Nama Article 28th July 2011
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