Nama Article 18th July 2012
Haripath – Sant Gnyaneshwar
The proclamation and essence of the Vedas, shastras, puranas and all the holy scriptures is “Repeat the name of Narayana.”
Without the remembrance of Hari , all other practices, such as rituals and austerities, are only futile exertions.
Those who have dedicated themselves to remembrance of His name have found unending peace and contentment and they have become enveloped in its sweetness like a bee who, in its search for honey, becomes enveloped in the closed petals of a flower.
Jnanadev says: Hari’s name is my mantra which is also a formidable weapon that keeps the god of death in distance from me and from my generations.
वेद शास्त्र पुराण श्रुतीचे वचन ।
एक नारायण सार जप ॥ १ ॥
जप तप कर्म हरिविण धर्म ।
वाउगाचि श्रम व्यर्थ जाय ॥ २ ॥
हरिपाठी गेले ते निवांतचि ठेले ।
भ्रमर गुंतले सुमन कळिके ॥ ३ ॥
ज्ञानदेवी मंत्र हरिनामाचे शस्त्र ।
यमे कुळगोत्र वर्जियेले ॥ ४ ॥
Vedasasthra pramana sruthiche vachana l Eka Narayana sara japa ll
Japa thapa karma Harivina dharma l Vavughachi srama vyarththa jaya ll
HARIPATee gele tey nivanthachee tele l Bhramara gunthale sumana kalike ll
Gnanadevee manthra Harinamache sasthra l Yame kulagothra varjiyele ll
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji