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When he becomes conscious of a greater Power governing the world, he approaches it through prayer for the fulfilment of his needs

 

Source: Sri Aurobindo – Power and Significance of Prayer

 

The life  of  man is a life of wants and needs and therefore of desires, not only in his physical and vital,  but in his mental and spiritual being.

 

When he  becomes  conscious  of  a  greater  Power governing  the  world,  he  approaches  it through prayer for the fulfilment of his needs, …………………. still  this way of turning to the Divine is an essential movement of  our  religious being and reposes on a universal truth.

 

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

 

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 Indian mind has thought it wise to give a firm and absolute authority to the Guru

 

Source: The Psychology of Yoga, from his notebook of 1911 – Sri Aurobindo

 

For this [reason], among other more important reasons, the Indian mind has thought it wise to give a firm and absolute authority to the Guru

 

As the Indian mind … advances westward towards inevitable conquest, it must inevitably carry with it Yoga and Vedanta for its banners wherever it goes. But in order that the victory may not be slow, it is necessary that whatever India has to offer should be stated to the West in language that the West can understand… Europe will accept nothing which is not scientific… Undoubtedly, for practical purposes the West is right….

 

Indian knowledge possesses such a scientific basis, but … expressed only in broad principles, compact aphorisms. The aphoristic method has great advantages. It prevents the mind from getting encrusted in details and fossilizing there. It allows a science to remain elastic and full of ever new potentialities for the discoverer. No doubt, it has disadvantages. It leaves much room for inaccuracy …

 

For this [reason], among other more important reasons, the Indian mind has thought it wise to give a firm and absolute authority to the Guru and to insist that the disciple shall by precept and practice make his own all that the master has to teach him and so form and train his mind before it is allowed to play freely with his subject.

 

In Europe, the manual replaces the guru; the mind of the learner is rigidly bound by the written rule and detail not by the more adaptable and flexible word of 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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Who can bear Kali ? Only the man whom Krishna already possesses.

 

Thoughts and aphorisms – Sri Aurobindo

 

Who can bear Kali rushing into the system in her fierce force burning godhead?

 

Only the man whom Krishna already possesses.

 

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

 

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2010/03/when-house-is-on-fire-smartest-thing-to.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/12/infected-with-negative-energy-easy-way.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2009/09/when-all-other-mantras-are-subdued-by.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/10/todays-youth-have-lot-of-bad-habits-be_7181.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/05/nama-kirtan-is-that-spiritual-diet-that.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/04/singing-of-glories-of-lord-vasudeva.html

http://guruandnamakirtan.blogspot.com/2008/03/chaitanya-mahaprabhu-jayanthi-special.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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Japa imparts to those who practice it a kind of precision, a kind of solidity – an armature

Nama Article – 7th September 2007
 

Source: Nama-Japa in the Yoga of Transformation by Sri Ramkrishna Das

 

Mother (Sri Aurobindo Ashram) has differentiated between those who do Nama-Japa and those who go deep in meditation and concentrate but do not practice Nama-Japa. She has said:"In fact, you can immediately see the difference between those who have a mantra and those who don't. With those who have no mantra, even if they have a strong habit of meditation or concentration, something around them remains hazy and vague. Whereas the Japa imparts to those who practice it a kind of precision, a kind of solidity: an armature. They become galvanized, as it were."

 

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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Japa imparts to those who practice it a kind of precision, a kind of solidity – an armature

Nama Article – 7th September 2007
 

Source: Nama-Japa in the Yoga of Transformation by Sri Ramkrishna Das

 

Mother (Sri Aurobindo Ashram) has differentiated between those who do Nama-Japa and those who go deep in meditation and concentrate but do not practice Nama-Japa. She has said:"In fact, you can immediately see the difference between those who have a mantra and those who don't. With those who have no mantra, even if they have a strong habit of meditation or concentration, something around them remains hazy and vague. Whereas the Japa imparts to those who practice it a kind of precision, a kind of solidity: an armature. They become galvanized, as it were."

 

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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