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Don’t shy away from spiritual life saying, ‘It is very difficult.’ God has made it easy, especially for this age

Nama Article 9th April 2013

 

Sant Tukaram

 

नाम संकीर्तन साधन पै सोपे । जळतील पापे जन्मांतरीची ।

लगे सायास जावे वनातरा । सुखी येती घरा नारायणा ॥धृ॥

ठाईच बैसोनी करा एक चित्त । आवडी अनंत आळवावा ॥१॥

रामकृष्ण हरी विठ्ठल केशवा । मंत्र हा जपावा सर्व काळ ॥२॥

तुका म्हणे सोपे आहे सर्वाहूनी । शहाणा तो धनी येतो तेथे ॥३॥

 

Tukaram said, “This is an easy sadhana, O my brothers—Nama sankirtan, chanting of the Divine Name, singing of the Divine Name. It will burn up the accumulated sins of all your previous births—Jalatila pape janmantacha. Na kari sayas jaye vanantara—You don’t have to exert yourself, take great troubles or renounce hearth and home and family to perform this sadhana. Where you are, in your own place, at your own home, you can practise this. You can live where you are, do what you are doing and practise this sadhana. God will come to you in your own home and give darshan to you. You don’t have to go somewhere. He will come to you.”

 

Thus Tukaram sings: “Nama sankirtana sadhana pai sope.” In Marathi, sope means easy. It is a sadhana that is very easy. “Sukhayeto ghara narayana—Narayana will come to your own home, happily, and give you darshan.” And once you get darshan of God you are liberated.

 

Therefore, O man, avail of this easy path. Have faith in God’s Name. Chant the Lord’s Name. Sing the Lord’s Name. Don’t shy away from spiritual life saying, ‘It is very difficult.’ God has made it easy, especially for this age. The penance, austerities, denials and mortification that one had to do in previous ages, yugas, are no more binding or demanded of the seeker in this age. The Name overcomes everything, it is so powerful.”

 

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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While walking, talking, eating or sleeping, While engaged in worldly duties, The Lord is with him at all times.

Nama Article 8th January 2013

 

Sant Tukaram

 

मुखीं विठ्ठलाचें नाम । मग कैचा भवभ्रम ॥

चालतां बोलतां खातां । जेवितां निद्रा करितां ॥

सुखें असों संसारीं । मग जवळी च हरि ॥

मुक्तिवरील भक्ती जाण । अखंड मुखीं नारायण ॥

मग देवभक्त जाला । तुका तुकीं उतरला ॥

 

Can one be entangled in the mire of Illusion

When the Name of the Lord is constantly on his lips?

One who ceaselessly meditates on Him,

While walking, talking, eating or sleeping,

While engaged in worldly duties,

The Lord is with him at all times.

Repeat constantly the Name of the Lord,

And know that devotion is indispensable for deliverance.

Thus the devotee becomes the Lord Himself,

And thus has the Lord become Tuka.

 

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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God’s name on one’s lips is itself salvation, disregard (of the name) know to be perdition.

Nama Article 2nd December 2011

 

Sant Tukaram

 

पुण्य पऱउपकार पाप ते परपीडा । आणीक नाही जोडा दुजा यासी ॥१॥

सत्य तोचि धर्म असत्य ते कर्म । आणीक हे वर्म नाही दुजे ॥धृ॥

गति तेचि मुखी नामाचे स्मरण । अधोगति जाण विन्मुख ते ॥२॥

संतांचा संग तोचि स्वर्गवास । नर्क तो उदास अनर्गळा ॥३॥

 

Merit consists in doing good to others, sin in doing harm to others. There is no other pair comparable to this. Truth is the only religion (or freedom); untruth is bondage, there is no secret like this.

 

God's name on one's lips is itself salvation, disregard (of the name) know to be perdition.

 

Companionship of the good is the only heaven,studious indifference is hell. Tuka says: It is thus clear what is good and what is injurious, let people choose what they will.

 

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

 

Remembering the Hare Rama Maha mantra always is Punya (Virtue), Forgetting Hare Rama Maha Mantra is sin

 

What is the essence of all the Shastras, the Brahma Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, etc.

 

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

 

The greatness of Hari Nama Sankirtanam lies in the fact that this is one mărga (path) that apart from taking one to eternal bliss gives immeasurable joy even while practising it.

 

The essence of the endless Vedas is this : Seek the shelter of God and repeat His name with all thy heart.

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 essence of the endless Vedas is this : Seek the shelter of God and repeat His name with all thy heart.

Nama Article 29th November 2011

 

Sant Tukaram

 

वेद अनंत बोलिला । अर्थ इतकाचि शोधिला ॥१॥

विठोबासी शरण जावे । निजनिष्ठा नाम गावे ॥धृ॥

सकळ शास्त्रांचा विचार । अंती इतकाचि निर्धार ॥२॥

अठरापुराणी सिद्धांत । तुका म्हणे हाचि हेत ॥३॥

 


The essence of the endless Vedas is this : Seek the shelter of God and repeat His name with all thy heart.

 

The result of the cogitations of all the Shastras is also the same; Tuka says: The tenet of the eighteen Puranas is also identical.

 

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

 

What is the essence of all the Shastras, the Brahma Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, etc.

 

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

 

The greatness of Hari Nama Sankirtanam lies in the fact that this is one mărga (path) that apart from taking one to eternal bliss gives immeasurable joy even while practising it.

 

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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Similarly whatever knowledge one gains is a burden if that raises one’s ego

Nama Article 28th March 2008
 
Sant Tukaram

Who would like to be crucified on a cross of sandalwood? Similarly none would like to remain tied in the chain of gold.

 

Similarly whatever knowledge one gains is a burden if that raises one's ego

चंदनाचा शूळ सोनियाची बेडी । सुख नेदी फोडी प्राण नाशी ॥2॥

तुका ह्मणे नरकीं घाली अभिमान । जरी होय ज्ञान गर्व ताठा ॥3॥

 

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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Similarly whatever knowledge one gains is a burden if that raises one’s ego

Nama Article 28th March 2008
 
Sant Tukaram

Who would like to be crucified on a cross of sandalwood? Similarly none would like to remain tied in the chain of gold.

 

Similarly whatever knowledge one gains is a burden if that raises one's ego

चंदनाचा शूळ सोनियाची बेडी । सुख नेदी फोडी प्राण नाशी ॥2॥

तुका ह्मणे नरकीं घाली अभिमान । जरी होय ज्ञान गर्व ताठा ॥3॥

 

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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Tukaram Maharaj says there is no way other than Chanting the Name to realise God

Nama Article 29th January 2008
 

Sant Tukaram Maharaj

 

Meaning

 

There is no need to renounce day-to-day affairs. There is no need to go to woods or to weld a stick in the hand. Tukaram Maharaj says there is no way other than Chanting the Name to realise God.

 

Transliteration

 

na lage haa laukika saaMdaavaa vevhaara

ghyaaveM vanaaMthara bhasma dhaMda

thuka hmaNe maja aaNi upaava

dhisathI the vaava naamaavINa

 

Abhang:

लगे हा लौकिक सांडावा वेव्हार

घ्यावें वनांतर भस्म दंड

तुका ह्मणे मज आणि उपाव

दिसती ते वाव नामाविण

 

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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