When one starts on the path of devotion, the very first step is chanting the name of the Lord.

Nama Article 9th August 2013

 

Source: THE ECSTACY OF LOVE DIVINE (Essence of Narada Bhakti Sutra) by Swami Shantananda Puri Maharaj

 

The Divine Nectar of Bhakti is the very essence of all (Rasa). The Supreme Being has been described in the Taittiriya Upanishad as the 'Rasa' (essence) which is all bliss (रसो वै सः। रसं ह्येवायं लब्ध्वा आनन्दी भवति ।). When one starts on the path of devotion, the very first step is chanting the name of the Lord. After a little practice, one finds immense sweetness in taking the name of the Lord. When once this happens in the beginning itself; how sweeter should it be when Bhakti becomes mature. Bhakti is the sweetest music in this world.

 

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

 

Bhakti is deeply enjoyable; it is full of rasa

 

Bhakti is 'rasa roopa' (filled with deep, soft feelings). So, let the one who cannot do Bhakti leave for the forest to perform tapas. Bhagawan Yogiramsuratkumar says, "Chanting Ram Naam always is Bhakthi."

 

rāma nāma rasa pījai manuām, rāma nāma rasa pījai

 

bhakti rasa kEdaari ummE toruvamantra

 

पिबरे रामरसं रसने, पिबरे राम रसम्

 

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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