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Who scatters the Name of Hari and is verily the remedy for the disease called ‘Kali’ (Age), Who is the uplifter of the downtrodden and fondler of the surrendered

Nama Article 1st August 2011

 

Source: Keerthanam In Praise Of Sri Swamiji – Mangalaalayaaya

 

हरिनामवितरणाय कलिरॊगनिवारणाय

दीनजनोद्धारणाय शराणागतलालनाय

 

harinAma vitaraNAya kalirOganivAraNAya

dInajanOddhAraNAya sharaNAgata lAlanAya

 

Who scatters the Name of Hari and is verily the remedy for the disease called ‘Kali’ (Age)

Who is the uplifter of the downtrodden and fondler of the surrendered

 

 

 

To listen / read this full song and other songs of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji please visit the website http://www.madhuragitam.org

 

 

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

 

Having compassion of the Lord as the foundation, the one which has no rules, the one which can eradicate the force of Kali, Namakirtanam is the only resort. I think again and again about this with in Myself

 

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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Through the practice of the Name preceded by its true appraisement, however the same Brahma reveals itself even as a value of a jewel is revealed by its correct knowledge.

Nama Article 31st July 2011

 

Sant Tulasidas

 

There are two aspects of God – the one qualified and the other unqualified. Both these aspects are unspeakable, unfathomable, with our beginning and without parallel. To my mind, greater than both is the Name, that has established Its rule over both by its might. Friends should not take this as a bold assertion on the part of this servant; I record my mind’s own conviction, partiality and liking. The two aspects of Brahma (GOD) should be recognized as akin to fire (viz the Absolute) which is latent in the wood; while the other (Saguna – Form) corresponds to that which is externally visible. Though both are inaccessible by themselves, they are both inaccessible by themselves, they are easily attainable through the Name; therefore I have called Name greater than both Brahma (Infinite God) and  Lord Rama. Brahma (Infinite God) is one, all pervading and imperishable; He is all Truth, consiousness and a compact mass of joy.

 

Even though such immutable Lord is present in every heart, all beings in this world are nonetheless miserable and unhappy. Through the practice of the Name preceded by its true appraisement, however the same Brahma reveals itself even as a value of a jewel is revealed by its correct knowledge.

 

 

अगुन सगुन दुइ ब्रह्म सरूपा। अकथ अगाध अनादि अनूपा॥

मोरें मत बड़ नामु दुहू तें। किए जेहिं जुग ‍िनज बस निज बूतें

प्रौढ़ि सुजन जनि जानहिं जन की। कहउँ प्रतीति प्रीति रुचि मन की॥

एकु दारुगत देखिअ एकू। पावक सम जुग ब्रह्म बिबेकू॥

उभय अगम जुग सुगम नाम तें। कहेउँ नामु बड़ ब्रह्म राम तें॥

ब्यापकु एकु ब्रह्म अबिनासी। सत चेतन घन आनँद रासी

अस प्रभु हृदयँ अछत अबिकारी। सकल जीव जग दीन दुखारी॥

नाम निरूपन नाम जतन तें। सोउ प्रगटत जिमि मोल रतन तें

 

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 Năma') has the power to redeem one and all.

 

The name is essence

 

With the external support, says Kabir, is the Supportless known

 

For every word there is a meaning which is inseparable

 

Even though there is complete identity between God and His name, the former closely follows the latter

 

Thus it is clear that we cannot identify an object without knowing its Name

 

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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Thus it is clear that we cannot identify an object without knowing its Name

Nama Article 28th July 2011

 

Sant Tulasidas

 

देखिअहिं रूप नाम आधीना।

रूप ग्यान नहिं नाम बिहीना।।

रूप बिसेष नाम बिनु जानें।

करतल गत न परहिं पहिचानें।।

 

Form is always found to be subordinate to the Name. A person may hold a diamond in his hand, but he cannot discover its identity unless and until he is told that it is a diamond. And without knowing what it is, he cannot form any idea of its value.

 

He is appraised of its high value only when he learns from a jeweller that it is a ‘diamond’. Thus it is clear that we cannot identify an object without knowing its Name.

 

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 Năma') has the power to redeem one and all.

