Archive for February, 2013

Ah, what a nice character Rakhal has developed! Inwardly he repeats the name of God, and so his lips move.

Nama Article 27th February 2013

 

Source: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

 

MASTER (to Rakhal's father and the devotees): "Ah, what a nice character Rakhal has developed! Look at his face and every now and then you will notice his lips moving. Inwardly he repeats the name of God, and so his lips move.”

 

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

 

Only due to merits earned in crores of births does Bhagavan Năma come on our tongue

 

Always keep His Name on your lips. Nama is nectar. This is the secret that will help you realize happiness in whatever you do.

 

Let the whole life be lived out as an offering to Him who has brought us into being. Let His Name be ever on our lips and in our minds

 

Remembering the Hare Rama Maha mantra always is Punya (Virtue), Forgetting Hare Rama Maha Mantra is sin.

 

God's name on one's lips is itself salvation, disregard (of the name) know to be perdition.

 

Padma purana says that the names of Hari are ever present on the lips of a man who has adored Him for successive births.

 

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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Padma purana says that the names of Hari are ever present on the lips of a man who has adored Him for successive births.

Nama Article 26th February 2013

 

Source: Padma Purana

 

येन जन्मसहस्राणि वासुदेवो निषेवितः ।

तन्मुखे हरिनामानि सदा तिष्ठन्ति भारत ॥

 

Padma purana says that the names of Hari are ever present on the lips of a man who has adored Him for successive births.

 

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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Bhukthi (worldly comforts) and mukthi (liberation) dwell in the house of those who chant “Narayanahari, Narayanahari”

Nama Article 25th February 2013

Haripath – Sant Gnyaneshwar
नित्यनेमनामी ते प्राणी दुर्लभ ।
लक्ष्मीवल्लभ तया जवळी ॥ १ ॥
नारायण हरि नारायण हरि ।
भुक्ति मुक्‍ति चारी घरी त्यांच्या ॥ २ ॥
हरिविण जन्म तो नर्कचि पै जाणा ।
यमाचा पाहुणा प्राणी होय ॥ ३ ॥
ज्ञानदेव पुसे निवृत्तीसी चाड ।
गगनाहूनि वाड नाम आहे ॥ ४ ॥
Nithya nema namee(m) tho nara pranee durlabha l Laksmeevallabha thaya javalee ll
Narayanahari Narayanahari l Bhukthi mukthi charee gharee(m) thyancha ll
Hariveena janma tho narakachi pai(m) jana l Yamacha pahoona pranee hoya ll
Gnanadeva puse Nivruththeesee chada l Gaganahuni vata nama ahe ll
There are very few who Chant His Name as an unfailing daily practice. It is only those who Chant may gain the grace and Lord Sri Hari, Lakshmi Devi’s Lord is nearer to them.
Bhukthi (worldly comforts) and mukthi (liberation) dwell in the house of those who chant “Narayanahari, Narayanahari”
Those who do not Chant; their life is truly a hell. They would suffer at Hell punished by Yama, the god of death.
Jnanadev says: When I asked my Guru, Nivruththinatha, the value of the name of God,
Nivruththinatha told me, “Name is greater than that of the sky above (larger than the vast space).”

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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How simple it is, yet how difficult for many whose love for the Beloved is not as intense as their attachment to the perishable baubles of the world!

Nama Article 24th February 2013

 

Swami Papa Ramdas

 

Call on the Lord – the Beloved. Have you found anything sweeter than His Name, more charming   than the sound of His Name? If you have real love for the Lord you will reply: “Certainly, I have not.” Then there is no need for anybody to tell you that you should sing on His Name and be inebriated with the Divine ecstasy associated with it. You will find your life has changed into a song of eternity. Who could adequately describe in words the wonderful glory of the Beloved’s Name? He who has tasted alone knows what it is like. O! taste it and let the Name illumine your heart and intellect and fill you with floods of joy. Sing on His Name with all love and devotion and embrace the Beloved in the recesses of your heart. What blessedness then is yours!

 

Can you now hold such a precious possession in comparison with all the riches of the world? Name, fame and wealth in this evanescent world are as nothing to you when your heart has once drunk the nectar of the Beloved’s Name. Therefore, sing on His Name with onepointed devotion. The Beloved awaits you; you have only to take His Name and He runs to you. How simple it is, yet how difficult for many whose love for the Beloved is not as intense as their attachment to the perishable baubles of the world!

