Nama Article 8th August 2012
Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
You may count the beads in the japa mala innumerable times or do intense meditation. Bhagavan is not attracted by it. Bhagavan ‘yearns’ only for love. Only love from the 'jivas' stimulates and attracts Bhagavãn.
Perform Nama Sankirtan with ‘premai’. When you utter the name of the one whom you love deeply, don’t you do it with deep feeling and earnestness? Call out to Bhagavan in the same way. Do not perform Nama Sankirtan as if it is a burden laid on you but utter it elatedly as you would pet your dear one (‘konji konji’).
Feeling blessed, “How fortunate am I to have been blessed with this Nama!” one should drown Bhagavan in ‘premai’ – love. (‘Premaiyil tocchu tocchu Nãma Sankirtan pannanum!)
Only such Nama Sankirtan will bring in results. Keep Bhagavan soaked in love! (‘Premai dahikanum’ – One should be set ablaze with Love for God!). And this can be experienced only in a true Satsang.
Only in the company of Sadhus is ‘premai’ experienced in one’s heart.
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