Monday, September 15, 2014

So the Lord’s form is attained only by the deserving but his Name is attained even by the undeserving.

Nama Article 15th September 2014


Sri Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal

பகவானின் ரூபத்தைவிட நாமம் சுலபம். ரூபத்தை காணத் துருவன் பல மாதம் தவங்கிடந்தான். நாமத்தையோ அஜாமிளன் சுலபமாகச் சொல்லிவிட்டான். எனவே பகவானின் ரூபம் தகுதியுடையவர்களுக்கே கிடைக்கிறது. ஆனால் திருநாமமோ தகாதவர்களுக்கும் கிடைக்கிறது.


God's Name is simpler than his form. Dhruva performed severe penance for months for the Lord's darshan but Ajamila uttered the Lord's Name effortlessly. So the Lord's form is attained only by the deserving but his Name is attained even by the undeserving.


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


Feeling that these Forms alone will not suffice for redemption of the world He also became the Divine Names such as 'Hari!' 'Siva!' and is ever alive in these Names.


It is verily the Name of the Supreme One - the one who creates, sustains and rests it in Himself


Name and the Named are but one


God, Guru, Srimad Bhagavatam and God's Divine Name --- all are one and the same.


The Divine Name of the Lord ('Bhagavan Năma') has the power to redeem one and all.


God's Name is superior than God's form


Thus we are able to comprehend to a certain extent that there is no difference between the Name of the Lord and the Lord. Don't we?


Each Name has a form. Each Form has a name


Manusmriti stressing that the Word is the origin of all Forms


Hence mantras are not only mere combination of words or descriptions of God but they are God themselves.


All these forms of worship are rendered futile unless accompanied by the 'sound' aspect in the form of Mantras. If we were to worship the Supreme Brahman in the form of sound chanting the Divine Names of Lord alone is enough.


So that the utterance of a group of letters, which is the mantra, produces, by the process of permutation and combination of these letters, a new form of energy which gets infused into our system


The omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient Lord understands his worship and out of sheer mercy makes the 'jeeva' realize Him through the idol.

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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