Friday, June 27, 2008

This is Upasana, which means sitting near God

Nama Article 28th June 2008

Swami Papa Ramdas:


How to realise our immortal divine nature ? For that we should approach God with Ananya Bhakti. Day and night our heart must pine for Him. What is the way to Ananya Bhakti? To intensify our love for God, we should have His Name constantly on our lips and His remembrance in our mind. This is Upasana, which means sitting near God. By chanting His Name, we become aware of His presence.


Tulsidas says, "As by a bridge we can go to both the banks of a river, even so by God's Name we can attain both the Saguna aspect of God and the Nirguna."


He who has found sweetness in God's Name and has it always on his tongue, soon becomes a Jivanmukta.


The terms Akhanda Namasmaran and Saranagati-ceaseless chanting of the Name and self-surrender-indicate one and the same state. Namasmaran is the basis of Bhakti.


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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