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One must not waste breath uselessly: whenever one has nothing special to do one should silently practise japa in rhythm with one’s breathing — in fact this exercise should go on continually until doing japa has become as natural as breathing.

Nama Article 19th November 2013

 

Anandamayi Ma

 

Silent japa should be engaged in at all times. One must not waste breath uselessly: whenever one has nothing special to do one should silently practise japa in rhythm with one’s breathing — in fact this exercise should go on continually until doing japa has become as natural as breathing.

 

It is of great value to read sacred texts and books of wisdom. Speak the truth. Bear in mind that God’s Name is He Himself in one form; let it be your inseparable companion. Try your utmost never to remain without Him. The more intense and continuous your efforts to dwell in His Presence, the greater will be the likelihood of your growing joyful and serene. When your mind becomes vacant, endeavour to fill it with the awareness of God and His contemplation.

 

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

 

As your heart beats as you sleep, dream or being awake let your tongue always Chant the Divine Names of Hari.

 

If you become that anxious on forgetting to chant the Divine Name even for a second, then you are blessed.

 

One should constantly repeat the names of God irrespective of any activity that he might be involved in

 

We should Chant and remember the Divine Name every breath we intake and we need not try to do anything else.

 

kalakshebo na kartavyah, kshenamaayuh kshane kshane, yamasya karuna naasti, kartavyam hari kirtanam.

 

Every moment of your life should be taken as His gift.  Be rest assured that every incident that happens is by His grace and happens for your well-being.

 

Guru Nanak felt that it would be improper to postpone Nama Smarana or remembering the Name of the Lord, even by a single breath

 

The thought that seize out one's mind for life long period would surely, strongly surface during the last breath

 

That unshakable faith in Rama Nama remained with him till his last breath.

 

The human body is a rare boon to embodied souls and that too is very transient (momentary, short-lived, temporary)

 

Your last breath should ensure that this is your last birth

 

The thought that seize out one's mind for life long period would surely, strongly surface during the last breath. Likewise we ourselves can have a test to determine whether it's possible to have an active remembrance of the lord when our soul departs the body.

 

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 person who is on the spiritual path will go on taking His Name with all love and joy.

Nama Article 18th November 2013

 

Swami Papa Ramdas

 

Japa means constant repetition of God’s Name. The chief condition necessary for Japa Yoga is a keen aspiration to know and realise God. Given this, the person who is on the spiritual path will go on taking His Name with all love and joy. By so doing he will thoroughly purify his mind and make it transparent so that God within him may shine forth and absorb him into His all-pervading, all transcendent Being of splendour, peace, power and wisdom. So, a keen aspiration to realise God is the only necessary condition.

 

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 Mantra easier than ‘Tãraka Mantra’. There is no Mantra greater than ‘Tãraka Mantra’.

Nama Article 17th November 2013

 

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

There is no Mantra easier than ‘Tãraka Mantra’. There is no Mantra greater than ‘Tãraka Mantra’. Worship of Rama earns the fruit of worshipping all devas and devatas. The blessing that one receives on earning the Grace of Lord Rama can never be expressed in mere words. Being aware of the glory of Rama Nãma, our Bhagavãn Yogiramsuratkumar performed incessant chanting of ‘Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram!’ As a result of this how many miracles have been performed by him? While looking into the ‘charitra’ of other Mahans we may find some miracles. But, some awesome feat/miracle have been performed every moment (‘pratikshana’) in the life of Yogiramsuratkumar! He has had astounding feats and siddhis performed. But, all these were done without any publicity! None knew the happenings. One wonders if even the beneficiaries were aware of it! The reason behind this is that he (Yogi) had no thought that he was doing it. He had no desire that others should know them. All that he wished was that his devotees should be protected somehow. Therefore, every moment he has poured forth his Grace (‘krupa’). He was a great tapasvi who suffered for the welfare of the world.

 

Some ten/twenty years back when I used to visit Tiruvannamali to do ‘Giri pradakshina’, one could have darshan of Lord Annamalai and Abithakuchãmbal in the temple here very easily. Giri Pradakshina on full moon (‘poornima’) is considered highly auspicious. In Ramanasram a warning board used to be placed requesting people to go in group as it was not safe to go alone. But, what do we find today? Lakhs of people come to Tiruvannamalai to do ‘Giri Pradakshina’ on every full moon and it is not very easy to have darshan of Lord Annamalai and Abithkuchãmbal in the temple. It is said that on ‘Chitra poornima’ and ‘Kãrthigai deepam’ there is flooding of people! It was not so in earlier years. What is the reason for the sudden flooding of people in Tiruvannamali? It is because Yogiramsuratkumar sat here and did tapas! Otherwise why should people feel such great attraction all of a sudden? This is the real reason. This is the truth.

