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
When we are idle, mind starts to play its game. If we do not want the mind to go astray, one should chant the Mahamantra kirtan incessantly. This is the easiest path.
To protect one from five senses one need to keep a vigilant watchman or a ferocious dog and that is nothing but the divine names of the Lord.
The Mahamaya (greatest illusion), the mind, can be brought under control slowly and steadily by Namakirtan alone.
Drench your senses in the enchanting form of Krishna, His stories, His glory and His Divine Name. The mind is effortlessly controlled!
The name of God is more powerful than the senses. It will become all right in time if you practise regularly.
If we think of God and pray to Him for His guidance and His grace, we shall derive strength to battle against these temptations and conquer our weaknesses
“It is all right even if you do not hold your senses under control. Keep doing Năma Sankirtan. The ‘indriyăs’ (senses) will automatically come under control!”
The method, by adopting which he can safely progress on the divine path, is to surrender himself entirely to the all-powerful God within him by constantly thinking of Him and His attributes