Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Such being your compassion, how can you turn your face away from me who am piteously praying- 'Save me Lord Shiva!'

Nama Article 18th December 2013


Lord shiva took the wonderful form of the fiery mountain, Arunachala, in Margazhi month in Tiruvadhirai star.


Source: Sri Sridhara Venkatesa Ayyaval



Sri Sridhara Venkatesa Ayyaval composed a soulful prayer called 'AarthiHara Stotra' in which he prayed, "Oh Lord! Please bestow your loving and compassionate glance on me, who is suffering from the pangs of separation from you! You have the untarnished fame of relieving the one who merely chants your Divine name from the clutches of sorrow! How is it that though I have sought refuge in You, I am agonized? Did you not bestow your grace on the hunter who, on death bed, chanted your divine name 'Hara Hara Hara' unintentionally, while teaching his son the way to hunt-'Prahara, Aahara, Samhara'(attack, bring, kill)? Such being your compassion, how can you turn your face away from me who am piteously praying- 'Save me Lord Shiva!'


श्री शंभो मयि करुणाशिशिरां दृष्टिं दिशन् सुधावृष्टिम् |

सन्तापमपाकुरुमे मन्तापरमेश तव दयायाः स्याम् ||

प्रहराहरेतिवादी फणितमदाख्य इति पालितो भवता |

शिव पाहीति वदोऽहं शृतो न किं क्वां कथं न पाल्यस्ते ||

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


A good teacher is the one who practices what he preaches. It is obvious that Siva, being the Supreme Guru, (Jagadguru) Himself chants the Rama Nama.


Does not Lord Shiva Himself always repeat the Name "Rama" and chant the Divine Name into the ears of those dying at Kashi, thereby granting them liberation?


Atonce Lord Shiva said "it is enough if one chants the name "Rama."


You can chant the 'Rama' mantra to any deity. In fact, Lord Siva Himself chants the 'Rama' mantra all the time.


Lord Siva himself does not cease to chant the Divine Name Rama even for a moment out of such taste and love for that Name


Greatness of Chanting the Divine Name of Lord Shiva


Rama is indeed the highest teaching


Our ancient Sages and Rishis have glorified the Rama Nama


Rama Nama can grant all wishes at all times. Rama Nama can relieve you from any difficulty. The supreme Rama Nama could bestow all auspicious things. Let this Rama Nama be hailed everywhere.


No one can comprehend the glories of the Divine Name of Rama. All should Chant the Divine Name of Rama.


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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