As per Lord Krishna, the mind can be completely subdued only by repeated practice of remembering God’s name

Nama Article 29th October 2013

 

Source: SADHANAS IN BHAGAVAD GITA by Swami Shantananda Puri Maharaj

 

CHAPTER VI : MEDITATE AND REALISE

 

According to certain commentators, the entire Gita is an exposition of the great aphorism (TAT TWAM ASI) "You are that'. This chapter is the transition from the yoga of purification of the aspirant (TWAM) to the Yoga of illumination or revelation of that (TAT).

 

The question arises as to how to control the mind (which is the main base for Sadhana). As per Lord Krishna, the mind can be completely subdued only by repeated practice of remembering God's name (bringing the mind again and again to the Lord as many times as it goes astray) and through detachment i.e., abandoning all desires for enjoyment of worldly objects

 

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

 

Rama Rahasya Upanishad says, "The first letter 'ra' stands for the term 'tat' (That), and 'ma' stands for the term 'tvam' (You). Together "Rama" means the mahavakya "tatvamasi"

 

The aim of spiritual education is liberation or Jivan Mukti.

 

By chanting the Name of Bhagavãn one attains Atma Jnana, Jivan Mukti state

 

Those who are Jivan Muktas today began only in this manner. (Every journey starts with a single step.)

 

The one whose lips are incessantly chanting the Lord's Name is verily the Jivan Mukta (liberated soul).

 

How true are the words of a Mahan that the one on whose tongue God's Divine Name resides is verily the one who has been freed from bondage –a Jivan Mukta!

 

A self realized Jivan Mukta appears once in a generation.  If you are lucky, you will get the company of such a person.

 

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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