Nama Article 15th December 2013
Source: Srimad Bhagavatham : Its Message for the Modern Man by Swami Shantananda Puri Maharaj
Yama, the god of death. sums up the glory of the Lord's devotees when he exhorts his messengers thus:
"Those devotees who have surrendered themselves to the Lord, possessing equal vision, have their glories sung by the gods and the demigods. They are always under the protection of the mace-wielding Lord. For heaven's sake never dare approach them as I have no control or jurisdiction over such devotees (VI-3-27).
On the contrary, bring those wicked persons before me whose tongues have never even once uttered the name or glory of the Lord or whose hearts have never even once remembered the Lord's feet or those who have never even once bent their heads in reverence before the Lord'' (VI-3-29)"
Srimad Bhagavatham (6:3:27 & 29)
ये साधवः समदृशो भगवत्-प्रपन्नाः
तान् नोपसीदत हरेर् गदयाभिगुप्तान्
नैषां वयं न च वयः प्रभवाम दण्डे
जिह्वा न वक्ति भगवद्-गुण-नामधेयं
चेतश् च न स्मरति तच्-चरणारविन्दम्
कृष्णाय नो नमति यच्-छिर एकदापि
तान् आनयध्वम् असतो'कृत-विष्णु-कृत्यान्