Tuesday, January 15, 2013

But in the present Yuga, chanting of God’s Name is the best means to realise God and in fact it is the easiest.

Nama Article 16th January 2013

Question: Sri Ramakrishna has said that repetition of God's Name is the best path for this Yuga or age. Is it good only for this Yuga and not for the other Yugas?


Swami Papa Ramdas


In other Yugas, there were other methods of approach such as Tapasya, Yajna, worship, and so on. But in the present Yuga, chanting of God's Name is the best means to realise God and in fact it is the easiest. In the Bhagavad Gita the Lord says, "Yajnaanaam Japayajnosmi" meaning "Of all the Yajnas, I am the Japa Yajna."


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


Sri Swamiji says "It is common for anyone in this Yuga. I can assure you that the Divine Name alone can make you attain God


In short, it should be perfectly relevant in the current day context, and absolutely practical; and yet yield us to the same goal.


The one who calls all the people in this Kali Yuga and gives the 'upadesa', "Utter the Name of the Lord. You can attain God!" Only such a one is a Sadguru.


Only the chanting of the Divine Names eradicates the evils of this Kali Yuga. There is no other effective way available to overcome the evil propensities of this Kaliyuga


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


How can we attain spiritual powers?


Kali Santarana Upanishad comes to our rescue, stating which specific Nama has to be chanted for liberation, in this Age (Kali Yuga).


Having compassion of the Lord as the foundation, the one which has no rules, the one which can eradicate the force of Kali, Namakirtanam is the only resort. I think again and again about this with in Myself


We have little capacity to meditate, perform rituals and puja. But we are capable of chanting the names of the Lord - Krishna, Rama, and so on.


We don't have the capability to perform either Dhyana, Ritual rites and Pooja. We are capable only to Chant the Divine names of "Krishna, Rama". Its true that Divine names alone would protect us.



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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