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There is no pleasure as sweet as His name; all the scriptures declare that it’s the secret to be attained. So do not spend even a moment without enjoying the nectar of His name.

Nama Article 13th November 2013

 

Haripath – Sant Gnyaneshwar

 

सर्व सुख गोडी सर्व शास्त्रे निवडी । रिकामा अर्धघडी राहू नको ॥ १ ॥

लटिका व्यवहार सर्व हा संसार । वाया येरझार हरिविण ॥ २ ॥

नाममंत्र जप कोटी जाईल पाप । रामकृष्णी संकल्प धरूनी राहे ॥ ३ ॥

निजवृत्ति काढी सर्व माया तोडी । इंद्रियांसवडी लपू नको ॥ ४ ॥

तीर्थ व्रती भाव धरी रे करुणा । शांति दया पाहुणा हरि करी ॥ ५ ॥

ज्ञानदेवा प्रमाण निवृत्तीदेवी ज्ञान । समाधि संजीवन हरिपाठ ॥ ६ ॥

 

There is no pleasure as sweet as His name; all the scriptures declare that it’s the secret to be attained. So do not spend even a moment without enjoying the nectar of His name. This world is only a superficial play; it is only an imagination, after all. Without the remembrance of Hari, it’s only a futile round of births and deaths. By remembering His name, all your sins will go up in flames; therefore, commit your mind to chanting Hari’s name.

 

Take the attitude of adherence to Truth, and break the spell of illusion. Do not allow the senses to bar your vision of the Self; Have faith in the power of chanting His name. Be kind, serene and compassionate toward all; in this way, You’ll become the welcome guest of the Lord.

 

Jnanadev says: The chanting of God’s name is the means to Samadhi; This, I swear, is true. This wisdom was bestowed upon me By Nivrittinath, my Guru.

 

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

 

Having compassion of the Lord as the foundation, the one which has no rules, the one which can eradicate the force of Kali, Namakirtanam is the only resort.

 

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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It is no great difficult chore to chant the name of the Lord; There is no other superior means than repeating His names for ones upliftment;

Nama Article 13th June 2013

 

Haripath – Sant Gnyaneshwar

 

एक तत्त्व नाम दृढ धरी मना ।

हरिसी करुणा येईल तूझी ॥ १ ॥

ते नाम सोपे रे रामकृष्ण गोविंद ।

वाचेसी सद्‍गद्‍ जपे आधी ॥ २ ॥

नामापरते तत्त्व नाही रे अन्यथा ।

वाया आणिका पंथा जाशी झणी ॥ ३ ॥

ज्ञानदेवा मौन जपमाळ अंतरी ।

धरोनी श्रीहरि जपे सदा ॥ ४ ॥

 

O my mind, cherish the remembrance of Hari’s name and hold on to His name firmly in your mind as the only Tatva;

And Hari showers His mercy on you.

It is no great difficult chore to chant the name of the Lord;

Therefore, please chant His name with a voice that is sweet with love.

There is no other superior means than repeating His names for ones upliftment;

So why should you wander on difficult paths, forsaking the sweet path of His name?

Jnanadev says: I keep silence, and keep turning the rosary of His name within;

Thus my japa is always going on

 

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

 

This is verily a standing example for the fact that faith in God also comes by only by His grace.

 

But if you have faith,even a stone image can talk to you. So I believe that faith is the greatest of all. This faith should be firm and unshakable.

 

Man feels that only the most difficult is the highest, the most difficult way is the best way. This is a very wrong notion

 

There is no other yoga, superior to Nama-kirtan. Kirtan is the ultimate way to attain the Supreme Being.

 

When there is a fine royal path (Chanting the Divine Name), why enter bylanes? – Saint Thayagaraja

 

 

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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This vast universe Has turned into heaven for me; Such luscious fruit has come into my hands, Only because I cling to His name.

Nama Article 2nd June 2013

 

Haripath – Sant Gnyaneshwar

 

जाणीव नेणीव भगवंती नाही ।

हरि उच्चारणी पाही मोक्ष सदा ॥ १ ॥

नारायण हरि उच्चार नामाचा ।

तेथे कळिकाळाचा रीघ नाही ॥ २ ॥

तेथील प्रमाण नेणवे वेदांसी ।

ते जीव जंतूसी केवि कळे ॥ ३ ॥

ज्ञानदेवा फळ नारायण पाठ ।

सर्वत्र वैकुंठ केले असे ॥ ४ ॥

 

 

Lord Hari never discriminates between the learned and unlearned;

So, whom so ever repeat His name always, get liberated.

