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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.

Nama Article 10th May 2012

 

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'Deivam' (god) appears only to one who is a 'dharmătma' (the Righteous), has 'druda viswăsa' (unstinting faith) and is 'satyasanta' (Truthful) and not to one who does not possess these qualities.

 

But it is also proclaimed that if we Chant the Divine name we can attain the Lord. We see that many who Chant the Name of the Lord do not possess even the basic qualities like humanity. Then how will they attain the Lord.

 

Both the above statements looks contradictory.

 

We would be clear if we understand what Lord Krishna says in Gita.

 

क्षिप्रं भवति धर्मात्मा शश्वच्छान्तिं निगच्छति |

कौन्तेय प्रतिजानीहि न मे भक्तः प्रणश्यति ||

(Srimad Bhagavadgita 9:31)

 

But, if you do Nãmasankirtan, it not only becomes atonement for all the sins committed but is also ‘shipram bhavati dharmãtma’ == It also completely erases the feeling (‘buddhi’) to commit a sin again. Very soon it makes you a Dharmãtma (righteous person). That is the ‘prabhãva’ (glory) of Nãmakirtan. Do it (Nãmakirtan) rightly or wrongly, it does bestow its ‘phala’ (fruit), certainly. When Vãlmiki was a hunter he did not even know to utter Rama and did japa of it as ‘mara’, ‘mara’! Yet, he became such a great Maharshi and composed the ‘Ãdi kãvya’ (Ramayana).

 

Lord assures that His devotee is never destroyed. Here the word devotee does not refer to Prahlada, Dhruva, Ambarisha etc as no one can have any doubt that these great Bhaktas would never be destroyed. 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. Hence all who Chant the Divine Name would attain the Lord with out any doubt. The Divine Name of the Lord ('Bhagavan Nãma') has the power to redeem one and all. Was not Ajamila, the worst sinner, redeemed for the mere uttering of the Divine Name?


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


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 mãrga, Bhagavãn tells Arjuna, 'na chirãt' – 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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Always Chanting the Divine Names, striving, firm in vows, prostrating themselves before Me, My devotees worship Me with steadfast devotion

Nama Article 22nd March 2012

 
Srimad Bhagavad Gita (9 : 14)
 
सततं कीर्तयन्तो मां यतन्तश्च दृढव्रताः ।
नमस्यन्तश्च मां भक्त्या नित्ययुक्ता उपासते ॥

 

Always Chanting the Divine Names, striving, firm in vows, prostrating themselves before Me, My devotees worship Me with steadfast devotion.

 

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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He who Chants my Divines Names with his mind fixed on Me and with faith, he is considered by Me to be the best of the yogis.

Nama Article 27th September 2011

 

Bhagavad Gita 6:47

 

योगिनामपि सर्वेषां मद्गतेनान्तरात्मना ।

श्रद्धावान् भजते यो मां स मे युक्ततमो मतः

 

Even among all the yogis, he who Chants my Divines Names with his mind fixed on Me and with faith, he is considered by Me to be the best of the yogis.

 

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

 

A japa even if done once, will never go waste

 

Chanting the Divines names of the Lord Vasudeva with single minded devotion is the best way

 

For them who are solely devoted to meditating on Me; who have their minds merged in Me, without delay, I become their deliverer from that sea of transmigration which is fraught with death

 

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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My devotee, is dear to Me

 

Srimad Bhagavad Gita (12 : 13,14)

 

What is the power of pracitising prayers, how it can transform a person and why a devotee is dear to Lord Krishna ?

 

अद्वेष्टा सर्वभूतानां मैत्रः करुण एव च ।

निर्ममो निरहङकारः समदुःखसुखः क्षमी ॥

सन्तुष्टः सततं योगी यतात्मा दृढनिश्चयः ।

मय्यर्पितमनोबुद्धिर्यो मद्भक्तः स मे प्रियः

 

He who hates no creature, who is friendly and compassionate to all, who is free from attachment and egoism, balanced in pleasure and pain, and forgiving.

 

Ever content, steady in meditation, self-controlled, possessed of firm conviction, with the mind and intellect dedicated to Me, he, My devotee, is dear to Me.

 

The devotee who is established in God bears ill-will to none. He looks on all with love and great compassion. He regards all beings as himself. He does not hate even a single being, not even the creature which gives him intense pain. He who entertains mercy towards suffering people and tries to relieve their sufferings is a man of Karuna. He puts himself in the position of the sufferer and feels the pain himself. Mercy is a divine attribute. God is all-merciful. If you wish to hold communion with the Lord, and if you desire to attain Godhead, you must also become all-merciful.

 

The perfect devotee offers full security of life (Abhayadana) to all beings. He is a Paramahamsa Sannyasi. The devotee only can really understand the mysterious ways of the Lord. He beholds the Lord everywhere. He sees the Lord in all creatures. That is the reason why he has equal vision. He is like the sun or the river. The sun sheds its light equally on a palace or a cottage. Anyone can drink the water of a river. A river quenches the thirst of cows as well as tigers and lions. The idea of 'mine-ness' and 'I-ness' never arises in the devotee's mind. He has no sense of 'mine' and 'thine'. He is indifferent to pleasure and pain. He is not attached to pleasant objects. He does not hate the objects that give him pain. He is as forgiving as the earth. He is not affected a bit when anybody insults, abuses or beats him.

