Nama Article 28th November 2011
Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
Adi Sankara Bhagavat Pãdãl who, in the beginning, blessed thousands of 'grantãs' for the welfare of the world finally sang, 'Bhaja Govindam! Bhaja Govindam! Bhaja Govindam moodamate!' -- 'Oh! Fool! Why do you struggle with the study of the Shãstrãs? Chant the Name of Govinda!' said Sankara. Sankara who has written a commentary ('bhãshyam') for the Vishnu Sahasranama has concluded it thus - 'by chanting the Name of Bhagavãn one attains Atma Jnana, Jivan Mukti state. This does not require article ('draviyam' -) of worship. It does not involve any 'jiva himsai' (harming a life). It is an easy sadhana.