Essence of the Vedas 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.

Nama Article 18th July 2012

 

Haripath – Sant Gnyaneshwar

 

Meaning

 

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.

 

Abhang

 

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 ॥

 

Transliteration

 

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

 

What is the essence of all the Shastras, the Brahma Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, etc.

 

All acts performed are only so much useless labor if it fails to generate love towards the Lord.

 

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

Whether your interest be in Yoga, Meditation or Vedanta, chanting Mahamantra for some time will purify your mind and enable you to proceed in your own path comfortably

 

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.

 

Essence of Srimad Bhăgavatam

 

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

 

What is spirituality and spiritual path? How can I continuously progress on this path?

 

Path of liberation is really simple. Chanting Divine Names incessantly leads us there in due course of time, as pointed out by great Mahatmas.

 

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.

 

 

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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