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Those who expect their salvation without taking the refuge of Divine Name Rama are trying to ascend to the sky holding falling rain drops.

Nama Article 5th August 2012


Sant Tulasidas


राम नाम अवलंब बिनु परमारथ की आस ।

बरषत बारिद बूँद गहि चाहत चढ़न अकास ॥


Those who expect their salvation without taking the refuge of Divine Name Rama are trying to ascend to the sky holding falling rain drops.


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


Chanting the Name of Răma is the only way out in this Age of Kali


Rama is indeed the highest teaching


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


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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What is gain and loss ?

Nama Article 3rd August 2012


What is gain and loss ?


Sant Tulasidas


तुलसी हठि हठि कहत नित चित सुनि हित करि मानि ।

लाभ राम सुमिरन बड़ो बड़ी बिसारें हानि ॥


Tulasidas says “Oh Mind! Listen to what I say as being most beneficial.


Remembering Rama is the greatest gain and forgetting Him is the biggest loss”


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


All rituals are corollaries of the these two basic rules – “Always remember Sri Krishna. Never forget him


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


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 Name of Lord Rama is greater than Brahma, Lord Shiva chose this Divine Name Rama for Himself out of Sri Rama’s story comprising of 100 crore versus

Nama Article 2nd August 2012


Sant Tulasidas – Ramcharitamanas – Balakhand – 9:25

ब्रह्म राम तें नामु बड़ बर दायक बर दानि

रामचरित सत कोटि महँ लिय महेस जियँ जानि


The Name of Lord Rama is greater than Brahma (the Absolute) and bestows blessings even on the bestower of boons.

Knowing this in His heart wise Lord Shiva chose this Divine Name Rama for Himself out of Sri Rama’s story comprising of 100 crore versus


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


Rama is indeed the highest teaching


This is the essence of all Vedas. This is the greatest among all mantras. Nectarine Rama Nama is the heart of Vedas.


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


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


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.


Thus we are able to comprehend to a certain extent that there is no difference between the Name of the Lord and the Lord. Don’t we?


Thus it is clear that we cannot identify an object without knowing its 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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Through the practice of the Name preceded by its true appraisement, however the same Brahma reveals itself even as a value of a jewel is revealed by its correct knowledge.

Nama Article 31st July 2011

 

Sant Tulasidas

 

There are two aspects of God – the one qualified and the other unqualified. Both these aspects are unspeakable, unfathomable, with our beginning and without parallel. To my mind, greater than both is the Name, that has established Its rule over both by its might. Friends should not take this as a bold assertion on the part of this servant; I record my mind’s own conviction, partiality and liking. The two aspects of Brahma (GOD) should be recognized as akin to fire (viz the Absolute) which is latent in the wood; while the other (Saguna – Form) corresponds to that which is externally visible. Though both are inaccessible by themselves, they are both inaccessible by themselves, they are easily attainable through the Name; therefore I have called Name greater than both Brahma (Infinite God) and  Lord Rama. Brahma (Infinite God) is one, all pervading and imperishable; He is all Truth, consiousness and a compact mass of joy.

 

Even though such immutable Lord is present in every heart, all beings in this world are nonetheless miserable and unhappy. Through the practice of the Name preceded by its true appraisement, however the same Brahma reveals itself even as a value of a jewel is revealed by its correct knowledge.

 

 

अगुन सगुन दुइ ब्रह्म सरूपा। अकथ अगाध अनादि अनूपा॥

मोरें मत बड़ नामु दुहू तें। किए जेहिं जुग ‍िनज बस निज बूतें

प्रौढ़ि सुजन जनि जानहिं जन की। कहउँ प्रतीति प्रीति रुचि मन की॥

एकु दारुगत देखिअ एकू। पावक सम जुग ब्रह्म बिबेकू॥

उभय अगम जुग सुगम नाम तें। कहेउँ नामु बड़ ब्रह्म राम तें॥

ब्यापकु एकु ब्रह्म अबिनासी। सत चेतन घन आनँद रासी

अस प्रभु हृदयँ अछत अबिकारी। सकल जीव जग दीन दुखारी॥

नाम निरूपन नाम जतन तें। सोउ प्रगटत जिमि मोल रतन तें

 

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

 

Thus we are able to comprehend to a certain extent that there is no difference between the Name of the Lord and the Lord. Don't we?

