Sunday, September 7, 2014

Such loving devotion (Prema bhakthi / Para Bhakthi) is enjoyed by the grace of guru. Devotion is the best means to invoke Shri Krishna's mercy.

Nama Article 7th September 2014


Source: Vaishnava Samhita - Aashudheera Charitam. Vol II Book V Chp 13 Shloka 17 - 18


कृष्णभक्तिरसः कोपि हृदये संभवेद्यदि

अहञ्च नूनं धन्यः स्यां तत्क्षणादेव सद्गुरो

लभ्यते सा परा भक्तिर्गुरोः कारुण्यवीक्षया

कृष्णप्रसादलाभाय विषुद्धं प्रेम साधनम्

अतस्त्वां शरणं प्राप्तं मामुद्धर कृपानिधे

प्रेमभिक्षां प्रदायैव प्रसीद मयि सद्गुरो


Oh! Sadguru! If the nectar of Krishna bhakti can spring from my heart, I shall feel blessed. Such loving devotion (Prema bhakthi / Para Bhakthi) is enjoyed by the grace of guru.

Devotion is the best means to invoke Shri Krishna's mercy. Oh! Gurunatha! Ocean of compassion! I surrender unto you. Kindly deliver me from the ocean of ignorance. Shower mercy on me and give me alms in the form of devotion.


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


to attain 'Prema Bhakti' it will suffice if one would keep chanting 'Radhe! Radhe!


'Similarly, my friend,' the master says, 'you can sit like that forever, but you'll never be meditating or understanding truth.'


"This Para Bhakthi is not the act itself, as this Bliss does not depend on the performer but it arises out of Divine Grace". - न क्रिया कृत्यनपेक्षणाज्ज्ञानवत्


The success in singing the Name of the Supreme will be very great if the practice is followed by the grace of a saint.


Bliss is another name of Para bhakthi which also as said before arises through God's grace out of sadhana bhakthi – अव्यावृतभजनात्


The intention of continued chanting of the Divine names is to take one to the state of total selfless, unconditional LOVE


I can worship God, but how can I love LORD KRISHNA? You can love Him if you understand that Sri Krishna is pure love and love alone.


That love, can sprout only by his grace. His grace descends when we chant the Mahamantra.


Mechanical chanting is the only starting point we can attempt. It matures to love by grace.


Repetition of Name will create Love. Hari will be yours when you attain Love


Only in the company of Sadhus is 'premai' experienced in one's heart.


Feeling blessed, "How fortunate am I to have been blessed with this Nama!" one should drown Bhagavan in 'premai' - love


If you desire the company of Premikas(the Loving ones) Associate yourself with Muralidhara!


Kathaa sravanam (Listening to glories of Lord) and Nama kirtanam (Chanting the Divine Names) are the two foundation stones upon which bhakthi is built


Only a pious devotee can acquire Prema Bhakthi through simple devotional acts like Chanting of the Divine Name of Shri Rama


In this state, the devotee performs Bhakti for the love of Bhakti. This is the supreme state called as Prema Bhakti.


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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