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Of all the methods, taking the Name is the simplest. Chanting God’s Name is the only practice recommended in scriptures for Kali Yuga.

Nama Article 15th November 2013

 

Source: The Vision – Nov 2013

 

Excerpts from “GLORY OF THE NAME” by Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Once we are born, death is a certainty, but the time of our death does not follow any seniority. However, the truth is, we exist now. If a Jeeva fails to make use of its present life to attain liberation, it has to continue to revolve in the cycle of birth and death. The cause of birth is the Vasanas or mental impressions which are a mixture of Satva, Rajas and Tamas and these remain even after the death of the body. Liberation necessitates exhausting of the Vasanas. Just as the wind carries the fragrance or stench of the things with which it comes in contact; so also the dormant Vasanas get activated and stimulate the respective sense responses when we breathe.

 

There are many ways like Dhyana, Yoga, Brahma-Vichara to control the mind and destroy the Vasanas. Of all the methods, taking the Name is the simplest. Chanting God’s Name is the only practice recommended in scriptures for Kali Yuga. Srimad Bhagavatam assures that the fruit of Tapas, Yoga and Dhyana can be attained by repeating the Name of God. Mahatmas avow that Nama chanting by itself can lead one directly to liberation.

 

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 impossible for anyone to do continuous Dhyana, Yoga or Brahma-Vichara or to observe austerities like fasting or vigil. But the Name can be chanted continuously even if it is mechanical.

Nama Article 14th November 2013

 

Source: The Vision – Nov 2013

 

Excerpts from “GLORY OF THE NAME” by Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

It is impossible for anyone to do continuous Dhyana, Yoga or Brahma-Vichara or to observe austerities like fasting or vigil. But the Name can be chanted continuously even if it is mechanical.

 

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

 

Therefore, just as we bathe, wear clothes, eat food, etc. whether our mind is involved in it or not, so too, should we do a certain amount of Năma japa, părayana, kirtana, vandanam every day

 

Mechanical chanting is the only starting point we can attempt. It matures to love by grace.

 

Mechanical chanting is the starting phase. It will soon graduate to mental chanting and soon this mental one-pointed chanting will lead to the source of the chant, which is the truth.

 

Those who chant the Mahamantra even once in this Kali Yuga are assured of 'Moksha' (liberation)

 

Nama Kirtan, whether done knowingly or unknowingly, certainly has to give its effect

 

Nama Chanted unknowingly also wipes out all of one's sins

 

Japa even once uttered has its own good effect, whether the individual is aware or not.

 

The same scriptures also state that one should follow the words of the Guru without any doubts or questions and act accordingly.

 

Is chanting while doing work considered as meaningful chanting ?

 

Don’t stop chanting for any reason. The rest of the things will be taken care of automatically.

 

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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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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How to develop such devotion? It is the fruit of Guru’s grace or God’s grace. To be the recipient of that grace we should shake off laziness and practise Nama repetition constantly.

Nama Article 12th November 2013

 

Source: The Vision – Nov 2013 (The Vision, A monthly journal started by HH Swami Ramdas in 1933)

 

(Pujya Sri Muralidhara Swamiji of Madhurapuri Ashram, Malaipattu, Chennai, made a surprise visit to Ashram on 24th September and blessed the devotees with a few hours’ stay. The following is a summary of Pujya Swamiji’s talk in the Bhajan Hall.)

 

Excerpts from “GLORY OF THE NAME”

 

The Name of the Lord should be repeated with all devotion. How to develop such devotion? It is the fruit of Guru’s grace or God’s grace. To be the recipient of that grace we should shake off laziness and practise Nama repetition constantly. Our part is to repeat the Name ceaselessly i.e. Shraddha and with firm faith i.e.patience. The repetition of Name should not be like a duty imposed on us. The aim of Satsang is to remind us of our invaluable human birth and the opportunity to take the 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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In order to bring about Sannidhyam in the temple, organize Akhanda Maha Mantra Kirtan for 7 days in the temple precincts

Nama Article 9th November 2013

 

Source: http://www.namadwaar.org/answers/questions.html

 

There is a Perumal temple in my native village that is locked up most of the time and the ‘Archaka’ would not hand over the keys or responsibilities to anyone. I requested them to take measures to have it renovated, however no one is willing to take responsibility. Every other small temple by the roadside becomes famous in no time, but this ancient temple is in a sad state. When will this be renovated? It is my ambition to have it renovated.

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

One can become rich by honest earnings or through unlawful means. However the second path is not permanent.

 

In the same way, a temple becomes famous by its ‘sannidhyam’ (presence of divinity of the Lord). It could become popular through publicity etc., but that is not permanent.

 

In order to bring about Sannidhyam in the temple, organize Akhanda Maha Mantra Kirtan for 7 days in the temple precincts with not less than 3 bhaktas chanting at any point in time.

 

When this is performed. The Lord will show a way out and a solution towards renovation will definitely be born.

 

In view of Sri Swamiji's 52nd Thirunakshatra and Gopashtami, by the divine grace of Thakurji, an Akhanda Mahamantra Kirtana Saptaham is being held from 4th – 10th Nov, 2013 at the Bhagavata Bhavanam hall of the Madhurapuri Ashram

 

Nama Sapthaham – Why is it 7 days and not 6 or 5 or 8 days? What is the validation for this? – Narada advises the rule of that Mantra Shastra – “Chant for 7 days.”

 

Details of some of the previous 'Nãma Saptãha Yajna' (Chanting Mahamantra for 7 days):

·        March 5, 2000 to March 11, 2000 at RR Sabha, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004.