 

Feeling that these Forms alone will not suffice for redemption of the world He also became the Divine Names such as 'Hari!' 'Siva!' and is ever alive in these Names.

 

It is verily the Name of the Supreme One – the one who creates, sustains and rests it in Himself

 

Name and the Named are but one

 

God, Guru, Srimad Bhagavatam and God's Divine Name — all are one and the same.

 

The Divine Name of the Lord ('Bhagavan Năma') has the power to redeem one and all.

 

The name is essence

 

With the external support, says Kabir, is the Supportless known

 

For every word there is a meaning which is inseparable

 

Even though there is complete identity between God and His name, the former closely follows the latter

 

Thus it is clear that we cannot identify an object without knowing its 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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Thus it is clear that we cannot identify an object without knowing its Name

Nama Article 28th July 2011

 

Sant Tulasidas

 

देखिअहिं रूप नाम आधीना।

रूप ग्यान नहिं नाम बिहीना।।

रूप बिसेष नाम बिनु जानें।

करतल गत न परहिं पहिचानें।।

 

Form is always found to be subordinate to the Name. A person may hold a diamond in his hand, but he cannot discover its identity unless and until he is told that it is a diamond. And without knowing what it is, he cannot form any idea of its value.

 

He is appraised of its high value only when he learns from a jeweller that it is a ‘diamond’. Thus it is clear that we cannot identify an object without knowing its Name.

 

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

 

Thus we are able to comprehend to a certain extent that there is no difference between the Name of the Lord and the Lord. Don't we?

 

Feeling that these Forms alone will not suffice for redemption of the world He also became the Divine Names such as 'Hari!' 'Siva!' and is ever alive in these Names.

 

It is verily the Name of the Supreme One – the one who creates, sustains and rests it in Himself

 

Name and the Named are but one

 

God, Guru, Srimad Bhagavatam and God's Divine Name — all are one and the same.

 

The Divine Name of the Lord ('Bhagavan Năma') has the power to redeem one and all.

 

The name is essence

 

With the external support, says Kabir, is the Supportless known

 

For every word there is a meaning which is inseparable

 

Even though there is complete identity between God and His name, the former closely follows the latter

 

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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Even though there is complete identity between God and His name, the former closely follows the latter

 

Source: Ramcharitmanas

 

समुझत सरिस नाम अरु नामी।

प्रीति परसपर प्रभु अनुगामी।।

 

The name and the object named though similar in significance are allied as master and servant, one to the other. (That is to say, even though there is complete identity between God and His name, the former closely follows the latter even as a servant follows his master. The Lord appears in person at the very mention of His Name).

 

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

 

Thus we are able to comprehend to a certain extent that there is no difference between the Name of the Lord and the Lord. Don't we?

 

Feeling that these Forms alone will not suffice for redemption of the world He also became the Divine Names such as 'Hari!' 'Siva!' and is ever alive in these Names.

 

It is verily the Name of the Supreme One – the one who creates, sustains and rests it in Himself

 

Name and the Named are but one

 

God, Guru, Srimad Bhagavatam and God's Divine Name — all are one and the same.

 

The Divine Name of the Lord ('Bhagavan Nãma') has the power to redeem one and all.

 

The name is essence

 

With the external support, says Kabir, is the Supportless known

 

For every word there is a meaning which is inseparable

 

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 good and evil which are the creation of Sri Hari’s Maya, cannot be eliminated except by Chanting the Divine Names of Sri Hari.

 

Source: Ramcharitmanas

 

हरि माया कृत दोष गुन बिनु हरि भजन न जाहिं

भजिअ राम तजि काम सब अस बिचारि मन माहिं

 

The good and evil which are the creation of Sri Hari’s Maya (delusive potency), cannot be eliminated except by Chanting the Divine Names of Sri Hari.

 

By the Chanting the Divine Name of Rama, once can win over all desires (Kama) of mind.

 

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

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/01/we-reap-what-we-sowif-you-chant-at.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/02/it-is-not-count-or-time-that-matters-it.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/12/its-always-better-for-all-those-who.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/04/it-is-impossible-for-man-to-commit-as.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/07/it-certainly-seems-more-effective.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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