Nama Article 17th June 2009
Let His Name be ever with you; Imperceptibly, relentlessly time is creeping away.
Time is fleeting. Know the value of time. Time is most precious. Utilise every second profitably. Do not procrastinate. Abandon all idle gossiping. Forget the past. Live every moment of your life for the realisation of the divine ideal and goal. Unfold your latent faculties. Grow, evolve and Realise. Struggle hard and reach the goal of life.
If we miss, one cannot argue with Yama. Neither can you nor someone else on your behalf can argue with Yama. The judgment is all ready. You can argue through a lawyer in this court of the world but not in the highest Court! One cannot claim, 'I am a lawyer! I am a doctor!' in this highest court. The 'paapa' (sin) committed and 'punya' (merit) earned by you come along and none else.
If the judgment is all ready, why should I Chant?
Yama merely dispenses justice, but the Lord bestows grace.
The moment a devotee sings the Divine Names of the Lord, the thought about the devotee rises in the mind of the Lord. The Lord immediately considers the devotee as His own. He takes the entire responsibility of the devotee's life. Divine Name can change one's fate.
In fact, developing an interest in the Divine Name is but a manifestation of God's grace
kalakshebo na kartavyah
kshenamaayuh kshane kshane
yamasya karuna naasti
kartavyam hari kirtanam.