Saturday, August 12, 2017

Be merciful to me, so that I may retire to a secluded beautiful place and enjoy the bliss of meditating on Thy lotus feet immersed in chanting Thy innumerable names.

Nama Article 11th August 2017


Source: Narayaneeyam - Dashaka 3-2


गदक्लिष्टं कष्टं तव चरणसेवारसभरेऽ–

प्यनासक्तं चित्तं भवति बत विष्णो कुरु दयाम्।

भवत्पादाम्भोजस्मरणरसिको नामनिवहा-

नहं गायं गायं कुहचन विवत्स्यामि विजने ॥



O Lord Vishnu! tormented by this painful disease, what a pity, my mind is not inclined to revel in the joy of worshipping at Thy lotus feet. Be merciful to me, so that I may retire to a secluded beautiful place and enjoy the bliss of meditating on Thy lotus feet immersed in chanting Thy innumerable names.


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nama Article 10th August 2017

Nama Article 10th August 2017


Source: Narayaneeyam - Dashaka 3-1

 

पठन्तो नामानि प्रमदभरसिन्धौ निपतिता:

स्मरन्तो रूपं ते वरद कथयन्तो गुणकथा: ।

चरन्तो ये भक्तास्त्वयि खलु रमन्ते परममू-

नहं धन्यान् मन्ये समधिगतसर्वाभिलषितान् ॥१॥

 

O Bestower of Boons! I consider those devotees of Thine most fortunate, who always chant Thy sacred names, and so revel in the ocean of Bliss. Contemplating on Thy divine form they are engaged in narrating Thy divine stories. Moving about freely, they are immersed in the joy of Thy thoughts. They, indeed, have fulfilled all their desires in life.


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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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