Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chaitanya Mahăprabhu, a great scholar that he was, threw away everything and took to incessant chanting of 'eka năma'

Nama Article 26th March 2013


Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji's Namadwaars and GOD satsangs across the world celebrates Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanthi by chanting Mahamantra, Annadhanam to needy and Nagarakirtan on 26th March 2013


This is celebrated as 'Holi' Day.

After Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhuji's descent on earth on this day, it is also a 'holy' day.



Chaitanya Mahăprabhu, a great scholar that he was, threw away everything and took to incessant chanting of 'eka năma' (One Name) 'Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare! Hare Răma Hare Răma Răma Răma Hare Hare!' Occasionally he would recite a sloka from the Bhăgavatam. Likewise, in Ănandăshram only 'Sri Răm Jaya Răm Jaya Jaya Răm' is being chanted. They go around a lighted lamp ('kuttu villakku') singing only this one Name of Răma as Divya Năma kirtan. Mahătmas such as Bodendra Swami, Thiagaraja Swami, Yogi Rămsuratkumar, Papa Rămdăs performed incessant chanting of Răma Năma. Did this not take them to the highest state? Năma japa is very powerful. It brings in 'siddhis' (supernatural faculties). There once lived an old lady known by all as 'thukkiri pătti'. She was a child widow who took to incessant chanting of Năma of the Lord. She did crores and crores of Năma japa. She had kept count of the Năma by drawing lines on the walls of her room. When anyone approached her with problems she used to give him or her the Năma, which helped him/her a great deal. If the rich approached her she asked them to invite Bhagavatăs home to get Năma chanted and honour them. To the poor she gave the Năma from her own tapas. God helps those who call out to Him. So, call out to Him. Let the Name of the Lord play on your tongue always because only then will it come to you at the moment of crisis-just as Draupadi called out to Krishna


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


While those who have mastered the Mantras to provide relief to mundane worldly pains like scorpion bite etc. hesitate to disclose the Mantras, how compassionate is our Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who has generously given to everyone the greatest of Mantras - the Mahamantra for the welfare of the entire Universe!


Catch hold of the Mahamantra. Chant it continuously, whenever you get time and leave the rest to Him.


When a person utters the Divine Name of Shri krishna, be he a fool, immediately Shri Gauranga (Chaitanya Mahaprabhu) bows down before him in reverence.


I do not know the full potency or the fruitful benefit of chanting the Divine Names. The sweet Name of Shri Krishna dances on my tongue of its own accord.


The fruit attained through the chanting of this single Name of the Lord cannot be attained through any other means. This is the easiest method.


One can attain Liberation if he Chants the Single Name of the Lord again and again. Chanting the Name of the Lord is like traveling in the right direction


Though the Sun's rays are spread equally all over, yet when they are passed through a lens thus directing them through a single point they have the power to burn up


Is it then surprising if such a mind does not remain steadfast on a single path of worship?


Chanting a single Divine Name of the Lord ('eka Năma') helps the chanter deepen his concentration and also helps in sustaining the chanting for long hours effortlessly


Anantha janmanjche(m) thapa eka nama l


A single Divine Name is so powerful that one cannot commit as many sins as it can erase even if he were to take a vow to commit only sins.


Just as an arrow travelling towards its target, the Naama does not stop its work until it shows God to 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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