Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Ones who are ‘ananya sharanaha’ – those who have nothing else to hold on to, but the Lord’s Lotus Feet.

Nama Article 28th Sep 2016

Source: Bhakti Yoga: Part 1

In this sloka Arjuna says 'satatayuktA' – meaning devotees who don't just perform saguna upasana, but ones who are 'ananya sharanaha' – those who have nothing else to hold on to, but the Lord's Lotus Feet. This does not refer to the Bhakti done by worldly people, this question is about those who have an extra ordinary love and selfless devotion to the Lord, which cannot be compared to the Bhakti done by people with worldly desires. Since Srimad Bhagavad Gita is meant only for those who wish for liberation, it is only those who practice Bhakti for the sole purpose of attaining liberation that are referred here. Bhakti is made of love, not of desire. Bhakti is blissful and nectarine. Hence, before treading on the path of Bhakti, one must understand what Bhakti really is. If we are already in the path of Bhakti, we have to analyse if our concept of Bhakti is right. This is because, the Lord may forgive even a sinner, but He will never forgive one that pretends to be a bhakta (devotee).


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare


Sunday, September 25, 2016

“O God, keep Thy sweet name always on my lips; may my heart be ever filled with Thy Prem!”

Nama Article 25th Sep 2016


SOURCE: THE VISION

EPISTLES OF SWAMI RAMDAS


Beloved Ram,

…The only prayer of a Bhakta to God is made in this strain: "O God, keep Thy sweet name always on my lips; may my heart be ever filled with Thy Prem!"

…To love Him with all our heart is the supreme joy of this life. Let us exclaim with rapture, "O Sri Ram, Thou art mine, and I am Thine, for ever and for ever."

Nowadays, Ramdas can scarcely stand on his legs without his starting on a dance. Sri Ram's Prem is tingling in every vein of his body; and Ramdas dances, lost in ecstasy. The mere sound of His name sends thrills of joy through Ramdas. Sri Ram is 'Prem'.


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare


If Nama is for the purpose of seeing God, that desire alone should be kept in mind

Nama Article 24th Sep 2016

Source: Madhuramurali


Answers & Beyond –

HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji answers questions from devotees


Q: Isn't Nama for the purpose of seeing God??


If Nama is for the purpose of seeing God, that desire alone should be kept in mind, with out any other desire, and should be chanted day and night for years together.


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan : 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare


Friday, September 23, 2016

For a healthy mind, let us keep chanting a lot of Nama

Nama Article 23rd Sep 2016

Source: Madhuramurali

Answers & Beyond –

HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji answers questions from devotees


Q: What is the purpose of chanting Nama, if I am not going to face any difficulty in future?


Eventhough we are in good health, keeping our general health in mind, we take many vitamin tablets. Similarly, for a healthy mind, let us keep chanting a lot of Nama.


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Likewise, let us chant the Nama now, to prevent difficulties from coming later.

Nama Article 21st Sep 2016


Source: Madhuramurali

Answers & Beyond –


HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji answers questions from devotees


Q: I do not have any difficulty now. So, I do not have to chant the Nama now, do I?


 When a child is born, even if it is normal (has no disease), it is given vaccines, to prevent the disease from coming later. Likewise, let us chant the Nama now, to prevent difficulties from coming later.


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

To be redeemed of those sins, I ask you to chant Nama. Moreover, even if Nama that you start to chant for a specific, catches hold of you, it is for your good

Nama Article 20th Sep 2016

Source: Madhuramurali

Answers & Beyond –

HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji answers questions from devotees

There are so many people in this world who do not chant Nama. However, whenever some one tells you about any problem, you say,"Chant Nama; Your prayers will be answered". Why should we alone chant Nama. There are so many people who are doing good with out chanting Nama!?


Most couples are blessed with a child soon after marriage. For some, a child isn't born even after along time of marriage. They do not leave it like that. Some, perform remedies prescribed by astrology. Some take medical treatment. Then a child is born. It is some sin that has been committed in the past, that obstructs a normal happening from taking place in their lives. To be redeemed of those sins, I ask you to chant Nama. Moreover, even if Nama that you start to chant for a specific, catches hold of you, it is for your good.


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Q: What is the goal? A: To attain Ram.

Nama Article 18th Sep 2016


SOURCE: THE VISION


TALKS WITH THE MOTHER By Swami Ramdas


Q: What is the goal?

A: To attain Ram.


Q: What is self-surrender?

A: Resignation to the Will of God.


Q: How can we attain this?

A: By continued remembrance of God.


Q: What is Ram?

A: He is at once Light, Love and Bliss. He is the only eternal Truth.


Q: What is the result of self-surrender?

A: Self-surrender brings pure everlasting bliss.


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare