The path of loving devotion to Shri Krishna, or the Bhakti-Yoga is on a plane higher than Dhyana Yoga or meditation. Among the various dimensions of Bhakti-Yoga, the chanting of the Divine Names of Shri Gopala is the best.

Nama Article 28th March 2013

 

Vaishnava Samhita: Ramananda Samvadam. Vol II Book 4 Chp 8 Shloka 47

 

ध्यानयोगात्तथा कृष्णे भक्तियोगो विशिष्यते |

तत्रापि गोकुलेन्द्रस्य णामकीर्तनमुत्तमम्  ||

 

Dhyaana Yogaat Tathaa Krishne Bhaktiyogo Vishishyate

Tatraapi Gokulendrasya Naama Keertanam Uttamam

 

The path of loving devotion to Shri Krishna, or the Bhakti-Yoga is on a plane higher than Dhyana Yoga or meditation. Among the various dimensions of Bhakti-Yoga, the chanting of the Divine Names of Shri Gopala is the best.

 

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

 

Let the one who cannot do Bhakti go out to do tapas!

 

What is there in this world that devotion to the Lord cannot do?

 

Man feels that only the most difficult is the highest, the most difficult way is the best way. This is a very wrong notion

 

That love, can sprout only by his grace. His grace descends when we chant the Mahamantra.

 

When can one earn Guru krupa? When God decides to bless a person, he receives Guru's grace. One has to be blessed with Bhakti; and that is blessed only by God/Guru.

 

Reciting the Divine Names of Lord Hari, one can overcome the most formidable delusion of mind.

 

There are many ways. But the simplest and the easiest way is by chanting the "Hare Rama.." Mahamantra.

 

They are for those who don't believe in simple prayers.

 

Bhagawan Nama Bodendra Saraswati Swamigal puts forth his findings in the following words, "Since it is so easy and simple, none takes to it!

 

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

 

God gives whatever is required (by His devotee), removes whatever is not needed, leads the devotee in the path suited to him/her; Since Bhagavãn takes utmost interest in the devotee's needs the latter will not earn/attain any 'siddhi'

 

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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