 

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

 

Believe in simple prayers

 

Don't leave the Maha Mantra

 

For your level of maturity it is good to do japa.

 

When a house is on fire, the smartest thing to do would be to find the fastest escape route out of the house instead of analyzing the cause for the fire.

 

Kalikaala Uchitam Dharmam Namasankirtanatmakam

 

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 tells Arjuna that “He who leaves the body and departs (from this world) with his mind fixed on Me during the last moments (of his life) attains to Me without doubt”

 

Srimad Bhagavadgita 8:5

 

अन्तकाले च मामेव स्मरन्मुक्त्वा कलेवरम् ।

य: प्रयाति स मद्भावं याति नास्त्यत्र संशय: ।।

 

Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that “He who leaves the body and departs (from this world) with his mind fixed on Me during the last moments (of his life) attains to Me without doubt”

 

But he alone who is filled with God consiouness at all times can call up the memory of God during his last moments. It is only such thoughts as we have indulged in for the whole of our life that we ordinarily recall during our last moments. That is why Krishna advices Arjuna as follows:

 

Srimad Bhagavadgita 8:7

 

“O Arjuna, therefore at all times remember Me only and fight.

With mind and intellect fixed (or absorbed) in Me, thou shalt doubtessly come to Me alone.”

 

तस्मात्सर्वेषु कालेषु मामनुस्मर युध्य च ।

मय्यर्पितमनोबुद्धिर्मामेवैष्यस्यसंशयम् ॥

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/06/we-would-remember-something-at-crucial.html

– Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/05/more-you-think-about-world-more-your.html

– Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/06/devotee-is-fixed-in-his-vow-as-eternal.html

– Srimad Bhagavatham

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/05/mind-gradually-gives-up-all-agitationby.html

– Adisankara

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/09/that-name-denotes-all-qualities-of-god.html

– Sri Ramana Maharishi

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/02/if-you-think-of-god-day-and-night-you.html

– Sri Ramakrishna Pramahamsa

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/02/what-we-think-we-become.html

– Swami Vivekananda

 

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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>Realizing thus, the wise ones, the knowers of the supreme Reality; filled with fervour-bhava, meaning ardent longing for the supreme Reality; worship me by Chanting my Divine names

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Srimad Bhagavadgita 10:8

 

अहं सर्वस्य प्रभवो मत्तः सर्वं प्रवर्तते |

इति मत्वा भजन्ते मां बुधा भावसमन्विताः ||१०-८||

 

English Translation of Sansktirt commentry by Adi Shankaracharya

 

I, the supreme Brahman called Vasudeva; is the origin of all and everything. The whole world of changes (consisting of continuance, destruction, action and enjoyment of the fruits of action) moves on owing to Me alone.

 

Realizing thus, the wise ones, the knowers of the supreme Reality; filled with fervour-bhava, meaning ardent longing for the supreme Reality; worship me by Chanting my Divine names.

 

English Translation and commentry by Swami Sivananda

 

Waves originate in water, depend on water and dissolve in water. The only support for the waves is water. Even so the only support for the whole world is the Lord. Realising this, feeling the omnipresence of the Lord, the wise worship Him with devotion and affection in all places. The Supreme is the same in all countries and at all times. He is the material and the efficient cause.

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

 

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

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2011/01/but-pity-indeed-it-is-that-we-who-have.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-should-we-always-be-planning-we.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/06/constant-repetition-of-gods-name-will.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/12/for-where-two-or-three-are-gathered.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/03/both-who-talks-ill-about-lords-name-and.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/12/frequently-chant-name-of-prophet-rama.html

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>For them who are solely devoted to meditating on Me; who have their minds merged in Me, without delay, I become their deliverer from that sea of transmigration which is fraught with death

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Bhagavad Gita (12 : 6, 7)

 

ये तु सर्वाणि कर्माणि मयि संन्यस्य मत्परः |

अनन्येनैव योगेन मां ध्यायन्त उपासते ||

 

तेषामहं समुद्धर्ता मृत्युसंसारसागरात् |

भवामि नचिरात्पार्थ मय्यावेशितचेतसाम् ||

 

Lord Krishna says, “As for those who having dedicated all actions to Me, who am God, and having accepted Me as the supreme, meditate by thinking of Me constantly, with single-minded concentration.”

 

 What comes to them?

 

Lord Krishna continues, “Hey Partha (Arjuna) , for them who are solely devoted to meditating on Me; who have their minds merged in Me,  without delay, I become their deliverer from that sea of transmigration which is fraught with death.”

 

How to over come maya (illusion) and constantly meditate on the Lord ?

 

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

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/11/to-overcome-maya-bhakta-takes-shelter.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/02/while-speaking-on-bhakti-marga-alone.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/11/even-if-man-of-very-condemnable.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2007/10/opinion-of-krishna-on-essence-of-gita.html

 

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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