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The practice of other forms of atonement cannot bring total purification like Chanting the divine names of Lord

Nama Article 1st August 2012


Srimad Bhagavatam 6:2:12


नैकान्तिकं तद् धि कृतेपि निष्कृते मनः पुनर् धावति चेद् असत्-पथे

तत् कर्म-निर्हारम् अभीप्सतां हरेर् गुणानुवादः खलु सत्त्व-भावनः


The practice of other forms of atonement cannot bring total purification. This is shown by the fact that through their observances the mind is not cured of its addiction to evil and is again drawn towards the path of evil. Therefore, those who seek total liberation from the influence of sin should adopt Chanting the divine names of Lord. The heart of the person will be totally purified through the kirtana of the Divine Name.


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


He calculated the ultimate profit – 'the income from the bribe is 1,00,000 rupees and the expense for obliterating the sin is only 10,000 rupees. I stand to gain 90,000 rupees'.


Which atonement ('prãyaschiita') is the best?


Why atonement by Chanting of the Divine Names of God is superior to others ?


Don't stop chanting for any reason. The rest of the things will be taken care of automatically.


And through constant repetition of the Name after the removal of sin, new sins cannot accumulate; just as when the light is kept burning in the room it can never be dark again


For whom there is no sin ? Adisankara says "For one who chants the Divine Name"


The only atonement (Praayachitham) which alone is capable of nullifying all the errors completely….


Chanting the Divine Name is a direct means to the attainment of supreme bliss


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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The Sanathana Dharma is universally true. While the Dharma cannot be changed, the alternative is to adapt the right kind of Dharma, apt for the age.

Nama Article 31st July 2012


Source: http://www.namadwaar.org/answers/questions.html


Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:


The Sanathana Dharma is universally true. While the Dharma cannot be changed, the alternative is to adapt the right kind of Dharma, apt for the age.


That is verily the Bhagavata Dharma, which is nothing but chanting of the Divine Name of God. This simple path is the atonement to everything [sarva prayaschitta] and does not have any rules and regulations.


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. I think again and again about this with in Myself


What is the secret of success?


It is up to you to choose the most apt means of transport given your current load of luggage and various other factors


By merely Chanting the Names of the Lord one can attain all the desired objects.


Intelligent men resort to devotional service by chanting the Divine names of the Lord. Such persons are not within my jurisdiction for punishment.


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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By merely Chanting the Names of the Lord one can attain all the desired objects.

Nama Article 30th July 2012

Srimad Bhagavatam 11:5:36

कलिं सभाजयन्त्य् आर्या गुणज्ञाः सारभागिनः
यत्र सङ्कीर्तनेनैव सर्व-स्वार्थोभिलभ्यते

Elderly and discriminating persons who appreciates the merits of the present age, Kali yuga, choose the essence of things, extol this age, in which by merely Chanting the Names of the Lord one can attain all the desired objects.

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





Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 

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All the hindrances to our auspicious life will be completely destroyed by the chanting the Divine Names of the Lord.

Nama Article 29th July 2012
 
Srimad Bhagavatam 6:8:27 – Narayana Kavacham
यन् नो भयं ग्रहेभ्योऽभूत्केतुभ्यो नृभ्य एव च |
सरीसृपेभ्यो दंष्ट्रिभ्यो भूतेभ्योऽहोभ्य एव च ||
सर्वाण्य् एतानि भगवन्- नाम- रूपानुकीर्तनात् |
प्रयान्तु सङ्क्ष्हयं सद्यो ये नः श्रेयः- प्रतीपकाः ||
Chanting the Divine Names of the Lord protect us from the influence of evil spirits, bad planets, comets, envious human beings, poisonous creatures and dangerous animals. May it protect us from ghosts and our past sins. All the hindrances to our auspicious life will be completely destroyed by the chanting the Divine Names of the Lord.
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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Intelligent men resort to devotional service by chanting the Divine names of the Lord. Such persons are not within my jurisdiction for punishment.

Nama Article 28th July 2012
 
Srimad Bhagavatam 6:3:26
एवं विमृश्य सुधियो भगवत्यनन्ते
सर्वात्मना विदधते खलु भावयोगम्
ते मे न दण्डमर्हन्त्यथ यद्यमीषां
स्यात् पातकं तदपि हन्त्य् उरुगाय-वादः
Yamadharma Raja says, “Considering all the points, therefore, intelligent men resort to devotional service by chanting the Divine names of the Lord, Who is situated in everyone’s heart and Who is a mine of all auspicious qualities. Such persons are not within my jurisdiction for punishment. Even if by mistake or because of bewilderment or illusion they commit sinful acts, they are protected from sinful reactions because the Chanting of Divine names obliterates it.”
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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Obstacles can be removed by by congregational hearing and chanting of Divine names and by following the footsteps of the great Masters

Nama Article 27th July 2012

 Srimad Bhagavatam 11:28:40

कांश्चिन् ममानुध्यानेन नाम-सङ्कीर्तनादिभिः
योगेश्वरानुवृत्त्या वा हन्याद् अशुभ-दान् शनैः
Obstacles / disturbances like lust, anger, fear, hypocrisy, false pride and other types of mental imbalances etc can be gradually removed by constant remembrance of Lord, by congregational hearing and chanting of Divine names and by following the footsteps of the great Masters (Yogishwara).
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji 
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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Those who perform their duties accepting them as the order of the Lord, constantly utter and meditate on the praises and names of Sri Krishna.

Nama Article 25th July 2012


Srimad Bhagavatam 1:5:36


कुर्वाणा यत्र कर्माणिनां भगवच्-छिक्षयासकृत्

गृणन्ति गुण-नामानि कृष्णस्यानुस्मरन्ति च


Those who perform their duties accepting them as the order of the Lord, constantly utter and meditate on the praises and names of Sri Krishna.


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


Is chanting while doing work considered as meaningful chanting ?

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

One should always chant His name. Even while one is performing one's duties, the mind should be left with God.

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

Divine name is beyond all restrictions – परं संकीर्तनादेव राम रामेति मुच्यते

It is free from all constraints and procedures

If you are not able to perform Nama Sankirtan, at least listen to Nama Sankirtan


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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