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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