Monday, September 17, 2007

Let the one who cannot do Bhakti go out to do tapas!

Nama Article - 15th September 2007

Excerpts from the discourse of our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji


There are several ways of worship ('upãsana mãrga'). Bhagavãn accepts only 'sãttvic bhakti' ('satva' is quality of goodness/purity). Bhagavãn likes only that bhakti which is done with 'sãttvic hrudaya' (pure heart). Acquiring Bhakti is rare ('durlabam') indeed. Generally Vedantins would say, 'bhakti' is for those who are not 'adhikarris' (the deserving) for Jnana; one who is unable to leave for the forest with 'vairagya' (renunciation) and do tapas; one who is unable to make the mind one-pointed should take to Bhakti.'


But, I do not accept this concept. What I say is, " Let the one who cannot do Bhakti go out to do tapas!" Bhakti is 'rasa roopa' (filled with deep, soft feelings). So, let the one who cannot do Bhakti leave for the forest to perform tapas. 
Bhagawan Yogiramsuratkumar says, "Chanting Ram Naam always is Bhakthi."

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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