Nama Article 27th March 2013
Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
Srimad Bhagavatam 11:29:26
य एतन् मम भक्तेषु सम्प्रदद्यात् सु-पुष्कलम् |
तस्याहं ब्रह्म-दायस्य ददाम्य् आत्मानम् आत्मना ||
“Ya Yetanmama Bhakteshu sampradadhyăt su-puskalam |
tasyăham brahmadăyasya dadămyătmănamătmana” ||
Lord Krishna, in his final instructions to His devotee and disciple Uddhava, says, “Jnăna dăna” (imparting spiritual knowledge) is the highest of all services that can be rendered to mankind.
By ‘Jnăna dăna’ the Lord means the Divine knowledge that will take people across the ocean of transmigration (‘samsăra săgara’) and not mere worldly knowledge.
Well! What is Divine Knowledge? It is verily the knowledge of the way to Lord Krishna! And, should not the way be the simplest one whence people caught in the turmoil of Kali Yuga cry for a way of escape? And, that simple, easy route of escape is verily NAMASANKIRTAN – chanting the Divine Name of the Lord!
The ‘cursed’ Kali Yuga, which is said to be the Age of the wicked is also a ‘blessed’ one, for, in this Age mere uttering the Divine Name of the Lord would suffice to reach the Lotus Feet of the Lord!
Our Mahans, the torchbearers of Sanatana Dharma, have always advocated only words of the Vedas; for, the Vedas is verily the Lord’s intellect. The Vedas have shown innumerable ways to attain the Feet of the Lord. However, the chosen way should adhere to the words of the Vedas and also suit the Age of our existence. And, the Maha Mantra “Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare! Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare!” is a way advocated by the Vedas as well the tailor made for this Age.
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While those who have mastered the Mantras to provide relief to mundane worldly pains like scorpion bite etc. hesitate to disclose the Mantras, how compassionate is our Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who has generously given to everyone the greatest of Mantras – the Mahamantra for the welfare of the entire Universe!