Sri Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal
Jayadeva Charitam. Vol II Book V Chp 3 Shlokas 2 – 4
न योगेन न सांख्येन न तपोर्भिन च व्रतैः
भक्त्यैव केवलं कृष्णः प्रीयते भक्तवत्सलः
प्रह्लादेन च सा भक्तिः प्रथिता नवलक्षणा
तत्र कीर्तनमेवालं कृष्णसन्तोषहेतवे
भक्ताः सङ्गम्य चान्योन्यं यत्र गायन्ति तन्मयाः
तत्र नृत्यति गोविन्दो नामगानवशीकृतः
Shri Sadguru replied
Shri Krishna, the fond lover of the devotees, does not get pleased with yoga, yajna, penance, wisdom and austerities. He is pleased with devotion alone.
Prahlada listed the nine means of developing devotion. Among them chanting alone is enough to satisfy Shri Krishna. Enchanted with Nama kirtan, Shri Govinda dances merrily in that place where His devotees sing in praise of Him with great transcendental devotion.
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Why not take to Mahamantra alone and do it in an intense manner with complete faith, instead of confusing yourself with a multitude of practices?
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?
And what is the result of devotion to the Lord ? The immediate relaisation of His Abode and one’s own nature
Guru is God in human form
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?
The devotion, which he asks the people to offer, must result in the effacement of the self. When devotion is attained pride departs
Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare