Archive for October, 2012

"Have faith in the name of God. Then you won’t need even to go to holy places."

Nama Article 30th October 2012

 

Source: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

 

"Have faith in the name of God. Then you won't need even to go to holy places."

 

Sri Ramakrishna sang, intoxicated with divine fervour:

Why should I go to Ganga or Gaya, to Kasi, Kanchi, or Prabhas,

So long as I can breathe my last with Kali's name upon my lips?

 

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

 

oh! mind! Taking the water which is sanctified by the touch of holy feet of devotee who is immersed in the Singing of Divine Name will suffice; why do you have to go to Bhagirathi (Ganges river)?

 

He has been to the Sacred River Ganga, to Gaya and Kashi, as well as to Pushakaram, on whose tongue reside these two alphabets: HaRi

 

The three holy names — Rama (Ganga) , Krishna (Yamuna), Govinda (Saraswathi) — constitute a Prayag, a most holy and venerated confluence.

 

The house where daily Krishna kirtan is done is verily Kasi, Gaya, Kurukshetram, Pushkaram and all the holy places

 

 

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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That is why it is said that don’t live without chanting.

Nama Article 29th October 2012

 

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

 

If life form is present in everything we eat, isn't eating equal to killing that very life?

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

For sustenance, we need to consume food, don’t we? So we do only the minimum harm in order to fetch the food that is needed for sustenance.

 

If we merely eat without performing bhajan, the harm is not at all justified. It is very much wrong.

 

That is why it is said that don’t live without chanting.

 

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

 

Leaving Nama, there is no meaning in living

 

Kabir says: He on whose lips the Name of God is not there that mouth is a litter bin.

 

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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Why should you feel shy about singing the name of God? The proverb says very truly: ‘One cannot realize God if one is a victim of shame, hatred, or fear.’

Nama Article 28th October 2012

 

Source: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

 

Addressing the doctor, the Master said: "Give up this false modesty. Why should you feel shy about singing the name of God? The proverb says very truly: 'One cannot realize God if one is a victim of shame, hatred, or fear.' Give up such foolish notions as: 'I am such a great man! Shall I dance crying the name of God? What will other great men think of me on hearing of this? They may say that the doctor, poor fellow, has been dancing uttering the name of Hari, and thus pity me.' Give up all these foolish notions."

 

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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Sing the name of God at the end of each performance.

Nama Article 27th October 2012

 

Source: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

 

MASTER to actors: "….. What more shall I tell you? Keep your mind on God. Don't forget Him. God will certainly reveal Himself to you if you pray to Him with sincerity. Another thing. Sing the name of God at the end of each performance. Then the actors, the singers, and the audience will go home with the thought of God in their minds."

 

The actors saluted the Master and took their leave.

 

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

 

One should constantly repeat the names of God irrespective of any activity that he might be involved in

 

Start the day with Nama, fill the day with Nama, end the day with Nama!

 

Let us start all our work by chanting Shri Ram. Let us always stick to the good behaviour.

 

One should make it a habit to take the Name of God frequently. Every time a question is put forth to you, stop a while. Do not answer immediately. Take the Name of the Lord twice

 

Hence on daily basis we can try whether we can think only about God 's name before we go for a sleep

 

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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We should be stead fast in following the path of Namakirtan which is true, the easiest, can be followed by one-and-all and fondly preferred by the Lord.

Nama Article 26th October 2012

 

Source: Madhuramurali July 2007

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

சில தெய்வீக வழிகளை பின் பற்றுபவர்களையும் அதைப்பற்றி பேசுபவர்களையும் பார்த்தும், அது சரியோ, என்று குழப்பம் அடையாமல், உண்மையான, சுலபமான, எல்லோராலும் பின்பற்றக்கூடிய, பகவானுக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்தமான, கீர்த்தனத்தையே பின்பற்ற வேண்டும்.

 

By hearing or seeing others following some spiritual practices we should not confuse ourselves. We should be stead fast in following the path of Namakirtan which is true, the easiest, can be followed by one-and-all and fondly preferred by the Lord.

