No amount of effort on man’s part will be of any avail unless it is blessed by God’s Grace.

Nama Article 14th August 2013

 

Source: Srimad Bhagavatham : Its Message for the Modern Man by Swami Shantananda Puri Maharaj

 

The sixth section, Pushti Skandha (Pushti means Grace, Anugraha, Blessing), deals with the most important factor in man's spiritual journey, namely that no amount of effort on man's part will be of any avail unless it is blessed by God's Grace.

 

Two easy ways of attracting this divine Grace are (1) taking God's name and (2) prayer. The stories in this Skandha illustrate how even the worst sinner or the vilest asura (demon) can easily come within the power of Divine Grace.

 

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

 

What is Bhagavata dharma? Showing the way to the Almighty even to the lowliest of the lowly is Bhagavata dharma.

 

Lord here assures that one who is an ordinary bhaktha and even one who does Bhakthi with out total faith will also not be destroyed.

 

How far is Liberation?

 

Only through causeless mercy does He reveals Him

 

Bodendra swami, in His 'Bhagavan Nama rasodayam' says angrily, 'do you think it the Name of some Tom, Dick and Harry? It is verily the Name of the Lord of the Universe ('Jagadeeshwara's Name)!

 

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.

 

Does not the Lord surely arrange for securing what they lack and protecting what they have even in the case of other devotees?

 

But, while speaking on Bhakti mărga, Bhagavăn tells Arjuna, 'na chirăt' – it will not take long. You can attain to Me now, in this very janma.

 

One who utters My Name becomes holy very soon

 

Even if you perform the smallest dharma I will protect you from the worst fear

 

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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