Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jnăna dăna” (imparting spiritual knowledge) is the highest of all services that can be rendered to mankind

Nama Article 27th March 2013



Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji's Namadwaars and GOD satsangs across the world celebrated 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.



Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji


Srimad Bhagavatam 11:29:26


य एतन् मम भक्तेषु सम्प्रदद्यात् सु-पुष्कलम् |

तस्याहं ब्रह्म-दायस्य ददाम्य् आत्मानम् आत्मना ||


 "Ya Yetanmama Bhakteshu sampradadhyăt su-puskalam |

tasyăham brahmadăyasya dadămyătmănamătmana" ||


Lord Krishna, in his final instructions to His devotee and disciple Uddhava, says, "Jnăna dăna" (imparting spiritual knowledge) is the highest of all services that can be rendered to mankind.


By 'Jnăna dăna' the Lord means the Divine knowledge that will take people across the ocean of transmigration ('samsăra săgara') and not mere worldly knowledge.


Well! What is Divine Knowledge? It is verily the knowledge of the way to Lord Krishna! And, should not the way be the simplest one whence people caught in the turmoil of Kali Yuga cry for a way of escape? And, that simple, easy route of escape is verily NAMASANKIRTAN – chanting the Divine Name of the Lord!


The 'cursed' Kali Yuga, which is said to be the Age of the wicked is also a 'blessed' one, for, in this Age mere uttering the Divine Name of the Lord would suffice to reach the Lotus Feet of the Lord!


Our Mahans, the torchbearers of Sanatana Dharma, have always advocated only words of the Vedas; for, the Vedas is verily the Lord's intellect. The Vedas have shown innumerable ways to attain the Feet of the Lord. However, the chosen way should adhere to the words of the Vedas and also suit the Age of our existence. And, the Maha Mantra "Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare! Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare!" is a way advocated by the Vedas as well the tailor made for this Age.


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


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


Mahaprabhu made lions and tigers sing and dance to the tune of Nama Kirtan. What does this go to show? If you chant the Maha Mantra constantly, the whole world will be at your feet!


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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