Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The preliminary sadhanas for a beginner are the following:- (i)Service and doing pooja to God; (ii)Chanting the names of God.....

Nama Article 21st March 2017


BHAGAVATHA DHARMAM – Fifth and Sixth Skandham - Swami Abhedananda


Lord Sri Krishna is the charioteer of your body-chariot. If you realize this truth, your chariot will definitely reach its goal. On the contrary, if the mind controlled by the senses happens to be the charioteer, it will fall into some deep pit and be shattered.


Everyday after taking bath, sit at a solitary place and worship God. The preliminary sadhanas for a beginner are the following:-


(i)Service and doing pooja to God;

(ii)Chanting the names of God:

(iii) Singing the hymns of God;

(iv) Company of holy men and listening to Stories of God.

(v) Reading the scriptural texts;

(vi) Surrendering all actions to God;

(vii) Recompensing for all sins committed;

(viii) Surrendering the fruits of all actions to God.


If your eyes are sparkling with love and your mind is broad, you are dearest to God Do not ask for anything from God. Asking for something is nothing but trading. If you ask for material gains in return to your worship of God, you are a trader. Giving less and taking more is the trait of a trader. Lead a very humble and simple life. Keep the mind out of reach for worldly desires.


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

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


Monday, March 20, 2017

When the end of the cycle of birth and death in the case of a soul is in sight, then (alone) his meeting with some saint takes place

Nama Article 19th March 2017


Srimad Bhagavatham 10:51:54


भवापवर्गो भ्रमतो यदा भवेज् जनस्य तर्ह्य् अचुत सत्-समागमः

सत्-सङ्गमो यर्हि तदैव सद्-गतौ परावरेशे त्वयि जायते मतिः


When the end of the cycle of birth and death in the case of a soul undergoing transmigration is in sight, then (alone) his meeting with some saint takes place, O Lord Who does not lets His devotees to slip away! (And) when there is fellowship with a saint, then alone is engendered devotion to You by Chanting Your Divine Names, the Refuge of saints and the Ruler of the high and the low.


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

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


Sunday, March 19, 2017

All does not worship You by Chanting Your Divine Names, but remains attached to the home, which is a (prolific) source of misery (alone), in search of happiness

Nama Article 18th March 2017


Srimad Bhagavatham 10:51:45

विमोहितोऽयं जन ईश मायया

त्वदीयया त्वां न भजत्य् अनर्थ-दृक्

सुखाय दुःख-प्रभवेषु सज्जते

गृहेषु योषित् पुरुषश् च वञ्चितः


Muchukunda prayed : Deluded by Your Maya and blind to the highest Reality (viz., Yourself), O Lord, this creature of man and women is immersed in the worldly happiness and does not worship You by Chanting Your Divine Names, but remains attached to the home, which is a (prolific) source of misery (alone), in search of happiness, of which (however) it is (ever) deprived.


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

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


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Never change (according to your convenience) Mantra (Name of God given by Guru for recital)

Nama Article 16th March 2017


BHAGAVATHA DHARMAM – Fifth and Sixth Skandham - Swami Abhedananda


Never change (according to your convenience) Mantra (Name of God given by Guru for recital), Moorthy (form of God given by Guru for meditation), and Mala (string of beads given by Guru for counting while reciting God's names).


On whom God showers His special grace, that fortunate man will have no special desires for worldly pleasures. If any hindrance occurs to worldly pleasures, take it that God is going to give you unworldly pleasures.


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

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


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Name of the Lord is an inexhaustible storehouse of spiritual knowledge.

Nama Article 15th March 2017


THE GLORY OF MANTRA DIKSHA

By Swami Sivananda


Japa changes the mind-stuff from worldliness to spirituality, from Rajas and activity to Sattva and illumination.


The Name of the Lord is an inexhaustible storehouse of spiritual knowledge.


Even mechanical repetition of a Mantra plays a great part in the evolution of the soul. Even a simple parrot-like repetition of a Mantra, too, is beneficial. It has got its own effect.


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

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


Sunday, March 12, 2017

If one forgets their spiritual practice of meditating and chanting the divine names, he would be caught in the worldly bondages and be born again and again.

Nama Article 11th March 2017


Source: Madhuramurali – May 2016


Brahma's Imprisonment


When destroying Tharakasura, a thought came to Lord Muruga as to why such a cruel demon who gave only distress to everyone had to be created. Muruga's concern was that how such a demon would have been created by Brahma, if he was ever meditating upon the pranava mantra.

Only because Brahma overlooked to meditate on the pranava mantra, such a demon with cruel and impure nature came in his creation. The fact that he did the creation without meditating upon the pranava mantra was the reason for Lord Muruga imprisoning him.

If one forgets their spiritual practice of meditating and chanting the divine names, he would be caught in the worldly bondages and be born again and again. This is akin to Brahma being imprisoned. Also, similar to how the demon Tharakasura was created by Brahma when he had forgotten to meditate on pranavamantra, it is to be noted that if one does not progress spiritually, children born to them would also not lead righteous lives.


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

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


Saturday, March 11, 2017

The rhythmical vibration produced through Japa regulates the unsteady vibrations of the five sheaths.

Nama Article 10th March 2017


THE GLORY OF MANTRA DIKSHA

By Swami Sivananda


Japa reinforces the Sadhana-Sakti of the Sadhaka. It makes him morally and spiritually strong.


The vibration produced by the chanting of a Mantra corresponds to the original vibration that arose from Hiranyagarbha.


The rhythmical vibration produced through Japa regulates the unsteady vibrations of the five sheaths.


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

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