Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Don’t shy away from spiritual life saying, ‘It is very difficult.’ God has made it easy, especially for this age

Nama Article 9th April 2013

Sant Tukaram


नाम संकीर्तन साधन पै सोपे । जळतील पापे जन्मांतरीची ।

लगे सायास जावे वनातरा । सुखी येती घरा नारायणा ॥धृ॥

ठाईच बैसोनी करा एक चित्त । आवडी अनंत आळवावा ॥१॥

रामकृष्ण हरी विठ्ठल केशवा । मंत्र हा जपावा सर्व काळ ॥२॥

तुका म्हणे सोपे आहे सर्वाहूनी । शहाणा तो धनी येतो तेथे ॥३॥


Tukaram said, "This is an easy sadhana, O my brothers—Nama sankirtan, chanting of the Divine Name, singing of the Divine Name. It will burn up the accumulated sins of all your previous births—Jalatila pape janmantacha. Na kari sayas jaye vanantara—You don't have to exert yourself, take great troubles or renounce hearth and home and family to perform this sadhana. Where you are, in your own place, at your own home, you can practise this. You can live where you are, do what you are doing and practise this sadhana. God will come to you in your own home and give darshan to you. You don't have to go somewhere. He will come to you."


Thus Tukaram sings: "Nama sankirtana sadhana pai sope." In Marathi, sope means easy. It is a sadhana that is very easy. "Sukhayeto ghara narayana—Narayana will come to your own home, happily, and give you darshan." And once you get darshan of God you are liberated.


Therefore, O man, avail of this easy path. Have faith in God's Name. Chant the Lord's Name. Sing the Lord's Name. Don't shy away from spiritual life saying, 'It is very difficult.' God has made it easy, especially for this age. The penance, austerities, denials and mortification that one had to do in previous ages, yugas, are no more binding or demanded of the seeker in this age. The Name overcomes everything, it is so powerful."


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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