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When we chant ‘Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna!’…..

Nama Article 26th December 2011

 
 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

When we chant ‘Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna!’

We are rid of poverty!

 

When we chant ‘Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna!’

Ailments just fly away!

 

When we chant ‘Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna!’

Prosperity seeks us on its own accord!

 

When we chant ‘Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna!’

Planets causing inauspiciousness shy away!

 

When we chant ‘Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna!’

The tree of samsara (transmigration) is uprooted!

 

When we chant ‘Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna!’

Mind becomes tender the very second

 

When we chant ‘Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna! Krishna Krishna!’

Other dieties too bless on their own accord!

 

க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண, க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண, க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண என்று சொன்னாலே

வருமை நம்மை விட்டு விலகுதே

 

க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண, க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண, க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண என்று சொன்னாலே

நோய் நொடியெல்லாம் பஞ்சாய் பறக்குதே

 

க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண, க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண, க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண என்று சொன்னாலே

பணமும் பதவியும் நம்மை தேடி வருகுதே

 

க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண, க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண, க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண என்று சொன்னாலே

கெட்ட க்ரஹங்களெல்லாம் ஓடி ஒளியுதே

 

க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண, க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண, க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண என்று சொன்னாலே

ஸம்ஸார வ்ருக்ஷம் வேரோடு சாயுதே

 

க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண, க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண, க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண என்று சொன்னாலே

மனமும் அக்கணமே மென்மை ஆகுதே

 

க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண, க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண, க்ருஷ்ண க்ருஷ்ண என்று சொன்னாலே

மற்ற தெய்வங்களும் தாமே அருளுதே


 

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.

 

You have wished for 'Dharma', 'Artha' (wealth), 'Kama' (ambitions) and 'Moksha' (God). All these four can be attained by performing service to Lord Sri Hari.

 

I am not able to find any way other than the repeated chanting of the Divine Names to gain the purushartas of dharma, artha, kama and moksha in this age of Kali

 

Narada says to Dhruva, "The way shown by your mother is the one leading to your highest good.

 

Yogiramsuratkumar always chanted the Ram Nam. By sheer power of Rama Nama, he cured innumerable diseases, blessed so many devotees with money, power wealth etc who came to him with mundane, worldly problems.

 

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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Jesus had prayed, “Father glorify your name”: Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”

Nama Article 25th December 2011

 

Jesus says, “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.”

 

He lives for the purpose of glorifying his heavenly Father, and every act he takes, whatever the cost, must be the one that most glorifies his heavenly Father. So his prayer must be, “Father, glorify your name.”

 

It is important that we see this struggle so that we can know that Jesus faced every kind of temptation that we face, and that he made choices to obey that were hard and painful for him.

 

Jesus had prayed, “Father glorify your name”: Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.”

 

 

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

 

Faith heals

 

Lord Jesus is a Maha Purusha and a Yogi.

——— 

For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst of them – Matthew: 18:20

 

You didn't choose me, but I chose you

 

They shall call on my name, and I will hear them

 

And let thy Name be magnified for ever

 

Sanctify them through thy truth; Thy Word is truth

 

I will set him on high because he hath known my name

 

He gave the right to become children of God ? For whom???

 

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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Hanuman worked tirelessly for Rama. He also performed incessant Rama japa. We should also be like this.

Nama Article 24th December 2011

 

Today Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated in our Madhurapuri ashram, Jaya Hanuman !

 
 
 
 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

More than glorifying the Guru or live with the Guru serving him just as Lakshmana did living alongside Rama we should, just as Bharata who held Rama’s words in great respect and ruled the Kingdom, take all effort to fulfill our Guru’s ‘lakshya’ (aim) and desire. This is what I truly desire.

 

Even while involved in service in this way we should keep doing japa without giving it up. It was in this manner that Hanuman worked tirelessly for Rama. He also performed incessant Rama japa. We should also be like this.

 

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

 

The mouth did not close ! Time passed and Lord Rama's mouth remained open!

 

Chanting the Name of Răma, Hanuman crossed the ocean! — and, lifted the mountain!

Mountain sized sorrows melt away like the fog!

 

Catch hold of this divine Name and go on doing your work in the world.

 

While you concentrate on your studies and prepare yourself for your future, you also need God's grace.

 

Both Hanuman and Panduranga are considered to have 'Shiva amsa' in them.

 

If you think of God day and night, you will acquire the nature of God.

 

One can realize the devotion of Hanuman if one is intent on it. If one cannot reach that height it is enough if one makes a sincere attempt

 

I sit under the Kalpataru (wish fulfilling tree) of Sri Rama Whenever I desire any fruit I get it.

 

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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If by any chance the Vedas die, then there would be no base to demark the right from the wrong. Namasankirtan is also a way advocated by the Vedas. Hence we follow this path.

