In short, it should be perfectly relevant in the current day context, and absolutely practical; and yet yield us to the same goal.

Nama Article 15th January 2013

 

 

Source: http://www.namadwaar.org/articles/whynama.html

 

The Sages, Rishis, Munis and Mahans have been people of foresight.  With boundless compassion, they have pitied about our plight, long back —

 

प्रायेणाल्पायुषः सभ्य कलावस्मिन्युगे जनाः ।

मन्दाः सुमन्द-मतयो मन्द-भाग्या ह्य् उपद्रुताः॥

(Srimad Bhagavatham 1:1:10)

 

prAyENaAlpAyusHa: sabhya kalAvasminyugE janA: |

mandA: sumandamathayO mandabhAgyAhyupadrutA: ||

 

In Kali Yuga, man will possess shorter lifespan, qualities of laziness, weak mind and easily susceptible to negative qualities and ills.

 

Thus, the modern day man needs an easier path — something that can be accommodated in his busy life. That path should be such, that it does not involve a lot of rules and restrictions. it should not have time-bound restrictions; it should not involve much expenditure; it should be something which can be easily followed – In short, it should be perfectly relevant in the current day context, and absolutely practical; and yet yield us to the same goal.

 

ध्यायन् कृते यजन् यज्ञैः त्रेतायां द्वापरे अर्चयन्

यदाप्नोति तदाप्नोति कलौ सङ्कीर्त्य केशवम्॥

 

dhyAyan krutE yajan yajnaihi trEtAyAm dwAparE archayan |

yadApnoti tadApnoti kalau sankIrtya kesavam ||

 

That supreme good which could be attained by the performance of meditation in the Age of Kruta, sacrifices in the Age of Treta and worship of the Lord in the Age of Dwapara can verily be attained, in the Age of Kali, by the mere chanting of the Divine Names of the Lord!

 

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

 

Sri Swamiji says "It is common for anyone in this Yuga. I can assure you that the Divine Name alone can make you attain God

 

The one who calls all the people in this Kali Yuga and gives the ‘upadesa’, “Utter the Name of the Lord. You can attain God!” Only such a one is a Sadguru.

 

Only the chanting of the Divine Names eradicates the evils of this Kali Yuga. There is no other effective way available to overcome the evil propensities of this Kaliyuga

 

Would it not amount to grave injustice if one shows a difficult path to the world ?

 

How can we attain spiritual powers?

 

Kali Santarana Upanishad comes to our rescue, stating which specific Nama has to be chanted for liberation, in this Age (Kali Yuga).

 

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. I think again and again about this with in Myself

 

We have little capacity to meditate, perform rituals and puja. But we are capable of chanting the names of the Lord – Krishna, Rama, and so on.

 

We don’t have the capability to perform either Dhyana, Ritual rites and Pooja. We are capable only to Chant the Divine names of “Krishna, Rama”. Its true that Divine names alone would protect us.

 

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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