Saturday, July 10, 2010

Take the Name constantly. That is the best Seva.


What is Guru-seva and what is the way to receive Guru-Kripa?


Swami Papa Ramdas


The way is to please the Guru by acting according to his advice and to do such things as would please him, not please you. He asks you to repeat God's Name, and if you do it as he has told you, you will be performing his best Seva. By taking the Name your heart becomes pure and you serve those who are in distress without expecting anything in return. That is Guru-seva.


He dwells in the hearts of all beings and creatures. Guru is the eternal Atman appearing in human form to teach and guide you, so that you may love and serve all beings, especially those who are in distress. This service is Guru-seva. Your mind thereby becomes absolutely pure and you realize that God is everywhere and you will be raised to the same status as that of the Guru.


So many put this question to Ramdas and he answers. "Take the Name constantly. That is the best Seva. Offering him something material, or meeting his physical needs do not constitute real Seva. A life of service to the poor is the most acceptable offering to the Guru."


Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji


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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