 

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

 

Mechanical chanting is the only starting point we can attempt. It matures to love by grace.

 

Mechanical chanting is the starting phase. It will soon graduate to mental chanting and soon this mental one-pointed chanting will lead to the source of the chant, which is the truth.

 

The ultimate result of singing God's names is unconditional love towards one and all. Chanting the Divine names is both the means and the end.

 

The same scriptures also state that one should follow the words of the Guru without any doubts or questions and act accordingly.

 

Is chanting while doing work considered as meaningful chanting ?

 

Don’t stop chanting for any reason. The rest of the things will be taken care of automatically.

 

It is not the count or time that matters. It is the intensity that matters.

 

Complete surrender is another name for jnana or liberation

 

The easiest way to surrender is to chant the Mahamantra. Continuously chant the Mahamantra

 

 

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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Even unwittingly uttering the name of Mukunda frees men from all the sins they might have committed – Narayaneeyam

Nama Article 22nd February 2013

 

Ajamilopakhyanam – From Narayaneeyam

 

नृणामबुध्यापि मुकुन्दकीर्तनं

दहत्यघौघान् महिमास्य तादृशः ।

यथाग्निरेधांसि यथौषधं गदा-

निति प्रभो ! त्वत्पुरुषा बभाषिरे ॥

 

O Lord ! Your attendants told the men of Yama “Even unwittingly uttering the name of  Mukunda frees men from all the sins they might have committed. That is the greatness of His name.  It is like fire burning wood and medicine curing diseases irrespective of whether they are taken  intentionally or unwittingly.”

 

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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The devotee should sing His praises and His divine names forsaking all shyness or inhibitions and carry on his life without attachments

Nama Article 21st February 2013

 

Srimad Bhagavatam 11:2:39

 

शृण्वन् सुभद्राणि रथाङ्ग-पाणेर् जन्मानि कर्माणि च यानि लोके

गीतानि नामानि तद्-अर्थकानि गायन् विलज्जो विचरेद् असङ्गः

 

The devotee should hear about the all auspicious incarnations of the Lord and his exploits in this world  and  sing His praises and His divine names forsaking all shyness or inhibitions and carry on his life without attachments.

 

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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The one who has thus captured the Lord in their heart by Love is considered the chief among the devotees of the Lord, Bhagavatha Pradhana.

Nama Article 20th February 2013

 

Srimad Bhagavatam 11:2:55

 

विसृजति हृदयं न यस्य साक्षाद्धरिर् अवशाभिहितोऽप्य अघौघ-नाशः

प्रणय-रसनया धृताङ्घ्रि-पद्मः स भवति भागवत-प्रधान उक्तः  

 

The utterance of the name of Hari will absolve one of all sins even when such utterance is made only when one is in great trouble or even unintentionally or unwillingly.

 

The devotee who has taken shelter under the Lotus Feet of the lord and Chants the Divine name with love, The Lord Hari resides in their heart and never leaves. The one who has thus captured the Lord in their heart by Love is considered the chief among the devotees of the Lord, Bhagavatha Pradhana.

 

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

 

The one who has no expectations on wordly desires and who accepts everything as the Will of the Lord Vasudeva is a supreme devotee (Uthama Bhagavatha).

 

Witnessing and accepting all the happenings in the world as His play pleases Him more than anything else.

 

The extremely beloved is desired; by whomsoever this Atman is extremely beloved, he becomes the most beloved of the Atman. So that this beloved may attain the Atman, the Lord Himself helps.

 

The one, whom all the riches of the three worlds cannot distract from the remembrance of the Lord’s lotus feet even for half a second, is the foremost of all the vaishanavas.

 

The sooner you chant the Maha Mantra, all your sins will be wiped out. There is nothing to worry about it. I will vouch for it.

 

Nama Kirtan, whether done knowingly or unknowingly, certainly has to give its effect

 

The Name of God, chanted correctly or incorrectly, knowingly or unknowingly, carefully, is sure to give the desired result.

 

Whats the result of the Divine Name uttered helplessly?

 

A fallen, slipped or pained person is redeemed from all sins, if he cries out loudly his surrender unto Lord Hari even while sneezing

 

If a person Hears, Chants the Divine Name, meditates upon, worships or even offers great respect to the Supreme Lord, the Lord will remove the sins accumulated during many thousands of lifetimes.

 

The only certain course for success declared unanimously by all the sages of yore is the hearing, chanting, and meditation of the Glory of the Divine Name of Sri Hari.

 

 

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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