Nama Article 22nd December 2011

 

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“You advocate that only Nãmasankirtan is the way to attain Liberation (‘Moksha’). Many Mahatmas have shown this path. Why then should we protect the Vedas? What is the need for learning the Vedas?”

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

“In our day-to-day life we approach a lawyer to know the right and wrong. Based on ‘Social law” he points to us the right and the wrong. Only the Vedas are the ‘pramãna’ (proof) for the existence of God. The Vedas are the ‘Eternal law’ that show the right path to a man who desires to reach God. Therefore, only by following the path shown by the Vedas can one have ‘darshan’ (see) of God. If by any chance the Vedas die, then there would be no base to demark the right from the wrong. Several ‘durmathas’ (wrong faiths) would spring up and only confusion will prevail. Namasankirtan is also a way advocated by the Vedas. Hence we follow this path.”

 

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

 

Other margas and Nama kirtan

 

But all I know is that 'Năma sankirtanam' (singing Lord's names) is the correct path for all.

 

They might hesitate and ask, 'Can I, who have committed innumerable grievous sins, utter the pure Name of the Lord?' Such people need not hesitate or feel shy on this ground; they CAN sing the Divine Name of the Lord boldly and cheerfully!"

 

When its recitation commences with the Divine Name Hari and concludes with the same, it is a clear and significant indication that the essence of all Vedas is about chanting the Divine Name of Hari.

 

It is for this purpose that he blessed us with Srimad Bhagavatham like a Nama Siddathantam

 

Sri Narayana Tirtha's Krishna Leela Tarangini – Namasiddhanta Gitam

 

The essence of the endless Vedas is this : Seek the shelter of God and repeat His name with all thy heart.

 

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

 

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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When we fast and don’t eat we should keep feeding our mouth with a tastier thing of Chanting His Divine Names and speaking about His glories by engaging ourselves in Japa, Bhajan and reading our scriptures.

Nama Article 21st December 2011

 

தெய்வத்தின் குரல் பாகம் – 6

 

வ்ரதோபவாஸ நியமை: க்லேசித: ஸுகம் அச்நுதெ

இக்ஷுக்லேசாத் யதா (ஆ)நந்தம் ததா ப்ராப்நோதி தத் ஸுகம்

 

வியாபாரி முதலில் கையிலிருப்பதைச் செலவழித்துத் தான் பண்டங்கள் வாங்குகிறான். அப்பறம் அதை விற்று அதிகப் பொருள் சம்பாதிக்கிறான். அப்படியே உடம்பை முதலில் செலவழித்து, அப்பறம் அந்த செலவுக்கு மேல் பெரிய வரவு ஆத்மாவுக்கு சம்பாதித்து கொள்வதற்கு உபவாசமிருப்பது.

 

வயிற்றை வற்றப் போடுகிற நாள்களில் மனசுக்கு த்யானாம்ருத போஜனத்தை கொடுத்துக் கொண்டால் எது பெரிய இன்பம் என்று தெரியும்.

 

சாப்பாடு இல்லாத வாய்க்கு அதைவிட ரசம் சொட்டுகிற அவனுடைய நாமாமிருதத்தை, லீலாமிருதத்தை ஜபமாக, பஜனையாக, ஸ்தோத்திரமாக, பாராயணமாக கொடுத்துக் கொள்ள வேண்டும். காதுக்கு அம்ருத போஜனமாக கீர்த்தனையும், ஹரிகதையும் கிடைக்கப் பண்ணணும். ஏகாதசி புராண படனம்-ச்ரவணம் (படிப்பதும் கேட்பதும்) ரொம்ப விசேஷம்.

 

Sri Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati [Maha Periyava] of Kaanchi Kaamakoti Peetam

 

(Today is Ekadasi and Maha Periyava Aradhana at our Madhurapuri Ashram)

 

A trader first spends and buys things and then earns profit by selling them.  Likewise we should forsake our bodily comforts and earn a big profit for our soul by fasting.

 

When we fast and keep our mind continuously focused on God, we would understand which is greater happiness.

 

When we fast and don’t eat we should keep feeding our mouth with a tastier thing of Chanting His Divine Names and speaking about His glories by engaging ourselves in Japa, Bhajan and reading our scriptures. For our ears we should feed them by hearing to Kirtans, Harikatha. During Ekadasi hearing and reading read Puranas are very special.

 

 

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

 

By fasting, your mind becomes calm. It is easier to contemplate on God in a calm mind than in a tumultuous mind.

 

 

Performance of Nama kirtan during auspicious days will destroy these ten sinful errors

 

Every Ekadasi Akanda Namakirtan (Chanting Mahamantra from 6 am to 6 pm is done in most of our Namadwaars)

 

 

 

On auspicious days like Ekadasi people go on the streets singing the Divine Name of the Lord.

 

Every day in Marghazhi month and on Sundays people go on the streets singing the Divine Name of the Lord in all Namadwaars and GOD Satsangs

 

 

 

Every Saturday and on every Ekadasi people would get together in this Bhajan mutt/hall and do Bhajan [Nama Sankirtan], i.e. sing the Divine Names of the Lord.

