Monday, December 28, 2009

To have the opportunity to serve a Mahatma in some way is indeed the rarest of the rarest.

It is Vaikunta Ekadasi today; it is a great 'punya kãla' (auspicious day)

In Srimad Bhagavatham Videha Maharaja Nimi says,


दुर्लभो मानुषो देहो देहिनां क्षणभङ्गुरः ।

तत्रापि दुर्लभं मन्ये वैकुण्ठप्रियदर्शनम् ॥


(Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 11 Chapter 2 Verse 29)




durlabho manusho deho dehinam kshana-bhangurah

tatrapi durlabham manye vaikuntha-priya-darsanam




The human body is a rare boon to embodied souls and that too is very transient (momentary, short-lived, temporary). In the human life too the rarest is to get the darshan of someone who is a Jeevan Muktha (Realized Soul) and who is a devotee of Lord Krishna. One should be immensely blessed to have the opportunity to serve a Mahatma in some way and it is indeed the rarest of the rarest.


Sri Abhinava Vidhyateertha Swami has advised that one need not demand this and that of their Guru. His 'kataksha' (sight) would suffice. The mere thought in Him, 'let this man turn good,' would do: and, that would bring about all round welfare."


Sri Abhinava Vidhyateertha Swami has said, "Our Guru is omnipotent; highly compassionate. He is one who bestows all that we lack; protects what we possess. He is omnipresent, filling everything within and without. Therefore, while standing in His divine presence let only the thought, 'Thou art verily the Atma within me' arise in us."


Bhagawan Yogiramsuratkumar says


Chanting the Name is prayer;

There is no need to pray separately


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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