Wednesday, April 11, 2007

God's Name is superior than God's form

Nama Article - 9th April 2007

Excerpts from the discourse of Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji during Namasankirtan in a devotee's home said, pointing to the (clay) idol of Krishna placed there -

"When a person looks at the idol of Krishna he might feel that he is looking at only a toy Krishna.

And, when he happens to touch it he might feel that he is touching only a toy Krishna.

Nonetheless, when he is asked to utter the Name of Krishna ( Krishna!) he at once feels that he
is uttering the Name of God! He does not feel that he is uttering the name of just a toy Krishna.

This is the power of the words from within! When one needs to get into the waters, he should have known to swim.

However, swimming has to be learnt by getting into the water. The imprints of lust anger and fear are destroyed only by Bhakti. But in order to acquire Bhakti, one should try to stay away from lust anger and fear."

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