mind.

 

Vaishnav is the one who has been addicted to the elixir of the name of God

 

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 name is essence

 

So, the name is essence

 

Well! We have an object in our hand and do not know what it is. So we enquire, “What is this? What is it called?” Can we not be satisfied with the ‘ruchi’ (taste), ‘sparsha’ (touch), the form of the object? But, no, we desire to know the name. Then someone tells us the name of that object. “Oh!” is it this! I have heard of it but have never seen it. So, this is it!” and now his mind is satiated, having learnt the name of the object. So, the name is essence.

 

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

 

Thus we are able to comprehend to a certain extent that there is no difference between the Name of the Lord and the Lord. Don't we?

 

Feeling that these Forms alone will not suffice for redemption of the world He also became the Divine Names such as 'Hari!' 'Siva!' and is ever alive in these Names.

 

It is verily the Name of the Supreme One – the one who creates, sustains and rests it in Himself

 

Name and the Named are but one

 

God, Guru, Srimad Bhagavatam and God's Divine Name — all are one and the same.

 

The Divine Name of the Lord ('Bhagavan Nãma') has the power to redeem one and all.

 

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 find the peace within you, please chant the Mahamantra always, thinking of Lord Krishna and surrendering to Him.

 

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

 

I am in my twenties. These days just my mind is not working. I want to find peace, which has gone far away to me. I request to you please tell me your valuable advice for finding the peace in my life.

  

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

Peace is within you. As long as you search for peace outside yourself, you will not attain it. To find the peace within you, please chant the Mahamantra always, thinking of Lord Krishna and surrendering to Him.

 

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

 

His very image filled with divine wisdom, power, love, joy and peace

 

Divine Name will not only shield you from all harm, but also grant you the power of endurance and peace.

 

His sweet Name on your lips, you may be sure, your life will flow like a rippling river singing the song of eternal love and joy.

 

Complete resignation to the will of God in every situation of life means enjoyment of peace, joy and contentment from moment to moment.

 

The man of prayer will be at peace with himself, and with the whole world

 

I have not the slightest doubt that prayer is an unfailing means of cleansing the heart of passions. But it must be combined with the utmost humility.

 

Mind, due to is very nature is ever-vacillating. if you sincerely pray to get the obstacle removed, your prayer shall be fulfilled.

 

 

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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You have wished for ‘Dharma’, ‘Artha’ (wealth), ‘Kama’ (ambitions) and ‘Moksha’ (God). All these four can be attained by performing service to Lord Sri Hari.

 

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

 

1. How can I get mental peace?

2. How can I attain God?

3. What is the way to success?

4. Is it possible to earn a lot of money?

 

Please let me know.

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

You have wished for ‘Dharma’, ‘Artha’ (wealth), ‘Kama’ (ambitions) and ‘Moksha’ (God). Srimad Bhagavatam says that all these four can be attained by performing service to Lord Sri Hari.

 

Chanting the Mahamantra and pleasing the Lord is the easiest way to serve Sri Hari. So start chanting right away and attain these four very easily.

 

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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Our duty is only to take the Nama to people. We will not bother about the results. We are not making anyone chant. It is Lord Krishna who does that.

Nama Article 21st June 2011

 

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

 

I am chanting Mahamantra and I am interested in spreading it to my friends. Is it right to tell about it to a person who is not interested? I am trying to tell to my friends but some are in vain. How can I tell them to chant Mahamantra?

 

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 


Before you go out for this task, first, pray to Lord Krishna. He will make it successful for you. Even those who are not interested now may change in future. Who knows!

 

Our duty is only to take the Nama to people. We will not bother about the results. We are not making anyone chant. It is Lord Krishna who does that. So everything will happen according to His wish.


 

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

 

Propagation is absolutely necessary if any message has to reach the people. This applies to the Divine Name of the Lord, too!

 

Chanting lips make many hands work

 

By the mere touch of a Bhagavata, others can become Bhagavatas.

 

If you cannot remember that God is everywhere, Just chant His Name, that will do everything.

 

If you chant the Maha Mantra constantly, the whole world will be at your feet

 

Mahatma Gandhi won over them by the sheer power of Rama Nama and by virtue of truthfulness sans any weapon and got us independence

 

Rather than speak at length about the greatness of the divine name, prove it by chanting

 

If Vivekananda succeeded in all his accomplishments in the world through mere fruit of Rama Nãma japa, is not one able to comprehend the glory of Nãma?

 

The Swamiji was struck with wonder at the power of the Mahamantra. He at once took hold of the Mahamantra. He wandered all over the country

 

Spiritual transformation (by way of Chanting the Nama) is like treating at the root

 

The dassi came to have a darshan of Bodhendral and after prostrating to him she left this world through Kabala moksham in front of her guru like how a yogi leave this world

 

Due to My causeless mercy, I am very much pleased and enthusiastic to spread the glory of that Dharma which manifests itself in the Kirtan of my Divine Names

 

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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