 

The name is essence

 

With the external support, says Kabir, is the Supportless known

 

For every word there is a meaning which is inseparable

 

Even though there is complete identity between God and His name, the former closely follows the latter

 

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 only substantial thing is the Name of Hari; all the worldly objects are mere trash

Nama Article 27th July 2011

 

Sant Kabir

 

I have tried all efficacious drugs; none is equal to the Name;

Even a small quantity of It entering the system transforms the whole body into pure gold;

 

The only substantial thing is the Name of Hari; all the worldly objects are mere trash;

Like unto a dew drop which is mistaken for a pearl and which vanishes in no time;

 

The moment one installs the Name in his heart, all the sins are destroyed,

Just as spark of fire, dropped on parched grass, burns it in no time.

 

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

 

We would feel that there is none as rich as we are because we have got such a Guru Ratnam

 

There is no distinction between the Divine Name and the Divinity Himself; for the Name is the invaluable wish fulfilling gem that has come down to this earth as an incarnation of the blissful consciousness of the Divinity.

 

I have found, yes, I have found the wealth of the “Divine Name – Rama” the gem; My true guru gave me a priceless thing

 

Why should we chant the Lord's name repeatedly if it is true that the utterance of His Name just once shall burn up the sins?

 

A single Name is so powerful that one cannot commit as many sins as it can erase even if he were to take a vow to commit only sins

 

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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There is no other yoga, superior to Nama-kirtan. Kirtan is the ultimate way to attain the Supreme Being.

Nama Article 24th July 2011

 

Vaishnava Samhita: Mahaprabhu Ramananda Samvadam.

 

Vol II Book 4 Chp 8 Shloka 48

 

कीर्तनान्न परो  योगः  कीर्तनान्न  परं  तपः

कीर्तनात्साधानं नान्यत्तस्मात्सन्कीर्तयेद्धरिं

 

Keertanaanna Paro Yogah Keertanaanna Param Tapah

Keertanaat Saadhanam Na Anyat Tasmaat Sankeertayeddharim

 

There is no other yoga, superior to Nama-kirtan. Kirtan is the ultimate way to attain the Supreme Being. Hence one should engage in the kirtan of Shri Krishna

 

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

 

Only due to merits earned in crores of births does Bhagavan Nãma come on our tongue

 

Which is THE BEST DHARMA?

 

Of all religious practices, japa (repetition of divine name) is said to be the supreme practice

 

One can attain the highest goal only through dedicated endeavors of japa.

 

There is no knowledge or vow, meditation or acquisition which is equal to Divine Name

 

We should Chant and remember the Divine Name every breath we intake and we need not try to do anything else.

 

Having compassion of the Lord as the foundation, the one which has no rules, the one which can eradicate the force of Kali, Namakirtanam is the only resort. I think again and again about this with in Myself

 

Indeed there is one great virtue possessed by the Kali age,

 

Kalikaala Uchitam Dharmam Namasankirtanatmakam

 

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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We should Chant and remember the Divine Name every breath we intake and we need not try to do anything else.

 

Sant Kabir

 

क्या भरोसा देह काबिनस जात छिन मांह ।

साँस साँस सुमिरन करो और यतन कुछ नाह ॥

 

What is the assurance of the mortal body which would fall anytime irrespective of the person’s stature?

 

We should Chant and remember the Divine Name every breath we intake and we need not try to do anything else.

 

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

 

Secret that will help you realize happiness in whatever you do

 

Every moment of our life that is spent without the thought of God is indeed a waste.

 

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

 

Death awaits your day with its jaws open heartlessly, And yet daring you are to live on unperturbed, Without seeking the real solution, Which goes by the name "liberation"

 

kalakshebo na kartavyah, kshenamaayuh kshane kshane, yamasya karuna naasti, kartavyam hari kirtanam.

 

Every moment of your life should be taken as His gift.  Be rest assured that every incident that happens is by His grace and happens for your well-being.

 

Guru Nanak felt that it would be improper to postpone Nama Smarana or remembering the Name of the Lord, even by a single breath

 

The thought that seize out one's mind for life long period would surely, strongly surface during the last breath

 

That unshakable faith in Rama Nama remained with him till his last breath.

 

The human body is a rare boon to embodied souls and that too is very transient (momentary, short-lived, temporary)

 

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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All I know is only Mahamantra.

 

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

 

I have seen people, that they can invoke the souls of Gods /Goddesses which answer devotees questions. What are your views about this?

 

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

These may exist or may not exist. I am not aware of them. All I know is only Mahamantra.

 

 

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

 

 

Why not take to Mahamantra alone and do it in an intense manner with complete faith, instead of confusing yourself with a multitude of practices?

 

One who has no set goal has a wavering mind. His thoughts are multifold……whats the way out?

 

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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