The evil effects of Kali will never ever affect the one who sings “Narayana Hari”

How can we know His greatness, when even the Vedas could not explain Him?

Jnanadev says: This vast universe Has turned into heaven for me;

Such luscious fruit has come into my hands, Only because I cling to His name.

 

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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One should throw away all doubts and chant aloud, “Rama-Krishna, Rama-Krishna,” daily with out breaking that practice.

Nama Article 23rd May 2013

 

Haripath – Sant Gnyaneshwar

 

जप तप कर्म क्रिया नेम धर्म ।

सर्वाघटी राम भाव शुद्ध ॥ १ ॥

न सोडी हा भावो टाकी रे संदेहो ।

रामकृष्णी टाहो नित्य फोडी ॥ २ ॥

जात वित्त गोत कुळ शीळ मात ।

भजे का त्वरित भावनायुक्‍त ॥ ३ ॥

ज्ञानदेवा ध्यानी रामकृष्ण मनी ।

वैकुंठ भुवनी घर केले ॥ ४ ॥

 

 

The practice of japa, austerity, and rituals is futile without invoking Lord Rama’s name which would give true purity of heart.

One must have the heart-felt conviction that God lives in every form and should hold on to that conviction,

One should throw away all doubts and chant aloud, “Rama-Krishna, Rama-Krishna,” daily with out breaking that practice.

Do not become conscious of your position, wealth, family lineage, or your virtuous acts;

All these considerations produce only pride. Hasten only to sing Hari’s name with great love.

Jnanadev says: Hari pervades my mind and my meditation;

I feel every moment that I’m living in Him.

 

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

 

श्रम एव हि केवलम् – All acts performed are only so much useless labor if it fails to generate love towards the Lord.

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.

 

Bhakti is love for the truth. Truth is what that exists here, there everywhere, now and forever.

 

Remember again and again that wealth is always evil (cause for troubles). There is not the slightest trace of happiness in it

 

Accumulate the wealth of the Lord's Name; that wealth does not go anywhere

 

Nothing we earn today would come with us to the final destination but only the Divine Name WILL

 

Lord Rama says, “Any accumulated wealth will dissolve in due time. Any position of power attained will come to an end. All the relations (children, wife) come to an end in death. There is nothing in this world that is permanent.”

 

I spent all my energy and all my moments in life acquiring all of these possessions and wealth and now……I cannot get back even one moment

 

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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Chanting the name of God is the easiest pathway to approach to the Lord; It involves no strain or pain.

Nama Article 8th April 2013

 

Haripath – Sant Gnyaneshwar

 

सात पाच तीन दशकांचा मेळा ।

एकतत्त्वी कळा दावी हरि ॥ १ ॥

तैसे नव्हे नाम सर्व मार्गा वरिष्ठ ।

येथे काही कष्ट न लागती ॥ २ ॥

अजपा जपणे उलट प्राणाचा ।

तेथेही मनाचा निर्धारु असे ॥ ३ ॥

ज्ञानदेवा जिणे नामेविण व्यर्थ ।

रामकृष्णी पंथ क्रमीयेला ॥ ४ ॥

 

 

Some philosophers say that the universe is made of seven basic principles;

Others say the number is five, or three, or ten.

When Hari is realized, He reveals that, no matter what the number, as all those principles emanate from Him alone.

 

The name of God is not like that. It’s the easiest pathway to approach to the Lord; It involves no strain or pain.

 

Ajapa-japa, the practice of mentally imposing the name in your inhaling and exaling breath. [Then all your breath (21,600 per day) is Nama Japa]. To pursue this practice, one needs much stamina and strength of will;

 

But the chanting of God’s name with love is free of all such difficulties.

Jnanadev says: I’m convinced that a man lives in vain, if he does not resort to the Name. That’s why I continue to extol, the chanting of the Name.

