Nama Article 15th January 2012
Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
It is 'cutchery' (music concert) when we try to please humans but a Bhajan when we try to please Krishna!
What is 'Gãna' (music)?
Even 'Eka Nãma' (single Name of the Lord) is 'gãna'! The highest form of 'Gãna'! Rama Nãma! The chanting of just Rama Nãma itself is 'Gãna'! This is a "Mahã Mantra' ( a great mantra)! Innumerable Mahãtmãs have attained the highest state through just this one Mantra. One need not be in awe of any other path.
If we take a tight grip on this one path, by repeatedly saying the Nãma, we can earn everything - wealth, health, harmony in family and outside, long life and Moksha.
Adi Sankara has said, "Prosperity overflows in the home that reverberates with Hari Nãma Sankirtana!." This Kirtan itself will earn everything for you. But all that is required is deep involvement in the Kirtan.