Monday, December 19, 2011

What is there in this world that devotion to the Lord cannot do?

Nama Article 19th December 2011


Sivananda Lahari – Adi Shankara


मार्गावर्तितपादुका पशुपतेरङ्गस्य कूर्चायते

गण्डूषांबुनिषेचनं पुररिपोर्दिव्याभिषेकायते ।

किंचिद्भक्षितमांसशेषकबलं नव्योपहारायते

भक्तिः किं न करोत्यहो वनचरो भक्तावतंसायते ॥


maargaa-vartita paadukaa paSu-patEr-aMgasya koorcaayatE

gaNDooshaambu-nishEcanaM pura-ripOr-divyaabhishEkaayatE

kincid-bhakshita-maaMsa-SEsha-kabalaM navyOpahaaraayatE

bhaktiH kiM na karOti-ahO vana-carO bhaktaavatamsaayatE



The way faring sandals become the adornment of Pasupathi,

Water carried in the month become the holy water of bath ,

The just tasted pieces of the remaining meat ,

Become the holy offering to the Lord,

And wonder of wonders, the hunter who lives in the forest

Becomes the king of devotees.

What is there in this world that devotion to the Lord cannot do?


(This sloka refers to the devotion shown by Kannappa a hunter devotee of Lord Shiva. In the forest he used to bring water in his mouth to bathe the idol and offer to the lord the meat pieces which he found were tasty.)


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


Let the one who cannot do Bhakti go out to do tapas!


Man feels that only the most difficult is the highest, the most difficult way is the best way. This is a very wrong notion


That love, can sprout only by his grace. His grace descends when we chant the Mahamantra.


When can one earn Guru krupa? When God decides to bless a person, he receives Guru's grace. One has to be blessed with Bhakti; and that is blessed only by God/Guru.


Reciting the Divine Names of Lord Hari, one can overcome the most formidable delusion of mind.


There are many ways. But the simplest and the easiest way is by chanting the "Hare Rama.." Mahamantra.


They are for those who don't believe in simple prayers.


Bhagawan Nama Bodendra Saraswati Swamigal puts forth his findings in the following words, "Since it is so easy and simple, none takes to it!


Would it not amount to grave injustice if one shows a difficult path to the world?


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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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