 

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

 

Just chant the Mahamantra. That will indeed lead you to the true philosophy

 

But all I know is that 'Năma sankirtanam' (singing Lord's names) is the correct path for all.

 

We believe in Nama

 

I want to know about your Bhakti Advaita Siddhanta

 

For this communion you need no philosophy, no rigorous discipline, no learning, no worldly wealth and position

 

Opinion of Krishna on essence of Gita

 

In Srimad Bhagavatham it is fully stressed that only Namakirtan is enough.

 

For you and for this beggar Rama Năm is enough

 

This beggar has no other message to give. Let them remember the name of Rama, Krishna and Shiva

 

The true purpose of existence can be understood only if one attains a Guru

 

Resetting things back to the original state itself is a great bliss. It is merely to realize our true nature which is the state of supreme bliss.

 

 

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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Bhukthi (worldly comforts) and mukthi (liberation) dwell in the house of those who chant “Narayanahari, Narayanahari”

Nama Article 25th February 2013

Haripath – Sant Gnyaneshwar
नित्यनेमनामी ते प्राणी दुर्लभ ।
लक्ष्मीवल्लभ तया जवळी ॥ १ ॥
नारायण हरि नारायण हरि ।
भुक्ति मुक्‍ति चारी घरी त्यांच्या ॥ २ ॥
हरिविण जन्म तो नर्कचि पै जाणा ।
यमाचा पाहुणा प्राणी होय ॥ ३ ॥
ज्ञानदेव पुसे निवृत्तीसी चाड ।
गगनाहूनि वाड नाम आहे ॥ ४ ॥
Nithya nema namee(m) tho nara pranee durlabha l Laksmeevallabha thaya javalee ll
Narayanahari Narayanahari l Bhukthi mukthi charee gharee(m) thyancha ll
Hariveena janma tho narakachi pai(m) jana l Yamacha pahoona pranee hoya ll
Gnanadeva puse Nivruththeesee chada l Gaganahuni vata nama ahe ll
There are very few who Chant His Name as an unfailing daily practice. It is only those who Chant may gain the grace and Lord Sri Hari, Lakshmi Devi’s Lord is nearer to them.
Bhukthi (worldly comforts) and mukthi (liberation) dwell in the house of those who chant “Narayanahari, Narayanahari”
Those who do not Chant; their life is truly a hell. They would suffer at Hell punished by Yama, the god of death.
Jnanadev says: When I asked my Guru, Nivruththinatha, the value of the name of God,
Nivruththinatha told me, “Name is greater than that of the sky above (larger than the vast space).”

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

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

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Who can think of an example adequate to describe the great fortune of one whose tongue is restless to chant the name of Hari, the quintessence of all?

Nama Article 3rd February 2013

 

Haripath – Sant Gnyaneshwar

 

काळ वेळ नाम उच्चारिता नाही ।

दोन्ही पक्ष पाही उद्धरती ॥ १ ॥

रामकृष्ण नाम सर्व दोषा हरण ।

जडजीवा तारण हरि एक ॥ २ ॥

नाम हरि सार जिव्हा या नामाची ।

उपमा त्या दैवाची कोण वानी ॥ ३ ॥

ज्ञानदेवा सांग झाला हरिपाठ ।

पुर्वजा वैकुंठ मार्ग सोपा ॥ ४ ॥

 

 

Kala vela nama uccaritha(m) nahee(m) l Donhee paksha pahee(m) uddharathee ll

Ramakrishna nama sarva dosha(m) harana l Jada jeevaa(m) tharana Hari eka ll

Hari nama sara jivha ya namachee l Upama thya daivachee kona vanee ll

Gnanadeva sanga jhala HARIPATA l Poorvaja(m) Vaikunta marga sopa ll

 

There are no restrictions or limitations on place or time for Chanting the Divine Name.

His Name saves the family by emancipating both (mother’s & father’s) the clans of the one who Chants.

The name ‘Ramakrishna’ removes all the sins. 

Hari is the savior of all who are bound by ignorance.

Who can think of an example adequate to describe the great fortune of one whose tongue is restless to chant the name of Hari, the quintessence of all?

Jnanadev says: One who always chant Hari’s name, would have made an easy path to Vaikunta for their ancestors as well.

 

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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