 

Every week people in hundreds of GOD satsangs across the globe join and sing the Divine Names of the Lord

 

 

Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God

 

 

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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God gives whatever is required (by His devotee), removes whatever is not needed, leads the devotee in the path suited to him/her; Since Bhagavãn takes utmost interest in the devotee’s needs the latter will not earn/attain any ‘siddhi’

Nama Article 20th December 2011

 
 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

"There is something called 'rasa kulligai'. What will one who holds this 'rasa kulligai' in his hand do? This 'rasa kulligai' possesses the power of turning any object into gold by its very touch.

 

Similarly, anyone who holds on to Bhagavãn has no auspicious or inauspicious time. They are not bound by any hard and fast rule regarding the period to perform or abstain from carrying out a work. This is because Bhagavãn is their protector.

 

What is the greatness of Bhakti? One who practices Yoga attains 'siddhis' , one who practices Vedanta enquiry attains 'siddhis', one who practices 'Karmanushtãnas' attains 'siddhis' but the one who is full of devotion does not attain any kind of 'siddhi'. Bhagavãn feels that one who is devoted to Him needs no 'siddhi'. That is because He is the protector ('Rakshaka').

 

He gives whatever is required (by His devotee), removes whatever is not needed, leads the devotee in the path suited to him/her; Since Bhagavãn takes utmost interest in the devotee's needs the latter will not earn/attain any 'siddhi'. The greatest 'siddhi' is Bhagavãn Himself!"

 

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

 

Let the one who cannot do Bhakti go out to do tapas!

 

What is there in this world that devotion to the Lord cannot do?

 

Man feels that only the most difficult is the highest, the most difficult way is the best way. This is a very wrong notion

 

That love, can sprout only by his grace. His grace descends when we chant the Mahamantra.

 

When can one earn Guru krupa? When God decides to bless a person, he receives Guru's grace. One has to be blessed with Bhakti; and that is blessed only by God/Guru.

 

Reciting the Divine Names of Lord Hari, one can overcome the most formidable delusion of mind.

 

There are many ways. But the simplest and the easiest way is by chanting the "Hare Rama.." Mahamantra.

 

They are for those who don't believe in simple prayers.

 

Bhagawan Nama Bodendra Saraswati Swamigal puts forth his findings in the following words, "Since it is so easy and simple, none takes to it!

 

Would it not amount to grave injustice if one shows a difficult path to the world?

 

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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What is there in this world that devotion to the Lord cannot do?

Nama Article 19th December 2011

 

Sivananda Lahari – Adi Shankara

 

मार्गावर्तितपादुका पशुपतेरङ्गस्य कूर्चायते

गण्डूषांबुनिषेचनं पुररिपोर्दिव्याभिषेकायते ।

किंचिद्भक्षितमांसशेषकबलं नव्योपहारायते

भक्तिः किं न करोत्यहो वनचरो भक्तावतंसायते ॥

 

maargaa-vartita paadukaa paSu-patEr-aMgasya koorcaayatE

gaNDooshaambu-nishEcanaM pura-ripOr-divyaabhishEkaayatE

kincid-bhakshita-maaMsa-SEsha-kabalaM navyOpahaaraayatE

bhaktiH kiM na karOti-ahO vana-carO bhaktaavatamsaayatE

 

 

The way faring sandals become the adornment of Pasupathi,

Water carried in the month become the holy water of bath ,

The just tasted pieces of the remaining meat ,

Become the holy offering to the Lord,

And wonder of wonders, the hunter who lives in the forest

Becomes the king of devotees.

What is there in this world that devotion to the Lord cannot do?

 

(This sloka refers to the devotion shown by Kannappa a hunter devotee of Lord Shiva. In the forest he used to bring water in his mouth to bathe the idol and offer to the lord the meat pieces which he found were tasty.)

 

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

 

Let the one who cannot do Bhakti go out to do tapas!

 

Man feels that only the most difficult is the highest, the most difficult way is the best way. This is a very wrong notion

 

That love, can sprout only by his grace. His grace descends when we chant the Mahamantra.

 

When can one earn Guru krupa? When God decides to bless a person, he receives Guru's grace. One has to be blessed with Bhakti; and that is blessed only by God/Guru.

 

Reciting the Divine Names of Lord Hari, one can overcome the most formidable delusion of mind.

 

There are many ways. But the simplest and the easiest way is by chanting the "Hare Rama.." Mahamantra.

 

They are for those who don't believe in simple prayers.

 

Bhagawan Nama Bodendra Saraswati Swamigal puts forth his findings in the following words, "Since it is so easy and simple, none takes to it!

 

Would it not amount to grave injustice if one shows a difficult path to the world?

 

Click here for – Deiva Tamizh Isai vizha – Live webcast – Dec 16-22, 2011 – 7-9 pm

 

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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