·        February 26, 2001 to March 4, 2001 at RR Sabha, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004.

·        Sri Nidhi Kalyana Mantap, Nanganallur, Chennai, from 4th March to 10th March, 2004

·        May 21, 2006 to May 27, 2006 – Simultanoeulsy in various 37 satsanghs at Ambasamudram; Ambur; Periyakulam; Thanjavur; Suchindram; Salem; Trichy; Kovvur; Mangalur; Tuticorin; Singaperumal Koil; Vellakovil; Madurai; Coimbatore; Gudiyatham; Peranampet; Pollachi; Kancheepuram; Pudupalayam; Alwarpet; Nanganallur; T Nagar; Foreshore Estate; Valasarawakkam; Jafferkhanpet; Ayanavaram; Virugambakkam; Chromepet; Pammal; Ambattur; Sivakasi; Bangalore; Kanyakumari; Govindapuram; Cheyyar; Sevvur; Maraimalai Nagar; Australia and California, USA.

·        13th Feb to 19th Feb 2013 in all Namadwaars and GOD satsangs across India to chant with a specific prayer request by all participants on each day for bountiful rains in Tamil Nadu

 

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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Although mother’s love is supreme, it is only human. Guru’s love is divine.

Nama Article 3rd November 2013

 

3rd Nov 2013 is H H Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji's Jayanthi which is celebrated across the globe by Chanting of Mahamantra, Serving the elders, poor and needy and people in misery.

 

Source: http://www.namadwaar.org/answers/questions.html

 

What is the difference between a mother and a Guru?

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Although mother’s love is supreme, it is only human. Guru’s love is divine.

 

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

 

The Magic of the Guru's Love

 

You may be the worst sinner, highly undisciplined; you may have committed all kinds of atrocities; yet, if a mahatma declares, “Oh, he is my child”, that will suffice for you

 

Guru’s boundless grace is immeasurable, limitless and infinite.

 

If we surrender ourselves absolutely without any reservation to the Guru, He will save us from all sorrow and show us the way to salvation

 

When a disciple leads his life with the clear understanding that it is the Guru who is running his life – adverse or otherwise, completely emptying the mind of personal likes and dislikes, seeing everything as Guru's leela, attains realization

 

The best offering that a disciple can give to the Guru is realizing that nothing else can equal his grace.

 

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.

 

To collect people living around one's home and help them chant the Lord's Name is verily service to the Guru. Or to follow the special instruction given to him/her by the Guru is verily 'service' to the Guru.

 

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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The very sight of your Guru will help you develop your faith in God. Scriptures say that your Soul, God and the Guru are one and the same.

Nama Article 2nd November 2013

 

Some are family functions, some are religious functions, some are national functions, some are international functions – WHICH IS A UNIVERSAL FUNCTION – Birthday celebrations of a True Mahathma is a UNIVERSAL FUNCTION

 

3rd November 2013 Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji’s Jayanthi is celebrated by Global Organisation for Divinity and it has been communicated to various Namadwaars and GOD satsangs across the globe to do Annadhanam (serve free food) / give free dresses to people in Old age homes, orphanages, home for mentally / physically challenged care centers, home for destitute women on the occasion of Sri Swamiji's Jayanthi. Namadwaars and GOD satsangs are also adviced to conduct Akanda Nama kirtan for world peace, harmony and a prosperous life for one and all on this auspicious day.

 

Source: http://www.namadwaar.org/answers/gurubhaktianswer.html

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

" If you get a proper Guru (‘Uttama Guru’), then Guru Bhakti is the easiest way

 

 Here are a few of numerous reasons why such a Guru Bhakti is supreme:

 

  1. You can see your Guru as you see anyone else. 
  2. You can talk to your Guru as you talk to anyone else 
  3. The Guru is easily approachable 
  4. The Guru can get his ideas clearly across to you 
  5. The Guru will battle with you to make you good 
  6. God Himself says that its verily God who comes in the form of the Guru to liberate masses. 
  7. The Guru never expects anything else from you but for your love 
  8. You can visit his place and enjoy bliss and peace 
  9. The Guru can visit your place too. 
  10. The Guru will never destroy or curse anybody (even God could kill a Kamsa or a Ravana, but the Guru’s compassion is boundless) 
  11. Instead of cursing bad people, the Guru will transform them to godliness 
  12. The Guru will remove your obstacles in the divine path — both internal and external. 
  13. The Guru is the only person in the world who can do something good to you without any reason 
  14. The very sight of your Guru will help you develop your faith in God. 
  15. Scriptures say that your Soul, God and the Guru are one and the same. 

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

 

The Magic of the Guru's Love

 

You may be the worst sinner, highly undisciplined; you may have committed all kinds of atrocities; yet, if a mahatma declares, “Oh, he is my child”, that will suffice for you

 

Guru’s boundless grace is immeasurable, limitless and infinite.

 

If we surrender ourselves absolutely without any reservation to the Guru, He will save us from all sorrow and show us the way to salvation

 

When a disciple leads his life with the clear understanding that it is the Guru who is running his life – adverse or otherwise, completely emptying the mind of personal likes and dislikes, seeing everything as Guru's leela, attains realization

 

The best offering that a disciple can give to the Guru is realizing that nothing else can equal his grace.

 

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.

 

To collect people living around one's home and help them chant the Lord's Name is verily service to the Guru. Or to follow the special instruction given to him/her by the Guru is verily 'service' to the Guru.

 

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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