When the Divine Name of Shri Hari is there to be chanted, observing the vow of silence is fruitless.

Nama Article 17th March 2012

 
Vaishnava Samhita: Shrinatha Darshanam. Vol II Book 4 Chp 14 Shloka 29 – 30
 

सत्सङ्गमे  तु  संप्राप्ते  निःसङ्गेन च किं सुखं

हरिनाम्नि स्थिते दिव्ये वृथा मौनव्रतं सताम्

हरिप्रसादेन संप्राप्ते नरा दुर्भाग्यशालिनः

उपवासं प्रकुर्वन्ति चित्तषुद्ध्यै  दृढव्रताः

 

Satsangame Tu Sampraapte Nihsangena Cha Kim Sukham

Harinaamni Sthite Divye Vruthaa Maunavratam Sataam

Hariprasaadena Sampraapte Naraa Durbhaagyashaalinah

Upavaasam Prakurvanti Chittashuddhyai Drudhavrataah

 

When one is fortunate to mingle in the association ofthe noble devotees (sadhu – sanga), then what pleasure is left in solitude?

When the Divine Name of Shri Hari is there to be chanted, observing the vow of silence is fruitless.

Even when Shri Hari's prasada (the remnants of the offerings made to the Lord), is available, some unfortunate men subject themselves to fasting in order to obtain purity of mind.

 

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

 

 

If you wish for eternal silence ('nishabda') of your mind, you have to produce a sound ('shabda') – and that sound is that of the Mahamantra.

 

If we are immersed in Divine Name it will lead to silence

 

 

The ego, the mind has to be made silent. Chanting works on ego and dissolves it into its source

 

Let us say that on the compound wall of our house some dirty posters have been pasted. What should we do to stop this? We should paste a poster reading, 'do not paste any poster on this wall.'

 

Sound and Space

 

The more intense our love for Him, our remembrance becomes automatically more and more continuous and unbroken, because it is our nature to remember that which we love most

 

Japa – Recalling thou name in silence, through the mind and the inner self

 

 

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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