 

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

 

Be steadfast in Chanting the Name of the Lord

 

If a Sadhak has been able to stick on to his path and is successful in continuing to perform his Sadhana with a steady mind over a long period of time, that is verily the greatest miracle.

 

Before clarity, there is bound to be confusion. Chanting the Maha Mantra incessantly with steadfast faith, patience and perseverance will help you achieve what you want.

 

Instead he accepted the situation he was placed and was steadfast in His devotion of Chanting the Divine Name.

 

Have steadfast faith in the Nama you chant – the Maha Mantra

 

 

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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Uddhava: “What is ‘Vidya’ (learning/education)?” Sri Krishna: “That which removes duality (that we are different from the atman) is ‘vidya’!”

Nama Article 23rd October 2012

 
Source: Script from Scriptures Madhuramurali Sep 2001
 
On this auspicious day of Saraswati Pooja, let us pray to the Divine Mother of Knowledge to bestow us abundant knowledge and in addition, humility, faith and perseverance. May Goddess Saraswati bless us so that we keep the Mahamantra on our lips every moment of our life.
 
Bhagavãn Sri Krishna’s dialogue with His loving devotee, Uddhava. (Srimad Bhãgavatam – 11th Skanda)
 
Uddhava: “What is ‘balam’ (strength)?”
 
Sri Krishna: “Prãnayama is the best ‘balam’!"
 
Uddhava: “What is ‘Bãgyam’ (fortune)?”
 
Sri Krishna: “To attain my ‘iswarya’ is the best ‘bãgyam’!”
 
Uddhava: “What is ‘lãbam’ (profit)?”
 
Sri Krishna: “To earn Bhakti for me is the best ‘lãbam’!”
 
Uddhava: “What is ‘Vidya’ (learning/education)?”
 
Sri Krishna: “That which removes duality (that we are different from the atman) is ‘vidya’!”
 
Uddava: “What is ‘vetkam’ (embarrassment)?”
 
Sri Krishna: “Disgust in wicked deeds is ‘vetkam’!”
 
Uddhava: “What is ‘Sri’ (‘iswarya’ – wealth)?”
 
Sri Krishna: “Atma gunas such as desirelessness in worldly affairs is ‘Sri’!”
 
Uddhava: “What is ‘Sukha’ (joy)?”
 
Sri Krishna: “It is ‘sukha’ when the mind experiences neither joy nor happiness!”
 
Uddhava: “What is ‘Dukha’ (sorrow)?”
 
Sri Krishna: “The desire to enjoy pleasures of senses like sensual pleasure is ‘dukha’!”
 
Uddhava: “Who is a ‘Pundit’ (Scholar)?”
 
Sri Krishna: “One who knows what is ‘banda’ (binding) and what is ‘Moksha’ (liberation) is a Pundit!” (Not the one who has mere theoretical knowledge, through the the study of the Shastras that ‘samsãra’ is the binding factor and Moksha is to get out of it. Only one who realizes this in experience and frees himself is the one who has truly known ‘banda’ and ‘Moksha’)
 
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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We should not rest till the whole world reverberates with Mahamantra Kirtan

Nama Article 22nd October 2012

 

Source: Madhuramurali July 2007

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

உலகம் முழுவதும் மஹாமந்திர கீர்த்தனை கேட்கும் வரை ஓயக்கூடாது 

 

We should not rest till the whole world reverberates with Mahamantra Kirtan

 

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

 

Today, wherever I go, I find it encouraging to find that the attempt to make the sound of Maha Mantra reverberate all over has been quite successful

 

Most of you are running the Divine Name Centres (Năma Centre) in your Towns/Villages/Cities and go about knocking at each door seeking alms – alms of Divine Name chanting! Your efforts shall not go in vain.

 

"Give your life for His Divine Work, His Divine Grace will work for your life."

 

Every week people in hundreds of GOD satsangs across the globe join and sing the Divine Names of the Lord

 

Preamble of Namadwaar, Nama Dwaar – Purpose and Plan

 

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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