Nama Article 15th September 2011
When we look at the conditions prevailing today, the state of our mind, etc. we find that our mind has lost its strength. Today, most of us are without 'mano balam' (strength of mind). Under such circumstances, the only way that all can easily follow is 'Bhagavan Nãma kirtan' (chanting the Name of the Lord).
Therefore, who is a Sadguru?
The one who calls all the people in this Kali Yuga and gives the ‘upadesa’, “Utter the Name of the Lord. You can attain God!”
Only such a one is a Sadguru.
God is for all. Each and everyone have the right to attain God. 'Bhagavan Nãma kirtan' which is the easiest way of attaining that God and performance of 'Bhagavan Nãma' japa is universal way; all can say Bhagavan Nãma; there is no bar for this; no one can stop it; all are children of God. Therefore, under the conditions prevailing today we can attain God following this great way. Only the one who advocates this 'mãrga' (of 'Nãma sankirtan') to us is verily the highest Guru. Only He can show God to us. He is verily the Avatãra Purusha.
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji