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Japam purifies the mind, and enables the aspirant to attain the knowledge of Truth

Nama Article 30th April 2013

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A Yogi who casts off his body with his thought fixed on Him through devotion and Chanting His Name with His tongue is rid of hankerings and released from bondage of actions.

Nama Article 29th April 2013

 

Srimad Bhagavatam 1:9:23

 

भक्त्यावेश्य मनो यस्मिन् वाचा यन्-नाम कीर्तयन्

त्यजन् कलेवरं योगी मुच्यते काम-कर्मभिः

 

A Yogi who casts off his body with his thought fixed on Him through devotion and Chanting His Name with His tongue is rid of hankerings and released from bondage of actions.

 

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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Such is the power of the Divine Name!

Nama Article 25th April 2013

 

Sri Swami Chidananda, disciple  of Sri Swami Sivananda

 

The Bavarian mystic, Jakob Bohme, said about the indescribable power of the Lord’s Divine Name: “If you have sinned in your olden days—before taking to the spiritual life and dedicating yourself to chanting of the Lord’s Name and these sins drive you to hell, then the power of the Lord’s Name will enter into hell and break hell to pieces in order to liberate you.” Such is the power of the Divine Name!

 

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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Lord Krishna’s auspicious Name even once heard or uttered destroys all evils or inauspiciousness. This is Bhagavatha Dharma.

Nama Article 24th April 2013

 

Srimad Bhagavatam 10:90:47

 

यन्नामामङ्गलघ्नं श्रुतम् अथ गदितं यत्-कृतो गोत्र-धर्मः

 

Lord Krishna’s auspicious Name even once heard or uttered destroys all evils or inauspiciousness. This Bhagavatha Dharma is founded and established by Lord Sri Krishna which protects the entire world.

 

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

 

Those who chant the Mahamantra even once in this Kali Yuga are assured of 'Moksha' (liberation)

 

I have uttered the name of God; I have repeated the name of Rama or Hari. How can I be a sinner?' One must have faith in the glory of God's name

 

The Master had the faith of a child. He immediately pointed out, 'Then why is there dirt on my body?' Krishnakishore explained, 'The inner impurities go away and not the external dirt.'

 

The glory of the Divine Names cannot be understood by logic, reasoning or argument

 

If you utter the Divine Name of the Lord, it will eliminate all your sins without leaving any residue.

 

Any person who Chants the Name of Krishna even only once, no matter, whether said devoutly or disdainfully, would cross the ocean of life.

 

Sri Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal extols the greatness of Chanting the Divine Name of Lord Shiva by quoting the below mentioned Sloka in Srimad Bhagavatha

 

Japa even once uttered has its own good effect, whether the individual is aware or not.

 

Lord Rama says, "I vouch safe security against all living beings to one who comes to me only once and seeks protection (from me), saying " Rama, I am yours", such is my vow"

 

 

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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Since the Chanting of my Divine Names is so powerful, you need not worry about fate or interdictions, doing an activity or renouncing all activites, what has been learnt or what should be learnt. O Uddhava! surrender to Me alone.

Nama Article 23rd April 2013

 

Srimad Bhagavatam 11:12:14,15

 

तस्मात् त्वम् उद्धवोत्सृज्य चोदनां प्रतिचोदनाम्

प्रवृत्तिं च निवृत्तिं च श्रोतव्यं श्रुतम् एव च

माम् एकम् एव शरणम् आत्मानं सर्व-देहिनाम्

याहि सर्वात्म-भावेन मया स्या ह्य् अकुतो-भयः

 

Since the Chanting of my Divine Names is so powerful, you need not worry about fate or interdictions, doing an activity or renouncing all activities, what has been learnt or what should be learnt.

 

O Uddhava! surrender to Me alone, the self of all beings, with all your being; for with Me alone you can be free from fears from all quarters.

 

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

 

Essence of Gita – मामेकं शरणं व्रज

 

The easiest way to surrender is to chant the Mahamantra. Continuously chant the Mahamantra and eventually, you will attain the state of surrender. – Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Saranagati-ceaseless chanting of the Name and self-surrender-indicate one and the same state – Swami Papa Ramdas

 

Chanting the Name is surrender; Chanting the Name is samadhi; Chanting the Name is prayer; There is no need to pray separately – Bhagawan Yogiramsurat Kumar

 

After such surrender the name of God is constantly with the man – Ramana Maharishi

 

Is it enough if I do not try to assimilate Rama's qualities but just surrender to Him?

 

Complete surrender is another name for jnana or liberation – Ramana Maharishi

 

திருமாலுக்கு அடிமை செய் – From Auvaiyar's Aaththichudi (Tamil: ஆத்திசூடி – ஒளவையார்)

 

 

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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Almost always he was silent or chanting the Divine Names of Lord Narayana. Filled with the nectar of the Lord’s Name he would at times dance, at times sing, at times shed profuse tears, at times cry out loudly

Nama Article 22nd April 2013

 

Today is aradhana of Sri Balakrishnananda swami

 

Source: Saint Sketch – Sri Swayamprakasananda Saraswati Swami – (Alangudi Periyavaa)

 

Sri Balakrishnananda swami appeared in his dream, imparted Sri Nrisimha Mantra to him and also gave him Srimad Bhagavatam. After this Sri Ramakrishna's Hari Bhakti [devotion to Lord Hari] reached its pinnacle. He began to remain in solitude doing Mantra japa and reading the Bhagavatam. Due to the Grace of Sri Balakrishnananda, Sri Ramakrishna earned deep love for Srimad Bhagavatam; and, through reading the Bhagavatam, earned deep Jnana.

 

Almost always he was silent or chanting the Divine Names of Lord Narayana. Filled with the nectar of the Lord's Name he would at times dance, at times sing, at times shed profuse tears, at times cry out loudly. Wherever the Lord's stories were recited he would go and listen to it. But this would push him into ecstacy and he would begin to sing, dance and cry. He would experience horripilation. He would cry out loudly, "Narayana! Narayana!" At times he would fall down in a swoon.

 

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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Unlike the other Veda Mantras, the Mahamantra has absolutely no rules and restrictions.

Nama Article 20th April 2013

 

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

 

I hear that the Mahamantra is from the Kali Santarana Upanishad. Hence, is it okay to chant it anywhere without any conditions, or are there rules associated with chanting these? I am asking this because I have heard that Veda mantras have strict rules.

 

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

 

Unlike the other Veda Mantras, the Mahamantra has absolutely no rules and restrictions.

 

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

 

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

 

Any Divine Name is precious. According to Kali Santarana Upanishad, the ‘Hare Rama..’ Mahamantra is capable of giving deliverance in this Kali Yuga.

 

This particular Maha Mantra is prescribed in the Shastras and has been chanted, followed, preached and lived for by great Mahans like Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

 

It is the essence of all Vedas and scriptures and grants lasting peace by giving deliverance from all sufferings.

 

Utter the Divine names of Lord Hari. In the age of Kali there is no other way of deliverance.

 

What We Think We Become

 

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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