Friday, July 20, 2007

With His name's thunder, snap the fetters of sin!

Nama Article 20th July 2007

Narendra (Swami Vivekananda) sang:

With beaming face chant the sweet name of God

Till in your heart the nectar overflows.

Drink of it ceaselessly and share it with all!

If ever your heart runs dry, parched by the flames

Of worldly desire, chant the sweet name of God,

And heavenly love will moisten your arid soul.

Be sure, O mind, you never forget to chant

His holy name: when danger stares in your face,

Call on Him, your Father Compassionate;

With His name's thunder, snap the fetters of sin!

Come, let us fulfil our hearts' desires

By drinking deep of Everlasting Joy,

Made one with Him in Love's pure ecstasy.

Now Narendra and the devotees began to sing kirtan, accompanied by the drum and cymbals. They moved round and round the Master, Sri Ramakrishna, as they sang.

When the music was over, Sri Ramakrishna held Narendra in his arms a long time and said, "You have made us so happy today!"

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