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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