 

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

 

I performed 'Girivalam' at Tiruvannamalai this Sivaratri. I chanted Rama Nama all the while, though the fellow-devotees asked me to chant the Shiva mantra. Am I right in doing what I did?

 

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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Repetition of a single Name continuously is at once Dhyana, Yoga, Tapas and also illumination.

Nama Article 16th November 2013

 

Source: The Vision – Nov 2013

 

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

 

It is always better to repeat or chant only one Name as a spiritual discipline. For contemplation on Saguna aspect, only one form of the Lord, in that too only one particular posture or still better to focus on any one part of the image of the Lord is recommended. All this is to narrow down the field of concentration to a finer point. It is a great joy to sing Kirtan, but singing or repeating one Name continuously is most efficacious. If the meaning of Kirtan is not understood, the mind has no Bhava. To get absorbed merely in Raga and Taala of Kirtan is pointless for a seeker. Repetition of a single Name continuously is at once Dhyana, Yoga, Tapas and also illumination.

 

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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Only one ‘balam’ would remain. What is it? "K R U P A!" (Grace). That Narayana is the only saviour for all in the world.

Nama Article 6th May 2013

 

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Everyone has only one support!

 

Power of wealth, body, men and every such thing would leave you one day. Only one would remain with you. "Nănyam tatah padmapalăsalochanăd." The power ('balam') of Yoga, tapas, dhyana, Atma vichara, Jnana would leave you.

 

Only one 'balam' would remain. What is it? "K R U P A!" (Grace). That Narayana is the only saviour for all in the world.

 

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

 

Oh, my son! Time is passing by. You have lots of relatives and friends. You possess good health. You are intelligent and capable. You earn quite a lot and are leading a comfortable life. But have you not thought of the day that every one has to face?

 

Only that grace of the Guru would stand by you

 

Rama is the help of the helpless. Surdas says that when a man has exhausted all his resources and invokes the Name of God, His grace descends upon him.

 

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.

 

God's grace – we receive this by chanting and earnest prayers

 

While Krishna has taken care of all worldly necessities why should one seek another deity's help? Sri Krishna whom you worship will bless you with all round welfare.

 

While it is a general belief that God can be attained by a Guru’s grace, what is more significant is that only if there is God’s grace, can one attain a real Guru

 

That love, can sprout only by his grace. His grace descends when we chant the Mahamantra.

 

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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Adoration of the Lord signifies a loving remembrance of Him at all times, and this remembrance can be most easily effected by taking constantly the Lord’s Divine Name.

Nama Article 5th May 2013

 

Swami Papa Ramdas

 

The moment the soul realises his supreme and divine nature by union with the Lord in his heart, he becomes the very lustrous moon emitting always soft and soothing rays of Divine love. The ego obstructs the free flow of the Divine love in the human being. So to earn the supreme blessings of this glorious love, a one-pointed devotion to and adoration of the Lord of the universe is the way, the means and also the goal.

 

Adoration of the Lord signifies a loving remembrance of Him at all times, and this remembrance can be most easily effected by taking constantly the Lord’s Divine Name.

 

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

 

My Devotees are content with serving Me with Loving Devotion

 

The ultimate result of singing God’s names is unconditional love towards one and all.

 

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.

 

Thus it is spoken of in the scriptures regarding constant remembering as a means to liberation

 

 

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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No one can comprehend the glories of the Divine Name of Rama. All should Chant the Divine Name of Rama.

Nama Article 16th December 2012

 

Source: Brahma Vaivarta Purana

 

विष्णुनारायणादीनि नामानि चामितान्यपि |

तानि सर्वाणि देवर्षे जानाति रामनामतः ||

 

Divine glories of all the Divine names like Vishnu, Narayana are all contained in the Divine Name of Rama

 

सर्वेषां हरिनाम्नां हि वैभवं रामनामतः |

ज्ञातुं मया विशेषेण तस्माच्छ्रीनाम सञ्जप ||

 

All glories of the Divine Names of Hari have emanated only from the Divine Name of Rama. No one can comprehend the glories of the Divine Name of Rama. All should Chant the Divine Name of Rama.

 

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

 

Glory of Rama Nama

 

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.

 

Rama Nama is the very essence (‘saram’) of all Epics, Shastras and the Vedas

 

Realizing thus, the wise ones, the knowers of the supreme Reality; filled with fervour-bhava, meaning ardent longing for the supreme Reality; worship me by Chanting my Divine names

 

Only the two letter supreme Divine Name Rama Nama would grant liberation.

 

Rama Nama can grant all wishes at all times. Rama Nama can relieve you from any difficulty. The supreme Rama Nama could bestow all auspicious things. Let this Rama Nama be hailed everywhere.

 

Hence the crores of Brahmandas (entire cosmic) and all the deities are inherent in the Divine Name of Rama.

 

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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